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Dining Experiences

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Maid Cafe Maidreamin in Tokyo,Osaka and Nagoya

Whether you’re interested in anime, manga, and video games, or you just want to experience a fun and somewhat eccentric part of Japanese culture—a maid cafe is the perfect option. This entertainment cafe is often described as a “dream land” where waitresses dress up in maid costumes that are reminiscent of popular anime characters. Booking entry to Maidreamin Maid Cafe in advance allows you to secure a time convenient for your schedule so that spaces don’t run out.
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  • 1 hour
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  • 1 hour
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Cultural Tours

Kiyosu Samurai Walking Tour and Kirin Brewery Visit from Nagoya

Leave Nagoya to visit the samurai city of Kiyosu, then finish the day on a high note with beers at the Kirin brewery. The former home of the feared samurai warrior Oda Nobunaga, Kiyosu is a city steeped in history with castles, shrines, and landmarks aplenty. Visit the Hiyoshi Shrine, then continue to Kiyosu Castle where you'll have chance to dress up in samurai armor, meet an armor maker, and more. Before your return to Nagoya, you'll tour the Kirin beer factory, sampling three glasses of beer as you explore.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours

Walking Tours

Private Morning Yanagibashi Fish Market and Sushi Tour in Nagoya

This is the ultimate fish and sushi experience. Get access to Yanagibashi fish market in Nagoya, where you’ll see fish and seafood being prepared and sold. You won’t have to worry about navigating, as you’ll have a guide with you to lead the way, translate, teach you about sushi, and answer questions. Choose from two tour options—either have a sushi breakfast or enjoy a cooking class.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes

Beer & Brewery Tours

Guided tour to Japanese Brewery "Kirin Beer" in Nagoya (3hours)

Book a spot on this beer factory tour and sample the popular brews that are loved around Japan but made in Nagoya. With a guide, you'll explore a brewery and follow the beer-making process on a journey from grain to golden thirst-quencher. The experience includes up to three complimentary beers and the tour is packed with fun facts about drinking culture in Japan. When you book online, you can choose to visit either the Kirin or Asahi beer factory, depending on the beer you like best.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours

Literary, Art & Music Tours

Private Manga Drawing Class in Nagoya

Learn how to draw manga, the Japanese cartoon-style sketches, during a workshop in Nagoya. With a private guide at your side to translate, you'll meet the manga school manager and learn how to use G-pens, screen tone, and other tools to create your very own manga drawing. If time permits at the end of the class, there may be chance for a short tour of the culture-rich Osu shopping arcade, which is nearby.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours

Cultural Tours

Kimono Photo Shoot Experience in Nagoya

When visiting Japan, try wearing kimono yourself for excellent photo opportunities during your stay in Nagoya. Experienced staff will help you choose from over 100 styles and dress in your favorite print. This is an excellent chance for friends, family, or couples to get photos that will capture the memory of your trip to Japan for a lifetime.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes

Cultural Tours

Shodo Experience in Nagoya

Make your Nagoya visit into a work of art thanks to this 1.5-hour ‘Shodo’ calligraphy class. Get a step-by-step introduction to this Japanese writing style, practicing the proper posture for your ‘fude’ (brush) and marking your page with ‘bokujyu’ (black ink) to form words like ‘love,’ ‘friend,’ and ‘samurai.’ You’ll leave class with a one-of-a-kind calligraphy souvenir created during your lesson.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes

Cooking Classes

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Kazarimaki Sushi Lessons

For those who love food, there is no other travel experience like cooking and eating with a local. Learn to make kazarimaki, decorative sushi rolls, with your instructor in their home. Share conversation while you enjoy learning to shape beautiful sushi rolls. Make popular characters, animals, flowers and more as you immerse yourself in Japanese cuisine and culture.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours

Dining Experiences

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Japanese Tea Ceremony and Home Cooked Meal with a Japanese Local in Nagoya

Enjoy a private and authentic home cooked meal and Japanese tea ceremony with your host Yukie. This is a wonderful opportunity for anyone looking to connect with local culture over food. Yukie learned her cooking from her mother as child and perfected her skills when she lived abroad for one year. Her passionate for Japanese cuisine and culture, led her to study cooking as a university student and she even learned the traditional Japanese tea ceremony from her mother for 5 years. Yukie loves to travel and try local food, and wants to share a Japanese home cooked meal with travelers coming to Japan.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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Cooking Classes

Sushi-making Experience and Lunch in Nagoya

Learn the art of sushi making in Nagoya during this cooking class at a school dedicated to the Japanese craft. Prepare the neta (the toppings or fish) and miso soup for lunch. The lesson includes instructions on how to make maki sushi (rolled sushi) and nigiri sushi (fish served over rice). Afterward, enjoy your creations.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours

Cultural Tours

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A Full Day in Nagoya with a Local: Private & Personalized

With a whole day to explore Nagoya, you can get up to so much! Flit between centuries as you stroll through the city with one of our friendly hosts, discovering its famous attractions and hidden gems. Visit the iconic Atsuta Shrine or seek out the ninja demonstrations at Nagoya Castle (we are ninja obsessed). You could also explore the retail district Ōsu where century-old shops are wedged between high-end boutiques and beautiful temples. Nagoya is a city of ancient history and modern innovation and you'll experience the best of both worlds.Within 24 hours after booking you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You will also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Literary, Art & Music Tours

Traditional Japanese Drum Experience in Nagoya

Learn the time-honored art of Wadaiko during this hands-on workshop in Japanese drumming, which dates back 250 years. Listen to fascinating background on the history of Kagura, or sacred music in Japan, and learn how drumming has animated Japanese cultural life, from shrines to festivals. Jam along with live flute performances while you test out traditional beats on two different kinds of drums. Then, listen to experienced drummers play.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours

