China & Northeast Asia
Food is a gateway into the culture of a nation, and Japan, where the focus is on the freshest, most delicious seasonal produce, spices and ingredients, this is particular poignant. For the adventurous eater who’ll munch on anything there are more than enough exciting delicacies to keep you taste buds excited for days. This quick itinerary, themed for those who love hiking, features some of our hiking highlights and gives you an idea of the places to visit in each destination:
These highlights have been specially picked for this themed itinerary: Soba Noodle Making, Tokyo Around Tokyo, the buckwheat soba noodle is king. In this class you will learn to create the dough, out of buckwheat and wheat flour, to roll it out and to slice it with a special soba knife. When the hard work is done you can sit down and slurp up your creation.
Okonomiyaki, Hiroshima Said to originate from here (Osaka disagrees), Hiroshima loves okonomiyaki so much there are 2,000 restaurants dedicated to it. A savoury pancake stuffed with meat and vegetables, sit in front of the huge hot plate, pick your ingredients and watch as it is prepared before your very eyes!
Sake, Kyoto Fushimi, a suburb of Kyoto, is well-known as a centre for sake production thanks to the area’s natural water springs. There is an excellent museum housed in a beautiful, old wooden sake warehouse where you can taste sake and plum wine, and plenty of sake stores where you can taste more.
Street Food Tour, Osaka Let us arrange a walking tour that allows you to experience all of the culinary wonders of this city, from the restaurant mecca of Dotonburi to those spots that the locals like to keep a secret. Walk and eat, eat and walk – the very best way to explore Japan’s culinary capital.
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The world’s largest and most populous continent, Asia is a vibrant and rambunctious fusion of ethnicities, cultures and customs; an incomparably rich and turbulent history showcased by mindboggling feats of architecture and engineering; a geography that encompasses towering peaks, unfathomable gorges and paradisiacal beaches; and a biodiversity that is so abundant that you’ll be reaching for your wildlife guide.