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Host: Kanae

Sapporo, Japan

USD
$34-$74 per person

Market tour and cooking class in a beautiful residential area of Sapporo

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

Meet Kanae

Originally from Kamakura, Kanae and her husband and two daughters have lived in Sapporo for over a decade. Influenced as a child by her mother who was a great cook, Kanae has always loved food and cooking. Having lived in Hokkaido which boasts the best produce in Japan, Kanae appreciates and enjoys cooking with locally-sourced fresh vegetables, fish, meat and seasonings.

A US college graduate, Kanae is a fun host who loves to share stories about how locals live and eat. She is eager to accommodate your request for menus so feel free to let her know if there are specific dishes you are interested in trying when you make a booking request. Kanae is also happy to introduce travelers to regional Hokkaido dishes such as soup curry, chan chan yaki and kaisen-don (donburi of fresh seafood), if you are interested in exploring regional Hokkaido cuisine instead of traditional Japanese homecooking, if that is of interest. If you enjoy hiking, Kanae's home is located right below the popular Moiwa mountain, a great hike where you can also explore the picturesque Fushimi-inari shrine.

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: (1-7 guests) Kanae will welcome you into her comfortable family home located in one of the most peaceful and luxurious residential areas of Sapporo. Sip on a welcome drink as you immerse yourself in local Hokkaido culture and get to know your host Kanae as she shares stories about herself, her family and living in Hokkaido. You will then join Kanae at her dining table to enjoy an authentic Japanese meal that might include dishes such as teriyaki chicken, kinpira-gobo (sweet and salty cooked burdock root), agedashi tofu (deep fried and seasoned tofu), Japanese pickled vegetables, and miso soup. Your meal will conclude with a traditional Japanese dessert.

Cooking experience: (1-7 guests) Join Kanae in her open kitchen to learn to prepare a traditional homemade Japanese meal. You can expect the cooking portion of your experience to last about 1-1 1/2 hours before you enjoy the meal you helped prepare together.

Market visit: (1-7 guests) Kanae will give you a market tour of the Nijyo Ichiba market located in the city center. She will meet you directly at the market at a location to be provided in your booking confirmation details. Nijyo Ichiba market specializes in offering local Hokkaido produce and seafood. Explore regional produce at this local market with Kanae and purchase a few fresh ingredients to use in your cooking class. After the market tour, Kanae will drive you 20 minutes back to her home where you will enjoy your cooking and meal experience together.

Notes: Please note that Kanae's car can fit up to 5 people including the driver (max 4 guests), so if you are a group of 5 or more you will need to use a taxi and have it follow Kanae's car to her home, after meeting her at the station.

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.
  • Teriyaki chicken
  • Kinpira-gobo (sweet and salty cooked burdock)
  • Agedashi-tofu (deep fried and seasoned tofu)
  • Sunomono (Japanese pickled vegetables)
  • Miso soup
  • Traditional dessert

Traveler reviews

Kanae was a perfect hostess. She speaks English very well and provided door-to-door service by picking us up and returning to our hotel. Her home is very nice and relaxing and roomy enough for the 4 of us to move around while helping to prepare the dishes. The dishes reflected the local culture which is what we wanted to experience. She even took us to the local market after because we wanted to do a little shopping. I highly recommend Kanae if you are looking for a fun and local cooking experience. We asked that she teach us how to prepare dishes that we could prepare once we return and she printed out recipes for each of the dishes for us to take back.
- Les January 20, 2019

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Kanae

$34-$74 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
$50 $42 $34
Cooking Experience + Meal
$60 $50 $42
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$74 $62 $52
Alcohol
$5 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$50 $42 $34
Cooking Experience + Meal
$60 $50 $42
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$74 $62 $52
Alcohol
$5 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
10:30am-1:30pm 4:30pm-7:30pm
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
9:00am-1:00pm

Meet Kanae

Originally from Kamakura, Kanae and her husband and two daughters have lived in Sapporo for over a decade. Influenced as a child by her mother who was a great cook, Kanae has always loved food and cooking. Having lived in Hokkaido which boasts the best produce in Japan, Kanae appreciates and enjoys cooking with locally-sourced fresh vegetables, fish, meat and seasonings.

A US college graduate, Kanae is a fun host who loves to share stories about how locals live and eat. She is eager to accommodate your request for menus so feel free to let her know if there are specific dishes you are interested in trying when you make a booking request. Kanae is also happy to introduce travelers to regional Hokkaido dishes such as soup curry, chan chan yaki and kaisen-don (donburi of fresh seafood), if you are interested in exploring regional Hokkaido cuisine instead of traditional Japanese homecooking, if that is of interest. If you enjoy hiking, Kanae's home is located right below the popular Moiwa mountain, a great hike where you can also explore the picturesque Fushimi-inari shrine.

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: (1-7 guests) Kanae will welcome you into her comfortable family home located in one of the most peaceful and luxurious residential areas of Sapporo. Sip on a welcome drink as you immerse yourself in local Hokkaido culture and get to know your host Kanae as she shares stories about herself, her family and living in Hokkaido. You will then join Kanae at her dining table to enjoy an authentic Japanese meal that might include dishes such as teriyaki chicken, kinpira-gobo (sweet and salty cooked burdock root), agedashi tofu (deep fried and seasoned tofu), Japanese pickled vegetables, and miso soup. Your meal will conclude with a traditional Japanese dessert.

Cooking experience: (1-7 guests) Join Kanae in her open kitchen to learn to prepare a traditional homemade Japanese meal. You can expect the cooking portion of your experience to last about 1-1 1/2 hours before you enjoy the meal you helped prepare together.

Market visit: (1-7 guests) Kanae will give you a market tour of the Nijyo Ichiba market located in the city center. She will meet you directly at the market at a location to be provided in your booking confirmation details. Nijyo Ichiba market specializes in offering local Hokkaido produce and seafood. Explore regional produce at this local market with Kanae and purchase a few fresh ingredients to use in your cooking class. After the market tour, Kanae will drive you 20 minutes back to her home where you will enjoy your cooking and meal experience together.

Notes: Please note that Kanae's car can fit up to 5 people including the driver (max 4 guests), so if you are a group of 5 or more you will need to use a taxi and have it follow Kanae's car to her home, after meeting her at the station.

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.
  • Teriyaki chicken
  • Kinpira-gobo (sweet and salty cooked burdock)
  • Agedashi-tofu (deep fried and seasoned tofu)
  • Sunomono (Japanese pickled vegetables)
  • Miso soup
  • Traditional dessert

Traveler reviews

Kanae was a perfect hostess. She speaks English very well and provided door-to-door service by picking us up and returning to our hotel. Her home is very nice and relaxing and roomy enough for the 4 of us to move around while helping to prepare the dishes. The dishes reflected the local culture which is what we wanted to experience. She even took us to the local market after because we wanted to do a little shopping. I highly recommend Kanae if you are looking for a fun and local cooking experience. We asked that she teach us how to prepare dishes that we could prepare once we return and she printed out recipes for each of the dishes for us to take back.
- Les January 20, 2019

Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$50 $42 $34
Cooking Experience + Meal
$60 $50 $42
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$74 $62 $52
Alcohol
$5 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$50 $42 $34
Cooking Experience + Meal
$60 $50 $42
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$74 $62 $52
Alcohol
$5 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
10:30am-1:30pm 4:30pm-7:30pm
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
9:00am-1:00pm
FAQ

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    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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