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8 Days Culinary Tours in Japan by Artisans of Leisure

  • Tokyo - Kyoto - Hakone

8 Days Culinary Tours in Japan by Artisans of Leisure

  • Tokyo - Kyoto - Hakone

Japanese Food Travel

Cuisine, a highlight of any visit to Japan, is the focus of this tour. In Tokyo and Kyoto, learn how to shop for Japanese ingredients and how to prepare and present typical Japanese dishes and seasonal specialties. Experience a variety of types of cuisine, from authentic Japanese home cooking, to refined kaiseki and Zen vegetarian temple cuisine. Tour local food markets and specialty shops selling Japanese knives, lacquerware, ceramics, tofu, miso, noodles, tea, sweets, sake and more. After Kyoto, enjoy a luxurious night at an exclusive hot springs ryokan in Hakone.

Highlights

  • 2 cooking classes, market visit
  • Restaurant visits, street food trips
  • Japanese, zen vegetarian cuisines
  • Visit Japanese specialty cookery shop
  • Excursions in Tokyo, Kyoto, Hakone
  • 7 nights luxury accommodation
  • 2 days with instruction
  • Japanese, English

Testimonials

  • Review by Traveler from United States

    "With many, many thanks: we had an extraordinary, enlightening, enjoyable, and in the best sense, challenging India and Myanmar trip. We returned well, each in one piece. The planning by Artisans of Leisure continues to provide a model of how one should travel."

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  • Review by Traveler from United States

    "I wanted to let you know how happy we were with the Budapest, Vienna, and Prague trip, and with all of the incredible planning that you and your team did for us. Our hotels were fabulous, and the guides were terrific, all of which contributed to an amazing trip for us both. Thank you again, and I hope to be able to reach out again soon for when we plan our next vacation! "

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  • Review by Traveler from United States

    "Our honeymoon in South Africa and Mauritius was incredible! Thank you for putting together the trip of our dreams. We loved the lodges, the hotels, and the rooms you selected in each place. We were treated like royalty! The activities you planned were amazing and we really enjoyed being with each of the guides. We are telling everyone we know to travel with Artisans of Leisure! Thank you!"

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  • Review by Traveler from United States

    "We had a wonderful time in Ireland and Scotland. As with our previous trip with Artisans of Leisure, everything was done first class. This trip was more complicated with so many people, but it all came out great. You do such an amazing job. It is truly effortless for us once we arrive. Our guides were absolutely fantastic and accommodated us in every way. With our extended family traveling together, there were many different things people wanted to do and somehow the guides made everyone happy! Of special note also was the job you guys do in getting us great hotels and room upgrades. We had a great time and will definitely continue to use you and Artisans of Leisure for our future travel plans. You make things so easy and we can count on a wonderful trip, well planned and expertly executed."

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  • Review by Cynthia V. from United States

    "My husband and I have just returned from a 12-day trip to Turkey. Our journey began with three days in Istanbul, a day trip to the Neolithic site of Gobekli Tepe, then on to Cappadocia to Bodrum, Ephesus, and back to Istanbul. Artisans of Leisure, the very fine firm that helped us organize our trip from New York, found us the best guide, Cemil Kara. His enthusiasm, knowledge, ever present smile, and good humor made our trip even better than expected. He would often preface a statement with a thesis paper just read or a documentary just watched, indicating that his remarks were both thoughtful and current. He does not just give the basic facts but can easily dive into pretty deep depth on any subject related to the many and fascinating facets of Turkish culture and history. We strongly recommend him and Artisans of Leisure."

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