Why Cooking Sun started a travel agent?

Since Cooking Sun started in April 2014, we’ve met so many travellers from all over the world. Fortunately for us, customers enjoy cooking class and some people even send us photos and messages after they return home. We know that they enjoy cooking, but much more than that, we know what they enjoy the most is the time they spend together with friendly local people. Cooking class is a tool to make it happen and eating what they just cooked serves as a flavour. Simply put, they are delighted by unexpected learning and encounter.

At the same time, however, we noticed that many people struggle to experience things in detail, sometimes because of language barrier, and sometime because of lack of information. As a result, people end up spending too much time in transfer from one destination to another, spending too much money for accommodations and activities that are priced up for tourists, and sometimes even eating at McDonalds and Starbucks as opposed to their will. We think that we can get rid of complexity and make ‘unexpected learning and encounter’ happen beyond our cooking studio all over Japan, while their time and money being spent more efficiently.