Destination Flavour Japan – Contact List
I’ve had a lot of requests for contact details for the places I visited travelling around Japan for Destination Flavour Japan, so I thought I’d collect all the links here for easy reference. It’s not a complete list – it’s just the places I could remember off the top of my head, so if there’s anything I’ve missed just leave a comment below and I’ll add it in.
Some of the links are in Japanese but you get the idea.
Episode 1: Hokkaido
Kushiro fish markets: Washo-ichiba
Cooking sea urchin, crab and scallop: Orenchi izakaya
Choco-moo cheesecake: Farm designs
Onsen: Tsuruga Resort Lake Akan
Two Michelin-starred Restaurant: Kappo Okada
Episode 2: Hokuriku
Live squid fishing: Hakodate Morning Markets
World’s most expensive tuna: Omanzoku
Soy sauce: Yagisawa shoten soy sauce, Rikuzentakata
Wanko soba: Wanko soba Azumaya, Morioka
Episode 3: Kanazawa
Markets: Omicho Market
Ryotei restaurant: Tsuruko
Cake buying: Le Musee de H
Sake brewery: Shata brewery
Episode 4: Nagoya
Nagoya cochin chicken: Torishige
Iga wagyu beef: Okuda
Episode 5: Tokyo
Izakaya: Shirube, Shimokitazawa
Small restaurant: Enoki, Nonbeiyokocho
Michelin-starred restaurant: Narisawa
Yakitori restaurant: Torishiki
Episode 6: Tokyo (Part 2) and Saitama
Depachika: Takashimiya department store, Shinjuku
Wagyu “donburi”: Two Rooms
Episode 7: Kyoto
Michelin-starred restaurant: Yonemura Gion
Pickles: Uchida pickles, Nishiki Markets
Episode 8: Osaka
Soba: Sobakiri Masa
Knife-making: Mizuno tanrenjo
Sumo restaurant: Arata Chanko Nabe
Episode 9: Kyushu
Episode 10: Okinawa
Taco rice: King Tacos
Markets: Makishi Public Market, Naha
Island life: Izena island
Love your show Adam.
Will you be doing gourmet tours of Japan, Asia in the future?
Yes, I almost certainly will. Stay tuned for details!
My partner & I really enjoyed the show last night. He was so excited to watch the show cz he is KANSAI-JIN 😉 My parents from OKINAWA so I cannot wait to watch episode 10 : OKINAWA ;p
we love your show. I think you are an amazing food presenter.
Can you please reveal the name of the Izakaya you visited when you were in Tokyo? (episode 5)
Couldn’t watch your Osaka episode on the day, so recorded it and watched it today with my wife, love it. We are going to Osaka early next year and would like to know how we can find your Soda noodle place?
Saw your Osaka show last week Adam. Great ! Really enjoyed it. Loved the “B-Grade” food. Looked A-GRADE to me. Will you be going around Japan some more?
Absolutely loving this series.
Will you be posting up the contacts for the previous (and upcoming) episodes as well? I’m most interested in the places you went to in Kyoto as I’m heading there myself in a month!
Hi Adam, I have just returned from Osaka (& tokyo, koyasan, kyoto). While there I was inspired to find the knife-maker Mizuno Tanrenjo that you visited on your Osaka program. I loved seeing the amazing workshop and forge. Meeting the family was a highlight, they are lovely, as an artist myself it is wonderful to see such skills passed on. Thanks for inspiring me to make that journey, it was quite the puzzle with my broken japanese. I left with a blue steel Akitada knife, I feel that I have not only a wonderful knife to use but a work of art that will be treasured in our family (and used) for many many years. Loved your program!
Loved tonight’s show in Osaka. I make Takoyaki ( octopus balls) and
Okinomiyaki for friends and they love it. We have been to Japan 3 times and think it’s. The safest cleanest friendliest country . Love your show.
Love your show Adam.
Have you thought to combine a motorcycle and food tour around Japan. Not something readily available and would be a great cultural and cullinary experience.
Hi, Good idea! I would love to do that and maybe I’ll arrange one in the future.
I hosted a cycling tour around Hokkaido in 2014 which was lots of fun, but motorcycles would be great too.
A friend of mine is going to Japan in April and id love him to try the soba noodle challenge you did!
Where abouts is it?
Adam, this is a great series! I enjoyed this series with my family so much! I find that your reviews are honest and places shown is not touristy and you eat off the beaten track. Good job Adam, we hope you and your team will feature more of Japan. It’s a wonderful country and so much to offer. Thank you so much for your passion!
Hi Adam, I would like to have links from episode 9. Thanks a lot for your work, love it.
I’m only just watching the DF Japan series now. I don’t watch a lot of cooking shows, but I did want to say how beautifully visual the show is, your commentry is really interesting and the addition of your personal experiences makes the program so accessible. Anyway, I’ll stop waffling, I just wanted to say thank you and well done – albeit a little late, sorry.
I Like the Photos its so cool, Japan is the first list place for me to visit, Love your show Mr. Adam
do you have any tours to Japan in 2017 which you are hosting
Is there anyway to buy the series on DVD?
This past summer my wife and I traveled around Japan for two weeks. Wish we knew of your series before going. Would certainly have visited some of the places that you have featured. Great show!
Is there a place to purchase the series online I really enjoyed them!
I love your program! I am going to Japan in 2 weeks and will def gonna visit the places you recommended. I can’t see where the Tofu shop you visited is located. Can you help me?
Episode on Kyushu and Shikoku was replayed last night. What was the name of the canal village you visited? It is the only info missing from above – arrgghhh! Hopefully someone is still actively looking at this website.
Is there anyway to buy the series on DVD?
Hi great show loved the series on Japan, would you advise name and address of the restaurant where you consumed 150 plates of their food please thank you
I am making the trip to Japan soon and wanted to visit the restaurant that you visited served dumpling till you bust!!! I enjoyed the waitress egging you on.
What was the name and place?
Adam, watched this series before we moved to Japan and now rewatching it. I’d love to know the name of the tofu maker that was featured in Saitama.
Dear Adam, thanks a lot for your show, I love it so much. First time I saw Destination Flavour in Thailand in 2014. In 2018 it still looks fresh, and I like your style of narration.
Have you ever thought to visit Russia and make show about russian cusine? With love from Siberia, Tomsk.
Wish we knew of your series before going. Would certainly have visited some of the places that you have featured. Great show!
I’d love to know if the salaryman who dreamed of opening a ramen place (in China?) made it? He seemed such a genuine man and was taking such a big risk.