How to Set a Price for the Experience You Host
Since each experience is uniquely planned and carried out by a host, you can decide or change how much it costs. As a first step of pricing, you may check how much other hosts are charging for similar experiences and narrow down the price range.
The Minimum Price Requirement
The minimum price required by our system is 50 yen per adult.
The Maximum Price Allowed
The maximum price allowed by our system is 100,000 yen per adult.
Many hosts use different price levels depending on the guest's age.
For example, some hosts charge the same price for adults and youth (middle-or-high-school-aged teens) and set a lower price for elementary-school-aged children, about 1,000 yen lower than the adult price.
Sample Pricing for In-Person Experiences
- Adult/Youth (13-19 years): 3,000-5,000 yen
- School-Aged Child (7-12 years): 2,000-3,000 yen
- Preschooler (3-6 years): 1,000-2,000 yen
- Adult/Youth (13-19 years): 2,500-5,000 yen
- School-Aged Child (7-12 years): 1,000-3,000 yen
City Walking Tour:
- Adult/Youth (13-19 years): 1,500-3,500 yen
- School-Aged Child (7-12 years): 500-2,500 yen
- Casual: 500-1,000 yen
- Advanced: 1,500-4,000 yen
- Adult: 3,000-5,000 yen
Pricing Tiers by Age
It is required to charge adult guests to participate in an experience, however, you may allow younger guests to participate for free.
When you set a price for younger guests as "0 yen", the price tiers will undisplayed to guests on the listing page. So please state in the description that the experience is free of charge for specific age groups.
If you allow youth or younger guests to participate in the experience for free, write a message on the listing page such as:
"Guests who are 19 years or younger can participate in this experience for free! Please let me know how many of you are coming to the experience in advance."
Aini's Age Tiers for Pricing
We define age tiers for pricing as below:
- Adult: 20 years and up
- High School(Youth): 13-19 years
- Primary School(School-Aged Child): 7-12 years
- Age 3-6(Preschooler): 3-6 years
- Toddler: 0-2 years
When hosting experiences that involve eating food, such as BBQs after nature or agricultural activities, many hosts set different prices for adults and younger guests considering the amount of food they may consume.
What to Include in the Prices
Once you publish an experience listing page, the below message will automatically be displayed under the "Price" section.
- The price is per-guest and for participating in the experience.
- In addition to the price, a service fee will be applied at checkout.
- All experiences are supported by our protection program.
- You can view the total amount to pay on the reservation page.
Please set your prices considering the above information. Also, if there are any services or items that are covered by the price, please ensure to include them to the above list. You may write such information under the section "What You Can Experience*" on the listing page too:
When hosting a pottery workshop, you may write, "The price includes materials and shipping costs."
*As of 5/27/2020, sections that are titled as "A Message to Guests" and "What's Included in the Price" are combined and titled as "What You Can Experience"
How to Add a Message to the Section "What You Can Experience"
To learn how to add messages to the section titled "What You Can Experience", please read the articles below:
You can also charge for extra expenses such as material fees (e.g., craft workshop, cooking class, etc.) by adding "Optional Services".
Please see below for more details: "For Host: Adding Optional Services for Fees"