We invite you to make Japan your home for two weeks, where you can enjoy an intoxicating blend of history, culture, and stunning scenic beauty that converges with the soulful essence of its unique cuisine. Japanese food isn't just a culinary feast, but a profound expression of the nation's rich heritage. As you traverse this remarkable land, savoring its cuisine becomes an indispensable part of the experience.
In this article, we present four two-week culinary tour itineraries we've crafted for you to explore the heart of Japanese food while immersing yourself in the tapestry of historical wonders and breathtaking landscapes that define this extraordinary nation.
Table of Contents
-Option 1: Traveling with Couple
-Option 2: Traveling with Friends
-Option 3: Traveling with Kids
-Option 4: For Historic Culture Enthusiasts
-Costs for a 2-Week Japan Culinary Tour
*Restaurants in Japan have strict policies on dining. Once a restaurant reservation is made, it is non-refundable and non-changeable. To have a great experience when having a meal, a tailor-made private tour is essential for better dining arrangements.
Option 1: 8-day Exciting Foodie Adventure in Japan
Quick Access>>> 8 Days Tokyo - Mt. Fuji - Kyoto – Osaka
On this 8 day Japan itinerary, savor delicious sushi to traverse traditional shrines and take in the charm of modern architecture, this trip will show you the diverse charms of Japan. Let's immerse in this vibrant country in 8 days! And don't hesitate to contact our travel experts to tailor your itinerary if you are interested in watching the Geisha show while enjoying the Kaiseki Cuisine in Kyoto.
Summary of Tour
●Days 1-3: Tokyo (Tsukiji Market, Sushi-making Experience, Sensoji Temple, ninja coffee)
●Days 4-5: Mt. Fuji and Hakone (Onsen, Oshino Hakkai, Narusawa Hyoketsu Ice Cave, Owaku-dani Valley, Hakone Sightseeing Cruise)
●Days 6-8: Kyoto and Osaka (Kimono Experience, Nijo Castle, Kaiseki Cuisine, Osaka Castle Park, Ninja Experience, Osaka Food Experience)
Detailed Itinerary of 8-day Japan Foodie Tour
●Day 1: Welcome to Japan!
Enjoy a private transfer from the airport to the hotel for a seamless arrival experience.
●Day 2: Tokyo Classics
Tsukiji Fish Market: One of the world’s largest outdoor markets, now also a vibrant seafood hub with a rich history.
Sushi-Making Experience: Delve into the art of making the perfect sushi roll in a three-hour group cooking class.
Sensoji Temple: Tokyo's oldest and most prominent Buddhist temple.
Tokyo Skytree: Iconic television broadcasting tower offering breathtaking views.
●Day 3: Fun in Tokyo
Go-Karting in Akihabara: Dress up and race a go-kart through Akihabara's streets.
Pokemon Center and Nintendo Tokyo: Unleash your inner gamer and explore these stores dedicated to these iconic companies and franchises.
Ninja Cafe Asakusa: Experience hands-on ninja-themed fun ninja costumes and special ninja-themed treats.
●Day 4: Nature and Tradition around Mt. Fuji
West Lake Village: Quaint village offering a distant view of Mount Fuji.
Oshino Hakkai: A charming spot with eight ponds fed by Mount Fuji's clear spring water.
Narusawa Hyoketsu Ice Cave: Explore this historic ice cave formed by volcanic activity from nearby Mt. Fuji.
Arakurayama Sengen Shrine: A world-famous viewing spot of Mount Fuji filled with cherry trees that make an incredible springtime spectacle.
Onsen Experience: Unwind and rejuvenate in a traditional Japanese onsen (hot spring).
●Day 5: Hakone Highlights
Hakone Attractions: Enjoy a cruise on Lake Ashino aboard the Hakone Pirate Ship and take a ride on the Hakone Ropeway with stunning views of the valley and natural scenery.
Owakudani Valley: Explore the splendorous volcanic region.
●Day 6: Kyoto Culture
Kimono Fitting: Get fitted with a traditional Japanese Kimono, including an additional optional photography session.
