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Sushi-making Experience
There are various kinds of sushi, but we will make 5 kinds thi time (Nigiri sushi, Tamagyaki-sushi, winding winding, manual winding, fine winding). Generally there are two kinds of hand grips (kotegaeshi/tategaeshi). I will make sushi by this method. Becuase my shop is a shop that last 100 years, I have inherited the technology you will experienced it. Let's grab it in a sushi craftmanship. And let's make goals that sushi can be made even if yo return home! Let me eat lunch together because I also hold a sushi for you. And if there is something you want to know abot sushi, I will gladly answer. Other things to note There's nothing special to prepare. Please come with casual clothes.
Tsukiji (Old) vs Toyosu (New) S.S Tour
We'll start at the new Toyosu—the world's largest fish market. We'll then go to the outer area known as the Tsukiji old market and Tsukiji Uogashi, a new building with fish-selling areas, including a background area that is off-limits to ordinary tourists. We'll drop in for fish while experiencing the authentic and dynamic atmosphere of a wholesale market. After taking some shopping time at the outer area, we'll purchase a variety of fish and head to Asakusa. We'll visit the popular Buddhist Sensō-ji temple before we go to my shop to prepare Kaisekistyle lunch--Traditional Japanese Cuisine--, Kaisen Donburi—sashimi rice bowls—with fresh seafood and more. After our meal, we'll have some surprise treats. Please note that the markets are lively and changing each day. Please arrive on time and be aware that the experience can run over time. Other things to note Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. The new market is so huge it will seem like we are viewing a factory. We'll go to the Tsukiji old market after that and enjoy comparing the two marketplaces.
Personal Photographer & Guide in Tokyo
★Ongoing Promos★ -Bookings for May 2022 are currently 10 USD off! Promo lasts till end of Feb 2022. -Bookings for Cherry Blossoms are now available, message me for details! I will show you guys the visuals of Shibuya, the views you can get of the Crossing from above. Off the beaten paths spots and major tourist spots you shouldn't miss. After that we will move to Shinjuku via the JR Yamanote Line (12 minute train ride) and show you the gritty side of Tokyo, showing you the tiniest of alleys and the main night-life spot. The tour/photoshoot is going to be around 2-3 hours. I will be providing you with 25-40 high resolution photos, post processed and ready to share to your friends and family. ★Disclaimer: The experience is not a private session unless you book for one!★
Tokyo Kimono Guide Tour / Photo Session
IS@tokyokimonoguidetour I will take pictures of you taken by my DSLR camera and give you all of them at the end of the tour by Airdrop or Dropbox. Let’s brag about yourself in SNS! ◆Day Schedule about 4 hours◆ 1) Meet at Nezu station (C14 / Chiyoda Line Tokyo Metro) 2) Welcome to my house! It takes about 30 seconds from the station to my home. Greeting and choose a kimono from my collection. I will help you to choose and get you dressed in. 2) After wearing kimonos, I take you to the Nezu shrine first to have a photo shooting! The Nezu shrine is one of Japan's oldest shrines, and certainly one of its most attractive. Nezu Shrine is set in lush greenery, with ponds of carp, pathways that are tunnels of small shrine arches, and elegant, beautifully colored, wooden structures that reflect Japanese culture in all its age and beauty. 3) After the photo shooting, I will take you on a local tour associated with the season. Ex. Yanaka Ginza shopping street, Nezu shrine, Ueno Park by bus, summer festivals our neighbors, Please enjoy four seasons in Japan! 4) End of the tour and we will help you to take of your kimono! ■Other things to note■ ・Your reservation will be canceled if you are late more than 30 minutes. Because it causes trouble the other guests. ・Kimono are available on a first come, first severed basis.
