WHETHER it’s your first trip or you’re a returning enthusiast, we’ll introduce you to authentic experiences that nurture your connection to Japan.
With Luxurique as your guide, you’ll explore Japan’s fascinating culture through a fully customised itinerary of immersive activities. Our team of knowledgeable coordinators can recommend experiences from our extensive portfolio of exclusive offerings or craft something entirely unique to meet your event aspirations and budget.
Browse the experiences below for a sample of how Luxurique can elevate your trip to Japan.
Japanese Castle Stay
Experience life as a samurai within the walls of an authentic Japanese castle, available for exclusive bookings. Throughout their stay in this majestic fortress, guests can immerse themselves in bespoke cultural activities, including lessons in ancient martial arts, tranquil Zazen meditation, gourmet meals prepared by renowned chefs, and extravagant events, all before retiring to their opulent castle chambers.
Tea Ceremony in a Kimono
Enjoy being dressed in an elegant kimono, Japan’s iconic garment for both women and men, before having a professional photo shoot in a tranquil Japanese garden. The experience concludes with a traditional sado tea ceremony in a beautiful tatami-matted teahouse in the grounds of a historic venue.
Private Kabuki Performance
Take an exclusive front-row seat at a private Kabuki theatre workshop in the rarefied surroundings of a traditional Japanese house. A professional Kabuki actor will explain the history, costumes, makeup and vocal techniques of this centuries-old art form before performing emotive scenes from some of Kabuki’s most famous plays.
Visit one of Japan’s most famous Buddhist temples and learn about its fascinating, 1,200-year-old history from the temple abbot. This behind-the-scenes tour will take in private gardens and smaller temples not accessible to the general public and offer a peek into the day-to-day life of a Buddhist monk in Japan.
Culinary Master Class
This once-in-a-lifetime experience puts you in the kitchen of a culinary master. This private class with a Japanese chef will provide a step-by-step tutorial on how to make authentic Japanese dishes using local ingredients.
The katana sword was the iconic weapon of the samurai. At a private session with a katana master, learn about the Japanese art of swordsmanship and the essence of bushido (the way of the warrior) before donning a traditional hakama and trying your hand at wielding this impressive single-edged blade.
Immersed in Nature
Travel to the wilderness of Japan’s northernmost island. The mountains and coastline of Hokkaido are home to hundreds of species of wildlife, from brown bears to red-crowned cranes. This expert-led tour promises opportunities to see rare animals and birds in the breathtaking surroundings of Japan’s National Parks.
Sumo Stable Visit
Get up close and personal with professional sumo wrestlers at their stable, the place where they live and train. After watching morning practice at the stable of a former champion, you’ll have the chance to step into the ring yourself for a mock bout before sitting down with the wrestlers for a hearty breakfast of chanko nabe hot pot, a sumo staple.
Kyoto’s Gion district is the historic home of the geisha, Japan’s classical entertainers. During this memorable evening in Gion, you’ll enjoy an exquisite kaiseki dinner at one of the area’s oldest teahouses while being privately entertained by geisha. This exclusive evening will offer an enriching insight into geiko (as geisha are known in Kyoto) culture.
Art of Bonsai
Learn the intricacies of bonsai, the centuries-old Japanese art form of shaping miniature trees and shrubs, from a bonsai master. The four-time recipient of the Prime Minister’s Award, bonsai’s top honour, will explain what it takes to cultivate a tree that reflects the personality and sensibilities of its green-fingered artisan.