Eat and experience real Japan
Nagomi Visit If you want to experience something “real” in Japan rather than just going after famous tourist spots, nothing is more precious than getting to know the locals and seeing their everyday life. Nagomi Visit offers you the unique opportunity to be invited by a Japanese host for dinner and taste Japan’s everyday dining table while having a blast with your new Japanese friends (reservations required)!
Life in plastic, it’s Fun-tastic!
SAMPLE FAN FUN FAN Make your own original food sample of your favorite Japanese food — be it ramen, tempura, curry rice, parfaits or tarts — and bring it home as a unique souvenir. Don’t eat it by mistake (reservations required)!
■Hours: 9am–5pm (closed Wednesday and Thursday)
■Regions with hosts available: Throughout the whole country (Hokkaido, Tohoku,
■Address: Kami Ikebukuro 4-25-12, Toshima
Kanto, Chubu, Kansai, Chugoku, Shikoku, Kyushu ■Booking procedures: Book 1
■Access: 5-min. walk from Kita-Ikebukuro Station (Tobu Tojo Line)
week beforehand online. ■URL: http://www.nagomivisit.com/
■URL: http://www.yamato-sample.com/ (in Japanese)
If you are fascinated by Japanese pottery or are just looking for a unique souvenir, the pottery studio in Omotesando, ‘Saideigama’, offers many classes in English. This pottery studio is of the Oribe style characterized by deep shades of green and abstract designs. This is named after Furata Oribe, a warlord and celebrated Japanese tea ceremony master (reservations required).
■Hours: 10am–9pm (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays), 10am–6pm (Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays) ■Address: Meijijingumae 4-6-2 1F, Shibuya ■Access: 3-min walk from Omotesando Station (Ginza/Hanzomon/Chiyoda Line)