12 Day Sample Itinerary

Gourmet Japan

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Experience the cultural and culinary delights Japan has to offer. This tour will teach you the necessary skills to prepare some of Japan's most popular dishes and allows you to taste them in traditional surroundings. Along the way you will visit cultural capitals and travel through breathtaking landscapes.

Our Experts Recommend:
  • Famous temples, shrines and World Heritage Sites.
  • Cooking classes.
  • Stay in Japanese-style ryokan.

Sample Itinerary Summary

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Duration
12 days
Destination Breakdown
Options
Private basis, Self-Guided
Included
  • Accommodation as stated or similar with daily breakfast
  • Meals as stated
  • English-speaking guide where mentioned in each city
  • Sightseeing fees and permits during guided days
  • IC card preloaded with ¥2500 for public transport
  • 14 Day JR Rail Pass
Not included
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal expenses (drinks, laundry etc)
  • Services, meals and drinks not mentioned itinerary
  • Travel Insurance
  • Luggage transfer (if needed)
  • Tokyo

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Guided city tour
    • Visit Meiji Shrine and Sensoji Temple
    • Eat in a local Izakaya
  • Hakone

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Gateway to Mount Fuji National Park
    • Hakone Free Pass included
    • Stay in a Ryokan
  • Takayama

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Stunning scenery
    • Picturesque traditional old town
  • Kanazawa

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Explore Kenrokuen Garden
    • Enjoy a Geisha performance
    • Walk through the samurai district
  • Kyoto

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Visit Kiyomizu Temple
    • Take part in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony
    • Enjoy a private cooking class
  • Osaka

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Explore Osaka castle
    • Visit the Umeda Sky Buidling
    • Walk along the streets of Dotonbori