Kiyomizu-dera Temple: Historic temple offering panoramic views of its surroundings and the Tokyo cityscape.
Yasaka Shrine: Iconic Shinto shrine located in Gion district.
Hanamikoji Dori: A famous street in Gion known for its traditional atmosphere.
Nijo Castle: This historically significant castle is home to beautiful gardens and is also a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Gion Hanasaki Kaiseki Cuisine: Indulge in a multi-course meal showcasing the essence of Kyoto's culinary artistry.
●Day 7: Osaka Highlights and Cuisine
Kuromon Ichiba: Vibrant market which is known for its fresh produce and street food.
Osaka Castle: Historic landmark with a museum inside.
HEP Five: Enormous shopping and entertainment complex with a distinctive Ferris wheel.
Osaka Food Experience in Dotonbori: Enjoy a variety of local dishes like Takoyaki, Shioyaki, Kobe Beef, Okonomiyaki, and more in this popular district amidst the district's neon-lit streets.
Ninja Experience: Get dressed up in ninja garb and learn how to wield ninja tools such as throwing stars and blow darts in this interactive and fun experience.
●Day 8: Departure
Conclude your unforgettable Japan adventure with a personal transport from Osaka to KIX airport.
What to Expect from These 8 Days in Japan
-Unique Cultural Experiences: Explore iconic temples, get fitted in kimono, and get the opportunity to participate in traditional ceremonies rituals.
-Enjoy Culinary Delights: Savor diverse Japanese cuisine, from seafood in Tsukiji Fish Market to Kaiseki lunches, to street food in Osaka.
-Discover Natural Wonders: Marvel at Mount Fuji's magnificence, explore Owaku-dani Valley, and visit crystal-clear ponds at Oshino Hakkai.
-Embrace Modern Adventures: Visit Nintendo Tokyo, and experience vibrant districts like Dotonbori.
-Visit Historical Temples and Landmarks: Explore Osaka Castle, Tenryuji Temple, Senso-ji Temple, and more.
-Engage in Unique Activities: Enjoy a ninja-themed adventure, go-karting, and hands-on experiences like sushi-making.
-Convenient and Comfortable Travel: Benefit from personal guided transfers, Shinkansen experiences, and private English-speaking guides for a smooth journey.
Overall, the Japan 8 days itinerary showcases Japan's traditions, natural beauty, modern attractions, and delicious cuisine. With private transfers and guide, this 8-day Japan culinary tour ensures a memorable culinary journey through Japan's highlights.
Option 2: 10-Day Japanese Culinary and Nature Journey
Quick Access>>>10 Days Tokyo - Nikko - Hakone - Mt. Fuji - Kyoto - Nara Tour
This distinctive 10 days trip to Japan shall guide you through many of Japan's most iconic sights: from the vibrant streets of Tokyo, the sacred tranquility of Nikko, the enchanting vistas of Mount Fuji, the historical grandeur of Kyoto, and the urban allure of Osaka. Delve into Japan's unparalleled culinary culture, indulging in authentic ramen, premium Kobe beef, and an array of delectable Japanese delicacies. Tailor your Japan itinerary for this extraordinary voyage that seamlessly blends culinary delights with the breathtaking beauty of nature.
Summary of Tour
●Days 1-3: Tokyo (Tsukiji Market, Sushi Making Class, Sensoji Temple, Shibuya Crossing)
●Day 4: Nikko (Tosho-gu, Rinnoji Temple, Kegon Falls, Lake Chuzenji)
●Days 5-6: Mt. Fuji and Hakone (Onsen, Oshino Hakkai, Narusawa Hyoketsu Ice Cave, Owaku-dani Valley, Hakone Sightseeing Cruise)
●Days 7-8: Kyoto (Kiyomizu Temple, Kinkakuji Temple, Nijo Castle, Fushimi Inari Shrine, Nara Park)
●Days 9-10: Osaka (Osaka Castle, Ninja experience, Osaka Food Experience)
Detailed Itinerary of the 10 Day Trip to Japan
●Days 1-2: Shibuya's Highlights and Ramen Delights
After a refreshing day of rest on your first day, your second day in Japan will begin with an exploration of Shibuya. Visit the iconic Shibuya Crossing, pay homage to Hachiko at his statue, and ascend to the Sky Observation Deck for a breathtaking panoramic view of Tokyo. Indulge in a tour of Tokyo Ramen Street, a haven offering a diverse range of ramen experiences.
