【Only Foreign Visitors】International Exchange with Takoyaki and Okonomiyaki

Nagano Prefecture/Wakasato, Nagano City
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You can get to know each other by cooking and eating together at ordinary homes in Nagano City. You can experience the local stories and get a glimpse of ordinary family life. You can experience takoyaki and okonomiyaki together. You can have a good time with my children.
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150 minutes
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Yoko Taniguchi
We have a husband and wife who are in their 40s, a daughter who is in high school, two and three daughters who are in elementary school, and a cat. We are a very cheerful and energetic family. My family loves traveling and eating!
Let's cook takoyaki and okonomiyaki together!

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Not required
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Eligibility
Any
Supported Languages
Japanese

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Cancellation Deadline
17:00, 2 days before (Japanese time)
If you cancel your reservation after the Cancellation Deadline, cancellation fee will be applied. Cancellation rate can be checked here
In case of raining
Will not cancel

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長野駅東口改札口

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