[dropcap size=small]L[/dropcap]ooking to inject – literally – a breath of fresh air into the gourmet holiday experience in Japan is adventure travel company Walk Japan. A new tour, the Izu Geo trail, takes travellers on a journey through a lesser-known area 150km away from Tokyo and its madding crowds.

What you get for venturing off the path oft-travelled is picturesque landscapes of the peninsula’s east coast and mountainous regions, paired with daily meals made with the ocean’s bounty.

End the trip with a relaxing soak in a thermal hot spring at quaint resort town Shuzenji.