The Japan Gourmet Pass is an essential tool for foodies traveling in Japan. It provides easy and convenient access to gourmet-level restaurants near local landmarks. Great places you may never find on your own.
Our Dining Partners are places where locals go regularly to enjoy a wide range of cuisines. They are foreigner-friendly, with menus you will be able to understand. All are translated into English, and sometimes into other languages as well.
Your JGP will introduce you to great dining partners that will enhance your gastronomic experience and give you access to unique and special deals reserved to our Gourmets, thanks to the free services, discounts and coupons provided with your JGP membership.
It’s not always easy to find good restaurants near tourist spots in Japan. It is also often hard to understand the menus when you do find one.
JGP helps you enjoy a gourmet-level dining (lunch and/or dinner) experience the Japanese way, by finding you the best places to dine within walking distance of the main tourist attractions throughout Japan. Using our Dining Partners will help you save time searching for the best restaurants and securing reservations (we are not doing reservation services).
Dining Partners restaurants are foreigner-friendly, with translated menus you can understand.
Our Dining Partners are proud of their food culture. They offer only the best. Experience real Japanese hospitality: OMOTENASHI.
During your trip you will enjoy many special promotions only for you. In each and every single Dining Partner, you will be given a free service, presents or discounts. It’s worth getting your membership as it pays off just for the savings alone.
That is why you need to get your Japan Gourmet Pass: You will save time and money while enjoying wonderful culinary experiences.
Our Dining Partners have a wide range of culinary styles: tempura, sukiyaki,yakitori, kaiseki, shabushabu, yakiniku, Sake Bars, Izakaya, teppanyaki, okonomiyaki, as well as Western and Asian foods, etc.
They also serve different types of meals to fit different budgets and appetites, ranging from reasonably-priced 500 yen lunches, to luxury set course meals.
All our Dining Partners’ menus are translated into English, and sometimes into a number of other languages as well.
Most often they are situated on the periphery of the main tourist areas rather than in the congested central sector, but are always within walking distance. These excellent restaurants where locals go often, are willing to share their culinary skills and food cultures with you. Our Dining Partners’ restaurants are exciting places selected specially for you. And they are places you wouldn’t find on your own.
Benefits are only available to actual Japan Gourmet Pass holders. When arriving at the restaurant, your JGP membership will be validated using any ID that shows your picture; along with the validity dates and QR codes on your JGP. You can use a printout, or simply show it on the screen of your mobile device. Your JGP cannot be used by other people. Be sure that everybody in your group gets his/her own JGP.
In case of free reservation service, additional people without a valid JGP will be charged with the current reservation fee.
The discount or free service only applies to the JGP holder. In the case of a discount, the total bill will be divided by the number of persons (It is not possible to ask to split the bill, if you sit in the same table) then the discount will be applied only to the JGP holder. Make sure that everybody in your group get his JGP.
When checking out of our website, include the correct names, dates, and mail address of your family, friends, or group. They will receive an email with all the information they need for their membership.
At present there are three options: A 7-day pass, a 14-day pass and a 21-day pass. Be sure to match the pass length and dates you choose with your departure date.
You can change the dates of your membership until 24 hours before your membership begins.
Some of our Dinning Partners are so popular and it is necessary to book them in advance. We provide this service for free to all JGP holders. To enjoy our free reservation service, it is necessary to register a valid credit card. In the case you don’t show up the average meal price per person, which stands on the description will be charged. Anyone without a valid JGP will be charged with our current reservation fee.
Credit Card and PayPal.
When checking out, insert your referral code, and your discount will be applied.
Only one coupon can be used on each JPG purchase.
We will negotiate additional special offers with our Partners throughout the year.
No, the JGP is an individual membership belonging only to you.
If a partner featured on our website closes or is no longer listed while your JGP is valid, we will disable that partner as soon as we receive notification of that partner’s closure or delisting.
Yes, the discount is applied to each JGP holder. See more in HOW DOES THE JGP WORK..
If you forget to bring your JGP QR, you cannot enjoy any discounts, services or free promotions. You must always show the QR together with your ID or Passport
No problem. Log in to your account and re-download your QR identifier code, or check the email you received at the time of purchase.
We encourage members to review the JGP experience after visiting Partners.
An easy online tool allows you to leave a review of any Partner inside their profile at www.japangourmetpass.com. We will ask you to rate the partner between one and five stars for four different characteristics. After that, you can write a review. Our team will moderate all reviews.
Simply renew your membership on the JGP website.
Email us at [email protected]. We will respond within 24 hours.
To benefit from the referral promotion, enter your coupon code when ordering your JGP.
The coupon will be not valid.
Some of our Dinning Partners are so popular that they cannot provide extra services. Many times, they have a very good price-quality ratio or they are extremely popular that it would be a comparative offense for other customers to give some preference. In that case, if possible we provide free reservation service for our Gourmets (which in Japan this service starts from ¥500 to ¥3,000 per person).
Even though some popular reasonable type restaurants like ramen, tonkatsu, soba … etc, does not accept even reservation.
In such a case there is no extra service, discount, or coupon and you don´t need to show up your JGP. We will advise it on the restaurant description along with the best time for lining and the average queue time. But if it is listed is very worth to go.