|Food Lover's Japan
Japan 14 days Tokyo to Kyoto
With centuries of traditions behind it, Japan is nothing less than a treasure trove of exotic cuisine, great food and sweet delights. From
Tokyo to Kyoto, our culinary adventure takes us into the heart of Japan, enjoying a smorgasbord of treats in a variety of settings. Be tempted
by tempura, savour your sushi and tickle your tastebuds as we discover the endless variety of Japanese cuisine.
|Days 1-2 Tokyo
The city that gave us sushi brims with restaurants, making it an excellent starting point
for discovering the diversity of Japanese cuisine. Learn how to make soba noodles
and visit the Tsukiji Fish Market where more than 400 different types of seafood are
Days 3-4 Takayama
Nestled in the mountains, beautiful Takayama has Japanese temples, traditional
crafts, hospitable inns, specialised cuisine and sake breweries. We check out the
town's 600-year-old morning market and feast on some of the local specialties
including san sai, miso, Hida beef and soba noodles.
Days 5-6 Koya-san
Steeped in mysticism and religious history, the temples of Koya-san provide a tranquil
setting for trying out its shojin ryori (vegetarian cuisine) and joining the resident monks
Days 7-8 Osaka
Partake in the local custom of kuidaore (to eat till you drop) and sink your teeth into the
smorgasbord of delights on Dotonbori - the city's main eating thoroughfare. Don't miss
the local treat of takoyaki (octopus balls), while culinarily brave souls might want to try
some fugu pufferfish.
Days 9-10 Hiroshima
Be inspired by the beauty of Itsukushima-jinja before indulging in the city's famed
okonomiyaki (cook-it-as-you-like-it, Japanese-style pancake). Hiroshima is also
renowned for its oysters and momiji manju, a type of stuffed pastry.
Days 11-14 Kyoto
Discover Japan's feudal heritage at Himeji-jo Castle en route to Kyoto, where evocative
shrines, manicured geishas and great food abound. Learn how to prepare traditional
Japanese cuisine, which emphasises freshness, seasonality and elegance.
min 1, max 12
13 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches , 7 Dinners
1. All travellers must arrive with a 14-day Japan
Rail (JR) pass. Please arrange this through your
2. Some accommodation has shared bathroom
Bus, bullet train, express train, cable car, walking
Traditional inns (9 nts), hotels (2 nts), monasteries
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