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Japan Food Tours & Vacations

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A Japan food tour is an immersion into the divine, with cuisine that offers an authentic sensory experience. With some of the world's most revered restaurants and culinary experiences, gastronomy in Japan can range from the traditional to the avant-garde, demonstrate a connection to customs or reveal a devotion to discovering new combinations while using local ingredients. Speak with a Japan travel specialist to design the ideal vacation itinerary to explore it all.

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Flavors of Japan: 10-Day Private Culinary Tour

10 Day Custom Tour

From $3,995

Master chefs, local kitchens, and wild ingredients will scratch the surface of remarkable cuisine during your 10-day culinary tour of Japan. The secrets of Japanese cuisine will emerge as you travel between marketplaces and sake breweries to discover the origins of heritage and preserved tradition. You will sample celebrated dishes and participate in intricate tea ceremonies. From Tokyo to Osaka, you will uncover Japan as a dynamic global gastronomic destination.

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Japan Tour - Chopsticks Scooping Noodles from Bowl of Miso Ramen

Ramen Tour of Japan: Celebrating 60 Years of Instant Goodness

11 Day Custom Tour

From $5,979

Your 11-day culinary tour of Japan immerses you in the flavors of ramen and the gastronomic delights of the nation’s four classic broths. Follow the timeline of the cuisine from its origins to its newfound international popularity and delight in the mouthwatering bursts of umami in every bit. As you explore Japan, you will relish in essential regional tastes, the beauty of the scenery, and the majesty of preserved custom.

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Whiskey library at Yamazaki Distillery in Japan

Spirits of Japan Tour

13 Day Custom Tour

From $6,989

The spirit of Japan will welcome you as you sample marvelous flavor in the pursuit of perfection during your exclusive 13-day Japan culinary tour. Indulge in a celebration of smooth single malt whiskey and coveted three Michelin-starred restaurants serving mouthwatering sushi. Discover a passion for creation, a dedication to artisanship, and a mastery of skill for an unparalleled gastronomic experience sampling spirits, sushi, and Japanese culture.

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Private tour of the Imperial Palace’s blossoming East Garden

Japan Discovery Tour: Culture, Traditions, and Food

11 Day Custom Tour

From $4,395

Your 11-day Japan culture tour will introduce you to the traditions, cuisine, and heritage of the island nation with specialist guides knowledgeable about the treasures often overlooked by visitors. Your journey will take you from a traditional sake brewery to a temple tour guide by a monk, a timeless river sunset cruise to celebrated Michelin-starred restaurants. Witness blossoming gardens, learn customary flavors, and delight in the abundant majesty of Japan.

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