Unique private cooking class with a Tokyo local
A Tokyo native, Emi enjoys meeting travelers to share her cuisine and culture over a beautifully prepared Japanese homecooked meal. She is very passionate about cooking traditional Japanese home-style cuisine and will teach you to make 3-5 authentic dishes, served on beautiful dining tableware - so have your cameras ready for incredible pictures of your unique Japanese cuisine experience. Join Emi and learn to make a healthy, fresh and well seasoned meal, finished off with a delicious dessert and a cup of hot green tea during this memorable culinary and cultural experience with an expert local cook.ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productEmi will meet you at Nerima station and together you will walk to her home. Join her in her kitchen for your cooking class. Your Japanese home cooking lesson will last 1.5 - 2 hours over conversation about food and culture with Emi before you enjoy the meal you helped prepare. You will learn to cook authentic Japanese food in the Teishoku style, characterized by the use of several vegetables as side dishes and a meat or fish as the main. Your meal may include dishes such as ginger pork, chicken teriyaki, chicken karaage or slow cooked grilled fish as the main. You will also learn to cook and share side dishes such as miso soup, nimono (slow cooked vegetables and meat with soy sauce and other traditional ingredients), marinated vegetables and fishcake, or stir fried egg and vegetables. Leave with a full stomach and fond memories of this authentic culinary experience! Location: Traveling Spoon, Nerima, Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture, Kanto
Private Ninja Experience in Tokyo
1 hour 30 minutes
On this private ninja experience tour, you will start with meditation in a ninja outfit, or "gi," and learn some entry-level techniques (stealth steps, ninja star, sword, blow gun, meditation). Our instructor will customize your training. Feel free to ask any question. If you are more than 8, we may extend your session to 110 minutes as complimentary service.You’ll gain a newfound appreciation for key ninja philosophies like protecting others, community and freedom and have plenty of time for photo-taking at the end. The ultimate goal of this experience is to reach and follow the path to selflessness.This is based on the shinobi-samurai philosophy developed in our clan in the course of time our people served the Tokugawa Shogunate ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productUpon arriving at the dojo, you'll experience a meditation and change into ninja "gi" (outfit for ninja students). During this private 90-minute workshop, you will learn 3 or 5 entry level techniques with your ninja instructor. The programs include: • Meditation and Kuji-kiri (well-wishing) • Embu dedication to ancestors • Change to ninja trainee outfit • Introduction to ninja weapons: short sword or ninja star throwing • Introduction to stealthy steps • Introduction to meditative inner eye technique • Kuji-kiriAt the end of the tour, of course you will have plenty of opportunities to strike your best ninja pose and take lots of photos with your friends and instructor as your path to becoming a ninja will officially started!Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesLocation: Musashi Ninja Clan Shinobi-Samurai Honjin Dojo, Minato, Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture, Kanto
1-Day Spectacular Kyoto Tour - from Tokyo
17 to 18 hours
This tour shows the most prominent spots in Kyoto. It includes departure from and return to Tokyo with the famous Shinkansen Bullet Train; Lunch is included as well. This is a bargain package, to see the most of Kyoto within a day, for a most reasonable price!The following places will be visited:-Kiyomizu-dera Temple-Sanju-san-gen-do Temple-Fushimi Inari Taisya Shirine-Togetsu-kyo Bridge-Sagano Bamboo Forest-Tenryu-ji Temple-Kinkaku-ji TempleImportant: the Shinkansen tickets will be send to the guest's hotel, with which going to Kyoto and returning to Tokyo would be everyones own responsibility. Only the tour in Kyoto will be guided.Spend the day at the world heritage sites of Kyoto city, the ancient capital city of Japan. This package includes a round trip bullet train (shinkansen) ticket to Kyoto station, departing from Tokyo station with reserved seats, which include a 3.000JPY discount compared to normal tickets. Once arriving Kyoto, the tour will be accompanied by an English-Speaking tour guide (bus tour), and Japanese Style Lunch will be prepared. Customers are required to go to Kyoto by themselves via prepared Shinkansen Ticket which will be delivered to their hotel beforehand. Famous sightseeing spot in Kyoto are included in the itinerary, such as Kiyomizu-dera temple, Sanju-san-gen-do temple, Fushimi Inari Taisya shrine, Arashiyama, Togetsu-kyo bridge, Sagano Bamboo Forest, Tenryu-ji temple, and the Kinkaku-ji temple. Limited to Mondays, the departure will be with Nozomi No. 99 (6:00am) from Shinagawa Station, not Tokyo Station. Furthermore, if Shinagawa Station departure is desired from Tuesday to Sunday, please specifically request this upon making a reservation.