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Have you ever travelled and felt frustrated that you can’t try most of the countries food and drink? Imagine the feeling x10 when it happens in the world’s #1 food destination – Japan. That’s how I felt…
Food Tours Japan is born
My goal is to help travellers to Japan enjoy the wonderful world of washoku – Japanese cuisine. I’ve hand-picked the best tours and share my own stories, to help you discover Japan’s local and seasonal food and drink experiences.
From day and night food walking tours, cooking classes, sake tasting and unique city excursions, a fantastic foodie experience is waiting for you. Not only will you savour delicious Japanese cuisine, but you’ll also learn about the culture, meet new people and overall, have a better gourmet adventure in Japan.
Chris P King
I’m Chris P King, and I started Food Tours Japan after my own experiences on trips to Japan and a decade of travel.
On previous trips to Asia, I developed a habit of taking food tours and cooking classes when I arrived in a new country. I figured it was the best way to get introduced to the local cuisine so I could have a richer gourmet experience for the rest of my trip.
When I arrived in Japan, my whole world-view of food changed completely. I knew that Japan offered much more than sushi and ramen, but nothing prepared me for the extremely high-quality and diversity of Japanese cuisine.
With my lack of Japanese language skills, I found it hard to order food or even work out what buildings were restaurants! I thought, there must be an easier way.
From that moment, I knew my mission was to help travellers on their gourmet adventure in Japan.
I recommend you start your Food Tours Japan journey at the three most popular cities which between them are ranked numbers #1, #2 and #4 in the world for the most Michelin-star restaurants!
- Tokyo – experience the best of Japan’s regional and local cuisine at the world’s premier food destination
- Kyoto – Japan’s ancient capital, has a rich culinary tradition from luxurious kaiseki to home-style cooking
- Osaka – kuidaore (eat till you drop) as the locals say and why not in Japan’s food-obsessed city