Japan Real Food Adventure with Intrepid Travel

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12 day tour from $6,550 per person twin share*

Sales from 30 October 2019 to 30 September 2020

Pack your chopsticks and celebrate thousands of years of food artistry by diving into one of the world’s most elegant, eclectic and harmonious cuisines. Spend your time spent seeing the sights and scouting out prized eating and drinking spots. Watch yakitori sizzling in front of you in a Tokyo backstreet, eat fresh-off-the-boat sashimi and learn to make soba noodles in a hands-on cooking class. Glimpse a geisha drifting through the alleyways of Gion while in Kyoto and experience a charming obanzai dinner of Kyoto-style home-cooked dishes. Stay in a traditional ryokan in Takayama and eat vegetarian shojin ryori (monastic fare) with monks in Koya-san. If you're looking for a trip that tantalises the tastebuds as well as sates a sense of adventure, this Japan Real Food Adventure ticks all the boxes.

Departs: Sundays.

Special offer valid for travel: 15 January - 30 September 2020. Price based on 8 March departure

Itinerary: Tour departs from Tokyo, Takayama, Kanazawa, Osaka, Koya-San & Kyoto


  • 11 breakfasts, 3 lunches & 5 dinners
  • Small group tour (maximum 12 people)
  • Transport by Bus, Train & Bullet Train
  • Hotel (8 nights), Ryokan (2 nights), Monastery (1 night)
  • Included activities Welcome Dinner at a local restaurant Asakusa guided walk & Sensoji Temple, Soba-noodle making class, Tsukiji Outer Market & Sushi Tasting in Tokyo
  • Hida Folk Village and morning market visit in Takayama
  • Sake Brewery visit in Hida-Furukawa
  • Orientation Walk, Wagashi (sweet) making demonstration, Omicho Market in Kanazawa, Street Food Tour in Osaka
  • Okuno-in Mausoleum walk in Koya-san
  • Gion District walk, Nishiki Market walk, Orientation Walk, Obanzai cooking class, Kyoto-style Final Night Dinner and Private Tea Ceremony experience in Kyoto.

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Terms and Conditions: *Terms & conditions apply. Prices are per person based on specific travel dates inclusive of all applicable discounts. Intrepid Tours: Valid for sales until 30 Sep 2020 unless withdrawn or sold out earlier. Based on twin share low season travel and accommodation. Applies to new Intrepid Real Food Adventure small group tour bookings departing between 15 Jan-30 Sep 2020. General Conditions: All pricing is correct as at 16 Dec 2019 and is subject to availability and currency fluctuation and may be amended or withdrawn at any time without notice. Payment & ticketing deadlines apply. Prices are in New Zealand dollars for payment by cash, cheque & eftpos only. We welcome all major credit cards however a credit card processing fee will apply. Travel Agent professional service fees may apply. Whilst every care is taken to accurately present the information & pricing we reserve the right to correct any errors or omissions. Further terms & conditions apply. Contact us for further details.