Connoisseurs Evolve as Kaiseki Booms

“I believe tourists are expecting the extraordinary experience of Japan,” says Gora Kadan’s Hiroto Takegaki. “Staying at a ryokan and having a kaiseki on the tatami floor meets that demand.”

5 Must-See Ryokans for the Discerning Traveler

Japan is filled with tourists and getting more crowded by the day. For those searching for a meditative, contemplative travel experience in the Land of the Rising Sun, there is the ryokan.

Cycling through Japan

One of the best ways to explore of Japan is on two wheels: hopping aboard a bicycle and pedalling your way through the gorgeous countryside, hidden gems and golden coastlines of this…

Adventures of Spirituality and Wellness in Japan

Traveling can be about so much more than simply taking a break, getting a little more sleep and lying on a beach. Though relaxing pastimes are important and worthwhile, a vacation can also…

Discovering Esoteric Buddhism at Koyasan

Koyasan is historically regarded as one of the most sacred mountains in Japan and has long been an important hub for cultural and religious exchange. Although it may sometimes be translated as…