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Sushi-making Experience
There are various kinds of sushi, but we will make 5 kinds thi time (Nigiri sushi, Tamagyaki-sushi, winding winding, manual winding, fine winding). Generally there are two kinds of hand grips (kotegaeshi/tategaeshi). I will make sushi by this method. Becuase my shop is a shop that last 100 years, I have inherited the technology you will experienced it. Let's grab it in a sushi craftmanship. And let's make goals that sushi can be made even if yo return home! Let me eat lunch together because I also hold a sushi for you. And if there is something you want to know abot sushi, I will gladly answer. Other things to note There's nothing special to prepare. Please come with casual clothes.
Personal Photographer & Guide in Tokyo
★Ongoing Promos★ -Last week of November 2022 is 1,000 yen off! -Bookings for February 2023 are also 1,000 yen off! I will show you guys the visuals of Shibuya, the views you can get of the Crossing from above. Off the beaten paths spots and major tourist spots you shouldn't miss. After that we will move to Shinjuku via the JR Yamanote Line (12 minute train ride) and show you the gritty side of Tokyo, showing you the tiniest of alleys and the main night-life spot. The tour/photoshoot is going to be around 2-3 hours. I will be providing you with 25-40 high resolution photos, post processed and ready to share to your friends and family. ★Disclaimer: The experience is not a private session unless you book for one!★
Tokyo in One Day! See 10+ Top Sights!
I have welcomed over 1000 guests through other experiences and other websites. www.airbnb.com/japan_wasabi_project In this experience, we will visit the most popular tourist spots in Tokyo, in one day! This experience "was" by jogging, but now this is sightseeing experience by walking and by metro. *If you like jogging tour, please ask me before reservation. :-) <for example> (A.morning) 1) Japanese convenience store 2) Meiji Shrine 3) Harajuku fashion street 4) Shibuya "Hachi" dog statue 5) Shibuya scramble crossing (B.afternoon) 6) Tsukiji Honganji temple 7) Tsukiji traditional fish market 8) Lunch@Sushi Restaurant 9) The imperial Palace(outside) 10) Marunouchi 11) Tokyo station 12) Akihabara We will visit each place by trains, and take a walk each area! This may be most effective and efficient sightseeing tour, 1 day city hiking journey, around Tokyo. I recommend you join this on your 1st day in Tokyo. Then you can understand very well about Tokyo. And through this experiences, you may learn our society, custom, culture, history, beauty, life style, etiquette, table manner, background, and way of thinking. I hope you enjoy this about "7 hours" experience! *If you can walk longer without problem, I strongly recommend another longer "10 hours" experience!! https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/1114980 Other things to note 1. Transportation fee and meal fee are not included 2.Experience time is not just 7 hours 3. If you have food allergy, please tell me in advance
Wagyu & Sake pairing in Shinjuku 
We will welcome you into our own restaurant with some unique Japanese drinks as an aperitif while we talk about sake and wagyu, explaining the history, relevance, and regional differences between them. Then we will move onto the wagyu full-course meal. We source different types of wagyu from many regions in Japan, and we will serve you the best cuts available in the market for the experience date. You'll get to try traditional & authentic styles of preparation as well as some more modern dishes, along with some delicious appetizers and dessert. For each wagyu dish, we will serve you Japanese craft sake prepared in a different way. Some of them are our original cocktails specifically designed to be paired with wagyu. Example of the wagyu full-course dinner menu: Two kinds of appetizers Grilled wagyu beef tongue - original sake cocktail Wagyu chuck flap tataki - warm sake Seasonal salad Wagyu sirloin steak - nigori Wagyu chuck hotpot - unpasteurized sake Wagyu dashi udon Dessert - sake with a surprise It is not our goal to overfeed you but to serve you high quality of wagyu in many ways. We understand the price of this experience is higher compared to others, but it is a function of how much real wagyu and good craft sake cost. Other things to note Please let me know if you have any food restrictions in advance.
