Experience the beauty and history of Japan on our Traditional Japan Tour. This tour takes you on a journey through Japan’s rich cultural heritage, where you’ll explore ancient temples, tranquil gardens, and bustling markets. Discover the traditions of Japan and get a glimpse into the country’s fascinating history.
- Tea ceremony
- Samurai culture
- Zen gardens
- Traditional arts and crafts
- Temples: Our Traditional Japan Tour takes you to some of the most breathtaking temples in the country. From the iconic Kiyomizu-dera Temple in Kyoto to the peaceful Byodo-in Temple in Uji, each temple has its unique history and significance. Our knowledgeable guides will provide insight into the architecture, symbolism, and religious practices associated with each temple.
- Tea ceremony: Experience the serene beauty of a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Our tour takes you to some of the most exclusive tea houses in the country, where you’ll learn about the intricacies of the tea-making process and enjoy a cup of freshly brewed matcha. You’ll also learn about the etiquette and customs of the tea ceremony, a timeless tradition that embodies the essence of Japanese culture.
- Samurai culture: Discover the legacy of the samurai on our Traditional Japan Tour. You’ll visit historic castles, learn about the samurai code of honor, and witness a thrilling samurai sword demonstration. You’ll also have the opportunity to dress up in samurai armor and take part in a mock battle, a unique and exciting way to experience Japan’s rich martial history.
- Zen gardens: Immerse yourself in the tranquility of Zen gardens, where carefully placed rocks and meticulously raked gravel create a serene and contemplative atmosphere. Our tour takes you to some of the most beautiful Zen gardens in the country, including the world-famous Ryoan-ji Temple in Kyoto. Learn about the philosophy behind Zen gardens and how they reflect the principles of Zen Buddhism.
- Traditional arts and crafts: Japan has a long and proud tradition of arts and crafts, from pottery and ceramics to lacquerware and textiles. On our Traditional Japan Tour, you’ll have the opportunity to meet skilled artisans and watch them at work, creating beautiful and intricate pieces using time-honored techniques. You’ll also have the chance to try your hand at some of these traditional crafts and take home a one-of-a-kind souvenir of your trip.