Become a samurai for a day as you learn to draw, pose and swing your katana, the traditional sword used by ancient Japanese warriors. Tetsuro Shimaguchi, head choreographer for Kill Bill: Volume One, guides your hand.
Your trip, your adventures. All of our journeys are fully customizable, allowing you the freedom to choose the experiences that speak to you – and change your mind at a moment’s notice.
Learn how to make sushiArrive at the home of a local itamae (sushi chef) for an intimate overview of Japanese cuisine, followed by a hands-on lesson in preparing a traditional meal.
Visit sacred temples and shrinesWith 17 UNESCO World Heritage sites, Kyoto has an abundance of quiet temples, gardens and colourful shrines, each a unique setting for wonder and contemplation.
Dine with Geishas
Experience the enigmatic charm of geishas, or geiko as they are called in Kyoto, during our private gala at a historic temple, featuring a musical performance from these skilled, elusive artisans.
Located near ancient temples as well as downtown Kyoto, this brand-new hotel is intimate and contemporary, blending modern Japanese sensibilities with traditional values and design.