Shinjuku life after 5-Foods & Drinks
Please find out this tour on Instagram ID #gentle_yoshi. I will take you to the best Izakaya (Japanese restaurants and bars) or standing bar or Chicken skewer bar which sits in Shinjuku which is such a big city. Most locals patronize these places. They serve terrifically delicious Japanese dishes washed down with beer, Japanese sake and/or other booze. Then we will walk you through the red-light district called Kabuki-cho in Japanese, which is one of the biggest areas here, and witness the actual night life of Japan. And to cap off the tour, we will be going to the bar district where there are over 200 bars to go around in this area which is famous for its time-period sub cultures located in buildings that elicits the time-period themes portrayed. We will visit one to two bars.And you can continue the bar hopping after the tour to explore the rest of the 200 bars! So, what are you waiting for! Let’s go and meet a lot of colorful and exciting people. These are the best places to enjoy your night life in Shinjuku! Other things to note We will walk a lot. Please wear comfortable shoes. The minimum drinking age in Japan is 20 years old. Please let me know if you have food restrictions beforehand.

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Tokyo in One Day, See fifteen Top Sights
I have welcomed over 500 guests through other experiences and other websites. www.airbnb.com/japan_wasabi_project Based on my past experiences, I now started this new program. In this experience, we will visit the most popular tourist spots in Tokyo, in one day! <for example> (A.morning) 1) Japanese convenience store 2) Meiji Shrine 3) Harajuku fashion street 4) Shibuya "Hachi" dog statue 5) Shibuya scramble crossing (B.afternoon) 6) Tsukiji Honganji temple 7) Tsukiji traditional fish market 8) Lunch@Sushi Restaurant 9) The imperial Palace(outside) 10) Marunouchi 11) Tokyo station 12) Akihabara (C.evening) 13) Ueno park 14) Ameyoko Street 15) Asakusa Sensoji temple 16) Asakusa Shrine 17) guide to Izakaya We will visit each place by metro, and take a walk each area! I recommend you join this on your 1st day in Tokyo. Then you may understand very well about Tokyo. This tour may be most effective and efficient sightseeing one, "1 day city hiking journey", may be "the longest experience" in Tokyo! If you can’t visit Japan for now, you are welcome to join this “Tokyo Online Tour All in One, With 10+ Top Sights!” https://www.airbnb.jp/experiences/1505578
Private Vibrant Portrait Photo Shoot Tour in Tokyo
Visiting Tokyo? Make sure to have the best, most vibrant photos while you're in the city! I will be touring you around Shibuya and Shinjuku, the two most famous and visually pleasing districts in Tokyo, all the while doing photoshoots in various spots. Locations will vary from the popular ones like Shibuya crossing to some of the hidden gems that most people won't be able to find and we'll learn more about these places too! I specialize in capturing VIBRANT, COLORFUL photos which work perfectly with Tokyo's landscape and with all of its neon lights and colorful signs so expect to have vibrant colorful portraits! *You will be receiving 20 high-resolution edited photos. You can also bring some extra outfits if you want! We will have a rest stop where you can change your clothes so feel free to bring some if you'd like to! We will be starting from Shinjuku and visiting places around the district, taking photos from each spot while learning more about these locations. We will then explore Shibuya and discover some hidden gems! Each photo will be intricately edited to provide top-notch quality to your satisfaction and will all look unique from one another! Have the best photos that you can get in Tokyo and learn more about the city all in one tour! *you can find more of my photos here @akiraharigae
Izakaya Food Tour in Shinjuku
We will explore the greater part of Shinjuku, the busiest area in Tokyo to show you popular spots as well as hidden gems. We'll have a couple of bites during the city walk. We'll then head to two izakaya restaurants that are popular among the locals. Places we visit range from modern to traditional, and if you are looking to try just ramen and sushi, this might not be the right one for you. Throughout the evening, we’ll taste different Japanese foods and drinks, learn about our pub food culture and history, and spend time with other foodies. Also, we offer a fun sake tasting session where we will try 5+ different craft & seasonal sake at our own sake bar in Shinjuku before the tour while it is optional. Other things to note We will walk a lot! Wear comfortable shoes and come hungry. Let me know if you have food restrictions beforehand. Also, the maximum number of guest is 10, including people from other platforms.
