What you'll do
In Japan between late March and mid-April, friends and family gather under blooming cherry blossoms to enjoy a picnic together. Among the green tea, rice cakes and Pocky stick snack, a beautiful bento (box lunch) is prepared for this treasured occasion. This is a favourite Japanese tradition. Design Your Bento Learn about everyday bento culture in Japan. Shape onigiri (rice balls) by hand. Design your own original bento lunch by packing select Japanese ingredients, cooked in onsen (hot spring) steam. Then learn how to wrap your original bento in a furoshiki, a decorative Japanese style cloth. Kannawa Guided Walk Welcome to one of the steamiest towns in Japan where we will explore hidden alleyways covered with hot spring steam and soak our feet in hot spring water. Along the way, you can sample some hot spring water that is good for your stomachs Cherry Blossom Picnic We will reveal our favourite local cherry blossom viewing spot, where we can enjoy our bento lunch together under cherry blossom trees. You can relax, enjoy the view, take photos or test your artistic skills with Japanese origami designs, both kids and adults can enjoy.
Asako & Kenny
Hello! We are local Airbnb Superhosts living in Beppu. We've been helping airbnb guests enjoy Beppu since 2016 and are part of a project to re-open a local guesthouse in Kannawa, Beppu. We love travelling and meeting new people from around the world. I work with international students from over 50 different countries helping them study in Japan. Spring in Beppu is one of the most beautiful time of the year. It is our pleasure to introduce our guests to cherry blossom culture. Let's enjoy the season like locals under cherry blossoms with your original Japanese bento lunch box.
Japanese Bento Lunch Box + Decorative Japanese Lunch Box Wrap. Japanese Seasonal Sweets
Japanese Green Tea
Picnic Sheet + Bento Basket + Apron
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Where you'll be
We will meet at Kannawa Steam Bath (mushi-yu), the symbol of the Kannawa hot spring area. From there, we will design our bento at our friend's local guesthouse, with her hot spring steam oven. Walk through the Kannawa alleys and hidden passages to our favourite local cherry blossom picnic spot.
Things to keep in mind
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Up to 6 guests of all ages can attend. We recommend guests with season allergies to pollen, to wear masks, eyewear and or take their allergy medicine.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
This experience is suitable for all ages. No charge for children under 6 years old. If you have any food allergies, please let us know before. We can provide other food options.
Design bento for cherry blossom picnic
$53 / person
$53 / person