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Experience all of Japanese culture and Japanese food experience classes "origami, udon, Japanese food, green tea, calligraphy" in 4 hours

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What to Expect
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 → Japanese noodle making → Japanese food making (sushi, dumplings etc) → Matcha → Souvenir calligraphy colored paper

3. First, origami. Fold the paper crane.

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

5. Create sushi and dumpling together as the main menu 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 enjoy 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.

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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Ōmori Station, 1-chōme-6 Ōmorikita, Ota City, Tōkyō-to 143-0016, Japan
Departure Time
10:30 AM
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Alcoholic Beverages - Drinks such as sake, shochu, beer, soft drinks are free
  • apron
  • origami
  • Souvenir (the name written in calligraphy)
  • Entry/Admission - homecoming TAKA,Tokyo
Exclusions
  • Transfer
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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We absolutely LOVED our time with Taka-san and Keiko-san! They were so welcoming and so passionate about meeting people and sharing stories, culture, food and fun together. The time was structured perfectly - origami followed by preparation of udon noodles, sushi and tempura;
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Response from Culture37842037520, Owner at Experience all of Japanese culture and Japanese food experience classes "origami, udon, Japanese food, green tea, calligraphy" in 4 hours
Responded 1 week ago
Hello Nicola-san, When you visited my house, it was just the morning after New Zealand lost the Rugby World Cup. It was the day I and Keiko remembered. From now on, we will do our best until the next tournament in Japan. Let's contact each other. Best regards, Taka & Keiko
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Cooking with Taka and Keiko was such a good and fun experience. Not only was the food really tasteful and fun to make but the company and hospitality was beyond our expectations. We were welcomed with open arms, curiosity and openness about Japanese life, food, language and much
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Response from Culture37842037520, Owner at Experience all of Japanese culture and Japanese food experience classes "origami, udon, Japanese food, green tea, calligraphy" in 4 hours
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hello Mathilde-san, You are the first guest recommended by member of Team TAKA. I am very glad of this relationship. Let's keep in touch! Best regards, Taka & Keiko
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This was an amazing experience. Taka and Keiko will teach you the traditional way to cook Japanese cuisine. You will also learn the art of Japanese origami and calligraphy which is very fun. This is also the most genuine way of experiencing the world renown Japanese hospitality.
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Response from Culture37842037520, Owner at Experience all of Japanese culture and Japanese food experience classes "origami, udon, Japanese food, green tea, calligraphy" in 4 hours
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hello Peter-san, We are very happy to hear you met our guests in Kyoto again. This is power of "Team TAKA" I and Keiko are looking forward to seeing you in USA or Tokyo in near future! Please keep in touch and take care. Best regards, Taka & Keiko
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This is definitely a must do activity for those who want to experience a part of the Japanese culture in a very personal way. Taka & Keiko were such amazing hosts they really made you feel like family. I loved the food experience the most, as I was finally able to make sushi
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Response from Culture37842037520, Owner at Experience all of Japanese culture and Japanese food experience classes "origami, udon, Japanese food, green tea, calligraphy" in 4 hours
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hello April-san, We are very happy that you posted your review as a member of "Team TAKA". I and Keiko are looking forward to receiving photos of the Japanese food you cooked. Please keep in touch and take care. Best regards, Taka & Keiko
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Warm, welcoming, knowledgeable, fun, clear instruction, easy to chat with ... We learned so much about Japanese cooking, the origin of the ingredients, our hosts, their beautiful homeland! Taka and Keiko were so easy to be with, it felt like visiting old friends. Their kitchen
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Response from Culture37842037520, Owner at Experience all of Japanese culture and Japanese food experience classes "origami, udon, Japanese food, green tea, calligraphy" in 4 hours
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hello Adina-san, Corey-san, We are very happy to get your nice review. I and Keiko are looking forward to receiving photos of the Japanese food you cooked. Please keep in touch and take care. Best regards, Taka & Keiko
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By: homecoming TAKA,Tokyo
27 reviews
nicfromnz
Auckland Central, New Zealand
7117
The BEST experience!!
We absolutely LOVED our time with Taka-san and Keiko-san! They were so welcoming and so passionate about meeting
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Mathilde R
13
Great food - fantastic company
Cooking with Taka and Keiko was such a good and fun experience. Not only was the food really tasteful and fun to
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260peterc
White Bear Lake, Minnesota
24
An absolute must do in Tokyo
This was an amazing experience. Taka and Keiko will teach you the traditional way to cook Japanese cuisine. You
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April_Ann92
26
Amazing Experience
This is definitely a must do activity for those who want to experience a part of the Japanese culture in a very
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A C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
54
One of our favorite Japan memories!
Warm, welcoming, knowledgeable, fun, clear instruction, easy to chat with ... We learned so much about Japanese
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Kevin D
Wilmington, Delaware
24
Great Experience!
Gina-san This was an amazing experience for my family from beginning to end. First Taka-San picks you up from the
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vdubbug16
25
Best Activity My Daughter and I Did! Highly Recommended
Of all my time in Japan this summer this was by far the best experience my daughter and I had. Taka and Keiko were
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Lynton5
15
Fantastic! Recommended for everyone
This is wonderful for anyone looking to experience Japanese culture and food with limited time in your itinerary.
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Hannah D
Cairns, Australia
24
Wonderful Experience
I chose to do this activity on my birthday and it was so much fun! Taka and Keiko are such lovely people and
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Shannon H
Chicago, Illinois
23
Excellent learning experience!
I cannot tell you how above and beyond Taka and Keiko went to help us feel at home. My husband and I are excellent
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Sonia C
10
Best Japanese Food Experience
Taka and Keiko welcomed us as family. Knowledgable and fun cooking instructors. We had fresh foods and the best
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CozysTraveler
Miami
55
Most inspiring, fun and delicious experience in Japan
As a Food as Medicine educator and coach, this was one of the most inspiring, fun, delicious and nourishing food
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frankst
Dromana, Australia
13247
Fantastic introduction to Japanese cultures
This was our first tour in Japan- what a perfect way to be introduced to Japanese hospitality . Both Keiko and
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Lyn2212
singapore
112
Taka and Keiko - Amazing Homecoming!
This trip to experience a local home visit was kind of new experience to my boy and myself in Japan. Totally worth
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andoreari
12
Experience many aspects of Japanese culture in one visit
It was a wonderful experience to be able to take part in cooking, origami, calligraphy, tea making, eating and
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  • Duration: 4h
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