Entertainment by Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine and the geisha of Fukagawa, sure to be an extremely memorable part of your visit to Japan
1. Japanese traditional performing arts: A well-paced show of Japanese traditional performing arts with English commentary at the Wedding Hall of Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine. An opportunity to learn about history and tradition.
2. Cultural experience: Experience the beauty and spirit of Japan, from putting on a kimono upon arrival, to the sword action in the play and the tea ceremony after the meal.
3. Ozashiki games with geisha: You can enjoy ozashiki party games, which usually require a referral and reservation, with a lecture by a geisha as an attendant.
4. Sacred venue: Decorated with seasonal decorations, Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine is a sacred space that is not available for public use, with approximately 400 years of history.
5. Fine kaiseki dining at the prestigious Tsujitome: High-end kaiseki cuisine with seasonal ingredients and the chef's extra care to create well-balanced dishes. Finish with Fukagawa-meshi rice dish.
(1) Family special experience tour program
A special day with your family. This program also includes a special session of the Brave Lupus training academy, so parents with children interested in rugby are encouraged to join.
Talking with non-member players, a Brave Lupus special practice session through the training academy, a tour of famous spots, a rugby match viewing with commentary, meeting with Michael Leitch, and more.
(2) Special hospitality tour program
Get a taste of everything offered by Toshiba Brave Lupus Tokyo in one day. Meet many of the players up-close and become a "Braver" yourself.
Clubhouse tour and meeting non-member players, a tour of famous spots, a special welcome present from players, participation in the player entrance ceremony for the team, a rugby match viewing with commentary in special seats, dinner with Toshiba Brave Lupus Tokyo ambassador Hitoshi Ono, and more.
Program to reintroduce the local charm and increase winter inbound tourist spending at the Zao Ski Resort, centered on the Hojusan Risshaku-ji Temple (Yamadera)
Until now, while it was possible to enter the grounds of Yamadera during winter, the Konpon Chudo was not open for viewing.
However, for the first time, a winter viewing and light-up event was approved to allow for a special experience in the winter that until now was not possible.
Walk the snow-covered grounds that look like they came straight from an ink painting and take in the beautiful winter view from the Godaido.
In the Konpon Chudo, you can view the “Eternal Light of Buddhism” that has been lit for 1,200 years, as well as a collection of Buddhist statues. You can also listen to a special Buddhist sermon related to Yamadera by the head monk, experience meditation, and feel the spirituality of the temple.
In addition to this, you can enjoy a lunch featuring local cuisine, sake tastings, and a lit-up Godaido. Unlike Yamadera in winter of the past, you can enjoy new experiences to your heart’s content.
A new partnership between HONDAJET and helicopters, yachts, and hire cars is here! The trip from Haneda Airport to Naoshima, which used to take five to six hours, has been shortened to only two hours. The Geiyo Islands area, which includes Setoda and Shimanami Kaido, is also now only an hour away from the Naoshima area. This partnership has achieved an unprecedented level of convenience for visitors!
The local experience offers an exclusive taste of all three categories: culture, mindfulness, and interaction with locals. In Naoshima, the renowned Chichu Art Museum and Teshima Art Museum are fully chartered. Participants can also experience the "Ma" program, which uses aroma and tea to harmonize the five senses and mind.
In the Setoda area, participants will tour the hidden secret islands by catamaran yacht. On board, private chefs offer sushi, Japanese meat cuisine, Japanese-French cuisine, and more. Participants will also stop at local residences on the islands along the way and enjoy welcome parties thrown by the islanders.
There are also a variety of cultural experiences to have, such as visits to sake and soy sauce breweries, Japanese paper studios, pottery studios, Shinto shrines, and Buddhist temples. Surprising experiences that even Japanese people do not know about await visitors, including Gerhard Richter's largest work of art, Chichibugahama Beach, known as the Salar de Uyuni of East Asia, and the giant Goemon Cauldron Baths, which are only found in Japan. At dusk, a colorfully constructed grazing table is prepared, loaded with locally sourced ingredients. With a local brew in hand, sit back and enjoy the sunset and evening cruise.
Nikko has a rich historical and cultural heritage, including the World Heritage site, "Shrines and Temples of Nikko." Nikko is also a world-class tourist destination with natural attractions such as the Oku-Nikko-Shitsugen wetland, a Ramsar Convention wetland. As the seasons change, so to does Nikko, but the most spectacular time of year is during the fall foliage season, which attracts many tourists from within Japan and abroad.
This tour goes to and from Tokyo and offers a truly special time in Nikko during the fall foliage season.
A helicopter will be used for the trip to Nikko, providing stress-free views of the fall foliage below. After arriving, guests will head to the Ritz-Carlton Nikko hotel, where the G7 Ministerial Meeting was held. They will be fully immersed in the history, nature, and culture of this area through private tours to learn about and see Japan’s history and nature firsthand with professional guides, followed by dinner at the former embassy villa, a symbolic international summer resort. This 2-night, 3-day plan provides a special time that is "exclusively now, exclusively here, and exclusively for you."
Admire the beauty of Japan at Mishima Taisha Shrine, an Important Cultural Property - The ultimate shrine experience to be appreciated with all five senses
Special nighttime viewing of Mishima Taisha Shrine, an Important Cultural Property, decorated with lit-up autumn foliage and waka poems written on tanzaku paper strips. Guided by a British guide who has passed the first grade of the Jinja Kentei (Shinto culture exam), visitors will tour the precincts and pavilions and experience a formal visit to the shrine led by a Shinto priest in accordance with traditional manners at the hall of worship. Special seating, arranged around the designated cultural property Maidono Stage, allows visitors to appreciate gagaku (traditional Japanese court music) performed by Hideki Togi, a court musician. After the gagaku performance, guests will enjoy a premium dinner at Ryusenen Japanese Garden, a registered Tangible Cultural Property, featuring creative Japanese cuisine developed by a renowned chef using branded agricultural and marine products from Mishima in the western foothills of Hakone and Izu.