●Day 3: Tokyo City Center's Discovery
Embark on a tour of Tsukiji Fish Market, Akihabara, and Senso-ji Temple, and savor the sights of Tokyo's top attractions during a Sumida River Cruise. Additionally, you’ll participate in a Sushi class, where you can personally experience the art of making sushi.
●Day 4: Nikko's Sacred Nature
Explore the cultural and natural wonders of Nikko by visiting Tosho-gu Shrine, Rinnoji Temple, Kegon Falls, and the serene Lake Chuzenji.
●Day 5: Mystical Gems around Mt. Fuji
Discover the allure of West Lake Village, Oshino Hakkai, Narusawa Hyoketsu Ice Cave, and Arakurayama Sengen Shrine, immersing yourself in the natural and historical charm surrounding Mount Fuji. Unwind in the soothing embrace of a natural hot spring by spending the night in a traditional ryokan in Hakone.
●Day 6: Hakone's Scenic Odyssey
Experience Hakone with a ride on a Tozan Cable Car to Owaku-dani Valley and a cruise on Lake Ashi by taking the Hakone Pirate Ship to admire the beautiful views of Mt. Fuji and Hakone Shrine.
●Day 7: Kyoto's Golden Treasures
Visit historic locations Kiyomizu Temple, Kinkakuji Temple, and Nijo Castle. In the evening, indulge in a luxurious Kobe beef dinner at Gion Moriya.
●Day 8: Cultural Journey from Kyoto to Nara
Pay a visit to Fushimi Inari Shrine, Uji Matcha Street, Nara Park, and Tōdai-ji Temple. Stay overnight in Osaka.
●Days 9-10: Walking Tour of Osaka's City Delights before Departure
Take a stroll around Osaka Castle Park, have a Ninja Experience, ride the Donki Ferris Wheel, explore Dotonbori, and savor the city’s delicious street food.
What to Expect from the Japan 10 Day Itinerary
-Glimpse Tokyo's cityscape from above at Shibuya Sky, and explore the city's old & modern attractions.
-Appreciate the spiritual heritage & nature in Nikko
-Experience the natural hot springs in Hakone
-Take a day to admire Mt. Fuji's splendor
-Check out some of Kyoto's splendorous temples & shrines
-Make friends with the tame deer in ancient Nara
-Visit a preserved castle in Osaka, and taste local snacks on a tour of the city's streets
For our best Japan itinerary 10 days, we'll make sure you'll indulge in tasty food, explore local markets and renowned shrines, and admire beautiful nature. This immersive and exciting exploration of Japan's cuisine, culture, and scenic sites is sure to be a worthwhile experience.
Option 3: Discover Japan's Authentic Food Culture with Kids in 10 Days
Quick Access>>>10 Days Tokyo - Mt. Fuji - Hakone - Kyoto - Nara - Osaka Tour
On this Japan 10 days tour, go on a culinary escapade unlike any other, where you reel in your dinner from indoor tanks and craft your preferred preparation. Tailored make your trip now to enjoy the distinctive dining experience. Seize the opportunity for a private guided 10-day journey that immerses you in Tokyo's cultural gems, cutting-edge technology, and anime wonders. Amp up the excitement with nature parks and Safari at Mt. Fuji's base, relish the scenic allure of Hakone, wander through the historical splendors of Kyoto and Nara, and savor a culinary odyssey in Osaka. Secure your spot now for an unforgettable trip to Japan fusing culinary delights with cultural exploration.