Enjoy Japanese authentic kimono and life
Let's dress up in a genuine KIMONO feeling Japan's traditional dignity. You can choose from plentiful color variations and sizies of Kimono, even big size (Women 150-180cm; Men 160-190cm). Summer time, I will prepare Kyoto brand yukata.But if you want to wear real kimono,you can try it inside the room.(outside is really hot) After dressing up, we will go to nearby Shibamata Taisyakuten Temple(known as the location of Japanese movie films.)It is a simple, local,quiet temple with wonderful garden and Buddhist sculptures carved throughout. Here on weekdays it is really calm and we can enjoy amazing art to our hearts content and take a lot of pictures of you wearing a kimono with the back of the temple garden. The Shibamata approach road is lined with shops selling delicious foods and souvenirs and people offers friendly and warm voices to you. And let's have a Tea Break dressing up in a Kimono in my house. You can enjoy green tea with Japanese sweets. From now on, I will give special consideration to safety, and I will try to learn and enjoy Japanese life by using my traditional Japanese house. Knowing the culture of Japanese life is very important in aiming for a world that protects others. This summer I got a lot of kimono from my husband's friend. I would love to give it to my guests. Please come if you want. My blog site. https://rentalkimono-koti.jimdofree.com Other things to note Please give me your gender, height, weight, and age (if you don't mind) for preparation of Kimono after the reservation. Please put make up in advance. Please bring your camera to take photos.

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Feeling Samurai Soul -samurai experience in Tokyo-
Welcome to No.1 samurai experience in Tokyo! First you'll change the clothes into "kimono" and "hakama" is samurai style. Introducing with tea ceremony Matcha green tea and Wagashi sweets Next we'll watch a real Japanese katana—a traditional sword used by the samurai of ancient and feudal Japan. Then you'll learn how to handle it with unsharpened katana. We'll also do a traditional Zen meditation. It's called "Rituzen". After doing meditation, you will be calm mind and you can cut one bundle of straw with real sword. Through using with real katana yourself, you can feel one part of swordsmanship as samurai. Lastly, you'll watch a performance using real katana by host. This experience has no flashy production, but you can feel the "real". You can enjoy not only training but also total samurai culture with this time. More than over 50country, 2000 people joined in a year. From families, couples to martial artists, various people touched and enjoyed the “real” samurai world! If you bring a camera, you can taking some pictures of samurai pauses which learning in this experience! This experience is also great for team building up to about 15 people. Please contact me if you have any questions on team building activities. I can make a plan for your needs. Also we have more venue at Fujino.
Hit the town with a sake sommelier
We'll visit a liquor store in downtown Tokyo and will take part in the tradition of "Kaku-uchi" - sampling different types of sake at a liquor store while casually chatting and enjoying the lively local atmosphere. You won't get lost, as I'll provide you with the essential knowledge to increase your enjoyment. This experience is for you to enjoy "sake & culture" tasting. Other things to note Bringing a bottle of water is recommended.
Colorful sushi and Tea ceremony
Recently the value of Japanese food has been reconsidered. Japanese food is very healthy and beautiful. In my class, you should learn them easy and delicious . You can learn how to make three types pretty sushi in my class. It is not traditional sushi craftsmen teaching, but it is much in originality. You‘ll enjoy the seasonal feeling from those sushi. Your making sushi is the only one in the world. Also I can prepare vegetarians option. Because these sushi can change the ingredients into vegetables . After make them , let's eat together. I will serve delicious miso soup . After the meal is over, I’ll put Kimono on you. you can choose what you like from several kimono. Then lets enjoy tea ceremony together. Please enjoy the taste of Japanese confectionery and powder green tea. My favorite word is一期一会(Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity) I want to treasure every meeting and encounter I have. All the charges are included food staffs,kimono,tea. This class is held in a private resident. Only February, March Special limited DOLL FESTIVAL held. You can see seasonal doll. If you want a lot of activities that you can wear kimono and enjoy the tea ceremony as well as beautiful Japanese sushi, this is a great experience. About three and a half hours you will be immersed in the Japanese atmosphere. Other things to note Please let me know in advance if you have any allergies or anything you can not eat.I will prepare alternatives. If you are a vegetarian I can offer you a vegetarian option. If your child is under 12 years old and does not wear a KIMONO , Price is half. please give me message on booking which kids.
