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UZUKI Japanese Cooking with Emi Hirayama

Learn Japanese Cuisine in English!

It is my cooking class' 13th anniversary this year!
I'd like to express my deepest gratitude to you all!


Are you looking for a unique cultural experience while in Japan? Uzuki is a fun and intimate way to learn about Japanese cuisine during your stay in Kyoto. I was born and raised in Kyoto, and my family are all from kyoto. I am not a professional chef, but I love Kyoto foods very much and have enjoyed cooking all my life.

My class is not like a school, please make yourself at home in my private kitchen, you'll learn about Japanese home-cooking, not just the sushi and tempura served in restaurants. I use pure seasonings like pure rice wine, rice vinegar to create healthy dishes. And after cooking, you enjoy the dishes you've cooked. This, all in a real Japanese home! You can cook many kinds of Japanese food; Kyo-ryori (traditional Kyoto cuisine) to home-style Japanese dishes, Japanese vegetarian / vegan dishes as welll as wagashi (Japanese sweets).

Traditional Japanese Cuisine

Traditional Japanese cuisine basically consists of the following kinds of dishes:

aemono / dressed or marinated salad
shirumono / soup
yakimono / grilled dish
nimono /  boiled or simmered dish
agemono / deep-fried dish
mushimono /  steamed dish
others: cooked rice, sushi, noodles and so on