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Intro to Poverty

Intro to Poverty

Duration:4 hours total
Includes:Food and Transportation
Languages:Offered in English

About your host

I'm an unconventional social entrepreneur who’s spent over 25 years in Japan. I founded Second Harvest, Japan's first food bank, which has secured donation agreements from more than 1,000 companies.
Charles
Charles
Charles
Charles

About Second Harvest Japan

Second Harvest Japan is the first incorporated food bank in Japan. Its goal is to create a food safety net so that anyone in need will have access to food. It sources food donations from a wide range of contributors and distributes this food to nonprofits, faith-based groups, welfare agencies, and directly to those in need.
This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Second Harvest Japan. .

What we’ll do

We'll start at Second Harvest to see operations at Japan’s first food bank. Over lunch, I'll explain why Japan has such high amounts of food waste and share background about the nonprofit sector. Then we'll walk through some lesser-known and burakumin (outcast) neighborhoods. At the Sumida River, you'll see where I lived in a cardboard house, an experience that changed my worldview dramatically.

What else you should know

We will walk for about about 4km. Please wear comfortable shoes.

What I’ll provide

Food
Lunch
Transportation
Ticket to Sanya (Transportation from Akihabara Station to Minami-Senju Station)

What to bring

Good pair of walking shoes
Something to drink or coins (optional)

Where you'll be

We’ll meet in Sanya, a district where many day laborers once lived and where rooming houses exist alongside accommodations for backpackers. Many older Japanese have a negative image of this area, but it is completely safe. We'll also see the Sumida River and Asakusa, an area popular with visitors.

Keep these in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

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 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Alcohol

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

More tips

We will walk for about about 4km. Please wear comfortable shoes.
Charles
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Intro to Poverty
New experience
$58 per person
New experience
$58 per person