Shibuya Stray Cat
Visit a few iconic staples of Shibuya's nightlife scene. We'll start at "Vive La Vie" which is a hidden restaurant/bar, ran by a former photographer Michiko who turned chef started it 15 years ago. Then move on to the watering holes of drunks' alley ( called "Nonbei-Yokocho" ), an area with more than 30 bars to toast with local drunks. If we still are full on, we could hit a bar "Point 66", which is owned by Mr. Maezono a.k.a Mar-chan who has created a legendary "328" in Nishi-Azabu, very first club in Tokyo in 1979, or "Bubbles" which is a hideaway in Shibuya's secret district Maruyama-cho. See how it goes... Other things to note You probably shouldn't be a hangover...
Try Drawing MANGA w/ pro
*You can see the work of our previous guests on Instagram @trydrawingmanga * ------Lesson Flow ------ -Meet me at my co-studio. -I will give you very short guidance. -Select an example from the guidebook. -You set up the original situation you want to draw. I will help you with the production. -If you are familiar with drawing, create your own character or story. -If you are a beginner, try drawing by copying the example. ------How to draw ------ 1. Draw a rough sketch with a pencil with guidelines and a rough sketch. 2. Trace with ink and pen. 3. Finalize with specific tools. Demonstrations and tips will be provided for all steps. ----(^o^) Usually, we will follow the guidebook I have created, but if you have a situation or character you would like to draw, I will arrange it. <Basic Information> Manga we will cover in this class are comics and graphic novels produced in Japan. Traditionally, Manga was drawn on paper with ink and gray screen tones. These days, artists sometimes use digital tools. In my class, you will experience the traditional way of drawing. Other notes -If you have a preferred date and time, please feel free to let me know. -Please let me get an idea of your favorite characters and genres from the huge selection of Japanese manga. E.g.) Damon Slayer, Ghibli, etc.

All activities near Shinjuku City

Sushi-making Experience
There are various kinds of sushi, but we will make 5 kinds thi time (Nigiri sushi, Tamagyaki-sushi, winding winding, manual winding, fine winding). Generally there are two kinds of hand grips (kotegaeshi/tategaeshi). I will make sushi by this method. Becuase my shop is a shop that last 100 years, I have inherited the technology you will experienced it. Let's grab it in a sushi craftmanship. And let's make goals that sushi can be made even if yo return home! Let me eat lunch together because I also hold a sushi for you. And if there is something you want to know abot sushi, I will gladly answer. Other things to note There's nothing special to prepare. Please come with casual clothes.
Food & Drinks Bar Tour- Discover Unique Tokyo Nightlife
Tokyo has so much to offer and one of the many incredible things you can do is to immerse in Tokyo's nightlife! During our barhopping tour, we will visit three to four restaurants, bars and clubs in total. If you want to continue with your night, we know a lot of places we can recommend to you. You will get a free shot at every spot! Most places that we visit will have delicious food options, so make sure to come hungry and thirsty :) Tokyo has a fascinating nightlife scene that you should experience first-hand! Get ready to spend the evening chatting, meeting new people & discovering hidden bars and spots in Tokyo!
Dive into the world of Tokyo's Underground Culture Car
Embark on a night trip to the heart of Japanese culture and explore Tokyo with a great Japanese athlete. Have a unique experience, away from the typical sights! Cross the Rainbow Bridge and its breathtaking view, cross the 10-mile bend of the legendary coastline, the winding Tokyois ring road, and meet the "Roulettezoku", these car and speed enthusiasts who travel tirelessly crisscross the roads of the Japanese capital. Finally, take out your camera and enjoy the biggest car gathering in Japan, Daikoku PA. Skyline GTR R34, Supra MK4, Lamborghini Aventador SVJ, and more... Fast and furious, drift culture and Japanese sports cars as if you were there!
