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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Become a Ramen Expert

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 34 reviews.Shibuya City, JapanPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Frank

75 mins
Up to 10 people. Private groups available for up to 15
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English

What you'll do

You'll finish this experience as an EXPERT on Japan's most popular soul food, RAMEN.

How many ramen shops are in Tokyo? When exactly did ramen start? At the Ramen "Rookie" level, you'll get to know this and more, as we go over all the basics.

From here, we'll crank it up a notch - a Ramen "Conversational" level of difficulty. We'll dive deeper - taking a virtual ramen tour at one of Tokyo's most famous ramen shops. While there, we'll discuss how to best enjoy ramen - like a true local. This will include how AND what to order via the ticket machine, as well as ramen do's and don'ts.

We'll also get to see how the ramen is prepared, behind the scenes and in their kitchen!

As part of the last level of difficulty, Ramen "Expert", I'll give some pro tips on how to upgrade your instant ramen at home. I'll also introduce 19 amazing Tokyo ramen shops (including in popular Shibuya) that you can bookmark for your next trip!

Lastly, an interactive Q & A session will allow for any lingering ramen questions.
You'll finish this experience as an EXPERT on Japan's most popular soul food, RAMEN.

How many ramen shops are in Tokyo? When exactly did ramen start? At the Ramen "Rookie" level, you'll get to know this and more, as we go over all the basics.

From here, we'll crank it up a notch - a Ramen "Conversational" level of difficulty. We'll dive deeper - taking a virtual ramen tour at one of Tokyo's most famous ramen shops. While t…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Download Zoom for free on a desktop or mobile device. After you book, you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Frank can host private groups of any size, up to 15 guests. Private group rates start at $50.
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Wed, Sep 23
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM (EDT)
$10 per person
$10 per person
Thu, Sep 24
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM (EDT)
$10 per person
$10 per person
Thu, Sep 24
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM (EDT)
$10 per person
$10 per person

Meet your host, Frank

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 34 Reviews
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I was born in Tokyo and raised on RAMEN. To me, ramen is the ultimate soul food and I've eaten thousands of bowls of it.

I operate 5amRamen.com, a blog centered on ramen.

I look forward to sharing ramen experiences with you!
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Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 34 reviews.

Carmen
September 2020
Now I’m hungry! If you’re a food lover, traveler, or just curious about ramen, I highly recommend. Can’t wait to visit and eat ramen in Japan.
Veronica
September 2020
This is definitely an excellent experience! It is so jam packed with great and fun information on our favorite meal Ramen! Frank is really so thoughtful in the creation of this experience. He is truly the Ramen Expert. I appreciated the fun and educational experience. Can’t wait to go to Japan to try ramen! Thank you so much Frank!
This is definitely an excellent experience! It is so jam packed with great and fun information on our favorite meal Ramen! Frank is really so thoughtful in the creation of this exp…
Raiza
August 2020
I really enjoyed this online experience with Frank. On top of ramen recommendations, I also learned about history and culture. I'm now more excited to visit Japan and eat ramen.
Leng
August 2020
I had a great time with this virtual experience. Frank was friendly, engaging and really shows his love of ramen. I would be keen to book his actual ramen tasting tour when I get to visit Japan again.
Jenny
August 2020
SUPER fun and unique experience!Frank is an easygoing host who's willing to share everything and answer all questions. He's well prepared in his presentation materials. I strongly recommend this experience! Don't miss it.
Ivan
August 2020
Frank was great. Very knowledgeable and approachable. I’ve done a lot of the AirBnb experiences and rank this very highly on account of Frank.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

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

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.

More tips

- Please note that the cost is per person (not per screen)
- Come expecting to learn a lot about ramen!