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A taste of Japanese culture

Tradition

In touch with its past

Kogatana forging, Kyoto

Heavily influenced by Chinese culture, Japan values “purity” and tradition over anything but is still flexible to change as seen during the Edo and Meiji periods.

Pockets of history, tradition and custom sit alongside the modern, new and innovative Japan.

It can make you smile and leave you in awe, a country where old meets new and each moment is a memory you’ll treasure forever.

Experience

Forge your very own kogatana (small sword) in Kyoto.

Cuisine

Washoku or mouthful Japan

Shiseki Ryotei Kagetsu, Nagasaki

Washoku is an approach to achieving nutritional balance and aesthetic harmony at table; both a culinary philosophy and a set of practical guidelines for preparing food.

It rests on the “Power of Five” an important number in Japanese culture, each having five components: Goshiki (five colors), Gomi (five flavors), Goho (five methods), Gokan (five senses). The final set of fives is called the gokan no mon — a Buddhist doctrine referring to the state of mind to be maintained while partaking of the food.

Experience

Indulge yourself in a historic restaurant in Nagasaki.

Relaxation

Expressing well-being

ABBA Resorts Izu, Shizuoka

Blessed with stunning natural beauty and a time-honored spirit of hospitality, Japan offers myriad destinations to provide a respite from the stress of modern society.

Onsen in Japan (hot springs), are a highly popular destination for locals and visitors alike and are considered a must-do when visiting the Land of the Rising Sun.

Japan, an unmissable wellness destination.

Experience

Relax both your body and soul at the Izu Peninsula.

Nature

Sense of the Seasons

Takachiho Gorge, Kyushu

From Ume (plum blossoms) at the end of winter, to the red and gold colors of autumn, and of course the sakura…Japan’s natural scenery reveals different aspects of its beauty as the seasons change throughout the year.

The idea that Japanese people have a particularly close relationship to nature, which Westerners have somehow lost, is deeply ingrained in how the Japanese perceive themselves.

Japan, a country beloved for its unspoiled natural beauty and wide open spaces.

Experience

A spiritual journey in the Takachiho Gorge.

Outdoor

Exhilarating activities

The snow monsters, Zao

Japan is brimming with incredible natural wonders that will stir the heart of any outdoor enthusiast.

Go diving in the pristine and warm ocean waters of Okinawa. Venture deep into the untouched and silent forests in Kyushu for thrilling rafting down rushing rapids. Snowshoe or rappel your way across the stunning snowscapes of Hokkaido…

Japan boasts so many outdoor activities for you to choose from, you won’t have time to catch your breath!

Experience

Skiing through Japan’s ‘”snow monsters”.

Art

Aesthetics differences

“Tunnel of Light”, Echigo-Tsumari

The Japanese art includes a wide range of styles and means of expression, including ceramics, sculpture, painting and calligraphy on silk and paper, Ukiyo-e woodblock prints, origami and, more recently, manga, digital art along with a myriad of other types of artwork.

Since the Meiji era, Japan has been subject to sudden invasions of new and alien ideas, following a long period of contacts minimized with the outside world.

Nowadays, Japan’s contributions to contemporary art, fashion and architecture, are a blend of traditions with modern, global, and multi-cultural bent.

Experience

From July 25 to September 12, 2021, the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial (postponed).