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Host: Shiori

Sapporo, Japan

USD
$38-$68 per person

Japanese cooking with a professional in her lovely home with round-trip transfers

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

Meet Shiori

Shiori, a warm and hospitable host with a great smile, was born and raised by a gastronomic family in the northernmost city of Hokkaido. She, in addition to every other member of her family, is a professional chef. Shiori has had a successful career as a chef and manager at restaurants and hotels for over two decades. After becoming a mother to two boys, she now teaches cooking to local moms at her home and school. She enjoys teaching the art of creating delightful food using fresh, inexpensive produce that is easy to replicate back home. Always eager to learn new things, Shiori has learned Ikebana (Japanese traditional flower arrangement), kimono dressing, and matcha (traditional green tea ceremony). Shiori is happy to have you experience one of these Japanese traditions during your Traveling Spoon experience - just let her know which one in your booking request! She is also happy to recommend the best ingredients and snacks at local supermarkets to take back home.

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: (1-6 guests) Escape from the busy city center and enter a peaceful residential neighborhood of Sapporo where the people are generous and caring. Your host Shiori will welcome you into her newly-built beautiful family home. As you sip on a refreshing drink she will walk you through the menu of the day. You will then enjoy authentic Japanese cuisine lovingly prepared and beautifully presented. Your meal will include 4-5 dishes which might include handmade sushi roll, somen noodles, grilled chicken and vegetables, fried chicken, vegan nikujaga (slow-cooked vegetables and soy bean), nimono of fish cakes and vegetables, and salad.

Cooking experience: (1-6 guests) Shiori offers a hands-on cooking experience during which you will get to cook a meal alongside her. A professional culinary instructor for many years, Shiori will expertly walk you through every step of creating a great Japanese meal. The cooking portion of your experience will last about 1 1/2 hours during which you will learn to make a traditional Japanese starter, a main dish, and 1-2 side dishes.

Notes: Shiori offers a pick-up and drop-off from your Sapporo city hotel. If you are coming from outside the city, she will pick you up and drop you off at JR Sapporo station. If you don't need a pick-up you will meet Shiori at Sumikawa station. Please note that Shiori's car can fit up to 4 guests, so if you are a group of 5 or more you will need to use a taxi at an additional cost. If you would like to be picked up from Sumikawa station and there are more than 5 people, Shiori is happy to make two round-trips for free.

Vegetarians and children are welcome!

Languages spoken: English, Japanese

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.
  • Handmade sushi roll
  • Somen noodles
  • Grilled chicken and vegetables
  • Fried chicken
  • Vegan nikujaga (slow-cooked vegetables and soy bean)
  • Nimono of fish cakes and vegetables
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Shiori

$38-$68 USD

per person
100%
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
$56 $46 $38
Cooking Experience + Meal
$68 $56 $46
Alcohol
$6 per person
Transportation
$20 per car
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$56 $46 $38
Cooking Experience + Meal
$68 $56 $46
Alcohol
$6 per person
Transportation
$20 per car
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
12:00pm-2:00pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
10:30am-1:30pm

Meet Shiori

Shiori, a warm and hospitable host with a great smile, was born and raised by a gastronomic family in the northernmost city of Hokkaido. She, in addition to every other member of her family, is a professional chef. Shiori has had a successful career as a chef and manager at restaurants and hotels for over two decades. After becoming a mother to two boys, she now teaches cooking to local moms at her home and school. She enjoys teaching the art of creating delightful food using fresh, inexpensive produce that is easy to replicate back home. Always eager to learn new things, Shiori has learned Ikebana (Japanese traditional flower arrangement), kimono dressing, and matcha (traditional green tea ceremony). Shiori is happy to have you experience one of these Japanese traditions during your Traveling Spoon experience - just let her know which one in your booking request! She is also happy to recommend the best ingredients and snacks at local supermarkets to take back home.

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: (1-6 guests) Escape from the busy city center and enter a peaceful residential neighborhood of Sapporo where the people are generous and caring. Your host Shiori will welcome you into her newly-built beautiful family home. As you sip on a refreshing drink she will walk you through the menu of the day. You will then enjoy authentic Japanese cuisine lovingly prepared and beautifully presented. Your meal will include 4-5 dishes which might include handmade sushi roll, somen noodles, grilled chicken and vegetables, fried chicken, vegan nikujaga (slow-cooked vegetables and soy bean), nimono of fish cakes and vegetables, and salad.

Cooking experience: (1-6 guests) Shiori offers a hands-on cooking experience during which you will get to cook a meal alongside her. A professional culinary instructor for many years, Shiori will expertly walk you through every step of creating a great Japanese meal. The cooking portion of your experience will last about 1 1/2 hours during which you will learn to make a traditional Japanese starter, a main dish, and 1-2 side dishes.

Notes: Shiori offers a pick-up and drop-off from your Sapporo city hotel. If you are coming from outside the city, she will pick you up and drop you off at JR Sapporo station. If you don't need a pick-up you will meet Shiori at Sumikawa station. Please note that Shiori's car can fit up to 4 guests, so if you are a group of 5 or more you will need to use a taxi at an additional cost. If you would like to be picked up from Sumikawa station and there are more than 5 people, Shiori is happy to make two round-trips for free.

Vegetarians and children are welcome!

Languages spoken: English, Japanese

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.
  • Handmade sushi roll
  • Somen noodles
  • Grilled chicken and vegetables
  • Fried chicken
  • Vegan nikujaga (slow-cooked vegetables and soy bean)
  • Nimono of fish cakes and vegetables
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$56 $46 $38
Cooking Experience + Meal
$68 $56 $46
Alcohol
$6 per person
Transportation
$20 per car
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$56 $46 $38
Cooking Experience + Meal
$68 $56 $46
Alcohol
$6 per person
Transportation
$20 per car
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
12:00pm-2:00pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
10:30am-1:30pm
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.