Japan Real Food Adventure

Ignite your senses on a captivating culinary journey that’s hotter than wasabi! From the glittering skyscrapers of Tokyo to the lush alps of Takayama – slurp on soba and sake as you devour your way through the contrasting flavours and faces of Japan. Venture beyond the bright lights of Shinjuku and uncover the hidden hot spots and secret izakaya as you experience the effortless fusion of past meets future on an adventure that takes you from the traditional monastic cuisine of Koya-san, to the tantalising takoyaki stalls that line the vibrant streets of Osaka. Master the art of sushi-making in an intimate cooking class, savour the flavour of sizzling yakitori skewers in Tokyo's backstreet alleys and experience the hospitality of the Japanese people during a traditional ryokan stay, then speed past towns and villages on a shinkansen, spot geisha in the Gion district of Kyoto and indulge in a fresh off the boat, sumo sized sushi breakfast. From temples to tempura, shrines to sashimi – embark on a gastronomical tour that has all the ingredients to ensure endless mouth-watering moments and an unforgettable feast of flavours that will leave a lasting taste for years to come.

Holiday Highlights

  • Explore a country where food is taken seriously, from the station tonkatsu restaurant to the highest end sushi, Japanese people take pride in the cooking and presentation, and any bad meal is incredibly rare!
  • Travel by shinkansen to the Japanese Alps and taste succulent wagyu beef in the 17th-century Edo period town of Takayama – the definition of a melt-in-your-mouth moment.
  • Snack on awesome and adventurous street food in the unofficial culinary capital of Osaka and master the skill behind making the famous takoyaki (octopus and pickled ginger in batter).
  • Discover the traditions, culture and history behind tea in Kyoto during a private ceremony with a long-time practitioner of this art.
  • Venture into mountainous Koya-san and spend the night in temple lodgings, discover shojin ryori – vegetarian Buddhist food - a tradition with over 800 years of history.
  • Snacking on awesome and adventurous street food in the unofficial culinary capital of Osaka
  • Snacking on awesome and adventurous street food in the unofficial culinary capital of Osaka
  • Sample Shingo Buddhist delicacies in Koya-san
  • Sip sake in Takayama brewery
  • Perfect making octopus balls in Osaka

Holiday Provided By

Organised by the GoHop Adventure Team

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