Zenbu Zen Tour 2018

Zenbu Zen Tour 2018

Fall in love with beautiful Kyoto on this relaxing and inspiring  12 day cuisine & culture tour hosted by food & travel writer Jane Lawson and fellow Japanophile Gerard Kambeck.   ZENBU ZEN 2018 Our first tour for 2018, the ever popular and intimate 12 Day ZENBU ZEN Tour, focuses on superbly serene and fascinating Kyoto – Japan’s cultural […]

Food Glorious Food…. on a Zenbu Tour!

Ever wondered what kind of deliciousness we get upto on a Zenbu Tour? The answer is pretty much anything and everything… as long as it is great!  Japanese food is so varied  – from the simple to the sublime, from the traditional and true to creative contemporary.  When travelling with Zenbu Tours we want to ensure […]

Zenbu Zen Tour 2017

  Zenbu Tours is offering three very special Luxury Cuisine & Culture Tours for 2017 Zenbu Zen (below),  ZENBU ZEN II ,  and our new ZENBU HARU SPRING TOUR!       ZENBU ZEN (2 spots left!)    First up is the popular and intimate 12 Day ZENBU ZEN Tour  which focuses on superbly serene and fascinating […]

ZENBU TOURS 2017… coming soon

ZENBU TOURS 2017… coming soon

Newsflash! Dates just announced – go HERE for details! Greetings All ! I’m  just back from a wonderful time in Japan hosting several successful winter tours including a a couple of fun private day tours with grown up family groups. It’s always a pleasure for me to meet new people but it’s also a very lovely […]

Sayonara Zenbu Zen 2016..

Sayonara Zenbu Zen 2016..

I’m feeling like a farmer sans his or her favourite sheep. My lovely group and I have just finished an incredible 15 days together on the Zenbu Zen (plus) tour 2016. Alone for the first time in many months  I’m enjoying the quiet of a friend’s apartment overlooking Kyoto’s handsome rooftops and humble mountain safety-rim but […]

Japanese Cuisine and Culture Tour Jan 9-20. Almost Sold Out.

A big HELLO to all who have expressed an interest in our January Tour ! This is just to let you know that we ONLY HAVE 3 PLACES LEFT for the ZENBU ZEN 9-20 January 2016 Tour.  Scratch that – there is now only ONE SPOT LEFT! Is it meant for you?? So if you’ve been […]

Culinary Tourism

Recently I was a guest on Pete Dillon’s excellent Cravings Programme on Joy 94.5 where I got to chat with him and the delicious Tony Tan about  CULINARY TOURISM To hear me raving on about Kyoto and my Zenbu Tours tune in around the 25 minute mark… If you’d like to join the Zenbu Zen […]

Nara. A path less wandered.

Just a hop, skip and a jump away from my ‘home away from home’ Kyoto town is the charming city of Nara. Although famous for its history, giant Buddha, Kasuga Shrine and free roaming deer I often prefer to leave those with the first time visitors and simply wander the compact old town, shotengai (traditional […]