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Food Tours of Japan

Japanese cuisine offers a wide choice. Our Food Tours of Japan tours give you the opportunity to try many of them. For example, dining a Michelin star restaurant or trying some of Japans’ excellent street food.

Read here about other aspects of our Food Tours of Japan.

A Central Japan in early autumn experience of the best of Japan’s food traditions

Departure Dates
29 Sep 2019 Available

An exceptional 14-day culinary tour of Japan at cherry blossom time. The tour combines street food to Michelin star as well as significant historical sites and beautiful natural landscapes

Departure Dates
22 Mar 2020 Available

A gastronomic adventure in autumn, exploring Japan’s fantastic food traditions and culture on the friendly island of Kyushu

Departure Dates
5 Nov 2019 Fully Booked
12 Nov 2019 Fully Booked

Had a fabulous time with a great group of people. I loved the country, the culture, the people and everything about the tour – hope to do another tour with JTTE – maybe Hokkaido or Kyushu next time

Vivien Hewitt, Western Australia

 This was my first trip with JTTE and already I am looking at the program for next year thinking about another one. I liked the fact that it was a small group, the organisation was spot on and the food everywhere was outstanding.

Dee Mason – NSW Australia

Why Food Tours in Kyushu?

On these Food Tours of Japan, you can also expect to see plenty of Japan’s rich culture, history and beautiful scenery. You will see the city of Nagasaki and it the history that extends to well before the A-Bomb. Kumamoto is an ancient castle town and it houses one of Japan’s best castles. Kyushu is famous for its hot springs and one of the most picturesque hot spring (onsen) towns is Kurokawa. As if that was not enough some of Japans best ceramic pottery comes from Imari and the National Ceramics museum has to be seen to be believed.

Of course, as the name suggests, these Food Tours of Japan are about food. Kyushu is often referred to as the food bowl of Japan. It is well recognised for the freshest ingredients and widest choice. When preparing a tour that is about cuisine, the best of the best in every sector makes Kyushu the stand out winner. So this is why food tours are in Kyushu, not just the great exhibits.

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Our Travel Style

At Journey to the East we are committed to providing authentic, small group tours to Japan – whether standard tours or custom-built for private groups. Our travel style is to immerse you in the culture and landscape of the country and expose you to a rich variety of unique experiences.