Japan Culinary Tours

From lively fish markets to traditional village tables,
Japans culinary heritage guarantees a surprising, mouthwatering journey.

We Create Unforgettable Custom Private Tours

Vast, varied and vibrant, Asia is a mighty backyard. Yet it is one that our team of local Travel Experts know intimately. They live, love and breathe Asia and are passionate about sharing their wisdom with first-time and repeat visitors. Like trusted friends armed with encyclopedic knowledge, we're excited to be guiding you around our wonderful patch. Whether its taking you to the perfect sunrise spot at Angkor or steering you towards spectacular beaches, mountains and cultural wonders, we've got your back. So come on, let us show you around our Backyard.

All our Travel Specialists are ready to start working on your personalized itinerary.
Please send us your requirements or set up a call with us and we'll make your dream holiday come true.

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Browse our Japan Culinary Tours

Explore the ancient recipes, local ingredients, and palate-teasing combinations of Japan’s food culture on a tailormade Japan culinary holiday. From locally brewed sake to fresh soba noodles and sushi made by masters, our bespoke Japan culinary tours take you across the country to discover Japanese cuisine at its finest and most authentic. In the land of tea ceremonies, tender teriyaki, and meticulously planned kaiseki meals, eating is a cultural exploration, a delicate pleasure, and an art form. Browse our itineraries for ideas and inspiration, and start planning your vacation.


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What clients say about our Japan Tours

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A company's services are best described by genuine unfiltered client feedback. Reviews for Backyard Travel Tours have been compiled from genuine customer feedback in partnership with leading review service, Feefo. A closed invitation only platform, we guarantee every single review is matched to a genuine customer who has travelled through Japan with us. We currently have 127 Client Reviews of Japan, of which 97% had a good or great time with us, and we hope you will be next!

Excellent from start to finish!

Excellent, thorough, with follow-up and every detail taken care of, as arranged

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Amazing family vacation to Japan

Service rating : Our trip to Japan was our fourth with Backyard Travel and we have...

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Great experience

I was very pleased by the service from BT and the expert knowledge of our travel...

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Ready to Contact Us for a Custom Private Tour?

All our Travel Specialists are ready to start working on your personalized itinerary based on your requirements, with our own insider touch.
Please send us your inquiry or set up a call with us, we will warmly welcome you to the Backyard Travel family.

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December ’18 “Backyard Travel collaborate with a network of some of the most knowledgeable and enthusiastic guides in the city.”

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December ’18 “Asia experts Backyard Travel offer a six-day ‘Classic Coastal Tour’ covering the historical highlights of both Hô.i An and the city of Huê´.”

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June ’18 “Go misty-eyed for Mae Hong Son. Explore the misty mountains of Thailand’s northern highlands on Backyard Travel’s new Mae Hong Son Loop tour.”

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May ’18 “Asia experts Backyard Travel offer 9-day overland tours from US$1,105 per person, including Mekong Delta and Halong Bay, and taking in the main sights between Saigon and Hanoi.”

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What to Expect on a Tailored Japanese Culinary Tour?

Our tailored Japan culinary tours take you on a delicious adventure. From trendy urban restaurants to village markets and Buddhist temples, a tailormade Japan culinary holiday includes visits to the country’s best local sites. All the while you get to taste local delicacies, sample regional ingredients, and even try your own hand in the kitchen.


Our bespoke Japan culinary tours are planned by local experts, so you can be sure you’re trying the finest cuisine Japan has to offer.


Food is a collective experience. Our culinary tours of Japan include talks with local cooks, lessons with traditional masters, and even shojin ryori meals in monasteries.


Our culinary tours of Japan are a farm-to-table adventure. We’ll take you to rural communities, colorful markets, and topnotch restaurants to taste—and live—Japanese cuisine.


A tailored Japan culinary holiday will take you across the country to taste rare local ingredients and subtle regional variations in Japan’s cooking culture.


Food is an ancient ritual in Japan. Culinary tours of Japan delve into local communities so that you can participate in the unique ceremonial practices surrounding cooking and eating.


Learn from local master chefs, take personalized cooking lessons, and even pick up a few local ingredients to try your own hand at creating Japan’s world-famous delicacies.

Meet our Japan Travel Specialists

Our Japan team is ready to help you plan your tailormade Japan holiday. We’re not your average Japan travel agency. We’re people who live and love Japan and can’t wait for the next opportunity to share this extraordinary country’s insider spots with new visitors.


Asia Travel Specialist


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