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Culinary Immersion, Tokyo to Kyoto
Culinary and Cultural Highlights, from Tokyo to Kyoto
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- How to Bathe Like a Local In Japan (Part 2) – Onsen and Ryokan EtiquetteUpon arrival, if you are not a guest at the ryokan or are visiting an onsen (Japanese hot spring) not attached to a ryokan, you will need to pay first. Enter the reception. Many onsen will [...]Read more
- Fun Festivals in Japan – Santera Mairi Matsuri in Hida TakayamaOne of the truly great things about the Japanese is their love of festivals, known as Matsuri. Festivals in Japan abound for all reasons, seasons and occasions. These festivals are steeped in [...]Read more
- How to Bathe Like a Local In Japan – Onsen History and BasicsA Guide to Japanese Ofuro (Baths) and Japanese Onsen (Hot Springs) – Part I – Background and Basics Onsen, as Japan hot springs are known, have been soothing the Japanese body and spirit for over [...]Read more
We had so many great adventures and surprises… Every time I tell someone about the trip, I think of one more thing to describe. If you have an interest in Japan, you should definitely go with Artisan Pacific Travel.
What a marvelous trip we had in Japan!! I have never felt so well taken care of in my life.