Tsukiji (Old) vs Toyosu (New) S.S Tour
We'll start at the new Toyosu—the world's largest fish market. We'll then go to the outer area known as the Tsukiji old market and Tsukiji Uogashi, a new building with fish-selling areas, including a background area that is off-limits to ordinary tourists. We'll drop in for fish while experiencing the authentic and dynamic atmosphere of a wholesale market. After taking some shopping time at the outer area, we'll purchase a variety of fish and head to Asakusa. We'll visit the popular Buddhist Sensō-ji temple before we go to my shop to prepare Kaisekistyle lunch--Traditional Japanese Cuisine--, Kaisen Donburi—sashimi rice bowls—with fresh seafood and more. After our meal, we'll have some surprise treats. Please note that the markets are lively and changing each day. Please arrive on time and be aware that the experience can run over time. Other things to note Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. The new market is so huge it will seem like we are viewing a factory. We'll go to the Tsukiji old market after that and enjoy comparing the two marketplaces.
Personal Photographer & Guide in Tokyo
★Ongoing Promos★ -Bookings for May 2022 are currently 10 USD off! Promo lasts till end of Feb 2022. -Bookings for Cherry Blossoms are now available, message me for details! I will show you guys the visuals of Shibuya, the views you can get of the Crossing from above. Off the beaten paths spots and major tourist spots you shouldn't miss. After that we will move to Shinjuku via the JR Yamanote Line (12 minute train ride) and show you the gritty side of Tokyo, showing you the tiniest of alleys and the main night-life spot. The tour/photoshoot is going to be around 2-3 hours. I will be providing you with 25-40 high resolution photos, post processed and ready to share to your friends and family. ★Disclaimer: The experience is not a private session unless you book for one!★
Party with Iamciti Tokyo's Nightlife Host
FOR 1 TO 10 PEOPLE(SOLO TRAVELERS WELCOME : before you book our experience please message us first, because you may be the only booking so we can accommodate you. *To start the experience each day, the minimum size of the group has to be at least 3 people* 1 is fine if no other bookings we will accommodate your experience. First, we will all meet up at the first bar (we'll send you exact location and time in the direct message) We will visit 3-4 places and spend about 30 mins - 1 hour at each location. We will explore 2 main areas where people here in Tokyo like to party! (Japanese & Foreign Locals) Subject to Change depending on group decision if need be. 1. Bar - first mission start the first bar! I t will it really be a bar or restaurant type setting so we can mingle a bit and get to know eachother. 2. Pregame Club/Bar - A quick stop at a busy club/bar to pregame and meet some people in my network, SUBJECT TO CHANGE DEPENDING ON GROUP DECISION ""! 3. Nightclub - What kind of music do you like? Hiphop / Latin/ EDM / House? I like all types of music, so I know where to go. I will take you to a dope spot I got you! DRESS CODE : Men : NO shorts, sandals or flipflops Female : NO sandals or flipflops (sandals with straps around ankles is fine) ** BRING YOUR PASSPORT or ID CARD**
Tokyo Kimono Guide Tour / Photo Session
IS@tokyokimonoguidetour I will take pictures of you taken by my DSLR camera and give you all of them at the end of the tour by Airdrop or Dropbox. Let’s brag about yourself in SNS! ◆Day Schedule about 4 hours◆ 1) Meet at Nezu station (C14 / Chiyoda Line Tokyo Metro) 2) Welcome to my house! It takes about 30 seconds from the station to my home. Greeting and choose a kimono from my collection. I will help you to choose and get you dressed in. 2) After wearing kimonos, I take you to the Nezu shrine first to have a photo shooting! The Nezu shrine is one of Japan's oldest shrines, and certainly one of its most attractive. Nezu Shrine is set in lush greenery, with ponds of carp, pathways that are tunnels of small shrine arches, and elegant, beautifully colored, wooden structures that reflect Japanese culture in all its age and beauty. 3) After the photo shooting, I will take you on a local tour associated with the season. Ex. Yanaka Ginza shopping street, Nezu shrine, Ueno Park by bus, summer festivals our neighbors, Please enjoy four seasons in Japan! 4) End of the tour and we will help you to take of your kimono! ■Other things to note■ ・Your reservation will be canceled if you are late more than 30 minutes. Because it causes trouble the other guests. ・Kimono are available on a first come, first severed basis.
