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.
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.
Japan

Food Adventures in Japan

Small Group Holiday

12

CA$

days from

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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 / Theme

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

Adventure Coordinators Insider Tip:

When I visited Japan I made sure to search out the little back alleys where some of the best local eateries can be found.

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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