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Hands-On Japan!

We offer small group, guided tours to Japan that provide a unique, hands-on experience. These tours have been created by former restaurateurs and chefs and are meant to be enjoyed by anyone. From street food to fine kaiseki dining, Japanese culinary traditions are central to the nation’s culture and social life. Come travel to Japan with us for a personally guided tour and experience of a lifetime.

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A Culinary Guide to Japan

Chef Guided Tour of Japanese Food

Come travel to Japan with a chef and former restaurant owner for a personally guided tour through the culinary scenes of Tokyo, Nagano and Yamanashi. In this intimate group tour, discover the culinary side of Japan by visiting old temples for century old vegetarian cuisine, make sushi at the Tsukiji fish market, and learn to make soba noodles from scratch. You will also sample whiskey, visit a wasabi farm in the Japanese Alps, and harvest vegetables from a farmhouse garden. This tour will give guests the ultimate, hands on, one of a kind experience. You will see Tokyo as well as the countryside, a Japanese farmhouse, mountains, ride bullet trains and more. We would love to see you there!

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Tokyo Ramen Crash Course

Chef Guided Ramen Adventure

This action packed 3 day tour is for the ramen enthusiast. After this trip, you will learn from professionals all aspects of ramen making. The tour is lead by Benjamin Smith, a chef who cooked ramen professionally for the last 10 years in the United States. The tour will start in Yokohama, a historic city south of Tokyo, and according to ramen expert Hiroshi Osaki, where the first specialized ramen shops opened in 1910. We will be taking classes at two different ramen schools, visit the ramen museum, and also go shopping at Kappabashi, which is almost entirely populated with shops supplying kitchen gadgets to restaurant owners and professional chefs. Warning: You will be tasting lots of ramen during this tour.

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Private Tours

Let Us Plan Your Next Trip

Do you have a small group of people you wish to travel to Japan with but need some help planning a trip? Do you need assistance with your next business trip to Japan? Your private trip can be anything you’d like or based on one of our current tours. We are here to customize your trip to fit your needs and provide personal guide/translation services while you travel to Japan. Let us help you make the trip of a lifetime.