Important Covid-19 Update. Our client’s safety is important to us, and travel will resume when the travel ban (including the 14-day quarantine) is lifted both in Japan and the United States. Next Spring, we will offer two “off the beaten track” tours to escape the large cities and to enjoy the rural parts of Japan. First, is Textiles of Kyushu, a unique opportunity to experience Japanese culture and textile in the southern island of Japan. Second is Edible Japan, which will be a modified version of the original Culinary Tour with an extra day in the Shinshu region with sake brewery tour, miso making and knife shop visits. Stay well and be safe.

Small Group and Custom Trips to Japan

Travel, Food and Adventure

We provide small group, guided tours to Japan with a unique, local and hands-on experience. From street food to fine kaiseki dining, Japanese culinary traditions are central to the nation's culture and social life. Come travel to Japan with us for a personally guided tour and experience of a lifetime.

Travel With A Purpose

As travelers, we are committed to helping sustain local economies and preserving cultures. We are dedicated to the practice of “green travel” as much as we can by taking public transportations, visiting farmers and artists, supporting small businesses, as well as providing “farm to table” experiences. Our tours are limited to 4-10 people for a hands-on, authentic travel experience. Your guide, Koshiki Yonemura, is a former restaurant owner, chef and is fluent in Japanese and English. Traveling to any country can take hours of planning and preparation, traveling to Japan can be even more challenging, let us take care of the details while you enjoy the journey.

Our tour with Tanpopo Studios was excellent. It brought together the modern, urban and the rural, traditional in a skilled and intimate way. I chose this tour because we so loved their restaurant - to me it was Japanese 'comfort food'. While the restaurant exists no more, others can still experience all that was so special about it through Tanpopo Studio tours. Travel with Koshiki and Ben is a lot like dining at their restaurant was - comfortable, relaxed, interesting, and incredibly delicious. I felt like I was traveling with an old friend, one who knew all the best places. It was a really special trip, and I plan to go again.

Elizabeth, MN