Ramen Tour of Japan: Celebrating 60 Years of Instant Goodness

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Total Trip:

11 Days

Countries Visited:


Places Visited:

Tokyo, Kyoto, Fukuoka, Sapporo, Hakodate

Departure Dates:

Dates are flexible and customizable for private departures.
To commemorate the 60th anniversary of the invention of instant ramen in 1958 by Momofuku Ando, discover its origins by experiencing the authentic flavors and the time honored tradition of making it from scratch. As ramen has been a staple of Japanese cuisine since World War II, generations have come to savor its rich flavors, delectable toppings, and soul warming comfort in a single bowl.  And for many, a single bowl of ramen can be considered a delicacy amid the fast pace city life, or


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Day 1

Tokyo – Arrive in Tokyo and Relax with the Remaining Day at Leisure

Tokyo is a city with a seemingly infinite skyline, and neon lights cause the streetscape to glow with ethereal, colorful light. Sleek facades soar into the air to contrast with the simple wooden décor as they represent the traditional building techniques alongside the ultra-modern world.  The pace of the city with the friendly antique ambiance brings many simple, tantalizing restaurants. Chefs utilize fresh, seasonal ingredients whether working with renowned sushi or legendary noodles crafted with intimate attention to detail honed through generates of experience down over time.

Your private transfer greets you at Narita International Airport upon your arrival and will escort you to your luxurious accommodations in the heart of Tokyo. The remaining day is at your leisure to get acquainted with the culture of the city and the distinct ambiance generated by the bright lights, towering high-rises, and vibrant fashion. The broadcasting and observation tower of Tokyo Skytree is a remarkable feat of architectural engineering reaching 2,080 feet above the surrounding streets. The structure acts as the centerpiece of a larger commercial development in the Kanto region and changes colors in the evening shifting from white and blue to purple against the black sky.

You can travel up to the observation floors for a different perspective on the city and take in the spectacular panorama at 1,480 feet above the Tokyo streets. An app on your smartphone designed by Skytree helps guide you along the Tembo Deck providing a sense of direction, as well as information on the famous architectural sites of Tokyo visible from the viewing platform with visibility reaching up to 44 miles away on a clear day.

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Day 2

Tokyo – Relish Historic Tokyo, the Asakusa District and a Ramen Tour

Day 3

Tokyo – Enjoy a Soba Cooking Class and Instant-Noodle Museum Visit

Day 4

Kyoto – Travel to Kyoto for a Guided Tour and Local Ramen Meal

Day 5

Kyoto – Discover History in Kyoto and Flavor in a Ramen Cooking Class

Day 6

Fukuoka – Transfer to Fukuoka for a Relaxing Day at your Chosen Pace

Day 7

Fukuoka – Explore the Beauty and History before a Food Stall Tour

Day 8

Sapporo – Fly to Sapporo and Unwind with the Remaining Free Day

Day 9

Sapporo – Visit Antique Sapporo, Noodle Street, and the Beer Museum

Day 10

Hakodate – Experience Mount Hakodate and Local Shio Ramen

Day 11

Hakodate – Return to Tokyo and Depart for Home
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