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.
This action packed four day tour is for the ramen enthusiast. After this trip, you will learn from professionals all aspects of ramen making. The tour will start in Yokohama, a historic city south of Tokyo, and according to ramen expert Hiroshi Osaki, where the first specialized ramen shops opened in 1910. We will be taking classes at two different ramen schools, visit the ramen museum, and also go shopping at Kappabashi, which is almost entirely populated with shops supplying kitchen gadgets to restaurants and professional chefs. Get ready, you will be tasting lots of ramen during this tour.
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Arrival & check in at a hotel in downtown Yokohama, the second largest city in Japan and one of the first Japanese ports opened to foreign trade in 1859. Meet your tour guide and enjoy the nightlife in Yokohama or arrive by noon, and take a tour of the Kirin Brewery.
After breakfast, a hands on learning opportunity awaits you at ramen school. This all day hands-on learning experience will teach you everything you need to know about making ramen. Be sure to check out Japan’s largest Chinatown during your free time in the evening.
In the morning, we will visit the Ramen Museum, learn about the history of ramen and sample ramen from various regions. Then it's over to the famous Cup of Noodles Museum and immerse ourselves in the legacy of Momofuku Ando.
Today we will roll up our sleeves and sharpen our skills with a half-day ramen workshop at a restaurant and school in Tokyo. Afternoon shopping time awaits you at Kappabashi or 'kitchen town', a destination of over 100 shops selling cookware. Before departing Tokyo, pay a visit to Sensoji Temple in Asakusa, and be sure to hit the new Ramen Street at Tokyo Station.
6 - 8 people
Hotels, Local Transportation, English and Japanese Speaking Tour Guide, 5 Meals
Flight to/from Japan, Personal Spending, Transportation To and From Airport, Some Meals
"There are many ways to approach visiting Japan, but if you are into food, this is the way to go. As with any travel, figuring out what is actually authentic and local can be a challenge, but with TanpopoStudio, this is taken care of. Every planned meal on the trip is about as authentic as one can get, and is delicious. The low key, fun and chill vibe throughout the trip, aided in part by and excellent translator, makes exploring Japan effortless and fulfilling. I cannot recommend this tour enough, it is a sure way to gain perspective on how food is sourced, presented, and enjoyed. "