Japan’s culinary identity is unrivaled – it is one of five countries to hold a spot on the UNESCO heritage list of food cultures. In 2011, Japan overtook France in its number of Michelin-starred restaurants, a badge it held onto until 2016. Join us on our culinary tour to experience this unique cuisine and learn how to make some of its staple dishes in your own kitchen.
On our Japan Culinary Tour, you will explore this island nation’s unique cuisine through hands-on cooking classes, a small-scale farm visit, market tour and a tasting walk of Osaka, recently named one of the top places to visit in 2017 by New York Times. With Access Trips, you will learn how to prepare authentic dishes and enjoy culinary experiences such as:
- Preparing soba noodles from scratch
- Cooking a seasonal farm-to-table lunch on a family-run Japanese farm
- Learning the “way of tea” in a traditional tea ceremony
- Street food tour of Osaka
- Dining on fresh seafood straight from the net
Please note: Dining on this tour will be challenging for gluten-free or strict vegan diets due to the prevalence of soy sauce, miso, and dashi.
Our Japan Culinary Tour includes daily breakfast, five lunches and six dinners, including the one lunch and one dinner you will prepare yourself.