Japan Real Food Adventure

07/02/2023 through 12/12/2024
07/02/2023 through 12/15/2024
Intrepid Travel

Japan Real Food Adventure

Take your tastebuds on a 12-day culinary journey through Japan’s most delicious hotspots, relishing the contrasting flavours of the land of the rising sun. Uncover the secrets of sushi in Tokyo, experience the monastic cuisine of Koya-san, explore the tantalising takoyaki stalls that line Osaka’s vibrant streets and take part in a traditional obanzai cooking class in Kyoto. From temples to tempura, shrines to sashimi, seafood markets to sake breweries, join a local leader on a food-focused adventure that has all the best Japanese ingredients.


  • Tokyo – Welcome dinner
  • 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 – Leader-led 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 – Okonomiyaki experience
  • Koya-san – Okuno-in Mausoleum
  • Kyoto – Gion District walk
  • Kyoto – Nishiki Market walk
  • Kyoto – Leader-led orientation walk
  • Kyoto – Obanzai cooking class
  • Kyoto – Private Tea Ceremony experience


  • Take part in a truly unique Obanzai cooking class in Kyoto. This ancient style of multi-course feast focuses on using locally grown seasonal produce and reducing waste.
  • Learn the tricks of the trade when you take part in a hands-on sushi making class in Tokyo and a super tasty okonomiyaki demonstration in Osaka.
  • Get a fresh perspective on Japanese cuisine when you explore the stalls of seafood and produce markets in Tokyo, Takayama, Kanazawa, Osaka and Kyoto.
  • When you’re not busy eating, enjoy iconic experiences like the shinkansen bullet train, Hida folk village, Kenroku-en garden and Kyoto’s Gion district.
  • Sip back and relax when you visit a sake brewery in the alpine town of Hida-Furukawa and learn about the importance of tea during a private ceremony in Kyoto.


Day 1 Tokyo
Day 2 Tokyo
Day 3 Takayama
Day 4 Takayama
Day 5 Kanazawa
Day 6 Osaka
Day 7 Osaka
Day 8 Koya-san
Day 9 Kyoto
Day 10 Kyoto
Day 11 Kyoto
Day 12 Kyoto

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