Summary of Tour
●Days 1-4: Tokyo (Imperial Palace, Asakusa Food Experience, Sensoji Temple, Tokyo Disneyland, Akihabara, Shibuya Sky)
●Days 5-6: Mt. Fuji and Hakone (Onsen, Fuji-Q Highland, Owaku-dani Valley, Hakone Sightseeing Cruise)
●Day 7: Kyoto (Fushimi Inari Taisha, Nara Park)
●Days 8-10: Osaka (Universal Studios, Osaka Castle, Zauo Fishing Restaurant)
Detailed Itinerary of the 10-Day Japan Authentic Food Culture Exploration
●Days 1-2: Dive into Tokyo's Cultural Wonders
-Discover the lively Tsukiji Fish Market, a must-visit destination for its vibrant atmosphere, shops, delicious sushi and other delicacies.
-Take a walk through the serene gardens of Tokyo Imperial Palace, located on the historic site of Edo Castle.
-Admire Tokyo from a distance at Tokyo Tower, a symbol of Japan's post-war resurgence.
-Visit Senso-ji Temple, Tokyo's oldest Buddhist temple, and explore Nakamise shopping street for traditional Japanese souvenirs.
-Experience the nostalgia of Shinjuku Golden Gai, an old street with about 300 izakaya houses.
●Day 3: Immerse in Tokyo's Tech, Anime, and Ninja Magic
-Explore Akihabara, known as "Electric Town," for its electronics, anime, and manga culture.
-Get panoramic views of Tokyo from the Shibuya Sky Observation Deck.
-Visit the awesome Pokémon Center and Nintendo Tokyo stores for a variety of gaming-themed sights and gifts.
-Indulge in an authentic Asakusa food experience and enjoy unique ninja-themed dining at Ninja Cafe Asakusa.
●Day 4: Embark on a Magical Day at Tokyo Disneyland
-Embark on a magical journey at Tokyo Disneyland
-Enjoy a full day of simple yet captivating rides for kids.
-Be part of the lively Disney parade with puppet shows, dress-ups, and princess competitions.
●Day 5: Thrills and Adventures at Fuji-Q Highland
-Embark on a day of exhilarating fun at Fuji-Q Highland, renowned for its record-breaking roller coasters and anime-themed attractions.
-Dive into a world of entertainment, ranging from intricate mazes and spooky haunted attractions to classic rides that promise nostalgia.
-Discover Thomas Land, an enchanting zone inspired by the beloved Thomas the Tank Engine series, adding a touch of whimsy to your adventure.
-Indulge in a relaxing Onsen experience in the Kawaguchiko ryokan with private onsen.
●Day 6: Explore Hakone's Scenic Delights
-Discover the beauty of Lake Ashinoko and enjoy a scenic cruise on the Hakone Pirate Ship.
-Experience the Hakone Ropeway to Owakudani, a volcanic area with stunning views, and the chance to purchase legendary black jade.
-Embark on a Shinkansen/Bullet train journey from Odawara to Kyoto.
●Day 7: Experience Kyoto and Nara Historical Treasures
-Visit Kiyomizu-Dera Temple, which offers a glimpse into Japan's 8th-century history.
-Explore Fushimi Inari Taisha, the headquarters of numerous Inari shrines nationwide.
-Discover Uji, renowned for high-quality tea cultivation.
-Take a stroll at Nara Park, home to over 1,200 roaming deer.
-Admire the majestic Tōdai-ji Temple and its historical significance in the heart of Nara.
●Day 8: Have Fun at Universal Studios Japan
-Discover the recently opened Super Mario World area and the thrilling Mario Kart: Koopa's Challenge™ attraction.
-Step into The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and other captivating realms.
-Enjoy direct entry to Universal Studios Japan™'s 60+ attractions.
●Day 9: Indulge in Osaka's Culinary and Cultural Delights
-Visit Osaka Castle and relive manga dreams while dressed as a ninja.
-Explore Dotonbori, known for its vibrant nightlife and diverse food scene.
-Taste more than 10 delicious treats, including Takoyaki, Kobe Beef, and Okonomiyaki.
-Enjoy a unique dining experience in Fishing Restaurant Zauo, where you can catch your own seafood from the fish tank.
●Day 10: Departure
-Enjoy free time until your guide escorts you to the airport for your onward flight.
