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YAMAGATA

Shonai Cultural Activities & Lunch at a Farmer’s Restaurant

Experience the cultural activities and cuisine of beautiful Shonai! During this tour, you’ll visit Kamo Aquarium, enjoy a tasty lunch at a local farmer’s restaurant, and learn how to make e-rosoku candles, a traditional handicraft of the area.
from¥21,700
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TOKYO

Michelin-Starred Omakase in Tokyo at Takumi Sushi Owana

At a highly-regarded Michelin-starred sushi restaurant in Tokyo, experience a once-in-a-lifetime meal, headed by Chef Kenji Oana. Carefully selected domestic ingredients, calming and minimalist aesthetics, and exceptionalist craftsmanship await.
from¥30,250
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Private Experience
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TOKYO

Group Dining Hosted by Gourmetmei

Join Twitch streamer Gourmetmei and other foodies for a fun meal featuring classic Japanese dishes like sashimi, tempura and shabu-shabu.
from¥1,000
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TOKYO

Sake Pairing and Omakase Sushi in Tokyo with Personal Chef

A private dining experience in the heart of Tokyo, enjoy an omakase course with Chef Imai featuring 15 pieces of sushi and a sake pairing. Seasonal appetizers, soup, and dessert are also included in this intimate sushi counter experience.
from¥30,000
With dessert
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KANAGAWA

Noh, Spirituality, and a Meal with the Gods at Afuri Shrine

Discover Noh, Japanese traditional performance art, and experience the spirituality of a pilgrimage to Afuri Shrine, complete with a meal shared with the gods.
from¥39,500
With dinner
Private Experience
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HYOGO

Seasonal Awajishima Produce and Sake Pairing Course

Enjoy aged spirits, cocktails, nihonshu, sake, vintage umeshu plum wine, shochu and more in a unique bar setting. Course menu of local vegetables and pork, featuring famous Awajima cuisine. Featuring a chef tasting and sake pairing dinner.
from¥9,500
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TOCHIGI

Fire Ceremony and Kaiseki Dining at The Ritz-Carlton, Nikko

Ancient temple life, luxurious Japanese dining, and regional cuisine. Partner farms provide local, fresh ingredients. Experience Buddhist meditation with monks at a religious ceremony. Take home handmade souvenirs and appreciate artisan ceramics.
from¥30,000
Regional food
Dining Experiences
GIFU

Nagara River Boating and Banquet with Geisha Experience

Cruising down the Nagara River in Gifu, enjoy a banquet with Japanese sake and live performances by geisha. The meal spotlights seasonal ingredients and local fish, which you can see being caught using the ancient method of cormorant fishing.
from¥27,985
Dining Experiences
KYOTO

Dinner with a Maiko in Kyoto

Immerse yourself in Kyoto culture by savoring authentic Kyoto-style cuisine alongside entertainment courtesy of a maiko.
from¥7,900
No strollers
Dining Experiences
TOKYO

Kaiseki Bento Traditional Cuisine & Tea Ceremony

Have a taste of traditional Japanese cuisine with cha-kaiseki! Enjoy five beautiful dishes representing Japan’s nature and history, at a teahouse steeped in Japanese art and culture. Take part in the following tea ceremony for a complete experience.
from¥27,500
Dining Experiences
KYOTO

Evening Gion Walking Tour and Customized Kappo Dinner

Connect with the essence of Kyoto as you stroll along the machiya houses, shrines and bridges of Gion’s alleyways with a knowledgeable guide, and indulge in a multi-course kappo dinner customized to your preferences.
from¥20,000
Dining Experiences
KANAGAWA

Sushi & Sake Pairing With Sake Sommelier in Chigasaki

Indulge in a private dining experience where sushi and sake come together in harmony. Learn about the different varieties of sake, narrow down your preferences and understand the basics of sake pairing from a certified sake sommelier.
from¥15,000
Private Experience
Dining Experiences
TOKYO

Japanese Home Cooking Dining Experience in Tokyo

This casual and laidback experience allows traveling foodies to experience a true Japanese home-cooked meal inside a Tokyo residence. Host Marimo welcomes you into her home for a rare dining experience featuring delicious seasonal cooking.
from¥15,000
Private Experience
Dining Experiences
NAGANO

