Hi and a warm welcome to this, Kansai Tea and Dining.
(See below for FAQ)
I welcome all members who live in or visit the Kansai area, who love meeting people, enjoying good food (especially new places, rare cuisines, local secrets) and afternoon tea in the best cafes and hotels.
We keep it relaxed, friendly and fun. We also try to keep it reasonable and affordable and give the members the best experience possible, often in a private room or with a customized menu.
Originally, I did this group for afternoon tea only but since I also love food and sharing with you all, I decided to open it out to "tea and dining all over Kansai". I live in Kobe but I am happy to organise events in Osaka, Kyoto and Nara as well.
1. How often do you do events and when?
We try to organise events once/twice each month in Kansai. Typically, we may have 1 tea event and 1 food event each month or more if possible! You are all welcome to both.
2. How much does it cost?
Tea events would typically be a full afternoon tea which means savoury food/sandwiches, scones, cakes and usually 3 teas for around 3000-3500 yen. Dinners are around 3000-5000 yen, we try to keep it below 4000 yen where possible. Typically we negotiate a generous set meal and two free drinks or a "nomihoudai" and a light meal.
3. I can't speak English. Is it OK?
Of course!! We welcome all members but most members are Japanese so of course speaking Japanese is fine. Please come and enjoy, no matter how high or low your English level!
4. Any other questions?
Please email me - your tea and dining host - email@example.com or through meetup.com. I really look forward to meeting you soon!