Hello! I’m YUMI!
I’ve lived in Asakusa for 17 years and a mother of two teenagers

When I was a university student, I visited various countries as a backpacker. The scenes I saw there, delicious foods and, above all, the people who warmly welcome me… These experiences and encounters are my roots and treasures.

In the summer of 2017, I went to Taiwan as a backpacker for the first time in 23 years. I was looking forward to going to the nice restaurant I had visited before and seeing the owner of the bar who I had played with…. As the town has developed, I found that the town no longer has any vestige of the old days. But I was warmly welcomed by the town.

This trip triggered me to start this activity, for I have a sense of discomfort with the fact that I can’t reproduce any cuisine even though I traveled around the world and ate delicious foods there many times. For people who love Japan and come to Japan repeatedly, I would like to make a place that they can come back to! The place where accept them with “Welcome back!” no matter how many years pass by! Furthermore, I would like to make an opportunity that people can taste “Japan” when they are back home.

I offer travelers in ASAKUSA this activity as an event and a place to return, and to have a special local experience and communication. As long as I have breath, I remain in ASAKUSA. No matter how old I get, I’ll welcome you with “Welcome back!”

I speak...
English, 日本語
Things I love
I love surfing♪

My Photos

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Activities I Offer

Offering: Make Riceball 'Onigiri' With Local Mom
By Yumi
4,500 JPY / person
Duration: 1.5 hours
Tokyo & around
Offering: Make savory pancakes 'Okonomiyaki' with a local Mom
By Yumi
4,500 JPY / person
Duration: 1.5 hours
Tokyo & around
Offering: FUN!! 'TAKOYAKI' party with a Local Mom!
By Yumi
5,000 JPY / person
Duration: 2 hours
Tokyo & around

1 Review (100% positive, 1/1)


Yumi's class was such great fun! Yumi is very kind and thoughtful. I'm a vegitarian and she adjusted the ingredients to fit my needs. While cooking she explained everything about the meal and about the Japanese home cooking, which made it that much more interesting. I've learned so much and will use my new skills back at home.

Thank you!

3 months ago.