Trip reference number: CJZF

Trip Operator: Intrepid

Japan Real Food Adventure

From: £3825.00

Ignite your tastebuds on a culinary journey through Japan’s most delicious hotspots. To the glittering skyscrapers of Tokyo and the lush alps of Takayama, slurp on soba and sample some sake as you work your way through the contrasting flavours of the land of the rising sun. This 12-day epicurean adventure takes you from the traditional monastic cuisine of Koya-san to the tantalising takoyaki stalls that line Osaka’s vibrant streets. Master the art of sushi making in an intimate cooking class, savour the flavour of sizzling yakitori in Tokyo's hidden backstreet izakaya, spot geisha with your local leader in Kyoto’s Gion district and eat all of the freshest seafood and sumo-sized feasts you can handle. From temples to tempura, shrines to sashimi – embark on a tour that has all the best Japanese ingredients. Highlights/r/n
  • It’s true – Japanese people take incredible pride in their cuisine. Explore a country where food is taken seriously, all the way from the station tonkatsu restaurant to a high-end sushi establishment.
  • Travel by Shinkansen to the Japanese Alps and taste succulent wagyu beef in the 17th-century Edo period town of Takayama – the definition of a melt-in-your-mouth moment.
  • Snack on awesome and adventurous street food in the unofficial culinary capital of Osaka and master the skill behind making the famous takoyaki (octopus and pickled ginger in batter).
  • Discover the traditions, culture and history behind tea in Kyoto during a private ceremony with a long-time practitioner of this art with your small group.
  • Venture into mountainous Koya-san, spending the night in a monastery and discovering shojin ryori – a traditional vegetarian Buddhist meal with over 800 years of history.


Departure Date Return Date Availability Price
04/10/2020 15/10/2020 10 £4015.00
11/10/2020 22/10/2020 4 £4360.00
25/10/2020 05/11/2020 10 £4015.00
01/11/2020 12/11/2020 11 £4015.00
14/03/2021 25/03/2021 12 £3825.00
28/03/2021 08/04/2021 11 £3825.00
04/04/2021 15/04/2021 12 £3825.00
25/04/2021 06/05/2021 10 £3825.00
02/05/2021 13/05/2021 12 £3825.00
16/05/2021 27/05/2021 12 £3825.00
06/06/2021 17/06/2021 9 £3825.00
05/09/2021 16/09/2021 12 £3825.00
19/09/2021 30/09/2021 10 £3825.00
03/10/2021 14/10/2021 12 £3825.00
31/10/2021 11/11/2021 12 £3825.00
14/11/2021 25/11/2021 12 £3825.00
26/12/2021 06/01/2022 12 £3825.00

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