Japan Real Food Adventure

Japan Real Food Adventure

Japan Real Food Adventure

Japan Real Food Adventure

Japan Real Food Adventure

Japan Real Food Adventure

Japan Real Food Adventure

Japan Real Food Adventure

Japan Real Food Adventure

Japan Real Food Adventure

Japan Real Food Adventure

11 Days
From $5,040
Was $5,040
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Trip Type
Small Group
Activity Level


(10 reviews)

Experience Overview

Take your tastebuds on an 11-day culinary journey through Japan’s most delicious hotspots, relishing the flavours of the land of the rising sun. Uncover the secrets of sushi in Tokyo, pick local produce with an expert in Kanazawa, feast on plant-based monastic cuisine in Koya-san, meet local farmers in Uji and go on a food crawl in Osaka. Take part in cooking classes, cooking demonstrations and market visits, feasting on local delights along the way. From temples to tempura, shrines to sashimi, seafood markets to sake breweries, you’ll join a local leader on a food-focused adventure that has all the best Japanese ingredients.


  • Learn the tricks of the trade when you take part in a hands-on sushi-making class in Tokyo, pick local produce from the market before a cooking class in Kanazawa and make your own okonomiyaki in Osaka.
  • Meet local farmers during a day trip from Kyoto to the Uji region, the home of green tea production. Tour the green tea and matcha farms, enjoy a hot cuppa, then walk the streets of Uji city, stopping on the way to see the Ujiami Shrine.
  • When you’re not busy eating, enjoy iconic experiences like wandering the streets of Tokyo, Kenroku-en garden in Kyoto, the glowing signs of Osaka’s Dotonbori district, learning Buddhist history in Koya-san and walking through Kyoto’s Gion district.
  • Feast on delicious Japanese cuisine, from street food to restaurant favourites – including ekiben, sushi, matcha, takoyaki, okonomiyaki and fresh seafood.
  • Sip on sake, the national drink of Japan, during a visit to a local sake brewery in Kyoto. Learn how sake is made and maybe even pick up a bottle (or two) to take home.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Eden Reforestation Projects. Donations help them provide local employment opportunities and tackle climate change one tree at a time as they restore forests across 10 different countries.

Trip Details

Product CodeProduct Code: 1735

Tour TypeTour Type: Small Group

AccommodationAccommodation: Moderate

TransportTransport: Bus,Train,Bullet train

Guide LanguageGuide Language: English

Supplier CodeSupplier Code: CJZF

StartStarts: Tokyo, Japan

FinishFinishes: Osaka, Japan

DurationDuration: 11 days

DeparturesDepartures: No

Physical RatingPhysical rating: Average


Meals: Breakfasts (10), Lunch (6), Dinner (3)
Accommodation: Hotel (9 nights),Temple (1 night)


Price per person: (Double Occupancy) $5,040 ($458 /day)


Day 1: Tokyo

Included Activities:

  • Tokyo - Welcome dinner


  • Hotel (Number of Nights: 1)

Day 2: Tokyo

Included Activities:

  • Tokyo - Asakusa guided walk & Sensoji Temple
  • Tokyo - Tsukiji Outer Market & Sushi Tasting
  • Tokyo - Art of Sushi-making class


  • Hotel (Number of Nights: 1)

Day 3: Kanazawa

Included Activities:

  • Kanazawa - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Kanazawa – Chaya gai district walking tour


  • Hotel (Number of Nights: 1)

Day 4: Kanazawa

Included Activities:

  • Kanazawa - Kenroku-en Garden
  • Kanazawa - Home cooking class
  • Kanazawa - Omicho market tour


  • Hotel (Number of Nights: 1)

Day 5: Kyoto

Included Activities:

  • Kyoto - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Kyoto - Gion District walk


  • Hotel (Number of Nights: 1)

Day 6: Kyoto

Included Activities:

  • Uji - Green Tea Farm Visit with tea tasting


  • Hotel (Number of Nights: 1)

