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Zen & fermentation tofu dishes

京都市, Japan

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Experience hosted by Naomi

2 hours
Includes food
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English, Japanese

What you'll do

◎You can enjoy making handmade tofu and  other Japanese dishes.
◎Our dishes are gluten-free , MSG-free and vegan dishes. We use koji seasoning, Japanese traditional natural seasoning.
◎Thorough our experience, you can learn zen philosophy and how to lead wellness lifestyle both physically and mentally.
◎You can enjoy the experience in the historical Samurai house built 300 years ago.

Please come here on reservation time.
We have 4 session.

①I explain about tofu and Japanese traditional fermented seasoning.

②I talk about the intestinal environment.
    The way of improving our intestine environment.

③Let's enjoy cooking.
    You can make tofu by yourself.
It is very soft and yummy.
Traditionally, when we make tofu, simultaneously tofu refuse are made.
It is rich in nutrition but it is disposed of as a industrial waste, so we make it delicious dish.

④Let's enjoy tasting.
 
◎You can enjoy making handmade tofu and  other Japanese dishes.
◎Our dishes are gluten-free , MSG-free and vegan dishes. We use koji seasoning, Japanese traditional natural seasoning.
◎Thorough our experience, you can learn zen philosophy and how to lead wellness lifestyle both physically and mentally.
◎You can enjoy the experience in the historical Samurai house built 300 years ago.

Please come here on reservation time…

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What's included

  • Food
    In our cooking class, we cook these menu.
    ①Handmade tofu
    ②Tofu t...
From $74
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Naomi

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 2 Reviews
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Hello, thank you for looking. 
My  name is Naomi.
I'm a massage therapist for 18 years and cooking instructor.
Sometime, I'm a Japanese tea instructor in the Kyoto samurai house.
I'm interested in leading wellness lifestyle both physically and mentally, so through my experience, I hope to enjoy cooking, eating and learning together.

Massage therapist, cooking instructor, Japanese tea instructor, these are different works.
But for me, these are almost same.
When I give massage, when I cook, when I do Japanese tea ceremony, I concentrate moment to moment.
During these processes, I don't regret the past, I don't worry about the future.
I lenjoy living in the here and now with gests.
It is very good for our health both physically and mentally.
So, our cooking class is not only enjoyable, but also useful the practice of mindfulness.
Hello, thank you for looking. 
My  name is Naomi.
I'm a massage therapist for 18 years and cooking instructor.
Sometime, I'm a Japanese tea instructor in the Kyoto samurai house.
I'm interested in leading wellness lifestyle both physically and mentally, so through my experience, I hope to enjoy cooking, eating and learning together.

Massage therapist, cooking instructor, Japanese tea instructor, these are different works.
But for me, these are almost same…
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Where you'll be

We enjoy this class in Samurai house.
The samurai house is very old residence built about 300 years ago!!
The samurai had lived here and protect the famous temple called "West-Hongwanji"(Nishi-Hongwanji).
10 minutes walk from Kyoto Station.
One street west from Nishinotoin Streetand two street east from Horikawa Street.It is on Higashi Nakasuji Street. About 50M north from Shichijo Street.

2 reviews

Alice
July 2020
It was such an unique experience, we learnt so much about tofu and fermentation and the food was delicious and healthy. We are now trying to apply Naomi knowledge on food and health on our everyday life! Thanks Naomi! Highly recommended!!
Rita
February 2020
With strong Buddhist traditions and local specialties like tofu and Kyo-yasai (Kyoto vegetables), Kyoto has some excellent vegetarian restaurants. One step beyond this is the vegan experience with the incredibly kind and gracious Naomi san at Samurai House. The house itself is over 300 years old with it’s charming entry and dining area garden views which was only the beginning of our wonderful experience. Naomi san’s passion for transforming simple pure foods into a feast was apparent as we worked together under her gentle guidance to create an amazing meal. Each individual dish contained such clarity in taste and perfection in its most simplistic form. We learned much more than we had hoped for, and my husband and I left smiling and filled with joy and appreciation for what Naomi san brought to the experience of truly being mindful in preparing and enjoying a lovely vegan meal. We highly recommend this experience with Naomi san. We have experienced countless gems during our nearly 3 years in Japan, and this was definitely one of the highlights of our trip to Kyoto. Arigatōgozaimashita, Naomi san!
With strong Buddhist traditions and local specialties like tofu and Kyo-yasai (Kyoto vegetables), Kyoto has some excellent vegetarian restaurants. One step beyond this is the vegan…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 6 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.