Japan Real Food Adventure

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  • COVID-19protected
  • CO2 neutral
  • Food tour
  • Local culture
  • Museum and gallery visits
  • Countryside and village visits
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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 12 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 15+ years old
  • max group size 12
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  • Starts Tokyo, Japan
  • Ends Kyoto, Japan
Tour with Flexible Booking Policy
  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
  • Choose a different tour Select a new tour run by the same tour operator within 30 days of departure.
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • 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 highend sushi establishment.
  • Travel by Shinkansen to the Japanese Alps and taste succulent wagyu beef in the 17thcentury Edo period town of Takayama – the definition of a meltinyourmouth 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 longtime practitioner of this art with your small group.
Starting in Tokyo and ending in Kyoto, the "Japan Real Food Adventure" trip is a guided food trip that takes 12 days. You will travel through Mount Koya, Tokyo, Kanazawa and 3 other destinations in Japan. "Japan Real Food Adventure" is a small group trip which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

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.
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Based on 111 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • From USA
  • On Mar 02 2019
4 - Very Good
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“This trip took us to see parts of Thailand less frequented by tourists. It was well organized, offered good food and a good mix of activities and private time. Our guide Damrong Thepkong, was very professional and kept everything moving”
  • Adel
  • From USA
  • On Dec 24 2018
4 - Very Good
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“Very Good”
  • Anonymous
  • From Britain
  • On Dec 03 2019
5 - Excellent
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“Excellent”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Tokyo
  • Day 2: Tokyo
  • Day 3: Takayama
  • Day 4: Takayama
  • Day 5: Kanazawa
  • Day 6: Osaka
  • Day 7: Osaka
  • Day 8: Koya-san
  • Day 9: Kyoto
  • Day 10: Kyoto
  • Day 11: Kyoto
  • Day 12: Kyoto
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Hotel (8 nights), Ryokan (2 nights), Monastery (1 night)
Meals
  • 11 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 5 Dinners
Transport
  • Bus , Train , Bullet train
Guide
  • An expert tour leader
Included Activities
  • Welcome Dinner at a local restaurant
  • Tokyo - Asakusa guided walk & Sensoji Temple
  • Tokyo - Tsukiji Outer Market & Sushi Tasting
  • Tokyo - Art of Sushi-making class
  • Takayama - Hida Folk Village
  • Hida-Furukawa - Sake Brewery visit
  • Takayama - Morning Market visit
  • Kanazawa - Orientation Walk
  • Kanazawa - Kenroku-en Garden
  • Kanazawa – Chaya gai district walking tour (Day 5 or Day 6)
  • Kanazawa - Omicho Market
  • Osaka - Dotombori Tour
  • Osaka – Tour of Kuromon Market and Doguyasuji Arcade
  • Osaka – Depachika visit
  • Osaka – Noodle or takoyaki experience
  • Koya-san - Okuno-in Mausoleum walk
  • Kyoto - Gion District walk
  • Kyoto - Nishiki Market walk
  • Kyoto - Orientation Walk
  • Kyoto - Obanzai cooking class
  • Kyoto - Kyoto-style Final Night Dinner
  • Kyoto - Private Tea Ceremony experience
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Tokyo and from Kyoto are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Japan Real Food Adventure tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Japan Real Food Adventure tour. You can cancel the tour up to 30 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 29 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 06 January 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 06 January 2022, a deposit of 400 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 29 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Japan Real Food Adventure tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Japan Real Food Adventure tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Is this trip right for you:
  • This trip aims to give you an exciting, diverse and well-rounded experience of a country’s cuisine. While we endeavour to cater for specific dietary requirements, some meals and food activities are set in advance and may be difficult to adjust. In many countries, dietary restrictions are not common or well understood. If you have dietary requirements, please advise your agent at time of booking to receive information on how this may impact on your ability to take part in included activities and meals. Come with an open mind and open mouth, and you won’t be disappointed.
  • This itinerary is a great overview of Japan, however there is a lot to take in – especially in Tokyo and Kyoto. If you wish to spend more time exploring these cities, beyond what is included in your itinerary, we recommend extending your stay at the start and/or finish of your trip. We are confident you won't run out of things to see or do!
  • Please be aware that the wholesale fish market, previously located at Tsukiji, moved to a new location in Toyosu in late 2018. However, as part of this tour, we continue to visit the old, atmospheric Tsukiji Outer Market, which still functions as a fresh fish and produce market for the public, but we do not visit the new wholesale market.
  • In some destinations you may be staying in a ryokan, which is a Japanese-style inn. It’s a great taste of tradition, however not everyone finds futon mattresses on the tatami mat floor, tiny bathrooms and proximity to other guests as comfortable as more western-style hotels and beds. Read more about ryokans in the ‘Accommodation’ section of the Essential Trip Information.
  • A good degree of fitness is recommended for this trip as there is a lot of walking involved (up to 10 kilometres each day), particularly around Kyoto which is best seen on foot. Bring comfortable walking shoes and be prepared to spend most of the day on your feet.
  • We recommend packing light and smart for this trip as you'll be required to carry your own luggage between train stations and to hotels, which can include going up and down multiple flights of stairs in crowded areas. There’s an optional luggage transfer offered on this trip so if you’d like to take up this option, bring a small backpack or overnight bag for one night.
COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • Hygiene and safety guidelines will be followed to ensure your well being is looked after during travels.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated. Children aged 17 years and under must present either a negative COVID-19 test, proof of recovery or proof of full vaccination. Any customer who is unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons can apply for an exemption. Customers must provide a medical certificate from a medical professional. These new safety measures apply on all trips, except for tours in Australia, New Zealand and the Cook Islands.
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