Cherry Blossom Viewing
The Sakura of Japan are well known around the world for their radiant, delicate and transient beauty, but they are more than simply beautiful cherry blossom trees. Sakura are tied to Japan’s history, culture and identity. Originally used to divine the year’s harvest, Sakura came to embody Wabi-sabi philosophy and shinto ideals of impermanence, hope and renewal.
Each year, people gather together to watch the Sakura bloom throughout April and observe how at the peak of their beauty, the blossoms start to fall; providing a stark reminder that although life is beautiful, it is also ephemeral and short. See the beautiful blossoms for yourself.
Japanese culture is ancient and is filled with rites and traditions to honor the family. Because Japan is an island country, it was able to moderate the influence of other cultures for centuries. This allowed a distinct culture and heritage to develop for the beautiful Land of the Rising Sun.
Marvel at the modern technologies and step into the past all in one day on your trip to Japan. Enjoy the rich history through food, architecture, art, and a stay at a local monastery. Experience the Japanese culture like a local.
Anime and Gamer Tours
Globally recognized as the anime mecca of the world, Akihabara has all things anime related imaginable. Countless stores, such as Animate, are stocked with the latest and greatest anime merchandise available on the market. Stop by one of the maid cafes or animal cafés located throughout the area. Play at one of the many arcades such as the SEGA arcade center or buy vintage video games from Super Potato. Visit the Ghibli Museum and take a sneak peek into the history and creative process behind Hayao Miyazaki’s animated films. Marvel at the impressive Tokyo Skytree as you explore the Pokemon Center located in the connected Solamachi shopping center. Purchase exclusive merchandise and interact with other fans via trading and battling. If you’re lucky enough, you may even get to see one of the various events held at the store.
The birthplace of Nintendo, SEGA, Pokemon and Studio Ghibli is ready to be explored and enjoyed. Book your trip now!