Become a samurai for a day as you learn to draw, pose and swing your katana, the traditional sword used by ancient Japanese warriors. Sword master Tetsuro Shimaguchi, head choreographer for Kill Bill: Volume One, guides your hand during a private lesson.
Your trip, your adventures. All of our itineraries are fully customizable, allowing you the freedom to choose the experiences that speak to you – and change your mind at a moment’s notice.
Relive the glory of Imperial Japan
Explore the massive Meiji-jingu shrine, a forest oasis of 120,000 trees built to honour the first emperor of modern Japan. Then take a leisurely stroll through the picturesque gardens of the Imperial Palace before sitting down to a shabu shabu (hot pot) lunch at a local restaurant.
Take a Bonsai-styling class
Learn how to create your own bonsai at the Shunkaen Bonsai Museum, operated by renowned bonsai artist Kunio Kobayashi. Afterward, enjoy time to stroll the museum’s prolific bonsai garden, which houses over 1,000 trees.
Cook with fresh Japanese flavours
Visit Tokyo’s Tsukiji outer market with a Michelin-distinguished chef to source fresh, seasonal ingredients for a sushi-making class. Learn the secrets of preparing and presenting different types of rolls under the guidance of your chef, enjoying the fruits of your labour and a sake tasting.
Soaring above the financial district and offering expansive Imperial Palace views, Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi is a sky-high sanctuary in the heart of the capital.