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

  • Experience Tokyo‘s hidden backstreets at "Omoide Yokocho". Step back in time to the 1950’s, stop for grilled skewers (yakitori) followed by a visit to nearby "Golden Gai" and it’s tiny bars.

  • Travel on Japan’s famous Shinkansen (bullet train)

  • Soba noodle making class where you’ll try your hand at making the dough, rolling it out and slicing it into thin noodle strips. Enjoy your tasty soba noodles at the end of the class

  • Visit a traditional sake brewery where you’ll taste & learn how sake is produced

  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage village Shirakawa-go

  • Food and culture walk through the old-town district of Takayama sampling local foods like Hida beef, sake and sweets

  • A fascinating glimpse into the geisha world in Kyoto

  • Make rolled sushi in a restored machiya townhouse in Kyoto

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.

Toyosu Fish Market*, 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,
Sake Tasting with Hida Beef Steak

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

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Pricing

$ 11,995 per person twin share

$2,990 single supplement

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