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Real Food Adventure - Japan

Real Food Adventure - Japan

Pack your chopsticks and celebrate thousands of years of food artistry by diving into one of the world’s most elegant, eclectic and harmonious cuisines. Spend your time spent seeing the sights and scouting out prized eating and drinking spots. Watch yakitori sizzling in front of you in Shinjuku's Memory Lane, eat fresh-off-the-boat sashimi at the incredible Tsukiji Fish Market and learn to make soba noodles in a hands-on cooking class. Glimpse a geisha drifting through the alleyways of Gion while in Kyoto and experience a charming obanzai dinner of Kyoto-style home-cooked dishes. Stay in a traditional ryokan in Takayama and eat vegetarian shojin ryori (monastic fare) with monks in Koyasan. If you're looking for a trip that tantalises the tastebuds as well as sates a sense of adventure, this Japan Real Food Adventure ticks all the boxes.

Holiday Highlights

  • Food is taken seriously in Japan. From the station tonkatsu restaurant to the highest end sushi, Japanese people take pride in the cooking and presentation, and any bad meal is incredibly rare
  • Tasting the succulent Hida beef in Takayama is the definition of a melt-in-your-mouth moment
  • Exploring the unexpected underground foodie treasure trove that is a depachika (department store food court)
  • Staying alongside the brothers of a monastery in Koya-san and discovering shojin ryori – vegetarian buddhist food that seeks enlightenment through perfection in cooking
  • Experiencing the simple pleasures of obanzai ryori – the traditional home cuisine of Kyoto – in a cooking class
  • Snacking on awesome and adventurous street food in the unofficial culinary capital of Osaka
  • Snacking on awesome and adventurous street food in the unofficial culinary capital of Osaka
  • Sample Shingo Buddhist delicacies in Koya-san
  • Sip sake in Takayama brewery
  • Perfect making octopus balls in Osaka
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Cultural
Max Group Size12Duration12 days
ThemesFood
CategorySilverThe classic small group tour, with some included activities and staying at reasonably priced accommodation.

Holiday Provided By

Organised by Orla

Orla Tooher, Senior Travel Consultant

Total From €3,830
Nights  11

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