Duration: 2 Sep 2017 - 12 Sep 2017
Location: Kyoto, Tokyo and Hakone
Price: £3,695.00

This tour is FULLY BOOKED

TO ENQUIRE ABOUT THIS TOUR PLEASE CALL 020 7766 5267, OR EMAIL info@japanjourneys.co.uk

Download the Brochure here: Japan Gourmet Tour Itinerary 2017
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Japan Gourmet Tour 2017

2-12 September 2017

Experience the delicious world of fine Japanese cuisine on this fantastic tour that will delight you with every mouthful. You’ll discover the amazing variety of food on this superb tour, with each carefully chosen meal. Visit some wonderful markets and learn how to make some traditional dishes yourself during a cookery class in Kyoto. With opportunities to explore the extraordinary metropolis of Tokyo and the cultural heartlands of Japan in Kyoto, this is a journey that even non-foodies will savour.

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2-3 Sept: Depart UK/Arrival in Japan

Fly from London Heathrow to Kansai International Airport (Osaka) from where you will be met and taken to Kyoto by private coach. Check into your centrally-located 4* Kyoto hotel for 4 nights on a bed and breakfast basis.

4 Sept: Sightseeing in Kyoto

Enjoy the sights of Kyoto today. You’ll visit some beautiful shrines and temples, including Kinkaku-ji (the Golden Pavilion), the Zen temple and gardens of Daitoku-ji, and Kiyomizu temple, which offers breathtaking views over the city. Your knowledgeable guide will help you appreciate Japan’s city of culture. For dinner, you’ll enjoy a kaiseki (Japanese haute cuisine) meal for which Kyoto is famed.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included

5 Sept: Sightseeing in Nara

This morning we will make the short trip by local train to the ancient city of Nara, home to the world’s largest wooden building and the Great Buddha statue. We will enjoy a delicious lunch of noodles before visiting the lovely town of Uji famed throughout Japan for the quality of its tea. Here we’ll have a delightful green tea experience and learn how the best tea is made. For dinner tonight you will be treated to a fabulous sukiyaki meal. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included

6 Sept: Kyoto Food Market & Cooking Experience

You’ll start today with a visit to the bustling Nishiki-Koji food market in Kyoto. You will then be able to enjoy cooking some Japanese for yourself – Kyoto’s delicious vegetarian cuisine is on the menu today as is the homely Japanese classic, nikujaga stew, which you can easily replicate at home.

Enjoy the afternoon at leisure. A delicious Japanese dinner is included tonight. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included

7 Sept: Kyoto to Hakone

Today we say goodbye to Kyoto and board Japan’s famous Bullet Train bound for Hakone, a quiet mountain resort nestling in the foothills of Mt Fuji. We suggest you buy traditional o-bento (lunchboxes) for lunch today which you’ll eat on the train Japanese-style. We check into our lovely 4*deluxe hotel for the night. You are free to spend the afternoon strolling the mountain paths or relaxing in your hotel’s soothing, private indoor and outdoor hot spring baths. Enjoy a delicious three course meal tonight at your hotel. Breakfast & Dinner included

8 Sept: Hakone to Tokyo

Following breakfast, we will explore the landscape of Hakone by private coach, enjoy a cruise across Lake Ashi, ride in a cable car for a 360 degree panorama of the surrounding mountains and volcanic valleys of Owakudani and visit the Hakone Open Air Museum. We then make the short train ride onwards to Tokyo, a city which must be seen to be believed. Check into your centrally-located 3½* Tokyo hotel for 4 nights. Enjoy another delicious included meal tonight. Breakfast & Dinner included

9 September: Tokyo sightseeing

We will be up early this morning to visit Tsukiji, the biggest fish wholesale market in the world! You can follow this with the freshest sushi breakfast imaginable. Next stop is Hamarikyu garden, where you can enjoy a relaxed stroll and a cup of green tea. From here we will head up the river by boat to the bustling Kappabashi area will visit its famous cookware shops. As you’ll probably know, there are more Michelin starred restaurants in Tokyo than Paris. Tonight you will have the opportunity of visiting one of these restaurants yourself. Breakfast & Lunch included

10 Sept: Tokyo sightseeing

Today we will visit Harajuku. As it’s a Sunday we should be able to see some traditional Japanese-style weddings at beautiful Meiji Shrine, and you will also have time to explore the lively district of Harajuku. This afternoon we’ll ascend Tocho tower for some fantastic views over the city. Breakfast & Dinner included

11 Sept: Tokyo

Today is yours to enjoy at leisure. Join us for a Farewell dinner. Breakfast, Dinner included

12 Sept: Depart Japan

Transfer by private coach to Narita Airport (Tokyo) and return to the UK (arrive same day).

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Kyoto Royal Hotel and Spa (Kyoto)


Located on Kawaramachi Street, one of Kyoto’s main restaurant and shopping streets and a stone’s throw from the covered markets. The modern and brightly furnished rooms include complimentary wi-fi and LCD TVs with BBC as well as refrigerator and tea making facilities.

A breakfast buffet serving both Western and Japanese dishes available in the hotel restaurant.

Other facilities include an English bar and Spa facilities to help you relax and unwind.

The Prince Hakone (Hakone)


A luxurious resort hotel set on the shores of the spectacular Lake Ashi. On clear days you can enjoy views of Mt Fuji.

Rooms at the Prince Hakone are spacious and well stocked with robes, slippers, TV, refrigerator, CD player and free high speed LAN internet.

You can relax and unwind in the hotel’s natural hot spring baths. You have a choice of outdoor and indoor baths and also a sauna and cold plunge pool.

The hotel has a high end Japanese and French restaurant where breakfast is also served.

The vast grounds include tennis courts, a selection of shops and restaurants and even a petting zoo and aquarium. The hotel is surrounded by beautiful woodland perfect for a gentle walk.

Citadines Central Shinjuku (Tokyo)


Situated right in the heart of bustling Shinjuku, Citadines Central Shinjuku Tokyo enjoys a prime location in Shinjuku’s main entertainment area.

All rooms have TV, refrigerator and tea making facilities. Free wifi is available throughout the hotel. Buffet breakfast is daily. A vending machine, convenience store, foreign exchange machine and launderette are also located.

Tour Dates: 2-12 September 2017

Price Includes:

  • 9 nights’ comfortable accommodation at centrally-located hotels in Kyoto, Tokyo and Hakone
  • Return International airfare from London
  • 4 lovely lunches
  • 7 delicious dinners
  • Breakfast daily
  • Cookery Class in Kyoto
  • Japan Journeys Guide throughout
  • Private airport coach transfers
  • Private coach for Kyoto sightseeing on 4 September
  • Transportation fees to all named sites
  • Admission and entrance fees for all named activities
  • Green Tea Experience on 5 September


Not Included in Price:

  • Optional activities
  • Meals and drinks not included above
  • Insurance
  • Baggage transfer

This tour is FULLY BOOKED

Price: £3,695.00 per person on a twin/double room shared basis

Land Only Price: £2,995.00 per person on a twin/double room shared basis (for non-UK passengers i.e. not including international airfare)

Single room supplement: £450.00

Download a Reservation Form here: Japan Gourmet Tour Reservation Form 2017

To make a booking, a deposit of 10% per person is required.



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