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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Learn Japanese phrases for future trip

Fukui, JapanPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Mamoru

60 mins
Up to 3 people. Private groups available for up to 5
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English, Japanese

What you'll do

The experience will start with introducing ourselves. Let's share our backgrounds to get to know each other.

Then, we will practice several basic greetings that will be useful for tourists while staying in Japan. You can learn these phrases from textbooks but I'll provide some tips you can learn only from a real person, not from books. I also can tell a situation each greeting can be used. Participants practice to pronounce them properly by repeating after me. You will hear how I say and let's practice together! How I conduct the experience will be the same in following sections.

Section 2: Useful phrases while exploring Japan.
Section 3: Some phrases you may hear/use at restaurants/shops.
Section 4: Other useful words.

After these sections, I'll give you some quiz to make sure you remember what you learned with me!

Then, we will have Q and A section. Guests can ask me any questions regarding Japanese language, culture, food, sites and anything you have in your mind! Of course you can ask me questions any time during the experience whenever you want to.

I'll email handouts in advance so that you can see what you will learn. This will be good lesson for beginners/intermediate level but I'll welcome everyone! The main focus for this experience is to connect with people all over the world and get ready for the trip in the future.
The experience will start with introducing ourselves. Let's share our backgrounds to get to know each other.

Then, we will practice several basic greetings that will be useful for tourists while staying in Japan. You can learn these phrases from textbooks but I'll provide some tips you can learn only from a real person, not from books. I also can tell a situation each greeting can be used. Participants practice to pronounce t…

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 a private group
    Mamoru can host private groups of any size, up to 5 guests. Private group rates start at R563.

What to bring

  • Some pens and papers to take notes (if you would like)
  • Something to drink
  • Questions you want to ask
  • Enthusiasm to learn something new
  • Interests in Japanese culture
From R155
/ person
Thu, Mar 4
3:00 AM - 4:00 AM (EST)
R155 per person
R155 per person
Thu, Mar 4
5:00 AM - 6:00 AM (EST)
R155 per person
R155 per person
Thu, Mar 4
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM (EST)
R155 per person
R155 per person

Meet your host, Mamoru

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 8 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I used to live in San Francisco for 12 years and was a preschool teacher/Japanese language teacher. I have more than 6 years of experience to teach Japanese.

Since 2018, I've been offering sushi making experience on airbnb and more than 1000 guests joined it. During the experience, many guests asked me different types of questions about Japanese culture/language especially greetings/phrases that would be useful when they wanted to explore the city by themselves. It is my pleasure to help making their stay in Japan easier and more memorable by teaching those tips because I believe that communicating with locals with their native language will be fun and unforgettable!

This experience will be beneficial to those who are planning to visit Japan in the future and who are interested in learning a different culture.
I used to live in San Francisco for 12 years and was a preschool teacher/Japanese language teacher. I have more than 6 years of experience to teach Japanese.

Since 2018, I've been offering sushi making experience on airbnb and more than 1000 guests joined it. During the experience, many guests asked me different types of questions about Japanese culture/language especially greetings/phrases that would be useful when they wanted to explore the city by themselves. It is my pleasur…
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Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 8 reviews.

Roger
February 2021
Mamoru is personal, articulate and knowledgeable. We highly recommend him for anyone interested in Japan, and we want to work with him again.
Angela
February 2021
Mamoru was fantastic! He put together a workbook for the lesson and emailed it to me. We went through each chapter covering all the basics for language needs when traveling to Japan. He had large cards made with the English pronunciation of the Japanese words. It is perfect for people with no Japanese language experience. I've been studying Japanese for a while now, but this was my first time practicing with someone else who speaks Japanese. He made me feel comfortable and had a great layout. He expanded on things I didn't know yet and was so helpful! He is great at answering questions and has good knowledge of the culture, politeness, recommendations and more. I look forward to repeating more experiences with him to practice getting comfortable speaking the language before my trip. I highly recommend this experience! It is very thoughtfully put together and fun!
Mamoru was fantastic! He put together a workbook for the lesson and emailed it to me. We went through each chapter covering all the basics for language needs when traveling to Japa…
Ao
February 2021
Mamoru is a wonderful teacher! He is very patient and experienced. There were a lot of specific examples during the lesson so even the beginners can understand everything easily. I learned some helpful phrases which I believe I can use in my next trip to Japan. Looking forward to meet Mamoru in person when this special situation is over. Arigato gozaimashita!
Mamoru is a wonderful teacher! He is very patient and experienced. There were a lot of specific examples during the lesson so even the beginners can understand everything easily. I…
Hannah
February 2021
ありがとうございました!This was a fantastic experience. Mamoru is a very patient and kind teacher and explained everything so thoroughly. He really took the time to get to know me and even helped me with my travel plans. I can’t recommend this experience enough!
ありがとうございました!This was a fantastic experience. Mamoru is a very patient and kind teacher and explained everything so thoroughly. He really took the time to get to know me and even he…
Jackell
January 2021
It was a good learning experience. I learned a lot of useful phrases and about pronunciation. I don't have a trip planned to Japan yet but it was fun to start learning now. I would recommend this experience to anyone who wants to be more well rounded and have fun.
It was a good learning experience. I learned a lot of useful phrases and about pronunciation. I don't have a trip planned to Japan yet but it was fun to start learning now. I would…
Sophy
January 2021
We had so much fun learning one on one with Mamoru. The class was perfect in the way we were taught and we were able to ask any question we had about visiting Japan! We have a few great phrases to practice with and I think we even passed the quiz! I highly recommend the experience if you are curious about learning Japanese or would like to visit Japan one day soon. Mamoru is a great teacher! We made our own Japanese breakfast at home beforehand to make it more of an experience. Arigato Gozaimashita!
We had so much fun learning one on one with Mamoru. The class was perfect in the way we were taught and we were able to ask any question we had about visiting Japan! We have a few…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled 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.