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Whether the lamb BBQ of Hokkaido, Kobe beef, the elegant kaiseki dinners of Kyoto or sushi at Tokyo's fish market, discover the best local Japanese cuisine. Sample tasty treats on a gourmet city tour, or learn how to make soba noodles from a master! Foodies will be well-catered for with Veltra's culinary tours and activities.
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  1. No.1
    Discover the world of Japanese sake while touring the brewery district of Saijo in Hiroshima. Savor a delicious hot pot dish using local ingredients for lunch while sampling some of the finest sake in the nation!
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    USD165.53

    Daily
    3.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  2. No.2
    Drop in to a friendly café in Shinsaibashi and enjoy cooking the down home soul food of the city. Make new friends as you cook and eat savory okonomiyaki, a real Osaka treat with helpful English-assistance!
    English Available

    USD39.41

    Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
    2 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  3. No.3
    Hop on a private taxi and let the knowledgeable drivers take you to all the best, secret udon restaurants around the Takamatsu and Chusan area! Savor a tasty bowl of udon to enjoy the best of Kagawa.
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD47.29

    Daily
    1 - 2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  4. Wine and dine on a delicious full-course kaiseki lunch cuisine while touring around the historical temples and shrines of Kyoto. Enjoy the panoramic view of this ancient city from your bus seat with a 30-minute free time in Arashiyama.

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  5. Discover the secrets behind the mouthwatering oysters, known to be a specialty of Hiroshima. Join an English-guided tour around oyster rafts of Miyajima Island before indulging a glorious seafood barbecue lunch prepared just for you!
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    From USD62.07

    Group Discount
    Daily
    2.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  6. Follow the history of Sendai's pride, the great samurai warlord, Date Masamune. See how the city developed to what it is today while touring around the staple highlights while savoring unique local delicacies with an English-speaking guide.
    English Available

    USD98.53

    Daily
    5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  7. Step out to the rural side of Sendai to experience the Japanese farm life by taking part in a fun harvesting activity. Taste some delicious wines and savor a tasty veggie imoni hot pot dinner. Perfect for a half-day afternoon getaway.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    USD147.79

    Daily
    5.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  8. Taste authentic Japanese sake at famous breweries in Shiogama. Immerse yourself in the sake culture by learning its history and the best ways to drink. Cap off the tour by discovering ways to pair sake with delicious sushi.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    USD147.79

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    4 hour(s) (morning)
  9. Venture through the new and old parts of downtown Hiroshima as you savor on delicious treats that this famed city has to offer. Experience the hospitality through the Hiroshima-style Okonomiyaki, local snacks, spicy tsukemen dipping noodles and more!
    English Available

    USD189.17

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
    3.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  10. Taste the local flavors of Sendai on this foodie walking tour. Grill your own fishcake and taste local favorites such as croquettes and sunda mochi. Shop, eat and drink like locals do!
    English Available

    USD68.97

    Daily
    2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  11. Start your morning in Kanazawa with a tour to the area's equivalent to Tsukiji Fish Market and see the seafood auction in action! Head over to Omicho Market to purchase some fresh seafood and get them prepared on the spot for a delicious brunch.
    English Available

    USD67.74

    Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri
    3.5 hour(s) (morning)
  12. A must-try in Kagawa is their local Sanuki udon noodles. Let your experienced local taxi driver help you find a shop that suits your taste. With convenient airport transfers, customize a trip around exciting Takamatsu.
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD43.35

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  13. Eat your way through Fujinomiya while tasting the local specialties you can only try here! From the famed Fujinomiya Yakisoba fried noodles to sushi in the shape of Mt. Fuji, enjoy the wonderful dishes with a local English-speaking guide.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided

    USD151.73

    Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri
    3.5 - 5.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  14. Try some amazing sushi at shops recommended by a local taxi driver! With convenient transfers from Kanazawa Station or Komatsu Airport, experience Japan through food and sightseeing.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided

    USD124.14

    Daily
    2.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  15. Visit the popular shrine dedicated to the many Shinto gods of Japan. Explore both the outer and inner shrines of Ise Jingu before venturing into Okage Yokocho Street Market to taste local food and sake.
    English Available

    USD295.58

    Daily
    6.5 - 7.5 hour(s) (morning)
  16. Experience a casual cooking lesson in either French or English at a local Japanese home. Get in touch with the culture through cooking and learning more about the cuisine.
    English Available

    USD27.09

    Weekend
    2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  17. Toshi Island is a land of fishermen a 30 minute boat ride from Toba. Enjoy seasonal local specialty seafood at a home-cooking restaurant on the island.
    Meal Provided

    USD98.53

    Daily
    3.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  18. Take a deep bite of the rich local flavors of Toba in a short morning or afternoon tour. Enjoy walking around the shops and markets while getting a good taste out of the fresh seafood and delicacies!
    Meal Provided

    USD44.34

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  19. Sample the freshly caught fish and other seafood at the Toba Market, and discover the seasonal specialties while enjoying views of the sea and port.

    USD24.63

    Daily
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  20. Make your very own traditional umeboshi pickled plum or juice using large Nankou Ume plum from the Kishu region. Take a tour around the factory and taste freshly made products.

    From USD8.87

    Daily
    0.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)

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