I’ve recently been in contact with a Japan tour company based in Los Angeles, called PacSet Tours. This year they have a food themed tour scheduled for August (August 19 — 28, 2013) that is going to be amazing. If you have ever wanted to experience Japan, this would be a great tour to try! Unfortunately my kids start school at the very beginning of August, otherwise we’d be going. The tour includes everything from experiencing Japanese bakeries, to an amusement park in Tokyo where you can sample things like squid icecream. You get to visit Tsukiji Fish Market, one of my favorite places, where fish buyers come from all over Japan to bid on the catch of the day. You’ll also get some hands-on experience by doing things like learning to make soba noodles. The tour is going to be amazing, I only wish I could go! But PacSet Tours has a little treat for LFM readers:
Designed to introduce casual and seasoned travelers to the kind of Japanese cuisine the locals eat, the tour escorts guests to restaurants, festivals, and traditional inns on a tour of Japan’s famed “Tokaido” road. Tour guests will sample over twelve varieties of “local” cuisines, including savory Okonomiyaki, fresh Sushi, fried kushiage skewers, and much, much more. The tour will also give guests the chance to make their own soba, tour a Japanese beer factory, and see how soy sauce is made.
The tour is $3,550 for La Fuji Mama readers and includes round trip airfare from Los Angeles, all accommodations in Japan, meals, transportation, the full-time services of an experienced tour guide, and more. For more information, or if you have any questions, please visit http://pacsettours.com/portfolios/local-eats/ or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Please mention “La Fuji Mama” when signing up for the tour to receive the discount.