2 Days Program

 Kyoto's Traditional Cuisine Discovery

“Washoku” 2 days short-program 


Japanese traditional cuisine “washoku” represent an important part of Japanese culture. Its transmitted from genereration and follows the seasons and the differents local supplies of food. For these reasons, Washoku was added to Unesco’s List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2013. 

To better understand Japanese culture and explore the colorful world of Washoku, we propose a two (2) days program in Kyoto to expand your knowleadge on this culinary culture.


Washoku Culture program is based around 4 elements:

  1. Traditional Ingredients and seasonality.

You will be introduced to “Kyo-yasai”, local vegetables of the region of Kyoto.

  1. Artisanal seasonings

You will learn on the sense of taste “Umami” of Soy sauce (Shoyu) and also rice vinegar.

  1. Traditional cusine cooking Class

You will try various cooking techniques and be able to taste your self-made “Washoku”.

  1. Japanese spirit of hospitality: Ometenashi

We will discuss about Japanese cultural customs around meal and their importance in the relation between people and between people and food.





Day 1

Day 2



Japanese cuisine cooking class




Visit seasoning shops

①Japanese Vinegar

Umami of Shoyu

Temple of the Golden Pavilion


Kiyomizu Pottery

Lunch:grilled fish marinated with



Nishiki Food Market

Kyogashi(Kyoto sweets)

Sake Brewery

Fushimi Inari Shrine



If you are interested and want to participate in the program, contact us here.

For groups of 5 persons and more, we can arrange the schedule and the activities to your request. Our staff will be happy to create a plan on demand. 

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