“Japan – A Culinary & Cultural Adventure” with Lyndey Milan
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Join Lyndey Milan on a culinary and cultural exploration of the island of Honshu, Japan. Japan is one of the hottest travel destinations right now and this fabulous itinerary is your opportunity to immerse yourself in the cuisine while visiting the major sights along the way.
About Lyndey Milan OAM
Lyndey Milan, Australian home-cook hero, combines a thirst for life and a sense of fun with a love of good food and sparkling Shiraz. A familiar face on television and in print, she has been instrumental in changing the way Australians think and feel about food and wine for over thirty years. ‘Hospitality of the table’ is her catchphrase, evidenced in her numerous television appearances, best-selling books and at countless culinary events over the years, as she maintains her position at the forefront of Australian cuisine.
An inveterate traveller, her extensive international knowledge of food and wine coupled with a friendly personality makes her the ideal person to lead overseas tours. She has been a popular host on previous tours to the Mediterranean and within Australia, devoting herself to her guests.
Lyndey looks forward to hosting you on your Japan Culinary & Cultural Adventure!
Some of your tour highlights
Your Japan Itinerary *
Day 1. Tokyo.
Meet the group at your Tokyo hotel. Tour welcome meal at a Local Japanese Restaurant (Izakaya) for your first authentic Japanese dining experience.
Day 2. Tokyo.
Asakusa and Senso-ji Temple, Meiji Shrine, Tokyo Metropolitan Building, Golden Gai Shinjuku Food Tour
Day 3. Tokyo to Hakone
Free morning (or optional Sumo Wrestler Morning Training-additional cost)
Soba Noodle Making Class. Travel to Hakone on the Shinkansen (bullet train) & bus
Day 4. Hakone
Hakone Open Air Museum.
Afternoon Hakone Sightseeing using Freepass
Day 5. Hakone to Tokyo
Travel by bus & Shinkansen (bullet train) from Hakone to Tokyo
Final afternoon sightseeing or at leisure in Tokyo
Day 6. Tokyo to Kanazawa
Shinkansen (bullet train) from Tokyo to Kanazawa
Fukumitsuya Sake Brewery Tour
Evening Meal at a Local Restaurant in Kanazawa
Day 7. Kanazawa
Sightseeing in Kanazawa: Kenrokeun Garden, samurai district, Omi-cho Market, geisha quarter
Day 8. Kanazawa, Shirakawa-go, Takayama
Full Day Private Coaching to Takayama, via Shirakawa-go
Sightseeing in Shirakawa-go (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
Afternoon Sightseeing in the old town of Takayama
Day 9. Takayama to Kyoto
Takayama Food & Culture Walk including Harada Sake Brewery & Miyakawa Morning Market
Travel by Express Train & Shinkansen (bullet train) from Takayama to Kyoto
Day 10. Kyoto
Sightseeing in Kyoto: Kinkaku-ji Temple (Golden Pavilion), Nishiki Market, Ginkaku-ji (Silver Pavillion)
Day 11. Kyoto
Early start to visit Fushimi Inari Shrine
Rolled Sushi Class (at Washin-kan), Tea With A Maiko
Farewell Dinner at a local Japanese Restaurant
Day 12. Kyoto to Oskaka for your flight
Private Coach from Kyoto Hotel to Osaka Kansai Airport to meet the Qantas flight to Sydney
* Itinerary subject to change
$ 11,995 per person twin share
$2,990 single supplement