Northern Japan
Food & Nature

Immerse yourself in a natural, cultural, and food lover’s dream with this in-depth tour of Japan’s diverse northern region.  Sip Sake at an old local brewery, tread through hills carpeted with flowers, soak in natural hot springs, wander through a canal city, indulge at local fish markets, hike through peaceful forests and streams, and more. This tour is our most sensual and luxurious experience in Japan

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Ray Flanagan

Judith Packington

Andrew Smith

I I have now done two of Kuroko's tours to Japan.  Both have been a delight.  I enjoyed her very professional weaving of nature and culture and particularly the incredible choice of venues for such a wonderful variety of Japanese style cooking and meals. I really felt so well looked after.  Any special request she willingly obliged.  Which made the tours special just to me.  I can not wait for my third trip with Kuroko.

Travelling with Rika in her native Japan was an opportunity for a cultural experience like no other. Imagine having a friend who seamlessly moves between two languages and who is able to help you interpret the traditional and contemporary customs of the Japanese way of life. Rika brings a quiet, respectful and unassuming demeanour to her responsibility as a guide and helps the mystery of Japan unfold.

The best and most stress-free trip I've ever had.  The tour was an introduction to Japan, its people, its culture, its food and its physical beauty. It was  interesting and exciting and exceptionally well-organised by Rika.  We learnt so much about Japan, especially Hokkaido. All I dream of now is our next Japan adventure.  I have always been a bit wary of tours. In fact, this was my first. It was small and personal, very much boutique style, very much my style.  Rika actively sought out our wishes and preferences before and during the tour and where possible, built them in.  It was so relaxing and a lot of fun.