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What you need to bring
- English (Beginner)
- 한국어 (Beginner)
- 日本語 (Intermediate)
As a culinary specialist and as a nutritionist I cook at home and host “Tukurukoto wo Tanoshimu” (Having fun making) class dressmaking and kimono-making. I’ve gone to many places as well as a “cook who makes business trips”. While being a home tutor for high schoolers for 11 years, I also went to Korea to study their food. After that, I started work at a kitchen at a hospital attached to Tokyo Medical and Dental University that makes over 600 meals a day. After leaving that post, I have done jobs such as catering, Japanese cooking lessons for foreigners in Japan, and work as a private cook.
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Keiko San met me at Ikebukuro station with a beautiful handmade board, and then took me to Swallowtail. It was absolutely lovely. Very elegant, attentive but unobtrusive service: just perfect. When the afternoon tea came in, for a moment, I felt I was back in London! Must do for next time! Thanks, Keiko San!
Amazing time (again)
This is the second time going to the butler cafe with Keikeo-san. She is such a great host! After the first experience we became good friends. She translated everything the butler was saying about the food and tea and offered some advice on which food to get. We laughed quite a bit at how much fun being treated like a princess was and some of the rules they have at the Swallowtail (i.e. Being escorted to the ladies room by your butler while he carries your purse). Afterwards we visited the gift shop which prompted me to drag my husband back so I could buy some of the tea blend I drank that afternoon as well as a commemorative picture of my butler. Any future trip to Japan will always include a stop at the Swallowtail with Keiko-san and anyone who wants to be treated like a princess(or prince) for 80 minutes should make it a point to go!
This was totally my favorite experience in Japan,and Keiko was super nice and she met me at the station closet to me and we traveled together to Cafe(which is more like a restaurant that a cafe actually).What can I say It was a great experience not to mention how great the food was.It's a total great experience for any girl to have,you are totally treated for a lady the whole time you're there.I totally plan on going back on my next trip to Japan.
I booked this experience for my wife. She could not stop talking about what an amazing time she had. Keiko met us at the apartment we were staying at exactly at the time we discussed. She was so open and friendly. She walked my wife to the cafe and after getting there quite early decided to show her around the areas very cool stores and the cafe's gift shop. Her time in the Butler Cafe was(of course) exactly what she was hoping for but truly, Keiko is the reason she had so much fun. Talking to her was so easy and very enjoyable. She was so gracious during the butler experience and even after, she walked my wife to the train to meet me and offered to show her around the station and help her if she wanted to do any shopping in some of the stores. She even offered any assistance we may need during the rest of our stay in Tokyo! I would not hesitate to book this experience(or any other) with Keiko again!