~Explore Regional Flavors~

The best way to experience Japan is to savor the fresh and fantastic delicacies
and rich cultures only available off the beaten path. Japanese foodstuffs
and local ways are truly unique to every region,
and in harmony with each season.

What is SAVOR JAPAN?

The different regions of Japan each have their own local cuisine. SAVOR JAPAN is your guide to the attractions of Japan’s small farming, fishing, and mountain communities — especially the great food they offer.
All SAVOR JAPAN areas are, after careful vetting, certified by the Japanese Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

SAVOR JAPAN certification is designed to draw attention to the local brand that come from the numerous farming, mountain and fishing villages throughout Japan where food is a way of life, and lead to an increase in interpersonal exchanges through a deeper discovery of Japanese cuisine and the enjoyment of unforgettable experiences in authentic Japanese food culture. We look forward to seeing you in one soon.

Get special offer
when you book on each website below!

Odate, Akita

Stay at a farmhouse and enjoy the winter!

SPECIAL OFFER

「Hachi-kun」coaster

SPECIAL OFFER

「Hachi-kun」coaster

campaign period

January ~ beginning of March 2020

Yamagata,Tsuruoka

Sushi Workshop

Yamagata,Tsuruoka

Tora Fugu Demonstration

Tokamachi,Niigata

Visit the Hoshitoge Rice Terraces!

Tokamachi,Niigata

Meet Japannese traditioal beauty.The tour you can go to the most special kimono factories and experience it. (With a lunch box)

Tokamachi,Niigata

Visit Japan's top 3 gorges "kiyotsu gorge" and experience the YUKI coutries' gourmet

Kyoto

Experience 5 activities insipired by kyoto's sea, food and culture

SPECIAL OFFER

original ochoko (small cup for sake) from umi no kyoto will be gifted

SPECIAL OFFER

original ochoko (small cup for sake) from umi no kyoto will be gifted

campaign period

January ~ December 2020

First 100 people (5 experiences x 100 people = 500 people)
umi no kyoto's orginal ochoko will be gifted!
how to receive: on the day of the experience

Kyoto

study how to make Japanese tradtioal dessert "sakura nerikiri" ~hanazanmai~

SPECIAL OFFER

tea made from roasted dainagon red beans

SPECIAL OFFER

tea made from roasted dainagon red beans

campaign period

January ~ December 2020 (Not open every Wednesday and Sunday)

if you sign up as a group with more than 5 people, each person will receive a 5-pack red bean tea

Sanuki,Kagawa

Gomadaki (the Buddhist rite of burning wood sticks) at Shodoshima 88 Sacred Site "No. 41 Bukkokusan"

SPECIAL OFFER

special visit at night time

SPECIAL OFFER

special visit at night time

campaign period

April 2020 ~ every even number month on Saturdays (planned)

general visit is until 6PM, but for those registered for this tour, a chance to visit at nighttime will be given. Enjoy the sunset in Setonaikai and the bonfire and forget about your busy life through this healing experiences

remark:
- the taxi fee will not include the expenses for Sangaku Reijo (night time prayer and gomaki fee)
- reference: night time prayer fee: 500yen per personm gomaki: 500yen
- Sangaku Reijo may be around 5 degrees lower than the foot of the mountain so please dress appropriately
- in the evening, we will be going through a dark area in the cave so please wear appropriate clothes and shoes
- registration is available until 3PM of the day

Sanuki,Kagawa

Gomadaki (the Buddhist rite of burning wood sticks) at Shodoshima 88 Sacred Site "No. 2 Goishizan"

SPECIAL OFFER

special visit at night time

SPECIAL OFFER

special visit at night time

campaign period

April 2020 ~ every even number month on Saturdays (planned)

general visit is until 6PM, but for those registered for this tour, a chance to visit at nighttime will be given. Enjoy the sunset in Setonaikai and the bonfire and forget about your busy life through this healing experiences

remark:
- the taxi fee will not include the expenses for Sangaku Reijo (night time prayer and gomaki fee)
- reference: night time prayer fee: 500yen per personm gomaki: 500yen
- Sangaku Reijo may be around 5 degrees lower than the foot of the mountain so please dress appropriately
- in the evening, we will be going through a dark area in the cave so please wear appropriate clothes and shoes
- registration is available until 3PM of the day

Sanuki,Kagawa

Feel Japan's four seasons by making Wasanbon, sugar confectionary using wooden molds at Sanshuizdutsuayashiki

SPECIAL OFFER

enjoy the soft taste of freshly made, soft wasanbon.

SPECIAL OFFER

enjoy the soft taste of freshly made, soft wasanbon.

campaign period

January ~ December

enjoy the soft taste of freshly made, soft wasanbon. This texture can only be experienced by those who helped make it. Children of age 2 and up can participate so we recommend you sign up as a family!

Sanuki,Kagawa

Takamatsu's local fish market Tour

SPECIAL OFFER

fish market tour

SPECIAL OFFER

fish market tour

campaign period

January ~ December 2020

this tour allows you to walk through the fish market that only registered traders usually go in. You will be able to feel the energy in the market through this tour.

Remark:
-the floor is very slippery, so please wear appropriate shoes
-in the morning, traffic will be busy around the fish market, so please be aware.

Sanuki,Kagawa

Yashima Night Tour Bus (Nightscape viewing)

SPECIAL OFFER

special visit at night time

SPECIAL OFFER

special visit at night time

campaign period

January ~ December 2020

since there is no public transportation at night time, if you do not have a car, sign up for this tour. We will pass Kawaramachi station and a hotel in Takamatsu so it is very convenient.

Remark:
- the bus will be leaving strictly on time, so please arrive with some extra time. (no refunds for not being on time)
- there will be a pocket translator on the bus so you will be able to communicate with the driver
- cancellations due to the weather will be counted as a normal cancellation.

Sanuki,Kagawa

Kimono-wearing Tour at Ritsurin Garden

SPECIAL OFFER

special visit at night time

SPECIAL OFFER

special visit at night time

campaign period

January ~ December 2020

from April to September, you can enter the park from 5:30AM. We recommend you try the Morning okayu at the Kaentei. Enjoy the fresh air and the beautiful scenery.

Remark:
- children 4 years and older may sign up; however, kids' kimono is only available for girls.

Sanuki,Kagawa

Stay at a farmhouse and enjoy the winter!

SPECIAL OFFER

Udon-making experience

SPECIAL OFFER

Udon-making experience

campaign period

January ~ December 2020

this experience-based accommodation has received Furusato masterpiece of the year in 2018 and has revitalized the local economy as well as receiving the next break award at the Shokukakeru project. The udon-making class is led by a pro and the taste of udon made with great efforts will be one to remember.

Remark:
- this is a renovated old private house and the interior is popular among foreign visitors. You can choose between a Japanese-style room and a dormitory.
- we have also provided optional programs such as kayaking and SUP and an island tour that will allow you to experience the Setonai area (the optional programs will require a separate fee. If you are interested, please contact us by email).