Day 7: Kyoto

Included Activities:

  • Kyoto - Nishiki Market walk
  • Kyoto - Fushimi Inari Shrine
  • Kyoto - Sake Brewery & tasting


  • Hotel (Number of Nights: 1)

Day 8: Koya-san

Included Activities:

  • Koya-san - Okuno-in Mausoleum


  • Temple (Number of Nights: 1)

Day 9: Osaka

Included Activities:

  • Osaka – Tour of Kuromon Market and Doguyasuji Arcade


  • Hotel (Number of Nights: 1)

Day 10: Osaka

Included Activities:

  • Osaka - Dotonbori Tour
  • Osaka – Depachika visit


  • Hotel (Number of Nights: 1)

Day 11: Osaka

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Tour Operator

Intrepid Travel

Intrepid Travel is a global adventure travel company, dedicated to providing sustainable, experience-rich travel opportunities. They’ve been the leader in ethical, small-group travel since 1989 - taking people around the world for more than 30 years. They’re the world’s largest travel B Corporation - dedicated to being the best travel company for the world. In 2002, they established The Intrepid Foundation so their travellers could make a lasting impact on the communities they had visited. Although Intrepid Travel absorbs all administrative costs of The Intrepid Foundation, they are separate legal entities, allowing The Intrepid Foundation to grow independently. Intrepid Travel is made up of a collection of tour operator brands and 28 destination management companies all united by one vision: To change the way we all see the world.

In Business Since 1989



Andrew   -  Traveled, September 2023

Our food trip was the trip of a lifetime. It was not just about food. Between sampling delicious Japanese cuisine we got to see a lot of local culture, and sampled food in places normally only visited by locals. It really could not have been better. Thank you to Yuko our awesome guide and thanks to Intrepid

Source: Tour operator    Submitted: 10/05/2023


Julie   -  Traveled, September 2023

Had a really great time on Japan Real Food Tour- while not fine dining the food was varied and interesting. We had a wonderful group, up for anything. Hotels were a bit hit and miss and some of the breakfasts were shocking , while others were gorgeous. Our leader was fantastic and she really helped make this tour special.

Source: Tour operator    Submitted: 09/20/2023


Victoria   -  Traveled, May 2023

Small size of the group, carefully chosen itinerary and excellent choice of the leader made this trip very comfortable, interesting and worth every penny.

Source: Tour operator    Submitted: 06/12/2023


Leah   -  Traveled, May 2023

Real food Japan was everything and more than we expected. The tour leader’s knowledge was expanse , everything Japan , trains, buses,bars, restaurants ,amazing desserts ,shopping suggestions , Yuki had all the answers . We found her assistance took the guess work out of ordering whilst teaching us along the way . The cooking classes were A highlight. Our group was fantastic , all like minded people who loved food , fun ,laughs and a couple of beers .

Source: Tour operator    Submitted: 06/09/2023


Margaret   -  Traveled, May 2023

A fabulous window into the food and culture of Japan. Made all the more worthwhile by our guide Yuki. Going home with great memories, new friends and a huge admiration for the Japanese people. Arigato????

Source: Tour operator    Submitted: 06/11/2023


Nelson  -  Traveled, May 2023

But I am sure you wouldn't publish it, as I would not rate this a food tour.

Source: Tour operator   Submitted: 06/16/2023


Baxter   -  Traveled, April 2023

The tour group was great, our leader was friendly and treated us like friends. The places we went to were amazing and the food was great

Source: Tour operator   Submitted: 06/30/2023


Rolf   -  Traveled, April 2023

It is a good overview for people who want to know more about Japans tradition, Culture, Food&beverage. The right tour for beginners, for gastronomy professionals a little bit to por

Source: Tour operator   Submitted: 04/22/2023


Elfriede   -  Traveled, December 2022

Source: Tour operator   Submitted: 01/09/2023


Stanley  -  Traveled, November 2022

Source: Tour operator   Submitted: 11/30/2022

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