A Culinary Exploration of Japan

With an array of regional cuisines, cooking styles, and centuries-old culinary traditions, and with Tokyo boasting more Michelin stars than any other city in the world, Japan is the ultimate foodie destination. This unbelievable small group trip has been designed to be as delicious as it is luxurious. Traveling through Tokyo, Kyoto, Hiroshima and Osaka, explore hole-in-the-wall restaurants on hidden backstreets and locals' only food markets, learn how to make noodles, sushi and elaborate kaiseki meals from master chefs, discover the art of sake brewing and have a traditional dinner with a geisha, all complimented by the incredible colors of the changing autumn leaves.

At a Glance


$22,750 per person (in double occupancy rooms)


Single supplement pricing available. Contact us to find out more details


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Did you know?

In Japan, it’s polite to slurp up noodles loudly. It shows the chef that you think the food is delicious and helps to cool down the dish

Did you know?

Around 24 billion pairs of chopsticks are used in Japan each year

Did you know?

The first fortune cookie dates back to the 19th century and originated in Kyoto, Japan

Did you know?

Love salmon in your sushi? You have Norway to thank. Norwegians introduced salmon sushi to the Japanese in the 1980s.

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The Itinerary

The Accommodation

Palace Hotel Tokyo - 4 nights

The Palace Hotel is one of the finest in Tokyo. Walking into the cool, contemporary-style lobby is like stepping into an oasis of calm away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Perfectly located right next door to the Imperial Palace, it’s true bliss sipping your morning coffee on your private balcony overlooking the views of Tokyo. As the only hotel in the city with balconies, this is an incredible way to start your day. The Palace’s dining options are excellent including Michelin-starred Japanese, Chinese, French and Italian restaurants. The Evian Spa, boasting panoramic views of the Tokyo skyline, is the first of its kind in Japan, blending French influences and Asian therapies to create an exceptional relaxation experience.

The Ritz-Carlton Kyoto - 3 nights

Located on the banks of the Kamogawa River the Ritz-Carlton in Kyoto is among the best that the city has to offer. Sympathetically drawing inspiration from the river in design, the hotel seamlessly incorporates nature inside and out. With just five stories, the hotel blends beautifully into Kyoto’s skyline and provides an oasis in this bustling and culturally rich city. All rooms are extremely spacious and boast some of the largest in Kyoto with views over the river or Higashiyama mountains in the distance. There are two stunning restaurants serving both beautifully crafted Italian dishes and traditional Japanese cuisine. Alongside these there is a fantastic and incredibly stylish bar and a lovely airy lounge where afternoon tea is served - an institution in Japan.

The Sekitei, Hiroshima - 2 nights

Nestled into the hillside overlooking the inland Sea of Japan and out to Miyajima Island, The Sekitei provides the ultimate ryokan experience. Each room is in the Japanese style, with Tatami and a separate living area, dining area and two reading and relaxation rooms. The twelve rooms are designed with individual character but what they do have in common is that they all come complete with private onsen baths and incredible views. The décor is very traditional in style, which adds to the charm with walkways between rooms being open to the elements and close to nature, with natural building materials playing a large role in the design and feel of the entire ryokan.

The Ritz-Carlton Osaka - 1 night

Centrally located in the fashionable Nishi-Umeda district, The Ritz-Carlton Osaka provides a convenient and luxurious stay in Osaka. Blending perfectly with the buzzing and fast paced city, the exterior of the hotel has a contemporary and modern feel. However, it is a different story when you venture inside with interiors mirroring a historic Georgian Manor House complete with four poster beds, antiques, and wood-paneled corridors. The rooms at the Ritz-Carlton offer some of the largest in Japan and all offer beautiful views over Osaka. There is also a beautiful indoor pool, a fantastic spa and a jazzy bar, perfect for relaxing in after days exploring.

Our guide to Japan

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