Enjoy Japanese authentic kimono and life
Let's dress up in a genuine KIMONO feeling Japan's traditional dignity. You can choose from plentiful color variations and sizies of Kimono, even big size (Women 150-180cm; Men 160-190cm). Summer time, I will prepare Kyoto brand yukata.But if you want to wear real kimono,you can try it inside the room.(outside is really hot) After dressing up, we will go to nearby Shibamata Taisyakuten Temple(known as the location of Japanese movie films.)It is a simple, local,quiet temple with wonderful garden and Buddhist sculptures carved throughout. Here on weekdays it is really calm and we can enjoy amazing art to our hearts content and take a lot of pictures of you wearing a kimono with the back of the temple garden. The Shibamata approach road is lined with shops selling delicious foods and souvenirs and people offers friendly and warm voices to you. And let's have a Tea Break dressing up in a Kimono in my house. You can enjoy green tea with Japanese sweets. From now on, I will give special consideration to safety, and I will try to learn and enjoy Japanese life by using my traditional Japanese house. Knowing the culture of Japanese life is very important in aiming for a world that protects others. This summer I got a lot of kimono from my husband's friend. I would love to give it to my guests. Please come if you want. My blog site. https://rentalkimono-koti.jimdofree.com Other things to note Please give me your gender, height, weight, and age (if you don't mind) for preparation of Kimono after the reservation. Please put make up in advance. Please bring your camera to take photos.
Feeling Samurai Soul -samurai experience in Tokyo-
Welcome to No.1 samurai experience in Tokyo! First you'll change the clothes into "kimono" and "hakama" is samurai style. Introducing with tea ceremony Matcha green tea and Wagashi sweets Next we'll watch a real Japanese katana—a traditional sword used by the samurai of ancient and feudal Japan. Then you'll learn how to handle it with unsharpened katana. We'll also do a traditional Zen meditation. It's called "Rituzen". After doing meditation, you will be calm mind and you can cut one bundle of straw with real sword. Through using with real katana yourself, you can feel one part of swordsmanship as samurai. Lastly, you'll watch a performance using real katana by host. This experience has no flashy production, but you can feel the "real". You can enjoy not only training but also total samurai culture with this time. More than over 50country, 2000 people joined in a year. From families, couples to martial artists, various people touched and enjoyed the “real” samurai world! If you bring a camera, you can taking some pictures of samurai pauses which learning in this experience! This experience is also great for team building up to about 15 people. Please contact me if you have any questions on team building activities. I can make a plan for your needs. Also we have more venue at Fujino.
Colorful Wagashi making and Matcha
It’s a combination activity of Wagashi (Japanese confectionary) Making and Chado (Tea ceremony) experience. *Participation age from 15 years old. Let's make Japanese sweets in my kitchen. I first show you the instruction video and you will try coloring Nerikiri i(very sensitive but interesting ingredients which is transformative and colorful), putting them in a shape of the season. You will make 2 Wagashi. When we are done, let's go to Chashitsu (tea room). There I prepare a cup of Matcha for you one by one with traditional utensils of “Chado – Tea ceremony”. You can relax and have a Matcha(tea) & your sweets together. Through this experience I would like you to feel Japanese sweets are very close to you, as you can make it with everyday cook utensils.  Other things to note *It takes around 2h. I'll be less or more than 2h depend on number of participants. *If you have too long nails, enjoying creating Wagashi would be difficult.
