WHETHER it’s your first trip to Japan or you’re a returning enthusiast, you’ll find endless experiences to stimulate and thrill.
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 taste of how Luxurique can reveal Japan in all its enriching majesty.
Private Kabuki Performance
Enjoy a front-row seat like no other at an exclusive Kabuki theatre workshop in the rarefied surroundings of a traditional Japanese house. A professional Kabuki actor will explain the history, costumes, makeup and unique vocal techniques of this centuries-old art form before performing scenes from some of Kabuki’s more famous plays.
Tea Ceremony in a Kimono
Learn from professional dressers how to correctly dress in an elegant kimono, Japan’s iconic garment for both women and men, in preparation for a professional photo shoot in a tranquil Japanese garden. The experience concludes with a traditional sado tea ceremony in a tatami-matted teahouse in the grounds of the traditional venue in Tokyo.
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.
Culinary Master Class
Renowned the world over for its cuisine, Japan also boasts more Michelin 3 Star restaurants than any other country. This once-in-a-lifetime experience puts you in the kitchen of one of Japan’s culinary masters, who will offer a step-by-step tutorial on how to make one of Japanese cuisine’s cornerstone 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 curved, single-edged blade.
Immersed in Nature
Travel by plane to the wilds 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 breathtaking surroundings. Experience a whole different side to Japan.
Sumo Stable Visit
Get up close and personal with professional sumo wrestlers at their stable, the place where they live and train. After taking in a 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 breakfast of chanko nabe hot pot, a sumo staple.
Kyoto’s Gion district is the spiritual 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 a 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.