Things to Do in Japan
A wide host of things to do are available in Japan, encompassing everything from art tours to shopping trips to temple visits. There is a huge focus on food experiences and we can arrange a sushi class with a Michelin star chef, take you through winding alleys on a street food tour, even embark on a ramen class - we can make it all happen in the world of Japanese food.
There’s plenty of hands-on activities too, such as traditional batto, or samurai school, learning about samurai culture (sword swinging included!), calligraphy lessons where you write on parchment as a keep-sake. Taiko, or steel drumming, is a fun family experience to immerse yourself in the Japanese drumming culture. Visit a sumo wrestling stable, watch the practice and meet the stars afterwards. Let’s not forget one of the most classic things to do and partake in a Japanese tea ceremony in a quaint Japanese tea house nestled in the cobbled streets of Kyoto. Enjoy hiking and biking on everything from a short hike or even a longer pilgrimage tour, staying in ryokans along the way. Kayak on Lake Kawaguchi as the sun rises, and for the brave, climb the impressive Mt Fuji. In the winter months, there’s world class skiing at Japan's leading ski resort, Niseko. Whether a romantic trip for two or an action-packed adventure, these are just a few of the valuable experiences we can offer; let our specialists recommend exceptional things to do to enhance your holiday.
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Active Winter in Asahidake
Asahi-dake, Hokkaido, Japan
Today, visit Daisetsuzan National Park, one of the largest national parks in Japan, and embark on a light winter snowshoe trek in the park. Finish the day with a tour on the Asahidake ropeway, which provides great views of the scenic winter landscape.
Amanemu - Discover traditional Ama diving
Ise Peninsula, Japan
Visit an Ama diving hut where you can discover the beauty of Ama diving. This traditional free-diving has been performed by local women for thousands of years who dive for shellfish and pearls. Meet these incredible women and enjoy freshly caught seafood.
Amanemu - Ise Grand Shrine with Seishiki Sanpai
Ise Peninsula, Japan
With Amanemu visit Jingu Shrine (otherwise known as Ise Grand Shrine), one of Japan's most revered shrines and something completely unique to the area. With your guide, you'll explore the many inner and outer shrines, along with taking part in prayer.