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Seven days in Japan

If you’ve ever had the good fortune to visit Japan, you’ll doubtless have had the same rich feeling I have, on my return; the chaos of Tokyo, idyllic scenery of the countryside, kind gestures of the people and the absolute obsession with the detail in their craft.


The philosophy of ‘Shokunin’, which means ‘artisan’ is deeply embedded in the Japanese way of living.  A lifetime of dedication to one’s craft, with the aim of perfecting every detail of one’s speciality. It’s central to so much of Japanese culture, and never more evident than in their art; craft and food.

I have partnered with ANA which took me on a culinary journey from Tokyo to Kyoto, from the heights of the Pizza Bar on the 38th floor of Mandarin Oriental to bustling streets and standing sushi bar Tachigui Sushi Tonari.

Over 5 days myself and a film crew explore the best of all things food and craft – supported by Japan’s largest 5-Star airline ANA.

With more trips booked this autumn and winter where we explore more seasonal food across the county.

Follow my journey here ↓

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Upcoming Trips

San Sebastian

Basque gastronomy temples

OCTOBER 12 – 15

Join our tour of “Basque gastronomy temples” tour and indulge in a memorable Pintxos crawl through San Sebastian’s charming streets. Experience the renowned Basque cuisine, respected worldwide for its exceptional quality, simple preparation, and deep-rooted traditions. Accompany us as we visit the most sought-after culinary destinations, such as Casa Julian, Elkano, and Asador Etxebarri. Discover exclusive and hard-to-book culinary destinations, showcasing the finest local ingredients.


Alba Truffle Celebration

NOVEMBER 09 – 12

An immersive journey into the secrets of Italy’s most sought-after gastronomic experiences: The Alba Truffle. Wine, dine, smell, taste and hunt.

Join us in a unique three-day adventure to get up close and personal with one of the world’s most exclusive foods. From truffle-match discovery at legendary local wineries to joining in a traditional truffle hunt and lunch, in the warm company of one of the region’s most highly recognized truffle families.