Cultural Tours

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Kickstart Your Trip to Nagoya with a Local: Private & Personalized

Nagoya is steeped in ancient history, culture and tradition but is also a modern metropolis of neon lights and a thriving community. With so many things going, you may need a kickstart on this trip. Fear not! With one of our friendly hosts by your side to show you the ropes, you’ll soon find your feet while seeing some of the city's highlights then discover its local spots too. Or you could use the time with your host to get well acquainted with the neighborhood you’re staying in. You'll feel like a local in no time! Within 24 hours after booking you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You will also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Cooking Classes

Sushi Making and Dinner Experience in Nagoya

Practice the Japanese culinary art of sushi-making with ‘taisho’ (professional sushi chef) during this 2.5-hour small-group cooking class and dinner. Enjoy a hands-on lesson from a sushi master as you prepare ‘nigiri,’ (single piece) ‘maki,’ (rolls) and ‘otsukuri’ (sashimi) sushi. You’ll enjoy your handiwork for dinner, accompanied by extra creations made your taisho instructor.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes

Cultural Tours

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A Half Day in Nagoya with a Local: Private & Personalized

Half a day in Nagoya, how lucky are you? It might not seem like enough time but trust us, with one of our friendly hosts from the area by your side you can experience its essence. Take in the iconic sights like the Nagoya Castle and the Sky-Boat Ferris wheel, stroll through the Noritake Garden, see the city's vast skyline from atop the Nagoya TV Tower and (over)indulge in Nagoya's authentic and diverse food scene. Hunger pangs quelled, continue your adventure, exploring museums, shopping up a storm or experiencing the thriving cosplay scene. Within 24 hours after booking you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You will also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Painting Classes

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Cartoon experience course for travelers

It is the only place in Japan where you can experience manga. There are tools for drawing manga in analog and digital, so anyone can freely draw manga. If you draw here too, you will feel like a professional cartoonist. It is fun!
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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Craft Classes

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Workshop on "How to sharpen your kitchen knives"

 As a knife is used, its cutting edge becomes blunt, requiring more effort to cut. In this case, you can restore the cutting edge of the knife by the Japanese kitchen knives are known for their excellent cut, being compared to the sword Katana. sharpening them suitably with the whetstone. Are you interested in learning how to sharpen a knife with the whetstone?We can teach you that technique in English as well, since it is not so common to find places that teach knife sharpening in the English language. You are very welcome to learn the techniques to sharpen knives at the Japanese kitchen knives shop, Miura Knives Shop, located in the city, it is a great experience during your journey in Japan, once it is a unique Japanese technique for life. of Japan.
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  • 45 minutes
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  • 45 minutes
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Cultural Tours

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Eat Like a Local in Nagoya: Private & Personalized

With one of our hosts, an expert foodie, you will eat your way through Nagoya- a city that has its own name for its local food (its "Nagoya meshi" in Japanese FYI). Learn how to eat hitsumabushi (grilled eel on rice) like the locals or munch on a bowl of miso nikomi (udon-style noodles served in miso broth) at an underground mall. Slurp down ramen noodles, nibble snacks at an izakaya or drink sake in historic yokocho (alleyways). Just save space for ramen because Nagoya has developed its own spicier version called "Taiwan ramen." Nom nom nomWithin 24 hours after booking you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You will also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cooking Classes

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Ramen Cooking Class and Traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony in Nagoya

Enjoy a private and authentic cooking class and Japanese tea ceremony with your host Yukie. This is a wonderful opportunity for anyone looking to connect with local culture over food. Yukie learned her cooking from her mother as child and perfected her skills when she lived abroad for one year. Her passionate for Japanese cuisine and culture, led her to study cooking as a university student and she even learned the traditional Japanese tea ceremony from her mother for 5 years. Yukie loves to travel and try local food, and wants to share a Japanese home cooked meal with travelers coming to Japan.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Craft Classes

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Experience Japanese calligraphy & tea ceremony at a traditional house in Nagoya

Do you know that Nagoya was once the center base of Samurai culture? During the Sengoku period in the 16th century when Samurai played an active role, the Owari district including Nagoya is known as the place where the most famous “Sengoku Daimyo”, powerful Japanese feudal lord, were from, such as “Oda Nobunaga”, “Toyotomi Hideyoshi” and “Tokugawa Ieyasu”. Why don’t you experience Japanese culture such as Japanese calligraphy and tea ceremony with English in a Kominka house in the city of Samurai culture “Nagoya”? We will welcome you at a special place where people actually used to live, not sightseeing facilities. Once you step inside, you will see the good old days of Japanese houses such as tatami mats, Shoji (paper walls) and traditional Japanese gardens which are rare today. With this quiet space, you can experience Japanese culture such as Japanese calligraphy and tea ceremony while understanding the history. This would be the special experience for your visit to Japan.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes

Cultural Tours

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Family Day in Nagoya with a Local: Private & Personalized

Move over Disney World, there's a new kid on the block. Okay, maybe not new but definitely underrated when it comes to family-friendly fun. We are talking about Nagoya of course. Follow one of our friendly hosts on an adventure through the city that is guaranteed to thrill young and old alike. Visit the Nagashima Spa Land and its massive amusement park, water park and spa or take in an Orca show at the Nagoya Aquarium. There are so many interactive museums, colorful shopping centers, shrines and palaces to see it is impossible to get bored. Within 24 hours after booking you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You will also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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