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TAKOYAKI Dinner Party With Local People

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 62 reviews.新宿区, JapanPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

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Cooking experience hosted by Isseki

2 hours
Japanese
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, Japanese

What you'll do

- You can enjoy cooking and eating Takoyaki with local people. Takoyaki is Octopus balls. If you don’t like an octopus, you can have other options.
- Everybody is welcome including solo-travelers, students and kids!

1) Kanpai
Let's make a toast by saying "KANPAI".
2) Cooking takoyaki
Enjoy cooking and eating it with us.
3) Introducing & Creating your Kanji name
Introducing each other. Japanese usually explain the "KANJI" meaning of their names. If you do not have your own "KANJI" name, let's create it together, learn the meaning and how to write it with "Fude (Japanese writing brush)" that we will bring.
4) Utage
"UTAGE" means enjoying chatting and playing games while drinking. This is important for Japanese to get rid of stress. Bringing "Japanese language phrasebook", "ORIGAMI", and "KENDAMA", we will teach it if you are interested.
5) Tejime
Finally, we do "TEjIME" which is the final party ceremony in Japan. Please clap your hand one time after saying "Yoooo" with all the participants.
- You can enjoy cooking and eating Takoyaki with local people. Takoyaki is Octopus balls. If you don’t like an octopus, you can have other options.
- Everybody is welcome including solo-travelers, students and kids!

1) Kanpai
Let's make a toast by saying "KANPAI".
2) Cooking takoyaki
Enjoy cooking and eating it with us.
3) Introducing & Creating your Kanji name
Introducing each other. Japanese usually e…

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What's included

  • Food
    Takoyaki + Finger food(e.g. Edamame, Fried food)
    *Takoyaki is Octopus...
  • Drinks
    1 drink
    Please choose from it below.
    Beer, Whiskey Soda, Glass of...
From $40
/ person

Meet your host, Isseki

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 62 Reviews
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My name is Isseki, I live in Tokyo with my family including my nine-year-old daughter. We love traveling and we travel abroad once a year. Since I am highly interested in cultural diversity, let us share and exchange pieces of knowledge with each other.

I have been an experienced writer for websites introducing shops and hotels in Tokyo for more than 6 years. Please ask me if you would like to know more about recommended local places to visit. Especially, I know Shinjuku and Shibuya, because I have lived around here for more than 15 years.

As my English skill is not good yet, please ask me whenever you don't understand what I'm saying. I will do my best to create this a great memory for you.

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My name is Isseki, I live in Tokyo with my family including my nine-year-old daughter. We love traveling and we travel abroad once a year. Since I am highly interested in cultural diversity, let us share and exchange pieces of knowledge with each other.

I have been an experienced writer for websites introducing shops and hotels in Tokyo for more than 6 years. Please ask me if you would like to know more about recommended local places to visit. Especially, I know Shinjuku and Shibuya,…
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Where you'll be

There are few shops where you can cook Takoyaki (octopus delicacy) in Tokyo. Join me at this bar for this fun experience. This is an original activity hosted by the hotel staff and me. Let’s enjoy this rare and fun event.

A lovely residential-area cafe, two stops (10 minutes) from Shinjuku Station. You can enjoy international drinks, food, and a delightful atmosphere. As there are various people, you can find new things to do.

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 62 reviews.

Lisa
February 2020
Isseki was a great host. He was very engaging and got the group to all participate with the cooking and made it really fun. I really enjoyed spending time with locals and hearing they’re stories about living in Tokyo. Highly recommend this experience and great way to meet new people!
Isseki was a great host. He was very engaging and got the group to all participate with the cooking and made it really fun. I really enjoyed spending time with locals and hearing t…
Enrica
January 2020
We enjoyed our experience greatly. Issey and friends made a big effort to welcome us, share their culture, teach us some words and how to cook the dish. We ate too much, laughed and were happy we ventured out on the long trip to find the hostel where this experience is held. Thank you!
We enjoyed our experience greatly. Issey and friends made a big effort to welcome us, share their culture, teach us some words and how to cook the dish. We ate too much, laughed an…
Maxim
December 2019
Neat little event to get a welcome to Tokyo and meet some locals and fellow travelers. There are a lot of little activities, but even with just the drink and plenty of food, it's more than worth the price.
Alessandro
November 2019
Isseki and her partner were great with all of us, kept us busy and chatting with other guests. He even sent us the pictures he took afterwards. Lots of memories and new friends made yesterday. Highly recommended to anyone visiting Tokyo.
Levi
November 2019
This was a wonderful group activity. I got to meet people that I wouldn't have met otherwise. Lots of food and good conversations!
Marek
November 2019
Serdecznie polecam udział w tych warsztatach, to nie tylko robienie takoyaki od a do z, każdy odgrywa swoją rolę, więc robienie posiłku to praca zespołowa. Do tego przeplatane są zwyczaje z krajów uczestników a także ciekawostki i gry o Japonii. Kontakt jeszcze przed warsztatami jest szybki. Dojazd do i trafienie na miejsce też jest dość łatwe, miejsce nie jest jakoś specjalnie ukryte. Bawiłem się świetnie i cena jak na japońskie atrakcje jest naprawdę wporzo.
Serdecznie polecam udział w tych warsztatach, to nie tylko robienie takoyaki od a do z, każdy odgrywa swoją rolę, więc robienie posiłku to praca zespołowa. Do tego przeplatane są z…

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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 an accommodation.

    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

    Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

    Alcohol

    This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

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