Orchard Tour in Nagano With Outdoor Fine Dining Experience

Reconnect with nature on this food experience in Nagano. Visit an orchard where dedicated farmers grow premium fruit. Then, enjoy a course meal highlighting local ingredients such as kurobuta pork, salmon, and seasonal vegetables.
from¥12,000
Dining Experiences
HOKKAIDO

Private Chef Experience in Niseko, Hokkaido

Experience fine dining in Hokkaido with a private chef experience in Niseko or Rusutsu. The chef will prepare a multi-course meal at your accommodation featuring locally sourced seasonal ingredients, seafood, meats, desserts, & more.
from¥27,500
Dining Experiences
GIFU

Tea Tasting & Etiquette in a Historic Townhouse (Gifu)

Join Kyoko, a certified teacher from the Japan Service Manners Association, for a unique tea-tasting & table manner experience in Gifu! You’ll learn about tea culture, etiquette, & taste Marika (Jasmine) tea in a historic Meiji-era townhouse.
from¥6,500
Private Experience
Dining Experiences
GIFU

Temple Cuisine, Table Manners, & Tea in a 120 y/o Townhouse

Discover Japanese cuisine, tea, table manners & more in this unforgettable experience in Gifu! You’ll try Otoki Ryori (temple cuisine) & learn about Japanese culinary traditions in a 120 year-old Meiji-era townhouse, from a certified lecturer.
from¥11,000
Dining Experiences
KYOTO

Premium Sukiyaki (A4-Ranked & Above) Course

Experience a moon-viewing experience & dinner cruise aboard an elegant yakatabune in Arashiyama. This tour includes a luxurious A4+ beef sukiyaki course, traditional Japanese performances, & more. Limited availability: 29 Sep–1 Oct.
from¥30,000
With 2 drinks
Dining Experiences
KYOTO

Arashiyama Kumahiko: Live Kitchen on the Water Course

Experience moon-viewing (Tsukimi) festivities & a dinner boat experience aboard an elegant yakatabune in Arashiyama. This tour includes a luxurious kaiseki meal by Kumahiko restaurant, traditional Japanese performances, & more. Limited availability!
from¥60,000
With dinner
Dining Experiences
KYOTO

Kyoto Kitcho: Moon-viewing Special Set Dinner Course

Experience Tsukimi (moon-viewing) festivities & a dinner cruise experience aboard an elegant yakatabune in Arashiyama. This exclusive tour includes a luxurious meal by Kyoto Kitcho, traditional Japanese performances & more. Limited availability!
from¥150,000
With dinner
Dining Experiences
FUKUOKA

Live Theater, All-You-Can-Drink, & Food Stalls in Fukuoka

Explore Fukuoka's Hakata Ward with the dining and theater experience of a lifetime! Fill up on ramen or yakitori before heading to Theater 010, where you'll dine & enjoy all-you-can-drink package as you watch a breathtaking live performance.
from¥35,000
Nomihoudai
Dining Experiences
YAMANASHI

Stay at 100-Year-Old House in Yamanashi with Shojin Ryori

Experience a slower pace of life at the peaceful 100-year-old house near the historical Kakurinbo Temple. Enjoy vegetarian shojin ryori and a special matsuri presentation.
from¥50,000
Regional food
Dining Experiences
YAMANASHI

Temple Stay at Kakurinbo: Shojin Ryori and Matsuri

Traditional Buddhist and craft experiences in the heart of Yamanashi prefecture. Walk in the footsteps of monks as you tour Minobusan's temple and town, stay overnight, and enjoy vegetarian shojin ryori cusine.
from¥28,000
Regional food
Dining Experiences
NAGANO

Washoku in the Heart of Japan at Restaurant Sofu

Historical, green, and stunning karuizawa forest invites all for fine dining with local Japanese ingredients. Enjoy the elegant hotel setting with refreshing views. Delicious hot pot shabu shabu, teppanyaki, and sukiyaki beef menu prepared by chefs.
from¥22,600
With 1 drink
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HOKKAIDO

Traditional Cherry Blossom Viewing Picnic in Tokachi

Socialize and barbecue underneath beautiful blooming cherry trees and embrace this rare chance to enjoy one of Japan’s most famous spring events without the hassle of lugging equipment and cleaning up.
from¥5,000
Dining Experiences
FUKUOKA

