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Nagomi Visit . com Any experience?

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Nagomi Visit . com Any experience?

I like the idea of an immersion experience with a local. Its $35 and I believe the entire process take 3 hours but you get to dine at their house as if you're part of their family. There's an option of either a lunch or dinner prepared. I'm going for the dinner option. They seem like a legitimate business. I'm staying in Shibuya and the nearest host is in Shinjuku. Its not guaranteed but the company will try their best to accommodate. They suggest weekends to better my odds but I only can fit it in on either a Tuesday or Wednesday.

Any experience with this company?

thank you

8BR
Norway
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1. Re: Nagomi Visit . com Any experience?

We have an excellent experience with Nagomi Visit. You can read more about it here if you like:

…blogspot.no/2014/12/nagomi-visit.html

Thank you.

8BR
Norway
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2. Re: Nagomi Visit . com Any experience?

My family and I have a great experience with Nagomi Visit this December, and are happy to recommend them. If you like to read more, please check out:

…blogspot.no/2014/12/nagomi-visit.html

Have fun:)

Thank you.

Edited: 10 January 2015, 11:33
Cardiff, United...
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3. Re: Nagomi Visit . com Any experience?

I have heard a lot of good things about this organisation. We run a concept in Denmark, Dine With The Danes (visit their Facebook Page), and there is one in Holland as well, Dine With The Dutch, plus Dine With Locals in South Africa.

San Francisco...
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4. Re: Nagomi Visit . com Any experience?

great blog posting! You have a lovely family. I'm definitely going to book nagomi visit. I just hope they can accommodate my request for weekday dinner in Shinjuku.

Sydney, Australia
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5. Re: Nagomi Visit . com Any experience?

Our 2 Nagomi visits were the highlights of our visit to Japan. It was an amazing opportunity to meet and get to know two Japanese wonderful Japanese families. We would definitely do it again next time we go to Japan.

Kuala Lumpur...
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Highly recommended. Just been to three visits last December and early January in Nagoya, Nagasaki and Tokyo. I have been to Japan many times but this is my first time with Nagomi Visit and I don't regret it at all~! Don't afraid to go somewhere far if you have time (and confident with your navigation ability ;) ) because the host will meet you at the station. Just try to be on time~ :) Have fun~!

Sydney, Australia
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Our first visit was to the suburbs of Tokyo. Our host sent us very detailed instructions on which train to catch, where to change trains etc. It was very straightforward. We must have looked way out of place because a lady came up to us when we were waiting on the platform at the station where we had to change trains and asked us if we were lost, she was only happy to go on her way once we showed her the station we were going to and she knew we were heading in the right direction. She nearly missed her own train making sure we were ok! Japanese people are so helpful and caring!

Edited: 12 January 2015, 02:28
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8. Re: Nagomi Visit . com Any experience?

Just a bit of a heads up on how the host finding process works.

You submit your preferred dates and where you would like to go, all hosts are within one hour by public transport from the place you choose.

You tell them something about yourself and other guests, like rough ages, how many people, where you are from, what your interests are etc.

Potential hosts read the available bookings and submit their details if they are interested in meeting up with you. You then get a list of potential hosts, with their details, ages, family situations, interests etc. You then choose which host (if there is more than one) who suits you and you will be put in touch with them.

In Tokyo we could choose from, I think, about half a dozen hosts. They came from all kinds of backgrounds, some families, some couples, some single people, friends etc. It was awful trying to choose, we felt so bad for the other hosts who had put themselves forward but we could only choose one.

Edited: 12 January 2015, 03:09
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9. Re: Nagomi Visit . com Any experience?

@3littlepigsgotroppo Thank you for the detailed review and process. I submitted a request and hoping to hear from the company. Did you bring the host a gift?

Sydney, Australia
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10. Re: Nagomi Visit . com Any experience?

We did take gifts. Both our visits were to families, we took a small koala toy and an Australian book for the children and a bottle of Australian wine and some famous Australian treats for the adults. They really don't expect a gift but it was really appreciated.

One of our visits was the first time the family had participated in the program, glad they told us that afterwards rather than before! Both families were absolutely delightful and spoke good to fluent English. It was a great way to discover the little everyday living things that we never would have found out about otherwise. Both families gave us the opportunity to visit the supermarket with them and told us about the different things they could buy that we have never seen before.

You won't go wrong, its a great opportunity!

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