Self Guided Adventure


Gastronomic Adventure

13 Nights: from US$6102 per person (twin share) Trip Code: GADS

This trip will take you on a gastronomic journey across Japan, from Tokyo to the Japanese Alps. Combining the tenets of freshness, variety and appearance, Japanese cooking never fails to delight the senses - and this trip is jam-packed with opportunities to experience it at its best. Read more >

This gastronomic adventure begins in Tokyo before journeying through the Japanese Alps to the cultural capital of Kyoto, with stays at traditional ryokan inns and a Buddhist temple lodging along the way. Needless to say, there will be a mouth-watering array of food opportunities and experiences in every location!

On your first night, you will eat out in a typical izakaya - Japan's idiosyncratic take on pub dining. These lively establishments are the preferred after-work dinner spot for Japan's legions of salarymen, and one of our tour leaders will accompany you for this experience to translate the menu and explain the all-important dining etiquette!

In Osaka, you'll be treated to a mouth-watering evening tour of the city's street food with our resident local guide.

In Kyoto you'll visit a typical Japanese house for a lesson in Japanese home cooking, whilst in Matsumoto you'll try your hand at making the local speciality, soba noodles, before checking out the town's impressive "Black Crow" castle.

A guided tour of Tokyo's world-famous Tsukiji Fish Market, complete with a breakfast of the very freshest sushi, is also included.

Aside from these foodie experiences, there will be plenty of time to explore the many sides of Tokyo, discover the charms of traditional towns in the Japanese Alps, get in touch with your spiritual side at Mount Koya, and wonder at the 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sights in the historic capital of Kyoto.

From sushi to Kobe beef, from ramen to yakitori, from green tea kit-kats to sake - we have every confidence that this will be a gastronomic adventure to savour!

At a glance

What's Included

What's included

  • 13 nights' accommodation (three nights Japanese style)
  • Breakfast every day, four dinners and four lunches
  • Transport between all destinations
  • Airport transfer by private car
  • Manaca transport card with 2,500 yen credit for city transport
  • Provate guided visit to Tsukiji Fish Market tuna auctions including a sushi breakfast
  • Dinner and drinks with a guide at a Tokyo izakaya
  • Soba noodle-making class
  • Kaiseki dinner in Takayama
  • Evening street food tour of Osaka
  • Eight-hour private guide service in Tokyo and Kyoto including lunch and entrance fees
  • Private home cookery class
  • Your personalised InsideJapan Info-Pack

What's NOT included:

  • International flights
  • Local transport (taxis, subways etc) unless otherwise specified
  • Entrance fees unless otherwise specified
  • Baggage handling and luggage forwarding

What, where, when and how...

Gastronomic Adventure - 14 Days - Accommodation

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