Hiyashichuka (冷やし中華・ひやしちゅうか)

Hiyashichuka is cold noodle served with some toppings and sauce (soy sauce with sugar, vinegear and sesam oil) which is popular as summer food. Japanese Summer is tropical. Hiyashichuka cool you down from inside. When it is too hot and humid, you may not want to cook using gas range. Hiyashichuka is easy to prepare, or you can just buy it at a convenience store.


Ramen is noodle served in soup (meat based/fish based) with some toppings. Ramen came from China adapted to Japanese tastes. There’re Shoyu Ramen (醤油ラーメン: Soy sauce based Ramen), Shio Ramen (塩ラーメン: Salt based Ramen), Miso Ramen (味噌ラーメン: Miso based Ramen), Tonkotsu Ramen (豚骨ラーメン: Pork bones based Ramen), Curry Ramen (カレーラーメン: Curry based Ramen). Recently you can eat noodle and soup separately which is called Tsukemen (つけ麺). You can also eat Gyoza (餃子: Dumpling) together with Ramen. Ramen is popular food in Japan. You can see many Ramen shops there. It’s open often till late in the night or until morning.


Umeboshi is a plum pickled with salt and red Perilla (赤紫蘇: Aka Shiso) which tastes sour and salty. You can eat Umeboshi except seed. As fermented, it is good for intestines. There’re also low salt Umeboshi, honeyed Umeboshi etc. Umeboshi accompany Japanese traditional meals, Bento (弁当: Home pakced meal/take out meal) but also used as salad dressing, Pasta, topping for Hiyashi Udon (冷やしうどん: cold Udon Noodle with topping and sauce) etc.

Kanto Tour Schedule: 7-17 October 2018

This trip starts on Sunday, 7 October and ends on Wednesday, 17 October.

Application Deadline: Sunday, 26 August 2018

The 10-day tour in the Great Kanto Area!

As our first tour, the introductory tour price is ONLY CHF 4’500.-!

The price includes the airfare between Switzerland (Zurich or Geneva) and Tokyo, hotel accommodation, breakfast, part of lunch and dinner, the fees to attend scheduled events, and group transfer in Japan.

In addition to popular tourist spots, you get to visit unique tourist spots which are not included in a typical tour for tourists from aboard.

Also, our tour is filled with chances to experience Japanese culture. You can experience Taiko (Japanese drum) lessons, Japanese cooking class and creating food samples during this tour.

As a Japanese person who has lived in Switzerland and Japan will greet you at the Zurich/Geneva airport (you can choose) and accompany you throughout your trip, you just bring a suitcase in order to enjoy Japan. The maximum number of participants would be 10 people so that you can move smoothly and focus on your sightseeing.

Date Activities Hotel Meals
Sun. 7 October Fly from Zurich / Geneva to Japan Airplane Dinner (Flight)
Mon. 8 October Arrive in Tokyo
– Hotel Check-in
4-Star Hotel Breakfast (Flight)
Tue. 9 October Tokyo Tour
Tokyo Sky Tree
– Asakusa
– Japanese Lunch
– Taiko Lessons
Harajuku & Omotesando
– Japanese Cooking Class & Dinner
4-Star Hotel Breakfast
Wed. 10 October Mt. Fuji & Hakone Tour
Hakone Cable Car
Ashinoko Cruise
4-Star Hotel Breakfast
Thu. 11 October Around Old Tokyo Tour
Kappabashi (Sample Making)
– Sumida River Dinner Cruise
4-Star Hotel Breakfast
Fri. 12 October Kawagoe Tour
– Kitain
– Kawagoe Castle Honmaru Goten
– Ichibangai
– Kasiya Yokocho (Snack Street)
– Eel Lunch (Other options possible)
4-Star Hotel Breakfast
Sat. 13 October Yokohama Tour
– Shinkansen Ride (Nozomi 10 min)
Ramen Museum
Red Brick Warehouse
Yamashita Park
– Dinner
4-Star Hotel Breakfast
Sun. 14 October Kamakura Tour
Great Buddha (Daibutsu)
Tsuruoka Hachimangu
4-Star Hotel Breakfast
Mon. 15 October Nikko Tour
– Japanese Lunch
4-Star Ryokan Breakfast
Tue. 16 October Nikko on the Road Tour
Kegon Waterfall
Irohazaka Route
4-Star Hotel Breakfast
Wed. 17 October Fly Back to Zurich / Geneva Airplane Breakfast
Lunch (Flight)
Lunch (Flight)

Sign up for this trip from here!