Food Adventures in Japan

Small Group Holiday

12

CA$

days from

5521

Japan is a study in contrasts between traditional and modern. Large bustling cities like Tokyo are only a short journey from traditional villages. Pop culture exists next to the grace of a geisha, bullet trains next to the spare beauty of a Zen rock garden. There are stays at ryokans (traditional inns); and there is the food, made of the freshest of ingredients. Slurp on soba and sample some sake, eat at a takoyaki in Osaka, try your hand at making sushi, and savour yakitori in Tokyo. This is truly a taste of Japan, the Land of the Rising Sun.

Activity

Country

Food

Japan

Comfort Level

Physical Rating

Basic / Moderate

Moderate

Transportation

Bus, Train, Bullet Train

Accommodation

Hotel (8 nights), Ryokan (2 nights), Monastery (1 night)

Months of Operation

March, April, May, June, September, October, November, December

Itinerary

DAY 1 Tokyo, Welcome Dinner
DAY 2 Tokyo, Guided Walk, Market & Temple, Sushi-making class
DAY 3 To Takayama, Hida Folk Village
DAY 4 Takayama, Market & Sake brewery
DAY 5 To Kanazawa, Walks & Garden
DAY 6 Market, to Osaka, Tour
DAY 7 Osaka, Market & Food Court, takoyaki experience
DAY 8 Koya-san Monastery stay
DAY 9 To Kyoto, Gion District & Market walks
DAY 10 Kyoto, Obanzai cooking class & free time
DAY 11 Kyoto, Tea Ceremony & Farewell dinner
DAY 12 End Kyoto

Inclusions

Transport
Accommodation
11 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners
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

Sample tour.  Itinerary, accommodation, transportation, inclusions and prices are correct at the time of publication but may change without prior notice.  Please inquire.

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