Collaboration with Niigata Prefecture

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Cooking Sun has the privilege to promote the food and kitchenware of Niigata prefecture on October – December 2017 within their ‘Niigata in 10′ project.  Niigata Prefecture locates in northern part of Japan about 2 hours by Shinkansen from Tokyo. It is famous for great nature which help foods grown rich from its pure water […]

Ichiran (Osaka)

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~By Maddy (UK)~ Ichiran Ramen sits by the river in Osaka’s famous Dotonbori. It’s easily identifiable by the queue which snakes from its door and down the promenade. Don’t let this put you off, though – the ramen is totally worth the wait, and so is the experience. The wait can be considerable, though, so […]

Chinese New Year at Japanese Cooking Class

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The news of Chinese travelers coming to Japan for Chinese New Year is always covered in the Japanese media, but even more so this year because the number of tourists is expected to be the highest in history; and for many shops and restaurants, the influx of visitors can really help their business! We are a cooking studio, not […]

Patrick

Patrick

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Since we started this Japanese cooking class in April 2014, we were fortunate to have more than 1,000 customers to date. I am in the cooking studio about 95% of the time, so I meet and greet almost every guest. I won’t lie and say I remember every single person, but there are so many that […]

Cooking Sun Feb 7, 2015

Who likes cooking classes?

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Our customers have often been to cooking classes in different countries. Participating in a cooking class when you travel has been becoming a trend in some countries because it is a more immersive activity than shopping and staying in luxury hotels. At Cooking Sun, most of our guests are from North America, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe, but occasionally from […]

My Favorite Places in Kyoto

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I have never lived in Kyoto before Cooking Sun. In fact, I’ve only visited Kyoto once before, and that was when I came to do field research to prepare my business plan presentation. One year after I moved to Kyoto with my family, I’m so happy to live in this cultural city and every weekend I find new part […]

Growing Through Word-of-Mouth

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Everyone knows a referral by word of mouth is so important for every business, and no surprise, it also applies to a small business like Cooking Sun. Today we had guests from Australia, but they did not just happen upon us online. I (Shohei) used to play Australian Football in both Australia and Japan, and I […]