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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

-

We want to thank Kanae for being an awesome host. She made our local cooking experience in Sapporo enjoyable. All of the dishes we made were very delicious and simple to make! She even provided us with the recipes which we will definitely be using! Kanae was also very personable and easy to talk to. Her English is excellent! She was so nice to take us to Fushimi Inari Shrine after the cooking session then drop us off at a supermarket near the train station so we could buy some of the ingredients that we used for cooking to take back home! Overall, it was a 5-star experience and we would recommend booking a cooking class with Kanae!
- Katherine June 23, 2019

Kanae was a great host, and it was a fantastic peek into the normal routine of cooking in a Japanese family. The food was delicious!
- Lea June 01, 2019

Everything from the ease of communicating with Kanae to the delicious meal we made using fresh vegetables and seafood was wonderful!! I loved that Kanae suggested we go to a less touristy and larger market. I appreciated that she showed us how to make foods in a real kitchen with tools we already have!! The food was delicious and the ingredients were simple and fresh.
- Jenn B. April 21, 2019

We enjoyed it very much. Our host went to a lot of trouble to prepare a beautiful and delicious lunch and was very patient with all of our questions. She let the children play outside in the snow after lunch and bought them a lovely decorated lollipop, which they loved. She took us to a nearby shrine which we really appreciated before taking us to the train station. We enjoyed the experience very much.
- Nadia April 14, 2019

Kanae is very kind. The food was very delicious and I learned some of Japan and Sapporo from her class. I definitely recommend this class for every person traveling to Sapporo.
- Donguk January 30, 2019

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

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  • Free cancellation up to 48 hours in advance
  • Credit card is not charged until the host confirms your booking
  • Private experience
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

-

We want to thank Kanae for being an awesome host. She made our local cooking experience in Sapporo enjoyable. All of the dishes we made were very delicious and simple to make! She even provided us with the recipes which we will definitely be using! Kanae was also very personable and easy to talk to. Her English is excellent! She was so nice to take us to Fushimi Inari Shrine after the cooking session then drop us off at a supermarket near the train station so we could buy some of the ingredients that we used for cooking to take back home! Overall, it was a 5-star experience and we would recommend booking a cooking class with Kanae!
- Katherine June 23, 2019

Kanae was a great host, and it was a fantastic peek into the normal routine of cooking in a Japanese family. The food was delicious!
- Lea June 01, 2019

Everything from the ease of communicating with Kanae to the delicious meal we made using fresh vegetables and seafood was wonderful!! I loved that Kanae suggested we go to a less touristy and larger market. I appreciated that she showed us how to make foods in a real kitchen with tools we already have!! The food was delicious and the ingredients were simple and fresh.
- Jenn B. April 21, 2019

We enjoyed it very much. Our host went to a lot of trouble to prepare a beautiful and delicious lunch and was very patient with all of our questions. She let the children play outside in the snow after lunch and bought them a lovely decorated lollipop, which they loved. She took us to a nearby shrine which we really appreciated before taking us to the train station. We enjoyed the experience very much.
- Nadia April 14, 2019

Kanae is very kind. The food was very delicious and I learned some of Japan and Sapporo from her class. I definitely recommend this class for every person traveling to Sapporo.
- Donguk January 30, 2019

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

Read More
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
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