Journey to the East is happy to announce that the tour date of 2021 Food Tour of Hokkaido, Japan has changed to September. This means, the travellers on this tour can enjoy not only the exclusive food experiences, but also the splendor of autumn colours in Hokkaido.
And, in 2022 JttE directors Yuki Takano and Col Beardmore will be joining the tour. They are very excited to show you the destinations they hand-picked to create their brand-new Food Tour of Japan. The tour is filled with unique activities you cannot experience anywhere else.
Highlights of the Food Tour of Hokkaido, Japan
- Lean traditional Japanese cooking from fishermen’s wives
- Experience famous Hokkaido’s food scene from ramen and street food to Michelin starred restaurants
- Visit a number of production sites of premium produce from wagyu beef, scallop and kombu, dairy products, vegetables and fruits
- Taste test Japan’s famous sake, beer, whiskey and budding wine
- Try staying at a traditional ryokan and enjoy onsen
- Visit popular Sapporo and Hakodate along with some top sightseeing in Hokkaido
- Gain insights of Hokkaido’s indigenous Ainu culture
This tour follows Journey to the East’s famous Small Group Tour format, and the size is limited to just ten people. This format enables a more intimate and nimble approach. It allows for dining experiences in small locally operated restaurants, and many unique cultural experiences that fully immerse you in the Japanese way of life. On this tour, we use a private minibus most of the way to visit out of the way production sites.
Our Hokkaido local guide will ensure you have access to the intimate local knowledge on your trip. Engaging one on one with the local guide will add dimension and heighten your personal experience, making this a unique Japan tour.
Lastly, but most importantly, this tour provides you with not only the high-quality food but also superior standard of accommodation. To make your experiences truly unforgettable. We have included a wide range of accommodation styles, from an authentic premium ryokan to a rustic hidden one, established city hotels to hip modern accommodation and scenic resorts. And all are with relatively large rooms for the Japanese standard and superior comfort.
Of course, this Small Group Tour format naturally means that popular one a year tours like this will book out quite quickly. So for those of you who like to plan ahead, we recommend booking early to ensure your place on your preferred tour.
Generally speaking, because Japanese cuisine plays such a large role in the culture, all our tours include many exceptional meal experiences. In fact, our past guests have often commented that any of our tours could be readily be referred to as a gourmet tour.
If you have any questions regarding any of our Small Group Tours or a private tour, please feel free to contact us via the contact form, or by phoning us on 07 3368 1966 from within Australia, or our international clients can contact us on +61 7 3368 1966.