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BIKE & COOK | a taste of Japan culture

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BIKE & COOK | a taste of Japan culture

77 reviews
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
3.5 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Cuisine
Japanese
Hosted in
English, Japanese
Cooking

BIKE & COOK | a taste of Japan culture

Cooking

BIKE & COOK | a taste of Japan culture

77 reviews
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
3.5 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Cuisine
Japanese
Hosted in
English, Japanese

What you'll do

We'll start at our share house, grab our bikes, and go for a fun ride to collect ingredients. We'll visit local shops, gather our items, chat with the store owners, and slowly work up an appetite as we cruise the streets. Examples of the stores we'll visit include a fish market that stocks fresh fish from Tsukiji market, a 100-year-old tofu shop, and a cocktail bar that sells organic vegetables. Then we'll head back to the share house where the real fun will begin. We'll chat and laugh as we prepare and cook the meal, and then dine the night away. I believe that one of the best ways to learn about local cultures is through food. Let me show you what life is like in Zoshigaya!
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    Learn traditional recipes and hear personal stories from local hosts.

  • Intimate settings

    Share a meal in unique spaces, from private farms to secret rooftops.

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Your host

Learn more about Tomonori

Tomonori

My three years in Tokushima made me realize the joy of spending time and living with visitors to Japan. Living with international people gave me the opportunity to experience different cultures, which was more fun than I expected. I came to Tokyo to create opportunities for Japanese and foreigners to connect with one another. One such platform is the share house—a living space my brother and I, together with foreigners, started in order to spend simple daily life in our new neighborhood and to enjoy fresh cultural exchanges.

What's included

Food
DINNER Japanese dish There are options for Japanese-style dishes, and we'll decide which dish to make at the beginning of the…
Drinks
Green tea from Shizuoka If you would rather have alcohol, such as sake, wine, or beer, you can buy this while we're shopping.
Transportation
Bicycle, helmet
Equipment
Neighborhood map, recipe

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Where you'll be

Zoshigaya is located just one train ride away from Ikebukuro Station, yet it's a world apart. It is a beautiful area awash with traditional culture. We'll start at our share house and ride through the Zoshigaya neighborhood on our bikes. After we've collected our ingredients, we will head back to the house and cook the meal-and then dine the night away.

Things to keep in mind

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 an accommodation.

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 12 and up can attend. It’s up to each guest to understand the ingredients being used and communicate any allergies or dietary restrictions to the host. Guests should also consider that consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry,…

More tips

Wear season-appropriate clothing and footwear. You can put your bags in our share house. Sometimes, my housemates join the dinner and chat with. In that case, I pay for the ingredients for them.
Tomonori
BIKE & COOK | a taste of Japan culture
77 reviews
$62/person
77 reviews
$62/person