An ancient sport as unique as Japan itself, sumo wrestling has a rich history. It is Japan’s national sport, it is deeply rooted in Japanese culture, and it shows amazing display of strength. There are precise rituals and rules to be respected in sumo, not only about the match itself but also regarding the ring,... View tour
When you hear the term Geisha you might instantly picture a Japanese female with a painted white face in a kimono – a symbol that is unique to Japan and its culture, and one of the most aimed-for Japanese experiences. The book turned movie ‘Memoirs of a Geisha’ was a story that was hugely popular... View tour
Japanese culture consists of certain etiquette that are followed for certain things like the use of an onsen, how to eat with good table manners, and no surprise: how to behave on public transportation. Train etiquette is observed and followed closely in Japan. People everywhere always compliment the public transportation system here and its something... View tour
2020 will be a special year for Japan, mainly due to the 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympics*. In order to accommodate the events, several national holidays will be celebrated on different dates this year. The reason for this is to avoid traffic congestion and reduce rush hour frenzy. National holidays itself are popular times for... View tour
New Year, or Oshogatsu, is the most important holiday period in Japan for families to spend time together and keep traditions alive. All around the world, New Year is celebrated with fireworks, countdown and cheers with champagne. In Japan, New Year’s Eve is a quiet and familiar moment. Actually, fireworks in Japan is more of... View tour
Japan is made up of 80% mountain areas and the vast majority of onsen are surrounded by nature, which makes hiking and onsen a great combination. Since ancient times, Japanese people have loved soaking in onsen not only to relax the body, but also to clean and refresh the mind while connecting with nature. The... View tour
A word exists in Japanese, omiyage, that indicates the gift or souvenir that you give to someone rather than purchasing it for yourself. You are bound to find at least one “omiyage” store at every train station, airport and even the street corner that sells pre-wrapped local specialties, gadget and souvenirs. This means as far... View tour
In the summer season, several matsuri, Japanese festivals, take place all over Japan. Most of them are annual traditions to celebrate gods, seasons, and historical events. During the occasion, you can witness Japanese tradition and culture at the highest level. If you want to fully enjoy the real experience, make sure you're ready!