Bite-size Break - Tokyo

There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015. View later Real Food Adventure - Japan.

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  • 2013-01-01 - 2013-12-31

Visit Tokyo’s most alluring culinary hotspots on this bite-size tour of Japan

Pack your chopsticks and dive into Tokyo city’s incredible food scene. Embrace thousands of years of food artistry and culture and immerse yourself in one of the world’s most elegant, eclectic and harmonious cuisines. Combine time spent seeing the sights of the city with visiting Tokyo’s prized eating and drinking spots. Watch yakitori sizzling in front of you in Shinjuku's Memory Lane, eat fresh-off-the-boat sashimi at the incredible Tsukiji Fish Market, learn to make soba noodles in a hands-on cooking class and take on a sumo wrestler – in the eating department – with a bowl of chanko nabe. Hopefully glimpse the stunning vistas of Mt Fuji while in Hakone and experience a charming kaiseki dinner, which is a multi-course meal of seasonal and local specialties, at a traditional ryokan. If you’re after a trip to tantalise your tastebuds as well as your sense of adventure, this Bite-size Break in Tokyo ticks all the boxes.

  • Chomp on yakitori at Shinjuku’s Memory Lane (aka Piss Alley)
  • Get among the activity at the captivating Tsukiji Fish Market
  • Learn to make soba noodles in a hands-on cooking class
  • Relax at Hakone’s hot springs
  • Spend the night in a traditional ryokan
  • Explore the food marvel that is a depachika
  • Have monjayaki – Tokyo’s answer to okonomiyaki - cooked at your table
  • Perhaps sing the night away at a hip karaoke bar

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Days 1-2 Tokyo

The dynamic capital of an ancient land, Tokyo blends neon-drenched modernity with traditional temples, shrines and gardens.

Day 3 Hakone

The picturesque lakeside region of Hakone is a wonderland of stunning mountain panoramas and relaxing outdoor onsen (hot spring baths).

Days 4-5 Tokyo

Bursting with contemporary urban culture, there are many sides of Tokyo to explore - from fascinating musuems and world-class shopping to neighbourhood backstreets lined with restaurants and karaoke bars.