Sake tasting in the 300 year-old Brewery
Please check out my IG for reference! ID: wasabi_sake_experience In this experience, I will take you to inside of 300 years old sake Brewery, the oldest and biggest in Tokyo, to show you the history and culture of Sake which is extremely unique to Japan. I, being Sake Sommelier, will also do Sake-tasting for you with different Sakes in pursue of The One Sake you will love :) In addition, the location we drink is so rich in nature and breathtakingly beautiful so you will get to experience the country side of Tokyo. Sake, Japanese Rice Wine, is very unique Japanese traditional liquor like no other in the world. Now I am a very much of fanatic & enjoy it little more than I should lol. But, to be honest, my first Sake experience was not that great. I will tell you all about it when I see ya! Long story short, my opinion was completely overturned when I was introduced to GREAT SAKE in Japan. It was very fragrant & fruity. Easy to drink & flowery in the aftertaste. This experience made me very passionate about sharing Sake experience with my friends who already like/love sake and want to taste more, and also for those who may have had a rough start like I did. lol
Demystify Sake with a sommelier
In this tasting session, you will try 6 different kinds of sake, paired with edible companions. We will discuss what you need to know about sake and how sake flavors change depending on the brand and how it is served, delving into the nuances of Japanese food culture. By the end of this experience, you are not gonna want to take a sake bomb... hopefully. Other things to note Let me know if you have any food allergies or restrictions in advance. The snacks will be light, so please have something small to eat beforehand.

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Sushi-making Experience
There are various kinds of sushi, but we will make 5 kinds thi time (Nigiri sushi, Tamagyaki-sushi, winding winding, manual winding, fine winding). Generally there are two kinds of hand grips (kotegaeshi/tategaeshi). I will make sushi by this method. Becuase my shop is a shop that last 100 years, I have inherited the technology you will experienced it. Let's grab it in a sushi craftmanship. And let's make goals that sushi can be made even if yo return home! Let me eat lunch together because I also hold a sushi for you. And if there is something you want to know abot sushi, I will gladly answer. Other things to note There's nothing special to prepare. Please come with casual clothes.
Personal Photographer & Guide in Tokyo
★Ongoing Promos★ -Last week of November 2022 is 1,000 yen off! -Bookings for February 2023 are also 1,000 yen off! I will show you guys the visuals of Shibuya, the views you can get of the Crossing from above. Off the beaten paths spots and major tourist spots you shouldn't miss. After that we will move to Shinjuku via the JR Yamanote Line (12 minute train ride) and show you the gritty side of Tokyo, showing you the tiniest of alleys and the main night-life spot. The tour/photoshoot is going to be around 2-3 hours. I will be providing you with 25-40 high resolution photos, post processed and ready to share to your friends and family. ★Disclaimer: The experience is not a private session unless you book for one!★
Shinjuku Golden-gai & Kabukicho Night!
You can enjoy the Tokyo night life like local people. Explore Kabukicho, the most famous and largest red-light district in Japan. See Shinjuku Golden Gai, a unique bar area of Tokyo. Try Japanese local food for dinner! I can introduce you to delicious ramen, yakitori, takoyaki, okonomiyaki, udon, soba, tempura, sashimi, and many more! Other things to note Walking tour. Included only guide fee. If you want you can try some local food. Drink and food are NOT included. Please pay for host's meals during the tour.
Izakaya Food Tour in Shinjuku
We will explore the greater part of Shinjuku, the busiest area in Tokyo to show you popular spots as well as hidden gems. We'll have a couple of bites during the city walk. We'll then head to two izakaya restaurants that are popular among the locals. Places we visit range from modern to traditional, and if you are looking to try just ramen and sushi, this might not be the right one for you. Throughout the evening, we’ll taste different Japanese foods and drinks, learn about our pub food culture and history, and spend time with other foodies. Also, we offer a fun sake tasting session where we will try 5+ different craft & seasonal sake at our own sake bar in Shinjuku before the tour while it is optional. Other things to note We will walk a lot! Wear comfortable shoes and come hungry. Let me know if you have food restrictions beforehand. Also, the maximum number of guest is 10, including people from other platforms.
