Testimonials

Karol G.

Karol G.

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.

Germy Y.

Germy Y.

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.

Michael H.

Michael H.

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.

Chris S.

Chris S.

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.

Ann L.

Ann L.

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.

Natalie S.

Natalie S.

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.

Nicky H.

Nicky H.

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.

Brian K.

Brian K.

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.

Joe R.

Joe R.
I had a great time in Japan with Eat Japan. We ate some amazing food and saw some really cool things that I would never have eaten or see had I been travelling on my own. Scott (our guide) is fluent in Japanese, and knows the areas he took us to well, so there was never any time wasted through miscommunication or getting lost. We also met a few of his Japanese friends along the way, which was really nice.  Scott’s a chilled out, friendly guy. He’s really passionate about travel and Japan in particular. He definitely looked after us well and wanted to make sure we all had a great trip. If you want to pack a lot of fun activities and sightseeing in your trip, and want to enjoy some of the amazing food that Japan has to offer, I would definitely recommend a trip with Eat Japan.

Holly D.

Holly D.

All you have to do is show up – ready to eat, explore, and experience. It is truly that simple. If you are in a position to gift yourself this opportunity, it is one you will cherish. No matter your level of expectation, I feel confident it will be exceeded. Japan is a special place and Scott is a special person. Trust that Scott has your best intentions at heart and will do everything in his power to provide you with an authentic adventure.

Travis J.

Travis J.

The single best tour of my life! The restaurant that Scott gets access to is INSANE. You can’t just call up and get a table, you have to know people. The events we went to were things that I never even knew existed, and were incredible. And lastly, the people who Scott brought together were world-class and will remain friends for a lifetime (including Scott himself). I feel so lucky to have gone on this trip.

Maneesh S.

Maneesh S.

Fantastic trip with amazing food, and an awesome experience through Kyoto, Tokyo, Nara, and more. Got to visit the famous deer park in Nara, truly a highlight. The food was out of this world, with multiple Michelin-rated experiences. Highly recommended.

Valerie S.

Valerie S.

Eat Japan Tours curates an effortless journey of the food and culture of Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara, and Osaka. From street food to Michelin-star ramen, wagyu beef and sushi. Seemingly, I had the best meal of my life every day of the trip.

Fabi P.

Fabi P.

From Michelin restaurants to family-run, hole-in-the-wall local gems we would’ve never discovered on our own, Eat Japan made sure we experienced it all. Our trip was packed with so many incredible activities, we’ve been back home for a couple of weeks now and still processing it all!

Megan J.

Megan J.

An excellent experience from beginning to end! The variety of food was amazing and all the restaurants well thought out. Really enjoyed having an insiders perspective on the different locations/cities that we visited. This tour is a good balance of sight-seeing, eating delicious food, and learning about Japan and its history.

Kevin H.

Kevin H.

I had an amazing time exploring Japan’s food and culture. A great mix of street food, casual dining, and fine dining including Michelin-rated restaurants. Also, there were lots of activities to enjoy. I can’t wait to go back. Highly recommended!

John D.

John D.

We had the best time doing Eat Japan with Scott. I can’t say enough wonderful things about this trip. I’ll let our photos speak to the experience.

Kavita S.

Kavita S.

Fantastic trip! A very unique experience. Would highly recommend this to anyone who loves Japanese food and wants a unique experience in Japan.

Brooke D.

Brooke D.

This was a wonderful tour full of amazing experiences.

Carlos P.

Carlos P.
I knew that going to Japan would be special, but I did not know the trip would change my life. My life has always been about food, but the adventures, the tastes, the sounds, the discoveries, and the overall cultural inundation made me alter my life to be even more complimentary to what I learned in Japan. I found out so much about the amazing country, its history, and its people because of our everyday experiences. Additionally, being able to discover everything with a pretty cool group made our adventure even more enjoyable. Scott was knowledgeable of the areas, traditions, and culture overall, but was also able to show me some things I would have never been able to discover on my own.
I am thankful for having had this tour of a lifetime and am excited to return to Japan every chance I get.