May 7 - 16, 2024 New group added, few seats remain • 9 days of condensation of what Japan is all about. This tour is for seafood lovers and travellers who like to go deeper, far more profound, than the normal organised trip. Untouched nature, Millenium Forest, Onsen, Sake, Seafood and regional culture. Northern Japan is at its best. Immerse yourself in a natural, cultural, and food lover’s dream with this in-depth tour of Japan’s diverse northern region. With incredible attention to detail, you can expect an authentic adventure into all things Japanese. Often left unexplored, the northern region of Japan is home to some of the finest foods, the most beautiful nature and riveting history.
Explore the enchanting wonders of Hokkaido and Aomori. Focus on gastronomy and the scenic beauty of forests and streams. The tour includes a valuable chance to learn about Ainu culture and the Tokachi Millenium Forest, known by the book ‘Pioneering a New Way of Gardening with Nature’ by Dan Pearson and Midori Shintani. Enjoy a gorgeous walk along the stream at Oirase as a grand finale.
Immerse yourself in some divine, untouched nature in north Japan and dine like a local.
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. Also read our customers testimonials following the itinerary.
This tour is our most sensual and luxurious experience in Japan -it has been crafted around all your senses and will immerse you in the local Japanese culture and tastes.
We travel in style using a mixture of local flights, private vehicles, legendary public transport, and an undersea bullet train. The tour starts and finishes in Tokyo, and all transfers to and from Tokyo are included.
Ray Flanagan "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. "