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Small Group Gourmet Food Tours in Japan

Journey to the East’s Food Tours of Japan are a wonderful way to see Japan. Japanese food, washoku, is a UNESCO-recognised Intangible Cultural Heritage. It has deep and complex traditions and is regionally based.
That is why Journey to the East Food Tours of Japan are staged at different regions like Kyushu, Honshu and Hokkaido. One of our goals is to showcase the depth and width of Japanese food culture from excellent street food through to Michelin-starred restaurants.
Our tours are not just “eatathons”. You will learn the care and pride of generations old producers of Japanese ingredients such as soy sauce, green tea and vegetables. Other food-related cultures such as ceramics, knives, lacquerware are introduced in these culinary tours as well.

Next Departure 5th Jun, 2023
Next Departure 7th Nov, 2022
Next Departure 18th Oct, 2022
Next Departure 26th Mar, 2023

What's happening

Japan Food Tours 2022 & 2023

We have released four seasonally and regionally based Food Tours of Japan in the 2022 and 2023 seasons.
Of note, the inaugural Food Tour of Hokkaido was originally scheduled for June 2020 and has been rescheduled 5 times! It will certainly be worthy of a big celebration when it finally happens. We have four more spots left on this tour. Be quick and join the party! The tour will be accompanied by Journey to the East directors Col Beardmore and Yuki Takano.

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