ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Become a Ramen Expert

Shibuya City, JapanPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Frank

75 mins, Hosted in English
Join online
Meet your host live on Zoom.
Up to 10 people
Private groups available for up to 30.

What you'll do

You'll finish this experience as an EXPERT on Japan's most popular soul food, RAMEN! This experience is great for groups, including for team-building!

How many ramen shops are in Tokyo? When exactly was ramen invented? At the Ramen "Rookie" level, you'll get to know this and more, as we go over all the basics.

From here, we'll crank it up a notch - a Ramen "Conversational" level of difficulty. We'll dive deeper - taking a virtual ramen tour at one of Tokyo's most famous ramen shops. While there, we'll discuss how to best enjoy ramen - like a true local. This will include how AND what to order via the ticket machine (when there's no English), as well as ramen do's and don'ts.

We'll also get to see how the ramen is prepared, behind the scenes and in their kitchen!

As part of the last level of difficulty, Ramen "Expert", I'll give some pro tips on how to make an easy soy sauce seasoning, or just upgrade your instant ramen at home. Lastly, we'll watch a mouthwatering video with 19 amazing Tokyo ramen shops (including in popular Shibuya). You can bookmark these for your next Tokyo trip!

At the end, an interactive Q & A session will allow for any lingering ramen questions.

Please reach out if you don't see a convenient date and time in the calendar. I'll create a new one for you!

Other things to note
- Please note that the cost is per person (not per screen)
You'll finish this experience as an EXPERT on Japan's most popular soul food, RAMEN! This experience is great for groups, including for team-building!

How many ramen shops are in Tokyo? When exactly was ramen invented? At the Ramen "Rookie" level, you'll get to know this and more, as we go over all the basics.

From here, we'll crank it up a notch - a Ramen "Conversational" level of difficulty. We'll dive deeper - taking a…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book, you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book for a private group
    Frank can host private groups of any size, up to 30 guests. Private group rates start at $124.

Meet your host, Frank

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 129 Reviews
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I was born in Tokyo and raised on RAMEN. To me, ramen is the ultimate soul food and I've eaten thousands of bowls of it.

I operate 5amRamen.com, a blog centered on ramen.

I look forward to sharing ramen experiences with you!
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Sun, 1 Aug
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7:00 pm - 8:15 pm (EDT)
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Mon, 2 Aug
$18 per person
9:00 am - 10:15 am (EDT)
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Tue, 3 Aug
$18 per person
9:00 am - 10:15 am (EDT)
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Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 129 reviews.

Iris
July 2021
We are a group of 20 who chose this as our team activity. Frank was engaging and learned about Ramen a lot! Enjoyed the activity and we craved for Ramen after. Thanks Frank for being our lovely host.
Matt & Lisa
July 2021
My son and I are both ramen fiends and Frank’s tour of the intricacies and flavors of Tokyo’s ramen kitchens was fascinating, engaging and appetite provoking. As an experience it was fun and full of facts and Frank’s passion for ramen is palpable and his insights into Japanese culture are precious but also straightforward and accessible. This is a great way to get a taste of Tokyo whilst getting there is still impossible and Frank is a thoughtful and friendly guide.
My son and I are both ramen fiends and Frank’s tour of the intricacies and flavors of Tokyo’s ramen kitchens was fascinating, engaging and appetite provoking. As an experience it w…
Meredith
July 2021
My 11 year-old son joined the ramen experience and loved it. He has been inspired to make ramen from scratch for the whole family! Frank was evidently able to adapt his presentation to interest and enthuse young and old ;)
Annie
June 2021
This was fantastic! Frank was personable and had some really fun ice breaker games. It was really cool seeing Japan! Definitely make sure you have some Raman at home or plans to order because you will be craving!
Christy
June 2021
Frank was such a wonderful host! The session was educational, fun, hunger inducing but also oddly relaxing! Highly recommend but make sure you start on a full stomach or have some food planned for right after!
Tatiana
June 2021
Frank is an incredible host and my team loved becoming Ramen experts! He is a great story teller and kept us engaged while presenting and sharing tips and tricks. We're ready to book a trip to Japan and experience the magic in person. Thanks so much Frank!
Frank is an incredible host and my team loved becoming Ramen experts! He is a great story teller and kept us engaged while presenting and sharing tips and tricks. We're ready to bo…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.