Home cooking experience at Machiko san's house

Learn tips for local home cooking!

As you know, there is no better way to experience the culture of destination than with a taste of local home cuisine at private house.  This is a plan visiting Machiko san's house in Kyoto Miyama to experience local home cooking.  She'll tell you various "tips" to make tasty local home cooking dishes. With local English speaking guide, you can fully enjoy visiting Japanese local house and learning Japanese home cooking. 


✓ Visit private house in Kyoto Miyama and interact with locals. 
✓ Learning and tasting authentic Japanese home cooking at local's private house.
✓ Duration is approx. 3 hours, so it's recommended before/after sightseeing or before/after check in/out.
✓ Pick-up service for accommodations within Miyama Town is available upon request(※max. 3 persons)


  • Kyoto Tamba Kogen Quasi-National Park Visitor Center

  • Check the map with our staff before you go to Machiko san's house

Welcome to Kyoto Miyama!
Meeting Point: Kyoto Tamba Kogen Quasi-National Park Visitor Center
(23 Shimo agake Miyamacho, Nantan-shi, Kyoto)
The meeting place may vary depending on your transportation. 


Arrive at Machiko-san’s house

Arrive at Machiko san's house (about 15 minutes by car from the Visitor Center)  Machiko san greet you. Make self introduction each other.  

--Message from Machiko san--
I have been accepting many tourists from abroad.
With my 90 years old mother, I'm looking forward to welcoming you!! 

Cooking Experience

Experience Japanese home cooking, such as Temari Zushi (ball-shaped sushi) and Tamagoyaki (Japanese style egg roll).

- Temari Zushi (ball-shaped sushi)
- Soup
- Obanzai (traditional home cooking dishes in Kyoto)

Lunch Time

Lunch time to enjoy Machiko san's fabulous obanzai cookings and of course your hand-made dishes.

End of experience
*Drop-off service for your accommodation (within Miyama Town) is available upon request. 

Activity Information

Title Home cooking experience at Machiko san's house
Host Kyoto Miyama Tourism Association
Available Throughout the year (except Wed, Japanese Obon holiday:around Aug10~17, New Year holiday: around Dec25~Jan5)
Duration approx. 3 hours
Time slots [1]9:00-12:00
Price A group of less than 4: JPY26,400/group(activity fee and tax included)
More than 5 people: JPY6,600/pp(activity fee and tax included)
+JPY10,000/a local English guide option
Payment Method advance paymebt by credit card

Minimum Number of Participants

Maximum Number of Participants 6
Age Requirement Age 6 or above
Meeting Place Kyoto Tamba Kogen Quasi-National Park Visitor Center
Activity Venue Machiko san's house in Kyoto Miyama
Pick-up Service Free pick up service from/to accommodations within Miyama Town
※max. 3 persons
Booking Deadline  3 days prior to the expected activity date
Cancellation Policy 7-2 days 20%; previous day 40%; activity date/no show 100%
Inquiry Kyoto Miyama Tourism Association