Akihabara Anime Hipster Tour :)
I will take you on a personalized visit to Akihabara—the Tokyo district known as the anime capital of Japan! I know the super hip, out-of-the-way places in Akihabara ;)!!! This will be super fun and exciting with me, a Japanese voice-over actress. There is so much to see that it can be overwhelming, but because you have me, this will be a carefree experience for you. First, I will treat you to coffee to get started, then we'll go for a quick bite at a traditional Japanese food stand. Then we'll visit some cosplay shops, and you will be able to get pictures taken with me along the way. Do not forget, I am an anime geek and actress, so this will be an entertaining experience. You will not be disappointed. Other things to note Akihabara is centrally located. Some of the best shops do not accept credit cards, so it's a good idea to bring some cash. Depending on the weather, you may need to bring a rain jacket and umbrella :)
English Stand up Comedy by Japanese Comedian
We’ll begin with a 30-minute meet-up! After hanging out with new friends, you can enjoy watching a 60-minute comedy show about Japan. (Title "My Japanese Perspective") I’m a Japanese stand-up comedian and I’ll introduce you to Japanese history, religion, culture, sex, and the recommended sightseeing spots in a funny way. After this comedy show, you’ll be able to understand "why Japanese people are like this." At the end of the show, you can mingle with the other guests and we'll all hang out together while I tell you more about Japan. <Place> ★Tuesday, Thursday, Second and Forth Sunday Place: Asakusa Smile Bar 1-16-1 Azumabashi, Sumidaku Tokyo!!! ★First and Third Sunday Place: Little Japan 5 minutes from Asakusabashi Station west exit 3-10-8 Asakusabashi, Taito-ku, Tokyo ★Second Friday Place: Infinity Books & Event Space 1F Komagata Bashi Heights Bldg1-2-4 Sumida, Tokyo 130-0001 5minutes from HonjoAzumbashi Station. 8minutes from Asakusa Station
Izakaya Food Tour in Shinjuku
We will explore the greater part of Shinjuku, the busiest area in Tokyo to show you popular spots as well as hidden gems. We'll have a couple of bites during the city walk. We'll then head to two izakaya restaurants that are popular among the locals. Places we visit range from modern to traditional, and if you are looking to try just ramen and sushi, this might not be the right one for you. Throughout the evening, we’ll taste different Japanese foods and drinks, learn about our pub food culture and history, and spend time with other foodies. Also, we offer an optional sake tasting session where we will try 5+ different craft & seasonal sake at our own sake bar in Shinjuku before the tour at 3:30pm (optional). Other things to note We will walk a lot! Wear comfortable shoes and come hungry. Let me know if you have food restrictions beforehand. Also, the maximum number of guest is 10, including people from other platforms.
Personal Tokyo Photoshoot - Day & Night
Website: https://crdnbll.wixsite.com/home Also, I've just created a Instagram for this experience pictures only: @iscpng Unless you are a natural-born model, a selfie pro or a telepathic being, getting photographed may be hard and sometimes uncomfortable. Add this to being in a different country, having the urge to explore but also the need to get pictures to make your amazing memories last. So, I'm here to help you having a great experience and keep your instagram-model-self memories safe (at least in the digital aspect)! TOUR/ SHOOTING So firstly, before the shooting, we share our expectations about it. I wanna know what you like in photographies, how you'd like the tour to be conducted. After, we start the tour. We can also take a break halfway for outfit changes. PICTURES At the end, I will send you at least 40 HD pictures per person. All the pictures are edited and will be available for download. We can also discuss about the kind of editing you like. I hope you we can have a nice experience! :D Disclaimer: this is only a private session if you choose the private option when booking. The standard option is for a group session, so we might have other people in the tour. Other things to note We are probably gonna walk a lot, so, please, bring comfortable shoes! ✨ I also like to say that I’m the “official bag carrier”, but the lightest the bags, the better :)
Hit the town with a sake sommelier
We'll visit a liquor store in downtown Tokyo and will take part in the tradition of "Kaku-uchi" - sampling different types of sake at a liquor store while casually chatting and enjoying the lively local atmosphere. You won't get lost, as I'll provide you with the essential knowledge to increase your enjoyment. This experience is for you to enjoy "sake & culture" tasting. Other things to note Bringing a bottle of water is recommended.
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