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Host: Furu

Tokyo, Japan

USD
$54-$74 per person

Authentic dashi based Japanese recipes taught by a professional chef

Host offerings
  • Apartment
  • Professional cook
  • Pets
  • Vegetarian
  • Alcohol
  • Transportation
  • Cooking experience
  • Market visit
  • Food tour

Meet Furu

Furu has been a professional chef at several restaurants for over 30 years in Tokyo. He has enjoyed meeting people from around the world and is excited to share his cuisine and the food culture with travelers. He has designed a cooking class specifically for travelers curious about Japanese cuisine and his mission is to provide an authentic and memorable gastronomy experience in a homey atmosphere. Furu’s cooking skills coupled with his knowledge about Japanese ingredients makes for an educational food experience. He uses ingredients that complement each other and create balance. Although a serious cook, he is a easy going person who loves to share the happiness of eating with food lovers. Children are very welcome too!

Please note that Furu hosts groups of up to four people in his apartment. If there are five or more people in your group Furu will host in a kitchen studio that he rents.

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

In-home meal: (1-30 guests) Furu will welcome you into his apartment with a warm smile and serve you a refreshing drink. Join him at his table to enjoy either a) traditional home style meal of marinated grilled sea bream, dashi egg roll, cooked rice in a hot pot and vegetables and meat in a dashi based soup or b) sushi and sashimi or c) Japanese tempura. When creating your booking, please include your preference of meal.

Cooking experience: (1-30 guests) Join Furu in his kitchen and learn to cook 3-4 Japanese dishes that you will later share together sitting on the floor in front of a low Japanese style table. Your cooking class will take 1.5 - 2 hours in the kitchen before you enjoy the classic Japanese dishes you helped prepare.

Languages spoken: Japanese, English

Sample menu

This is just a sample menu to give you an idea of the types of dishes the host cooks. Your menu will vary according to seasonal availability.
  • A. Set meal of fish, egg roll, rice and soup
  • B. Sushi or sashimi
  • C. Japanese tempura

Traveler reviews

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Furu

$54-$74 USD

per person
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Satisfaction Guaranteed
  • 100% Satisfaction guarantee or your money back
  • Free cancellation up to 48 hours in advance
  • Your credit card will not be charged until your host accepts your booking
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$54 $54 $54
Cooking Experience + Meal
$74 $74 $74
Alcohol
$6 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$54 $54 $54
Cooking Experience + Meal
$74 $74 $74
Alcohol
$6 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
10:00am-12:00pm 6:00pm-8:00pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
10:00am-1:00pm 6:00pm-9:00pm

Meet Furu

Furu has been a professional chef at several restaurants for over 30 years in Tokyo. He has enjoyed meeting people from around the world and is excited to share his cuisine and the food culture with travelers. He has designed a cooking class specifically for travelers curious about Japanese cuisine and his mission is to provide an authentic and memorable gastronomy experience in a homey atmosphere. Furu’s cooking skills coupled with his knowledge about Japanese ingredients makes for an educational food experience. He uses ingredients that complement each other and create balance. Although a serious cook, he is a easy going person who loves to share the happiness of eating with food lovers. Children are very welcome too!

Please note that Furu hosts groups of up to four people in his apartment. If there are five or more people in your group Furu will host in a kitchen studio that he rents.

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

In-home meal: (1-30 guests) Furu will welcome you into his apartment with a warm smile and serve you a refreshing drink. Join him at his table to enjoy either a) traditional home style meal of marinated grilled sea bream, dashi egg roll, cooked rice in a hot pot and vegetables and meat in a dashi based soup or b) sushi and sashimi or c) Japanese tempura. When creating your booking, please include your preference of meal.

Cooking experience: (1-30 guests) Join Furu in his kitchen and learn to cook 3-4 Japanese dishes that you will later share together sitting on the floor in front of a low Japanese style table. Your cooking class will take 1.5 - 2 hours in the kitchen before you enjoy the classic Japanese dishes you helped prepare.

Languages spoken: Japanese, English

Sample menu

This is just a sample menu to give you an idea of the types of dishes the host cooks. Your menu will vary according to seasonal availability.
  • A. Set meal of fish, egg roll, rice and soup
  • B. Sushi or sashimi
  • C. Japanese tempura

Traveler reviews

Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$54 $54 $54
Cooking Experience + Meal
$74 $74 $74
Alcohol
$6 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$54 $54 $54
Cooking Experience + Meal
$74 $74 $74
Alcohol
$6 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
10:00am-12:00pm 6:00pm-8:00pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
10:00am-1:00pm 6:00pm-9:00pm
FAQ

    You can cancel your experience 48 hours or more before your experience date and receive a full refund. To request a cancellation once you have made a booking simply log in and click the "Request Cancellation" link from the bottom of your booking. Your refund will be processed immediately (note it can take up to 10 business days for this refund to post to your credit card statement). Please note that for cancellations within 48 hours of your experience we unfortunately cannot offer a refund; this is because our hosts typically purchase food and begin their preparations up to 48 hours before the experience.

    Most of our hosts are able to accommodate dietary restrictions and allergies, including vegetarian and gluten free options. For vegetarian travelers, we have an icon on each host profile to indicate whether that host can also offer a fully vegetarian menu. There is a section in the booking form to note any allergies or dietary restrictions which will be sent directly to your host.

    If you have a question about an experience, create a reservation and include your note in the field "Write a note to your host". Once you request a booking you can continue to message your host directly to ask any specific questions. You can always cancel your booking and receive a full refund as long as you cancel 48 hours in advance.

    Your card will not be charged until your host accepts your booking. Typically hosts respond to bookings within 72 hours. In the event your host is unavailable on your selected date and your host rejects your booking your credit card will not be charged.

    Your host's detailed contact information, including their phone number, address, and direction notes, will all be provided immediately upon successful confirmation of your experience (after your hosts accepts your booking and your credit card is successfully processed). This information will be emailed to you to the email address you used to sign up, and will also be visible on your Traveling Spoon profile.

    All prices are noted per person prices unless otherwise specified. Transportation is typically charged on a per car basis, but otherwise all prices are per person. Children aged 5-11 are 50% off, and infants aged 0-4 are free.

    Some hosts offer alcohol as an optional add-on for travelers who are of legal drinking age. Pricing for alcohol is visible on the host profile page and includes one to two glasses of wine, beer or local alcohol.

    Some hosts offer transportation as an optional add-on for travelers. Typically this is round trip transportation with pick up and drop off at your hotel. Pricing is quoted per car. Specific instructions for transportation will be provided in your confirmation details when your booking is confirmed.

    Many of our hosts accommodate solo travelers. You can see if a host accepts solo travelers by looking at the traveler range found next to the experience descriptions on the host profile (indicated by the numbers in parentheses next to "In-home meal", "Cooking experience" and "Market visit").

    Your safety and security are our top priority. To ensure this, Traveling Spoon personally vets 100% of all hosts, including an in-person host visit, to ensure each host and experience meets our strict quality requirements.

    Hosts typically respond to booking inquiries within 72 hours. If for some reason you have not heard from your host or if you have any questions you can always contact us at reservations@travelingspoon.com.