Private Vibrant Portrait Photo Shoot Tour in Tokyo
Visiting Tokyo? Make sure to have the best, most vibrant photos while you're in the city! I will be touring you around Shibuya and Shinjuku, the two most famous and visually pleasing districts in Tokyo, all the while doing photoshoots in various spots. Locations will vary from the popular ones like Shibuya crossing to some of the hidden gems that most people won't be able to find and we'll learn more about these places too! I specialize in capturing VIBRANT, COLORFUL photos which work perfectly with Tokyo's landscape and with all of its neon lights and colorful signs so expect to have vibrant colorful portraits! *You will be receiving 20 high-resolution edited photos. You can also bring some extra outfits if you want! We will have a rest stop where you can change your clothes so feel free to bring some if you'd like to! We will be starting from Shinjuku and visiting places around the district, taking photos from each spot while learning more about these locations. We will then explore Shibuya and discover some hidden gems! Each photo will be intricately edited to provide top-notch quality to your satisfaction and will all look unique from one another! Have the best photos that you can get in Tokyo and learn more about the city all in one tour! *you can find more of my photos here @akiraharigae
Tokyo in One Day! See 10+ Top Sights!
I have welcomed over 1000 guests through other experiences and other websites. www.airbnb.com/japan_wasabi_project In this experience, we will visit the most popular tourist spots in Tokyo, in one day! This experience "was" by jogging, but now this is sightseeing experience by walking and by metro. *If you like jogging tour, please ask me before reservation. :-) <for example> (A.morning) 1) Japanese convenience store 2) Meiji Shrine 3) Harajuku fashion street 4) Shibuya "Hachi" dog statue 5) Shibuya scramble crossing (B.afternoon) 6) Tsukiji Honganji temple 7) Tsukiji traditional fish market 8) Lunch@Sushi Restaurant 9) The imperial Palace(outside) 10) Marunouchi 11) Tokyo station 12) Akihabara We will visit each place by trains, and take a walk each area! This may be most effective and efficient sightseeing tour, 1 day city hiking journey, around Tokyo. I recommend you join this on your 1st day in Tokyo. Then you can understand very well about Tokyo. And through this experiences, you may learn our society, custom, culture, history, beauty, life style, etiquette, table manner, background, and way of thinking. I hope you enjoy this about "7 hours" experience! *If you can walk longer without problem, I strongly recommend another longer "10 hours" experience!! https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/1114980 Other things to note 1. Transportation fee and meal fee are not included 2.Experience time is not just 7 hours 3. If you have food allergy, please tell me in advance
Wagyu & Sake pairing in Shinjuku 
We will welcome you into our own restaurant with some unique Japanese drinks as an aperitif while we talk about sake and wagyu, explaining the history, relevance, and regional differences between them. Then we will move onto the wagyu full-course meal. We source different types of wagyu from many regions in Japan, and we will serve you the best cuts available in the market for the experience date. You'll get to try traditional & authentic styles of preparation as well as some more modern dishes, along with some delicious appetizers and dessert. For each wagyu dish, we will serve you Japanese craft sake prepared in a different way. Some of them are our original cocktails specifically designed to be paired with wagyu. Example of the wagyu full-course dinner menu: Two kinds of appetizers Grilled wagyu beef tongue - original sake cocktail Wagyu chuck flap tataki - warm sake Seasonal salad Wagyu sirloin steak - nigori Wagyu chuck hotpot - unpasteurized sake Wagyu dashi udon Dessert - sake with a surprise It is not our goal to overfeed you but to serve you high quality of wagyu in many ways. We understand the price of this experience is higher compared to others, but it is a function of how much real wagyu and good craft sake cost. Other things to note Please let me know if you have any food restrictions in advance.
