Cycling &Cooking Hiroshima Okonomiyaki

Naka-ku, Hiroshima, Japan

Experience hosted by Kozo

  1. 4.5 hours
  2. Hosted in English and Japanese

What you'll do

We start from Peace Memorial Park. You will learn history of Peace Memorial Park and Peace Memorial Museum. Who design these, why they made it, how they made it.
You will experience Hiroshima's sprits of Peace by visiting major spots in Peace Park.
Then go out of Park by cycling to see Hiroshima Castle and some other related spots for A-Bomb. also explore to local temple and shrine to learn some history of Japanese customs. We visit local's favorite shop and tiny Supermarket who sell hundreds of lunch boxes everyday to get some stuff for Okonomiyaki.
At lunch time, we make Okonomiyaki Hiroshima's most favorite local food for foreign visitors at my home so you don't have to wait in line at restaurant. You will learn how to make Okonomiyaki at home by just using one Frying-Pan. I have been cooking Okonomiyaki many years, I will provide you printed recipe which I have developed and arranged the recipe so that you can get all ingredients in your country and able to cook it at your home. I can help you other than my tour. I can provide you some interesting spots such as restaurants, bars, shops and museums etc. within my knowledge.
Other things to note
Please rent a bike your own.
I recommend you that register before you come to Japan. Once you registered, you can rent a bike in Tokyo, Osaka and many other cities. We use bike about 2 to 2 hours half. One trip member for fee is the first 60 minutes 162 yen and each additional 30 minutes 108 yen.
We start from Peace Memorial Park. You will learn history of Peace Memorial Park and Peace Memorial Museum. Who design these, why they made it, how they made it.
You will experience Hiroshima's sprits of Peace by visiting major spots in Peace Park.
Then go out of Park by cycling to see Hiroshima Castle and some other related spots for A-Bomb. also explore to local temple and shrine to learn some history of Japanese customs. We visit l…

What's included

  • Food
    All ingredients and utensils for cooking Okonomiyaki dish.
    English wri...

Meet your Host, Kozo

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 34 Reviews
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I am registered interpreter volunteer based in International Conference Center in Peace Memorial Park. Also I am involved with Hiroshima city tour guide and handy cap sailing boat club as volunteer. I live 5 minutes away from Peace Memorial Park.
I come or thru this park almost everyday. I have had seen this Park many years
I was here when President Barack Obama or Secretary of State John Kerry and G-7 Foreign Minister came to here. I would like to guide you Peace Memorial Park with story in terms of history view. Then jump on a bike I will take you to endless treasure of my local neighborhoods. At lunch time, I would like to teach you how to make Okonomiyaki at my home. I used to guide Japanese tourist in City of San Francisco when I was living in US. Now I would like to guide you City of Peace Hiroshima.I look forward to seeing you.
I am registered interpreter volunteer based in International Conference Center in Peace Memorial Park. Also I am involved with Hiroshima city tour guide and handy cap sailing boat club as volunteer. I live 5 minutes away from Peace Memorial Park.
I come or thru this park almost everyday. I have had seen this Park many years
I was here when President Barack Obama or Secretary of State John Kerry and G-7 Foreign Minister came to here. I would like to guide you Peace Memorial Park with…
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Where you'll be

We meet at in front of International Conference Center in Peace Memorial Park. We stop to visit some major spots in Park. Then go out of Park, explore to local temple and shrine in my neighbors. Then come back to Park and parking bicycle.
From Park cross the bridge and walk 7minutes to supermarkets nearby my house shopping ingredients for Oknomiyaki.
We will have cooking lunch at my house.
Then we finish the tour at home.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 34 reviews.

Candice
November 2021
This personal tour by Kozo who is actually from Hiroshima made our experience much more meaningful. If you want to learn more about the Peace Park than just what you can read on the plaques, this tour is the way to go for sure! The okonomiyaki cooking was also a great local experience and very delicious! 100% recommend!
Christine
September 2021
We had an excellent time with Kozo! He went out of his way to accommodate our family and was very patient with us. He went above and beyond to make our trip fun and we could not be happier!
Kara
July 2021
Kozo went above and beyond teaching us about the culture and making us feel welcome. He provided excellent recommendations and helped bridge the language barrier. I would recommend this tour to anyone!
Add
March 2020
Excellent tour of Hiroshima areas. Cycling the streets was very easy (especially on the battery powered assisted bikes). Kozo was friendly, spoke English very well and provided in-sights into Hiroshima’s past. The hands-on cooking experience at his house was also excellent and I’m going to try his recipe at home.
Martha
March 2020
We highly recommend Kozo's tour! We thoroughly enjoyed spending the day biking around Hiroshima and seeing the big sites (castle, shrine, Peace Park) and smaller neighborhood sites we would not have gone to on our own. Kozo is easy to hang out with, and we appreciated learning so much about Hiroshima from a native of the city. This is a great way to get to know the city and explore it with a knowledgeable guide. Plus, the okonomiyaki was great! We had fun learning how to make it and, of course, eating it! We are vegetarians, and Kozo adapted his okonomiyaki recipe for us, which we greatly appreciated.
Jeff
February 2020
Kozo was very friendly and thoughtful, the bike tour is definitely the way to see Hiroshima, and had a lot of fun talking with him.

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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 9 and up can attend, up to 4 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.
The activity level for this experience is moderate.
The skill level for this experience is beginner.

What to bring

Please rent your own bicycle before participating in the tour. You can register on the internet in the Hiroshima City Share Cycle "PEACECLE" http://docomo-cycle.jp/hiroshima/en/, I recommend that you register for One Trip Membership.

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.