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Northern Japan - Food & Nature

June 1 - 9, 2023 1 seat remaining

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, 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.

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. see the itinerary below 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.

Beautiful lake in Japan
Beautiful lake in Japan

Travel Features

Small Group

A maximum of 8 travellers on this tour means we can have the best of both organized and personalized tour. It will be executed efficiently and seamlessly yet we will still have room to enjoy for spontaneity. We try our best to accommodating your requests as much as possible.





Dates: June 1 - 9, 2023 Start: Haneda, Tokyo End: Tokyo Destinations: Asahikawa, Furano, Otaru, Hakodate, Aomori B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Day 1 Thu, June 1 – Tokyo to Asahikawa, Hokkaido

Fly to Hokkaido and warm up your tastebuds at a local Sake brewery. AM: Meet at Haneda Airport, Tokyo.

Make the quick trip and fly from Tokyo to Asahikawa, Hokkaido.

Here, we’ll get acquainted at a famous local Sake brewery. You’ll learn and sample some of the finest sake in Hokkaido. After warming up your tastebuds, enjoy a welcome dinner at a “Robata”, atraditional Japanese charcoal BBQ restaurant. Here, you can indulge in Hokkaido’s renowned seafood from scallops, sea urchins and prawns. We then stay the night at a comfortable western-style hotel in Asahikawa to relax and prepare you for more Hokkaido adventures.

Day 2 Fri, June 2  Furano, Biei food: B+L+D

Day 3 Sat June 3 Otaru food: B+L+D

Day 4 Sun June 4 Otaru, Hakodate food: B+L+D

Day 5 Mon June 5 Hakodate food: B+L+D

Day 6 Tue June 6 Tsuta, Aomori food: B+L+D

Day 7 Wed June 7 Oirase, Aomori food: B+L+D

Day 8 Thu June 8 Oirase, Aomori food: B+D

Day 9 Fri June 9 Aomori - Tokyo food: B


  • One domestic flight from Haneda, Tokyo, to Asahikawa.

  • Bullet train ride from Aomori to Tokyo

  • All land transportation from Asahikawa Airport (fixed time) to Aomori, a mixture of public and private transfers

  • 8-nights accommodation, high-quality western-style hotels and authentic Japanese Onsen Ryokan.

  • All entrance fees and activities listed in the itinerary.

  • Daily breakfast, dinner and six lunches.

  • Kuroko Boutique Tours guiding and interpreting service throughout the tour.


  • International flights.

  • Travel insurance.

  • Snacks and drinks.

  • Meals not listed in the itinerary.

  • Extension and extra tour components.

Talk to us also about extending your stay in Kyoto or Tokyo to explore the cities (including a private guide for one day).


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."

Judith Packington

"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."

Andrew Smith

"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. "

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