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25 09, 2017

Sumo Wrestling – Morning Training Watch Tour

Fancy a chance to watch some of the "biggest" athletes in Japan work hard in training? Starting early in the morning, wearing barely nothing-  even during the Japanese winter-  sumo training adheres to the path of "budo" martial arts and ancient traditional Japanese customs. Deeply rooted in Japan's native religion - Shinto - members of the sumo stable "sumo-beya" [...]

25 09, 2017

New service in Japan helps tourists lose the luggage

Tie-up frees up foreign travelers to enjoy the sights -- and the spending.. Foreign travelers trailing large suitcases at tourist spots are a familiar sight in Japan, but they could ease up if a planned joint new service by JTB, Panasonic and Yamato Holdings takes off. The January launch of the Luggage-Free Travel service, which brings together leading players in [...]

16 09, 2017

Maiko dinner experience in Kyoto

Enjoy a Japanese banquet dinner with traditional Japanese dancing. ( eight course, beverages included) Maiko are apprentice geiko (similar to geisha) in Kyoto, western Japan. Traditionally, Maiko entertain guests during feasts by performing songs, dances, and playing the shamisen or the koto (traditional Japanese instruments) Maiko are usually aged 15 to 20 years old and become geiko after learning [...]

15 09, 2017

New small-group guided tour – Japan’s Culinary Heritage

Enjoy Japan’s regional cuisine – the very heart and soul of Japanese culture - a small-group guided food tour to experience Japan’s best-kept culinary traditions. This Japan Holidays culinary tour visits famous locations including the ancient imperial capital of Kyoto, as well as hidden rural villages and the unique culture of Awaji Island in the fabled Inland Sea, where culinary [...]

8 09, 2017

New – Japan Holidays small-group guided walking tours

Discover Japan with Japan Holidays on small-group guided tours , accompanied by a Japan Holidays professional, English-speaking guide. Group sizes are kept small, with up to 12 fellow travelers. Japan Holidays guides are passionate about Japan and explaining its traditions, food, society, and history to visitors. See Japan up close-  travelling the excellent Japanese train and bus network – with [...]