Japan is famous the world over for its gastronomic and cultural delights. This itinerary combines unique cookery classes, including a lesson from an expert soba chef and a sushi making master-class. Alongside this, plenty of time will be spent experiencing Japanese cuisine including a visit to Tsukiji, the world’s largest fish market.
The journey begins by exploring the unique city of Tokyo where you will get the opportunity to experience the rich culinary history as well as the world class museums and art galleries. Visit Ueno’s Ameyoko-cho – a bustling market filled with shops and stalls selling fresh fish, spices and local snacks.
Take a train journey through the Japanese Alps, one of the most scenic train journeys in Japan. Visit Nijo Castle, which is famous for its Momoyama architecture and stunning gardens. There will also be an opportunity to visit the beautiful Golden Pavilion. In Kyoto visit one of the city’s most famous temples as well as the mile-long Nishiki covered food market.
Whilst in Osaka discover the city’s extensive food culture. There will also be the opportunity to visit Dotonbori, the main restaurant destination, where you can sample everything from ‘fugu’ puffer fish to ‘tacoyaki’ – an Osakan street-food favourite.