May, 2023

Japan: a glimpse of the future and a window into the past. It’s held special allure to travelers for centuries, and after a multi-year closure, it fully reopens to travelers on October 11(!) This is your chance to be amongst the first travelers to visit Japan after the pandemic– without the confusion and hassle of organizing your own fully immersive tour.

You could hop on an airplane and hope for the best (we’ve done that with many countries over the years, and it worked out great!). But Japan is a different kind of beast. The culture is founded on careful social norms, precise ways of interacting in public, and the highest standards for their crafts, food and artisanship. Elevated standards of excellence is an incredible experience, but showing up without a plan is much trickier than other locations:

--You land in Tokyo, hop into the first taxi you see, and accidentally spend $250 just to get to your hotel. 

--You head out to dinner and leave your shoes in the wrong place and sense the waiter getting impatient (who knew there was a clear system?!). 

--You get to the station to take the subway home, the map looks like a brick of dry ramen: a confusing squiggle of train lines that criss-cross countless neighborhoods, different train companies, and thousands of people at every station.

Tokyo is the biggest city in the world, and it can often feel like showing up to an incredible party in the wrong clothes. But feeling out of place in a country like Japan doesn’t have to be the way you do it! 

Japan changed our travel perspective forever. A lifetime’s worth of visits would still never be enough to discover the vast treasures of this impeccable country. We’ve had a strong vision for a Japan Feast for a long time now: 

From the bright neon of Tokyo to the peaceful shadows of a forest hot spring, Japan is a culture of perfect contrasts. We have so much to share with you! And executing the perfect high/low Japan experience into your brief vacation time requires major on the ground precision. We needed someone local who could understand our vision and help us create the badass travel standards our Feasters demand. We found dozens of companies but only one felt like our business kindred spirit:

Meet Boutique Japan.

One of Conde Nast Traveler’s Top Travel Specialists, Andres Zuleta’s Boutique Japan is the only company we would trust to co-lead this trip with us. Like us, they're obsessed with quality, local secrets, and never doing the big box travel thing. Whether its your first or your twelfth time in Japan, we can't wait to bring you the best of a Feast with this collaboration with local experts.

Over a year of meticulous planning has gone into this adventure. 

We knew that the moment Japan’s doors opened to travelers again, we were ready to land with a handful of Feasters. 

There is no other country in the world quite like Japan, and this is like no other Feast we've done before.

We can’t wait to welcome you to the Land of the Rising Sun!

an epic trip with multiple locations

the neon chaos of Tokyo contrasted with the shadowy stillness of forest onsens

world class architecture and design, tiny underground bars, and food you’ll think about for a lifetime

a carefully curated trip with in-the-know local guides


Tokyo can be overwhelming to even the most experienced travelers. No more intimidation: we’ll uncover the hidden gems of this world class city so you can focus on pure enjoyment rather than complicated logistics. So much of the world’s best food, so little time… we wish we could bring more stomachs. 


"If I had to eat only in one city for the rest of my life, Tokyo would be it.”

-Anthony Bourdain

After a high energy leap into Tokyo, you’ll take the scenic train into the lush Japanese countryside. The Izu Peninsula is known for its hot springs and beautiful coastlines, the perfect contrast to Tokyo's neon lights.


Along with its wealth of history and traditional culture, Kyoto is also a hotbed for contemporary design, beautiful cafes, and forward thinking restaurants. The ancient capital’s unbelievably rich past informs and inspires its delightfully innovative yet traditional present day.


We wouldn’t feel right about taking you to Japan without at least a quick stop for street food in the famously food-obsessed Osaka, where the local term kuidaore means “to eat oneself to ruin.” 


And of course, no Feast would be complete without the White Dinner– in the most far-flung location yet. 

More locations and experiences than any other Feast that came before.



Because we will be moving from bustling city to peaceful countryside and back again, exploring several locations, riding the bullet train and doing lots of walking through pristine forests and tiny Tokyo backstreets, this intimate trip has only ten spots available. We’re keeping this one small and nimble so we can share an insider look at one of the world’s most complex, beautiful and delicious places. 

What’s Included:

• Luxury accommodations in both award winning modern design hotels and classic ryokans
• Private, bilingual guide who brings the good vibes
• Custom dinners, daily breakfast, and a handful of good street eats
• Multiple curated happy hours and tastings
• All inter-city travel costs including Japan’s most cutting-edge transportation
• Enough inspiration to make you dream about Japan until you can scramble back as soon as possible

As always, these trips are highly curated and location specific. We carefully select our locations, meals, and activities. Every Feast thus far has sold out, so reserve your spot for this highly requested trip today!



• Shared rooms (with standard beds- also shared) with your new future bestie. We'll carefully pair you and introduce you ahead of time!
• Curated accommodation in Japan's best design hotels and traditional ryokans


Friends or couples, shared room

• Shared room with your boo or bestie

• Curated accommodation in Japan's best design hotels and traditional ryokans



Price is per person. 
25% non-refundable deposit to reserve your spot.
Remaining 25% payments due January 1, February 1, and March 1

Price is per person. 
25% non-refundable deposit to reserve your spot.
Remaining 25% payments due January 1, February 1, and March 1



Solo traveler, private room

• Private room so you can starfish in bed all night.

• Curated accommodation in Japan's best design hotels and traditional ryokans


Price is per person. 
25% non-refundable deposit to reserve your spot.
Remaining 25% payments due January 1, February 1, and March 1


May 19-28th. 2023




I'm traveling solo.
How does the room situation work?

We love solo travelers and they're never out of place! On past trips, about half of Feasters are those traveling by themselves.

If you're joining us solo you've got two options:

1. Shared bed/room: before the trip, we send out questionnaires to get to know our Feasters. Once we get an idea of personalities and travel styles, we'll match you with your new travel bestie. While some locations will have two beds, not all will, so we want you to be totally comfortable before you land!

2. Wanting more solitude? Book an entire room to yourself and you can starfish in your giant bed all week. 


The three step "don't regret your life" Feast Plan

1. Reserve your spot with just 25% down

2. We’ll send you everything you need to know– what to pack, what to expect, and a style guide– one month before departure.

3. You meet us at the the Tokyo airport (or, if you’re already in town, we'll meet you at our favorite design hotel) on May 19th. Many more details to come, but for now, badda bing.


Well, you've made it this far.

There's really only one thing left to do.