Shinjuku life after 5-Foods & Drinks
Please find out this tour on Instagram ID #gentle_yoshi. I will take you to the best Izakaya (Japanese restaurants and bars) or standing bar or Chicken skewer bar which sits in Shinjuku which is such a big city. Most locals patronize these places. They serve terrifically delicious Japanese dishes washed down with beer, Japanese sake and/or other booze. Then we will walk you through the red-light district called Kabuki-cho in Japanese, which is one of the biggest areas here, and witness the actual night life of Japan. And to cap off the tour, we will be going to the bar district where there are over 200 bars to go around in this area which is famous for its time-period sub cultures located in buildings that elicits the time-period themes portrayed. We will visit one to two bars.And you can continue the bar hopping after the tour to explore the rest of the 200 bars! So, what are you waiting for! Let’s go and meet a lot of colorful and exciting people. These are the best places to enjoy your night life in Shinjuku! Other things to note We will walk a lot. Please wear comfortable shoes. The minimum drinking age in Japan is 20 years old. Please let me know if you have food restrictions beforehand.
Personal Photographer & Walking Tour
We will meet and start at the busiest train station in the world, Shinjuku station east exit. Then we will walk to the atmospheric alleyways of Omoideyokocho, where we can see a plethora of small Japanese izakayas that mostly offers yakitori or chicken skewers. Then next we will walk to the Kabukicho area, This entertainment district is filled with bright lights, bars, restaurants, and pachinko parlors as well as touts and hustlers. This place is also where you can find the famous Godzilla road and then from there, we will go to the Hanazono shrine and all the way to Golden Gai, which is a collection of mismatched tumbledown bars lining alleyways. Then we will walk to Shinjuku street, where the big malls and department stores are. After this, we can detour to one of Tokyo’s most popular parks, the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. The park's spacious lawns, meandering walking paths, and tranquil scenery provide a relaxing escape from the busy urban center around it. (Park’s entrance fee not included) We can also move to Shibuya, on foot or via the JR Yamanote line train and show you the young and vibrant visual of Tokyo. The tour is going to be approx. 2 hours. All of these while I take some candid and posed photos of you. If you want a tour in the Shibuya area or anywhere in Tokyo, please let me know. You can ask about available days and book any day which suits you best.
Eat/Drink like A LOCAL - Taverns & Ramen
LET'S GET OUT OF THE TOURIST AREA where it is overpriced and crowded with people! This tour focuses on Ueno, which is not as crowded as Shibuya, Shinjuku and is less touristy. It is also famous with Japanese foodies for a good quality at reasonable prices. I'm going to take you to popular bars and restaurants for ONLY LOCALS (NO TOURISTS!!) where the staff speaks only Japanese. I will order signature dishes, and we will discuss the food and drink (and you can pepper me with questions). We will visit 4 restaurants/taverns in total, where you will sample sashimi, grilled fish and skewered meat, etc. You will also have the opportunity to try UNIQUE Japanese alcoholic drinks (5 or more different type of drinks) and you'll be able to experience what Japanese taverns are like. After visiting these three taverns, we will end the tour at a great Ramen shop that is popular with locals. At the end of the tour, I will explain which train station you need to go, depending on where you go. You are going to have a full-size meal on the day in several different restaurants included ramen, so again pls come hungry!
Sake tasting in the 300 year-old Brewery
Please check out my IG for reference! ID: wasabi_sake_experience In this experience, I will take you to inside of 300 years old sake Brewery, the oldest and biggest in Tokyo, to show you the history and culture of Sake which is extremely unique to Japan. I, being Sake Sommelier, will also do Sake-tasting for you with different Sakes in pursue of The One Sake you will love :) In addition, the location we drink is so rich in nature and breathtakingly beautiful so you will get to experience the country side of Tokyo. Sake, Japanese Rice Wine, is very unique Japanese traditional liquor like no other in the world. Now I am a very much of fanatic & enjoy it little more than I should lol. But, to be honest, my first Sake experience was not that great. I will tell you all about it when I see ya! Long story short, my opinion was completely overturned when I was introduced to GREAT SAKE in Japan. It was very fragrant & fruity. Easy to drink & flowery in the aftertaste. This experience made me very passionate about sharing Sake experience with my friends who already like/love sake and want to taste more, and also for those who may have had a rough start like I did. lol
Demystify Sake with a sommelier
In this tasting session, you will try 6 different kinds of sake, paired with edible companions. We will discuss what you need to know about sake and how sake flavors change depending on the brand and how it is served, delving into the nuances of Japanese food culture. By the end of this experience, you are not gonna want to take a sake bomb... hopefully. Other things to note Let me know if you have any food allergies or restrictions in advance. The snacks will be light, so please have something small to eat beforehand.
