7 Days, 6 Nights, 7 Days – Foodie Trip


Day 1: Tokyo

From Narita International Airport, take the Narita Express or a limousine bus to central Tokyo, which takes about 60-90 minutes.

Tokyo is a city of diverse gourmet spots. You can enjoy fresh sushi at Tsukiji Market or sample traditional street food at Asakusa. There is also an abundance of restaurants offering a variety of dining options such as ramen, yakiniku, tempura, and more.

Day 2: Kyoto

Take the Shinkansen bullet train from Tokyo to Kyoto. The bullet train takes approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes.

Kyoto is the place to taste traditional Japanese cuisine. Around Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine, you can sample matcha green tea and Japanese sweets. You can also purchase fresh seafood and Kyoto vegetables at Nishiki Market. In the evening, visit a restaurant where you can enjoy traditional kaiseki cuisine or Kyoto’s local specialties.

Day 3: Osaka

Kyoto to Osaka is about a 30-40 minute ride on a local train or express train.

Osaka is famous as a “gourmet town. Taste Osaka’s specialties such as takoyaki and okonomiyaki at Dotonbori and Shinsekai. We also recommend participating in a cooking class where you can experience Osaka’s food culture. In the evening, mingle with the locals at one of the many delicious izakaya (Japanese style pubs) or bars.

Day 4: Hiroshima

Take the Shinkansen bullet train from Osaka to Hiroshima. The trip takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes.

In Hiroshima, you can taste Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki and Hiroshima-style oysters. Also, enjoy Hiroshima’s famous dishes such as Momiji Manju (steamed buns with a sweet bean paste) and Hiroshima-style yakisoba (fried noodles). You can enjoy delicious dishes made with local ingredients at reasonable prices at yatai (food stalls) and eateries in Hiroshima.

Day 5: Fukuoka

Take the Shinkansen bullet train from Hiroshima to Fukuoka. The trip takes about 2 hours.

Fukuoka is a famous gourmet city, where you can enjoy Hakata Ramen and Mentaiko (cod roe). Also, join the locals for a fun dining experience at one of Fukuoka’s yatai (food stall) districts or drinking districts. You can also enjoy a variety of yatai food stalls and unusual sweets in Fukuoka.

Day 6: Sapporo

Fly from Fukuoka to Sapporo. The flight time is approximately 2 hours.

Sapporo is the central city of Hokkaido, where you can enjoy fresh seafood and Hokkaido’s famous products. There are many delicious pubs and restaurants in the Susukino and Odori area of Sapporo. In particular, Hokkaido’s jingisukan and seafood bowls are excellent. Sapporo ramen and soft-serve ice cream are also highly recommended.

Day 7: Kanagawa (Yokohama)

Fly from Sapporo back to Tokyo and then take a conventional train to Yokohama.

The flight from Sapporo to Tokyo takes about 2 hours, and then from Tokyo to Yokohama takes about 30-40 minutes.

On your last day, you will end your food-filled journey in Yokohama. You can enjoy authentic Chinese cuisine in Chinatown. There are also a variety of restaurants and food stalls in the red brick warehouses and bay area near the port of Yokohama. Yokohama ramen and Yokohama-style yakitori (grilled chicken) are also must-try items.

On this trip, you will be able to enjoy local specialties and gourmet foods from all over Japan. Interacting with local people and experiencing food at food stalls are also attractions. However, be careful about the amount and duration of your meals and take care of your health on this food-filled trip. It is also recommended to check in advance which popular restaurants require reservations and which places are crowded.

Please note that travel times are estimates only and specific times may vary depending on traffic conditions and schedules. We recommend that you check public transportation schedules and means of transportation in advance and allow plenty of time for travel.