Enjoy the nature and food while also experiencing the local traditional culture and history and interacting with the local people
- Experience a bridal procession in the snow set at a Heritage Site, starting with dressing as a bride and groom in costumes using cultural properties
- Commemorative photo on the Kaiyomaru, a large warship dating to the 1800s, and winter fireworks
- Watch a mochitsuki-bayashi performance and experience making rice cakes
- Enjoy winter: Memorial tree planting in the snow, May Queen potato harvest, snowball fight and playing in the snow
- Special local dinner using Hiyama’s produce and specialty products
- An “original croquette making” experience in the town famous for its jumbo croquette event
-- Experience the local area through traditional performing arts and projection mapping-like visuals that evoke Hiyama’s four seasons
In skateboarding, which is becoming increasingly popular worldwide, the World Skateboarding Championships for street competitions will be held in Tokyo in December 2023. This is the most important event of the year, as it serves as a qualifier for the Paris 2024 Summer Olympics, and top skaters from around the world will gather at the Ariake Coliseum. As such, the sports hospitality package that includes front-row seats to the event, which attracts attention from around the world, and a variety of special experiences only available with this package, will be sold and offered.
What’s included in the package:
•Special seating: Front-row seats on the course side closest to the skaters
•Hospitality lounge: In addition to offering Japanese cuisine and other food and beverages, you will be able to simultaneously enjoy commentary by guest experts before and after the competition, as well as various music and art, which are inseparable from action sports. Demonstrations of other sports, such as break dancing and Double Dutch, are also planned.
•Special experiences: Meet & greets with the skaters, backyard tours of the venue, commemorative photos on the podium by the official photographer, etc.
•Accommodation and transportation: Accommodation (two nights) at a hotel adjacent to the venue and private round-trip airport-hotel pick-up and drop-off.
This package not only allows spectators to see the world-class skills, power, and thrill of skateboarding up-close but also to enjoy the excitement of the action sports scene and the behind-the-scenes of competitions. We hope you will come to Tokyo to join us for the fun!
Inbound visitors only! VIP order-made guided tour project ~ A collaboration with VIRTUOSO to provide high-value-added benefits for wealthy FIT travelers, which are in short supply in Japan ~
(1) First time to create inbound products for a certain theme park in Chiba Prefecture.
- Created the first-ever tour where inbound visitors are accompanied around the park by a guide.
Special, in-depth experiences will be provided at the various attractions by utilizing points and timing known only to those in the know
- Conduct the first familiarization tour of the park aimed at inbound visitors.
(2) Experience old culture such as historical relics and buildings with "Samurai" as the hook
- Conduct an experience wearing Japanese armor (which became a talking point in the MLB this year) in Otaki Town, Chiba Prefecture, and a tour experience of a swordsmith shop in Narita, which can only be arranged by a long-established ryokan inn.
(3) Japanese food has been registered as a World Heritage! “Raw food,” a part of Japanese dietary habits that particularly surprises inbound visitors
An official tour of the Toyosu Market brokers, which has not been available until now, and a visit to a sake brewery with a professional sake and food guide. The contents of the tour include eating ramen, the meal of the common people, a visit to a sake brewery, where AI analyzes visitors’ tastes and selects sake for them, and observing a tuna auction followed by a Japanese meal at a Michelin starred sushi restaurant.
(4) Pop culture such as "anime" that represents modern Japan
A tour of the sights and attractions that are difficult to visit alone, led by a professional guide. Pokémon-related Locations: A stay in the Matsushima area, a Tohoku location that is more popular among inbound travelers than Sendai, and an introduction to Pokémon-related locations. The contents of the tour will be irresistible for anime lovers.
(5) Order-made contents specifically for customers in line with their needs
"Tsukiji Hongan-ji Temple-style" morning activity experience Premium night concert ~Gagaku x Buddhist sutras and pipe organ~
Morning activity experience
•Change into a "samue," which is worn by monks when they perform their work, and take part in the morning prayer.
•The "Naijin-no-Yoma" (space on the far right and far left of the inner sanctum), which is usually closed to the public, will be open for special viewing to tour participants.
•Enjoy a special live performance of gagaku (Japanese imperial court music) just for tour participants in the Naijin-no-Yoma.
•Enjoy the 18-item breakfast at "Tsumugi," which is so popular that lines form in front of the store from early in the morning.
•Experience polishing Buddhist altar equipment, which normally cannot be touched, with other monks.
•While you experience polishing Buddhist altar equipment, you can talk with the monks in close proximity about your daily life and other topics.
•You can take pictures with the monks.
•Hear explanations about Tsukiji Hongan-ji Temple and gagaku classical music from the monks via an interpreter.
•Entry into Tsukiji Hongan-ji Temple after the gates have closed, which is normally not allowed, will be permitted to tour participants.
•Enter an area that is normally off-limits to the general public for a special close-up look at the lit-up main, enshrined image of the temple.
•You can take pictures with the monks.
■Music memorial service
•You can listen to an original musical memorial service that interweaves the chanting of Buddhist sutras by more than ten monks with a performance of traditional Japanese classical music (gagaku) and pipe organ, a symbol of Tsukiji Hongan-ji Temple.
•Experience a surreal atmosphere thanks to special lighting displays
•Enjoy a special performance of gagaku crossed with a pipe organ.