Picture arriving in Japan and proceeding to have a whirlwind of a time traipsing around the country with fun people and an amazing guide. That’s what it’s like with Eat Japan. Our guide was a natural leader and his knowledge of Japan is great. But even better is his love of the country. He’ll seek out unique experiences that you probably wouldn’t even think of on your own.
Hands down one of the best meal experiences of my life. Amazing food. Even more amazing host and chef. We had the entire restaurant to ourselves. It was pretty much a private dinner hosted by a self-taught chef who’s been running the place for the last 26 years. The food was nothing short of spectacular. One of the featured dishes is baby tuna that’s roasted over a fire in a bucket full of hay outside. Totally amazing.
Traveling with East Japan is a non-stop adventure of fun, laughs, and off-the-beaten-path experiences. The attention and detail they put into planning the itineraries is second to none. What I most appreciate about Eat Japan’s trips is that I don’t have to plan a single thing and I can just relax, enjoy myself, and truly be on vacation.
Eat Japan’s guided trip was an amazing introduction to Japanese cuisine and culture. Japan now tops my list of countries for a return visit… I can’t imagine not having Scott [our guide] by my side for the next adventure.
Eat japan’s attention to detail makes their Japan tours unique. They plans so far in advance, and so meticulously maintain local contacts and knowledge that you’ll find yourself the only foreigners at a spectacular local festival, or eating the most exquisite delicacies in restaurants you would never have found or been able to book otherwise.
I had an amazing time in Japan all thanks to Eat Japan’s in-depth knowledge of the country’s culture and people. And, of course, the absolute must-do activities, sights to see, food to devour, and places to visit. I was so impressed with the thought and detail [our guide] Scott put behind every aspect of this trip, from the amazing boutique hotels and personalized tours to the local spots you’d never uncover if you were a tourist. It made the whole experience so easy for us – everything was taken care of. Also, the fact that Scott could handle every Japanese conversation was a true blessing given that I do not speak the language.
I’d been imagining a trip to Japan for years, so when I heard Eat Japan was organizing an adventure there, I had to go. I went in with pretty high expectations, and our trip absolutely blew me away. Of course we covered all the typical spots, but, more than that, they packed our days full of incredible sites, adventures, and food that was completely off the beaten track. Scott’s [our guide] beyond-fluent Japanese surprised natives every where we went, which created friendships with locals and opened doors for us all along the way. Between Scott’s knowledge of Japan and his ability to communicate with the Japanese people, there is simply no other way I would have had even a fraction of our incredible experiences traveling in Japan any other way.
Eat Japan has the hook-ups even my Japanese friends wonder about, and ask how the heck I got in. For example, the finale of the grand sumo match, Michelin star restaurant reservations that are very hard to come by, and much, much more. I consider myself a very well-traveled traveler, but my experience in Japan wouldn’t have been the same without Eat Japan. So, if you’d like to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience (that I guarantee you will not have if you travel by yourself), join whatever tour they’re doing. Yes, they’re that good.