From cultural monuments to modern technology, theme parks to culinary culture, each day unfolds with novelty and adventure in this 10-day Japan tour, designed for you and your kids to enjoy iconic sights, thrilling activities, and delicious food. Immerse yourselves in the unique charm of Japan on this family-friendly journey, ensuring an unforgettable experience for every member.
Option 4: 14-Day Japan Culinary Tour for Historic Culture Enthusiasts
Quick Access>>>14 Days Tokyo - Hakone - Kyoto - Nara - Arashiyama - Osaka - Miyajima – Hiroshima
Explore the enchanting facets of Japan and immerse yourself in its rich culture, diverse cuisine, and breathtaking beauty on this Japan 14 day itinerary. From the vibrant energy of Tokyo to the timeless allure of Kyoto and the historic landmarks of Hiroshima, each destination promises a unique adventure. Culinary delights take center stage in this expedition—indulge in the robust flavors of Tokyo's ramen streets, master the delicate art of sushi making in a hands-on class, and experience the beauty of the seasons through Kyoto's traditional Kaiseki cuisine. Join us on this exotic 2 week trip to Japan, where every moment leaves a lasting impression and a delightful feast lingers on the tip of your tongue.
Summary of Tour
●Days 1-4: Tokyo (Tsukiji Market, Sushi-making Experience, Sensoji Temple, Sumida River Cruise, Yurikamome Line Experience, Hama Rikyu, Akihabara)
●Days 5-6: Hakone (Owaku-dani Valley, Hakone Sightseeing Cruise)
●Days 7-9: Kyoto (Kiyomizu Temple, Kinkakuji Temple, Nijo Castle, Fushimi Inari Shrine, Nara Park, Tenryu-ji, Sagano Bamboo Forest)
●Day 10: Osaka (Osaka Castle, Ninja experience, Osaka Food Experience)
●Days 11-12: Hiroshima (Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, Atomic Bomb Dome, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, Miyajima, Itsukushima Shinto Shrine)
●Day 13: Osaka Free Day
●Day 14: Osaka Exit
Detailed Itinerary of the 14 Days Japan Culinary Tour
●Days 1-2: Tokyo Arrival and Exploration
-Arrive in Tokyo and transfer to the hotel with a private car.
-Explore Tokyo's attractions like Gundam Base, Miraikan, and Odaiba Seaside Park.
-Experience a cruise ride on Tokyo Cruise Ship.
-Enjoy Tokyo Ramen Street for diverse ramen experiences.
●Day 3: Tokyo Culinary Adventure
-Step into the grand Tsukiji Fish Market, walking down a sprawling lane of local seafood, delicacies, as well as other retail markets and restaurants.
-Attend a Sushi-Making Course to learn from an expert on how to craft one of Japan's best-known delicacies.
-Visit Senso-ji Temple and shop for souvenirs along the Nakimase Shopping Street.
●Day 4: Tokyo's Vibrant Highlights
-Explore Shibuya, Imperial Palace, Tokyo Tower, Hama-rikyū Gardens, Akihabara, and Ginza.
-Experience a ride aboard the Yurikamome Line Transit.
●Day 5: Journey around Mt. Fuji
-Visit Mt. Fuji Safari Park and Gotemba Premium Outlets
-Pay a visit to Mt. Fuji Safari Park and Gotemba Premium Outlets in
-Enjoy a sightseeing cruise on Lake Ashi in Hakone.
●Day 6: Transfer to Kyoto
-Experience the Shinkansen (Bullet train) from Odawara to Kyoto.
●Day 7: Arashiyama's Beauty
-Discover Arashiyama's charm with visits to Togetsukyo Bridge, Tenryu-ji Temple, Sagano Bamboo Forest, and Okochi Mountain Villa.
●Day 8: Kyoto's Cultural Treasures and Culinary Delights
-Visit Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Kinkaku-dera Temple, and Nijo Castle.
-Enjoy a Kaiseki (multi-course Japanese dinner) at Gion Hanasaki.
●Day 9: Kyoto and Nara Adventure
-Pay a visit to Fushimi Inari Taisha, Uji Matcha Street, Nara Park, and Tōdai-ji Temple.
