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This exciting and delicious small group journey led by chef Michael Ryan, takes you through a fascinating culinary and cultural discovery of Japan with time spent in the vibrant cities of Tokyo, Kyoto, Nagasaki, Fukuoka and the little known spectacular island of Goto.

Discover the distinctive cuisine of Japan on this fascinating culinary tour with highly awarded chef and Provenance Restaurant owner Michael Ryan.

This exciting new tour enjoys the exhilarating cities of Tokyo and Kyoto before travelling to the island of Kyushu and its important urban centres of Nagasaki and Fukuoka. Kyushu has welcomed new ideas and cultures for over a thousand years.and as a consequence its cuisine, culture and heritage is unique and fascinating.

Over the course of 12 days, Michael shares his intimate knowledge of Japanese cuisine, exploring local markets and food halls and dining in a variety of fabulous restaurants, from simple sushi bars to modern cutting-edge establishments. Michael’s love and knowledge of Japan and its cuisine has led to strong friendships with some of the most outstanding chefs and restaurants in the country, including Florilege and Den both in the top 10 restaurants in Asia’s 50 Best restaurants for 2024.

Accommodation is of the highest quality, including the Mandarin Oriental in Tokyo, Hotel The Mitsui in Kyoto, the new Ritz Carlton in Fukuoka and Goto Retreat on the tiny island of Fukue, part of the group of Goto Islands just a short distance from Nagasaki.

This lavish culinary adventure offering a privileged insight into Japanese culture and cuisine with one of Australia’s renowned chefs is not to be missed.

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Michael Ryan – Japan

Michael Ryan is one of regional Australia’s most respected chefs. With partner Jeanette Henderson, he is the owner of Provenance Restaurant in…

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Jennifer Wilkinson Owner / Director

Jennifer has a life-long passion for food, wine and travel. Following a successful career in economics and industrial relations, she…

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