Amazing fun of Japanese food & culture

Ōta-ku, JapanPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by 裕

4 hours, Hosted in English and Japanese
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Up to 4 people
Japanese cuisine
Includes food, drinks, transport and equipment

What you'll do

1. At 10:30 am, gather at the Central Exit of JR Omori Station. Look for someone who has a bag with the logo "homecoming TAKA". 8 minutes walk to my home. Along the way, pass by the side of the shrine and walk in the quiet residential area.

2. Once you arrive at my home, I will explain today's program. Origami → Handmade Udon → Japanese food cooking (sushi, dumplings etc) → Matcha → Calligraphy

3. First, Origami. Fold the paper crane.

4. Handmade Udon then. Enjoy the process from the raw material to completion. Everybody steps on the material.

5. Cook Sushi and Tempra together for lunch as the experience of Japanese cuisine, it will be the main of today. In addition, my wife takes on some Japanese small dishes.

6. Enjoy conversation and lunch slowly. All materials are from Japan. Drink too. Beer, sake, shochu and soft drinks are free. Everyone drinks, eats and drinks!

7. After meals, make matcha together. Taste Matcha with local Japanese sweets.

8. Finally, Keiko will write the visitor's name in calligraphy on colored paper and bring it back as a souvenir. You will challenge the calligraphy, too.

9. It is a lonely time zone. We couples are teary. We look forward to seeing you again at JR Omori Station for the next reunion.
Other things to note
Please let me know about things you can't eat and things with allergies. Since it is an activity on the 2nd floor without an elevator, we are sorry but wheelchairs are not available.
1. At 10:30 am, gather at the Central Exit of JR Omori Station. Look for someone who has a bag with the logo "homecoming TAKA". 8 minutes walk to my home. Along the way, pass by the side of the shrine and walk in the quiet residential area.

2. Once you arrive at my home, I will explain today's program. Origami → Handmade Udon → Japanese food cooking (sushi, dumplings etc) → Matcha → Calligraphy

3. First, Origami. Fold the p…

What's included

1 of 2 pages
  • Food
    All lunches are cooked and served together.

  • Drinks
    Alcohol and soft drinks are provided free of charge.


  • Transport
    You get to JR Omori Station by yourself. We will guide you from Omori Stati...
  • Equipment
    Apron will be prepared. Includes expenses for Origami, Matcha and Calligrap...

Meet your host, 裕

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 3 Reviews
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Hello.My business name is "homecoming TAKA,Tokyo". My family stayed in Malaysia, the United States, Mexico and China for 15 years due to my business. We experienced different cultures and kindness from local people, as a result we could have a lot of really good memories. Since I retired in April 2018, my family wanted to give back to foreigners visiting Japan from now on. After thinking in various ways, I decided to create opportunities for foreigners to experience the spirit of Japanese culture and OMOTENASHI(hospitality) mind. It is a 4 hours course, but the contents are varied. Origami, Handmade Udon, Japanese foods (Sushi,Tempra) and Matcha are made together, In addition to these, as a souvenir, my wife Keiko writes the visitor's name in calligraphy on colored paper.
Please refer to my homepage.
URL https://homecoming-taka.com
Hello.My business name is "homecoming TAKA,Tokyo". My family stayed in Malaysia, the United States, Mexico and China for 15 years due to my business. We experienced different cultures and kindness from local people, as a result we could have a lot of really good memories. Since I retired in April 2018, my family wanted to give back to foreigners visiting Japan from now on. After thinking in various ways, I decided to create opportunities for foreigners to experience the spirit of Japanese cultur…
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Where you'll be

There is a traditional Japanese shrine from JR Omori Station to my home. Furthermore, since this area is famous for Magome Bungo, I will explain this point. After the experience course at home, we will see off to JR Omori Station, but if there is any request after that, we will respond as a volunteer.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 3 reviews.

Tennille
July 2019
Of all my time in Japan this summer this was by far the best experience my daughter and I had. Taka and Keiko were amazing hosts. Taka Met us at the station and walked us to his house which is in a lovely neighbourhood. Keiko Met us at the door and the minute you walk in you can feel the welcoming , kind and a genuine nature from them both. Conversation was so easy and both of their English was excellent! Keiko taught us Origami, then Taka thought us how to make udon noodles while listening to YMCA. It was a blast! Lol. We then made sushi, and tempura and sat down together and ate the most delicious lunch. So filling in fact we ate very little the rest of the day. We had matcha and did calligraphy with Taka and Keiko after lunch. The conversation flowed and we learnt so much about them both. We left feeling as though we have made lifelong friends. I cannot stress enough that this is a must do activity while in Tokyo. You will not be disappointed and I promise you will leave having had a fun day full of learning, laughs and leaving having met two wonderful new friends!
Kevin
June 2019
Taka-san and Keiko-san were very welcoming to my family and I. We felt comfortable in their home. The experience was a once in a lifetime. We left feeling that we've gain new friends. Kevin, Gina, and Gabby Davis
Gina
June 2019
This was an amazing experience for my family from beginning to end. First Taka-San picks you up from the train station so you don’t have to worry about getting lost. The walk to his home was great. We got to talk, see a shrine, and see a more quiet living area in Tokyo. Once we got there Taka-San and his wife were so welcoming. They made us feel like part of the family. We were able to make origami, make all kinds of Delicious Japanese food. We made match tea and tried calligraphy. My teenage daughter loved the hands-on cooking. Taka-San and Keiko San were amazing hosts. I can not say enough great things about this experience. A definite must do experience that I highly recommend.

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    Dietary preferences

    If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like your needs to be accommodated.

    Things to know

    Guest requirements

    Guests must be of legal drinking age to be served alcohol.
    Guests ages 7 and up can attend, up to 4 guests in total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
    All participants must wear a protective face covering and practise social distancing.
    Let the Host know of any allergies or dietary restrictions.

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    Cancellation policy

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