Japan Real Food Adventure

12 days from $4,597 pp*


Spoil the senses on a culinary tour from Tokyo to Kyoto

Pack your chopsticks and celebrate thousands of years of food artistry by diving into one of the world’s most elegant, eclectic and harmonious cuisines. Spend your time spent seeing the sights and scouting out prized eating and drinking spots. Watch yakitori sizzling in front of you in Shinjuku's Memory Lane, eat fresh-off-the-boat sashimi at the incredible Tsukiji Fish Market and learn to make soba noodles in a hands-on cooking class. Glimpse a geisha drifting through the alleyways of Gion while in Kyoto and experience a charming obanzai dinner of Kyoto-style home-cooked dishes. Stay in a traditional ryokan in Takayama and eat vegetarian shojin ryori (monastic fare) with monks in Koyasan. If you're looking for a trip that tantalises the tastebuds as well as sates a sense of adventure, this Japan Real Food Adventure ticks all the boxes.


  • 11 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Bus, Train, Bullet train
  • Hotel (6 nights), Ryokan (4 nights), Monastery (1 night)
  • Tokyo - Memory Lane Yakitori Dinner
  • Tokyo - Metropolitan Government Building
  • Tokyo - Asakusa Guided Walk
  • Tokyo - Soba-noodle Class
  • Tokyo - Sensoji Temple
  • Tokyo - Seafood Market & Sushi Breakfast
  • Takayama - Sake Brewery Tasting
  • Takayama - Hida Folk Village
  • Kanazawa - Orientation Walk
  • Kanazawa - Wagashi (sweets) cooking demonstration
  • Kanazawa - Omicho Market
  • Osaka - Street Food Tour
  • Kyoto - Gion District walk
  • Kyoto - Obanzai Cooking Class
  • Kyoto - Tea Farm Visit

Why you'll love this trip

  • Food is taken seriously in Japan. From the station tonkatsu restaurant to the highest end sushi, Japanese people take pride in the cooking and presentation, and any bad meal is incredibly rare
  • Tasting the succulent Hida beef in Takayama is the definition of a melt-in-your-mouth moment
  • Exploring the unexpected underground foodie treasure trove that is a depachika (department store food court)
  • Staying alongside the brothers of a monastery in Koya-san and discovering shojin ryori – vegetarian buddhist food that seeks enlightenment through perfection in cooking
  • Experiencing the simple pleasures of obanzai ryori – the traditional home cuisine of Kyoto – in a cooking class
  • Snacking on awesome and adventurous street food in the unofficial culinary capital of Osaka

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*Terms and Conditions: Valid for new bookings only. Valid for travel 2018 to 2019. Prices, offers and inclusions are strictly subject to availability and can change at any time, without notice. Booking, payment and cancellation conditions apply. Contact your travel agent for full details. SUPPLIER: Intrepid