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Host: Eri

Tokyo, Japan

USD
$56-$88 per person

Creative Japanese dishes in a modern and beautiful Tokyo home

Host offerings
  • House
  • Home cook
  • Pets
  • Vegetarian
  • Alcohol
  • Transportation
  • Cooking experience
  • Market visit
  • Food tour

Meet Eri

Cooking has always been Eri’s deepest passion. When she was a little girl, she loved to cook for her busy mother, spending hours in the kitchen with her grandmother, making a mess but learning traditional family recipes. A mother of two, Eri is now a talented home cook, who loves cooking for family but also teaching her friends family recipes and Japanese cooking techniques honed over the last decade. When building their own house, Eri designed a kitchen that was best suited to offer cooking lessons and this is where she offers her cooking lessons. Eri believes that food is not only nourishing but also comforting, fun, pleasurable and stimulating and that's how you feel when you cook with her. She is a delightful lady who is deeply in love with food and cooking, and loves to share her happiness through food. Eri is proud of her vast repertoire of traditional-inspired Japanese home style recipes and blends her grandmother's techniques along with her own creative cooking style.

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: (2-6 guests) Meet your host Eri at her beautiful and modern house, located within a five minute walk from either the Umegaoka or Setagayadaita station on the Odakyu line. Her home is located in a peaceful residential area of the popular Shimokitazawa neighborhood. Her traditionally inspired, modern home is designed to make you feel at peace, away from the restlessness of Tokyo. You can take a peek into her grandparents-in-law’s traditional house and petit Japanese garden next door before making yourself comfortable in Eri's upstairs living and dining area. Relax over a welcome drink before joining Eri for a traditional-inspired Japanese homestyle meal. Eri speaks English but not as fluently as she would like so you will be joined by her friends who act as translators. Your menu may include dishes such as nikujaga (meat and potato stewed in soy and mirin), salmon sauté, silken tofu topped with hijiki seaweed and beans, amazake (sweet, non-alcoholic sake) rice balls with pickles. Your meal will conclude with a smooth and creamy, homemade sesame pudding. Your menu may vary depending on the season and the freshness of available ingredients.

Cooking experience: (2-6 guests) Join Eri in her kitchen to learn how to cook 4-5 Japanese homestyle dishes. Since some of the dishes need to be marinated beforehand, she may have those pre-marinated and ready for you to add the final touch. For the rest of the dishes, you will enjoy a hands-on cooking class during which you will help to chop, fry, grill and learn about Japanese food presentation. Immerse yourself in this Japanese cooking class in a local Tokyo home over conversation about Japanese culinary traditions, unique food ingredients, and secret cooking tips passed down through generations in Eri's family.

Notes: Please note that you may be joined by one of Eri's friends who will act as a translator during your experience.

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.
  • Nikujaga
  • Amaze rice balls
  • Salmon saute
  • Tofu with hijiki seaweed
  • Sesame pudding

Traveler reviews

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Eri

$56-$88 USD

per person
100%
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  • 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
Not offered $68 $56
Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $88 $68
Alcohol
$7 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
Not offered $68 $56
Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $88 $68
Alcohol
$7 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
12:00pm-2:00pm 6:00pm-8:00pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
11:00am-2:00pm

Meet Eri

Cooking has always been Eri’s deepest passion. When she was a little girl, she loved to cook for her busy mother, spending hours in the kitchen with her grandmother, making a mess but learning traditional family recipes. A mother of two, Eri is now a talented home cook, who loves cooking for family but also teaching her friends family recipes and Japanese cooking techniques honed over the last decade. When building their own house, Eri designed a kitchen that was best suited to offer cooking lessons and this is where she offers her cooking lessons. Eri believes that food is not only nourishing but also comforting, fun, pleasurable and stimulating and that's how you feel when you cook with her. She is a delightful lady who is deeply in love with food and cooking, and loves to share her happiness through food. Eri is proud of her vast repertoire of traditional-inspired Japanese home style recipes and blends her grandmother's techniques along with her own creative cooking style.

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: (2-6 guests) Meet your host Eri at her beautiful and modern house, located within a five minute walk from either the Umegaoka or Setagayadaita station on the Odakyu line. Her home is located in a peaceful residential area of the popular Shimokitazawa neighborhood. Her traditionally inspired, modern home is designed to make you feel at peace, away from the restlessness of Tokyo. You can take a peek into her grandparents-in-law’s traditional house and petit Japanese garden next door before making yourself comfortable in Eri's upstairs living and dining area. Relax over a welcome drink before joining Eri for a traditional-inspired Japanese homestyle meal. Eri speaks English but not as fluently as she would like so you will be joined by her friends who act as translators. Your menu may include dishes such as nikujaga (meat and potato stewed in soy and mirin), salmon sauté, silken tofu topped with hijiki seaweed and beans, amazake (sweet, non-alcoholic sake) rice balls with pickles. Your meal will conclude with a smooth and creamy, homemade sesame pudding. Your menu may vary depending on the season and the freshness of available ingredients.

Cooking experience: (2-6 guests) Join Eri in her kitchen to learn how to cook 4-5 Japanese homestyle dishes. Since some of the dishes need to be marinated beforehand, she may have those pre-marinated and ready for you to add the final touch. For the rest of the dishes, you will enjoy a hands-on cooking class during which you will help to chop, fry, grill and learn about Japanese food presentation. Immerse yourself in this Japanese cooking class in a local Tokyo home over conversation about Japanese culinary traditions, unique food ingredients, and secret cooking tips passed down through generations in Eri's family.

Notes: Please note that you may be joined by one of Eri's friends who will act as a translator during your experience.

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.
  • Nikujaga
  • Amaze rice balls
  • Salmon saute
  • Tofu with hijiki seaweed
  • Sesame pudding

Traveler reviews

Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
Not offered $68 $56
Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $88 $68
Alcohol
$7 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
Not offered $68 $56
Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $88 $68
Alcohol
$7 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
12:00pm-2:00pm 6:00pm-8:00pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
11:00am-2:00pm
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.

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    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").

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