Join Esprit Travel’s Japan Food and Cultural Group Tour, May 16th to May 29th, 2019, with Andrew Bender, one of Esprit Travel’s top tour leaders – and a renowned travel and food writer – on a scrumptious journey through Japanese food that is out of this world!
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– Visit culinary hot spots of Tokyo, Kanazawa, Kyoto and Osaka.
– Explore famed public markets and restaurant supply districts.
– Learn the art of Japanese home-style cooking.
– Tour a green tea plantation. The ONLY food tour to offer this unique experience!
Learn the sake making – and tasting – process.
– A Michelin Star Kaiseki experience.
Enjoy the unbelievable taste of unique Japanese delicacies from Kaga-style cooking on the coast of the Sea of Japan to tasty ramen bowls, to Japan’s renowned wagyu beef.
Your Japanese Food tour leader, Andrew Bender, writes the Seat 1A travel site for Forbes.com, and his annual list of food and restaurant trends has become required reading in the hospitality industry. He has also written multiple guidebooks to Japan for Lonely Planet and is a frequent contributor to publications including the Los Angeles Times and in-flight magazines.
Experience Japanese food through market adventures, cooking classes, farm visits and specially arranged meals at some of Japan’s most renowned restaurants.
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Savor Japanese cuisine: humble home-style fare, sushi, noodles, izakaya (Japanese pubs) and train station bentos to the ultimate in refined, multi-course kaiseki extravaganzas.
Sample local specialties in their home towns: sushi and tempura in Tokyo, Kaga-style cuisine in Kanazawa, the Way of Tea and Buddhist vegan cuisine in Kyoto, kushikatsu, takoyaki and okonomiyaki in Osaka, sake and Kobe beef in Kobe.
All along the way, get to know Japan’s one-of- a-kind culture: ancient Shinto rituals, cutting-edge architecture, traditional and contemporary textiles and crafts, the Way of Tea, exquisite gardens, historic Buddhist temples, the path of the samurai, the futuristic Shinkansen bullet train and the neon-lit streetscapes of Osaka.
Personal encounters with master chefs, artisans, teachers and cultural experts.
Including a Michelin Kaiseki food experience.
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