A Tale of Gyoza: A Foodie tour of Japan (15 days)

Japanese cuisine is rightfully regarded as one of the best in the world and food is a highlight of any tour in Japan. This 15-day foodie tour of Japan highlights its best food destinations and cultural hotspots in a truly mouth-watering journey. Starting in Tokyo you will discover the hidden gems of the local food scene with a knowledgeable local. Travel by train across the mountains to Takayama where you will stay in a traditional ryokan to experience a kaiseki dinner before visiting a sake distillery to learn the secrets of Japan’s national drink. Continue to Matsumoto to learn how to make the local speciality: buck wheat noodles (soba). Hop back on the train to Kyoto, Japan’s ancient capital, to learn how to make sushi and enjoy tea with a geisha in training. The tour ends in Osaka, Japan’s foodie capital, via an overnight stay in atmospheric Mount Koya.

Tour Highlights

  • Discover the hidden street food scene of both Tokyo and Osaka
  • Enjoy a kaiseki dinner experience in a traditional Ryokan
  • Discover Buddhist shojin ryori cuisine in atmospheric Mount Koya
  • Have tea with a geisha

Suitable For

  • First-timers
  • Foodies

Guide Price

From £5,195 per person based on a shared room for departures in September.

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