●Day 10: Osaka's Cultural and Culinary Delights
-Visit Kuromon Ichiba Market and Osaka Castle.
-Engage in a Ninja-themed experience where guests get to dress up in Ninja garb and learn how to wield weapons such as shuriken (throwing stars) and blow darts.
-Catch a ride on the enormous and unconventional oval-shaped Donki Ferris Wheel.
-Explore Dotonbori's streets and savor its delectable local street food.
●Day 11: Hiroshima's Historic Landmarks
-Travel to Hiroshima via bullet train.
-Pay a visit to the city's Atomic Bomb Dome, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and Hiroshima Castle.
●Day 12: Miyajima's Island Beauty
-Travel to Miyajima and back to Osaka by bullet train.
-Explore Miyajima and Itsukushima Shinto Shrine.
●Days 13-14: Free Day before Departure
Enjoy your final day in Japan for whatever activities or self-arranged destination you wish to engage in until your guide arrives to escort you to KIX airport for your departing flight. On these two free-activity days, if you hope to seek for more authentic and delectable dining experience, leave us a message and we will recommend a sought-after destination for you to enjoy the quality crab cuisine.
What to Expect from the Japan Culinary Tour in 14 Days
●Savor delicious Japanese street food and Hanasaki Kaiseki Cuisine Mai.
●Immerse in anime and manga culture at Akihabara's electronics shopping district.
●Take a Sushi-making class to get a better understanding of this beloved delicacy.
●Experience a traditional Japanese Ryokan and Onsen in Hakone, including a special dinner.
●Take a Sumida River cruise to enjoy a 360° view of the Port of Tokyo area.
●Visit some of Japan's most renowned temples and shrines, such as Senso-ji and Fushimi Inari.
●Embark on a fun Ninja training experience and learn how to wield ninja tools such as throwing stars and blow darts.
●Visit Miyajima Island's iconic floating Torii gate.
●Pay respect and learn more about the effects of the atomic bombing in Hiroshima.
●Ride aboard some shinkansens (bullet train) and the Yurikamome Line.
Embark on a 14-day culinary odyssey through Japan, traversing the foothills of Mount Fuji, ancient Kyoto's charming alleyways, encountering Nara's friendly deer, and exploring the mystic floating Torii on Miyajima Island. Dive into the marvels of Japan on this best 14 day Japan itinerary, where cultural wonders, urban delights, and natural landscapes seamlessly unfold. Indulge in a culinary extravaganza, crafting unforgettable memories at every turn.
Average Cost to Visit Japan for 2 Weeks
What is the average cost of a trip to Japan? How much would a trip to Japan cost? Here is our cost to visit Japan for reference. When experiencing the charm of Japan with our private tours designed for a family of 3-5 people, your cost of a 2 week trip to Japan is between US$350 to $500 per person per day. And these inclusive packages feature 4-star accommodations, a private guide, chauffeured transportation, daily itineraries, entrance tickets to attractions, and carefully chosen 4-star hotels. The estimated overall cost of trip to Japan for 2 weeks is approximately US$5,000 to $7,000. Keep in mind that the actual cost of 2 weeks in Japan may vary based on specific itinerary arrangements and services chosen.
March and April mark the peak travel months in Japan, especially during the best time to see Japanese cherry blossoms. During this time, cost to travel to Japan may see a significant increase, with costs doubling or even tripling. To ensure your enjoyable travel experience during this popular season and taste the local Sakura food, we recommend making reservations at least 6 months prior to your departure.
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8 days | From $ 4399
10 days | From $ 4969
10 days | From $ 5462
14 days | From $ 6699
These 2-week culinary itineraries through Japan aren't just about indulging your taste buds; they're odysseys that invite you to relish life and opportunities to enrich your understanding of Japanese culture and people. With any of these Japan trip itineraries we've created for you, you'll be able to fearlessly immerse yourself in Japan's rich tapestry of history and natural wonders as you explore the country's unique and captivating beauty through the lens of your palate and your eyes.
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