Tokyo in One Day, See fifteen Top Sights
I have welcomed over 500 guests through other experiences and other websites. www.airbnb.com/japan_wasabi_project Based on my past experiences, I now started this new program. In this experience, we will visit the most popular tourist spots in Tokyo, in one day! <for example> (A.morning) 1) Japanese convenience store 2) Meiji Shrine 3) Harajuku fashion street 4) Shibuya "Hachi" dog statue 5) Shibuya scramble crossing (B.afternoon) 6) Tsukiji Honganji temple 7) Tsukiji traditional fish market 8) Lunch@Sushi Restaurant 9) The imperial Palace(outside) 10) Marunouchi 11) Tokyo station 12) Akihabara (C.evening) 13) Ueno park 14) Ameyoko Street 15) Asakusa Sensoji temple 16) Asakusa Shrine 17) guide to Izakaya We will visit each place by metro, and take a walk each area! I recommend you join this on your 1st day in Tokyo. Then you may understand very well about Tokyo. This tour may be most effective and efficient sightseeing one, "1 day city hiking journey", may be "the longest experience" in Tokyo! If you can’t visit Japan for now, you are welcome to join this “Tokyo Online Tour All in One, With 10+ Top Sights!” https://www.airbnb.jp/experiences/1505578
Make Cute Japanese Sweets in Shinjuku
Join us making delicious and beautiful Wagashi, traditional Japanese sweets. This is a small-group experience where you can watch and learn my Wagashi making techniques up-close and try them yourself. Your experience takes place at my small, quaint Wagashi shop located in Shinjuku, Tokyo. You will be making 4 pieces of seasonally-inspired Nerikiri, a kind of Wagashi made of sweet white bean paste and mochi. First, watch closely and learn while I demonstrate how to make Nerikiri, then it's your turn to try your hand at Wagashi making. Delicately form the colored dough into various shapes by hand and carefully add lines with tools to perfectly portray the seasonal beauty of Japan. Even if you don't have experience in making Japanese sweets, I will guide you through every step of the way, so don't worry! Other things to note *Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. *During this class, you will make Wagashi with 2 different seasonal motifs selected monthly by me (pictures of Wagashi are just sample) *don’t have Additives, will last 2days if kept refrigerated. *we prepared recipe (in JPN),feel free to have it.
Shinjuku Kabukicho & Golden Gai Walk & Eat
ENJOY JAPANESE SOUL FOODS AS YOU SOAK IN THE RETRO ATMOSPHERE AND NEON LIGHTS OF JAPAN'S MOST UNIQUE DISTRICT! A trip to Tokyo would not be complete without a visit to Shinjuku, home to Omoide Yokocho, Kabukicho, and the Golden Gai. Some of Japan's most unique places. The tour starts in Shinjuku's famous retro Izakaya area Omoide Yokocho, the unique alleyway lined with great places to eat, where the pleasant smell of barbeque, local dishes, and cheers from the locals inspires. It's a short walk to Kabukicho, Japan's most famous big bright neon-lit adult-oriented entertainment district, where unique shops and characters will surely make an impression on you. Next, we enter the Golden Gai district, a delightful eclectic maze of pubs and restaurants unlike anywhere else in the world. Along the way, we stop for a bite to eat, drink and sing a song if we are in the mood. Let's enjoy the sights, sounds, and tastes of these distinctive areas for what will surely be one of the most memorable and informative nights of your stay in Japan.
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