Historic Samurai House Tour in Fukuoka with Tea and Lunch

Take a morning stroll around Yusentei Park, the historic home of a samurai. Explore the park’s gardens and waterfalls, feed the lake’s koi fish, and relax with a cup of tea. End the tour with Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki or delicious sushi.
from¥18,700
Regional food
Dining Experiences
SHIMANE

Temple Walk and Buddhist Cuisine Experience in Shimane

At a designated national Cultural Property, explore the grounds of a temple in Shimane. Then, at a restaurant specializing in Shojin Ryori, the vegetarian Buddhist cuisine, experience a sumptuous feast of vegetables, grains, seaweed, rice, and tofu.
from¥3,300
Private Experience
Dining Experiences
GIFU

Ayu Sweetfish Regional Dining Experience in Gifu

This nine-course meal features ayu sweetfish, the product of the 1300-year old practice of cormorant fishing. Unique to the waters that flow through Gifu, the versatile fish is prepared as sushi, charcoal-grilled, fried into tempura, and more!
from¥12,950
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The cafe's interior was adorned with delicate sakura flower decorations, creating a serene and enchanting atmosphere. The staff was exceptionally warm and attentive, adding to the overall inviting ambiance. As for the afternoon tea, it was truly delightful! Each item showcased meticulous attention to detail, and the combination of ingredients was simply exquisite. The matcha, sakura and strawberry parfait was my favorite! While the selection leaned towards sweets, there were also savory options available. If you're considering booking this afternoon tea experience, I highly suggest arriving with an empty stomach to fully indulge in the sweet delights. I felt like a princess while enjoying this afternoon tea, making it an unforgettable dining experience!
Nicole Cerentin
February 29, 2024
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Afternoon Tea in Aoyama: Decadent Sweets & Savory Treats
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Very interesting experience and delicious ramen
Vlad
February 26, 2024
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$100 Ramen: Tokyo’s Most Expensive Ramen w/ Luxury A5 Wagyu
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We had such a great time all the staff was exceptional and the sumo wrestlers Jambo and Matsu were super friendly, highly recommend the experience
Carlos ramirez
February 24, 2024
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Sumo Wrestler Challenge and Lunch in Tokyo
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Loved the experience and the chance to learn about sumo before seeing some friendly matches. The two wrestlers were real characters and had some great fun with the audience.
Todd Robbins
February 19, 2024
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Sumo Wrestler Challenge and Lunch in Tokyo
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We had a lovely time trying aged sake. Pairing was very well thought through and food was good too. Too to it off, the view of the sea from our tasting counter was gorgeous
Esther yeo
February 13, 2024
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Seasonal Awajishima Produce and Sake Pairing Course
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Find The Unique Dining Experiences in Japan

Japan is among the countries with the most Michelin stars in the world, and for good reason. Japanese cuisine is immensely diverse, encompassing a huge range of cuisines based on the region, occasion, and season. For example, there are deeply traditional and historic cuisines such as “kaiseki ryori,” the sophisticated multi-course meal; and “shojin ryori,” the humble Buddhist vegetarian fare. Dining experiences in Japan also vary by region, with each prefecture being home to its own specialty dishes and ingredients. Prized wagyu beef comes not just from Kobe, but also from Omi in Shiga prefecture and Matsusaka in Mie prefecture. In mountainous Yamagata, wild vegetables are harvested and eaten in a special regional hotpot dish called “sansai nabe.” In rural Japan, you may find fresh local produce prepared simply, while you may also find a variety of upscale and themed dining experiences in Japan, in urban areas like Tokyo and Osaka.

From intimate meals prepared by your own personal chef to dinner-and-a-show and farm-to-table meals, byFood has a wide range of dining experiences in Japan. Food is a gateway into culture, and a wonderful way to connect with people and learn. And who better to learn from than chefs and locals? From gluten-free dining experiences to vegan dining experiences, byFood has it all. So even if you’re plant-based, halal, kosher, or have a gluten allergy in Japan, you can still find delicious culinary experiences that suit your diet. Groups, couples, and solo travelers, can all experience Japanese culture through food.