Yes, but before sending a request we highly recommend you contact the Nagomi Visit Team directly to figure out how best to go about finding a host.
The maximum number of people per host has so far been 10 but is very rare. Most hosts are only able to welcome 2 to 4, and maybe 5 people in their homes.
So if you are looking for a host who can welcome around more than 5 people we recommend contacting the Nagomi Visit Team directly.
Nevertheless, flexibility will be important meaning being open to hosts living around an hour from the city center in the suburbs or countryside since they usually have the larger dining rooms and have enough space for more people.
Also, we will recommend looking for hosts in cities such as Tokyo or Osaka where there is a larger population of hosts. Areas such as Kyoto which is a smaller city might be tough for big groups so make sure to include Osaka when sending a request in Kyoto.
Also, depending on the season such as springtime cherry blossom season where Nagomi Visits are in high demand, we highly recommend trying to find hosts in more than one area.
All that said, depending on how big your group is, splitting the group into groups of 2-4 might make it easier for you to find hosts.
It also enhances the experience when the groups are small and do not outnumber the hosts so everyone will be able to fully enjoy communicating with each other.
If you decide to split the groups, send individual requests for each of the groups and wait for hosts to respond.
Once the groups are matched, we highly recommend picking a leader for each group who will be in charge of communicating with the host before the visit. Each group should also have their own emergency contact information such as a messaging app account, or phone number.
If you are unsure of how best to proceed and need any assistance, feel free to contact the Nagomi Visit team.