SUSHI AND SAMURAI IN TOKYO
Your journey begins in incomparable Tokyo. With a guide taking you around its captivating streets, your tour begins at the lively Tsukiji Outer Fish Market, once the world’s largest. Taste mouth-wateringly fresh samples from the encyclopedic seafood section as you soak up the market’s energizing atmosphere.
Afterward, revel in a gastronomic encounter with a talented Japanese chef who will educate you in their traditional culinary culture. Try your hand at crafting fresh sushi before savoring your masterpiece.
Delve into the country’s near-mythical martial culture with a Samurai experience in Tokyo. You’ll wear the Hakata costume and learn more about these iconic warriors, their lifestyle, and etiquette. Once you’ve mastered your grip, posture, and form, swipe your Katana sword through a gyoza mat in this uniquely Japanese adventure.
To immerse yourself further, Pelorus can arrange an exclusive journey through Japan following in the footsteps of the Samurai. Each day introduces you to a new chapter of the Samurai story and with it fresh, thrilling experiences.
Board the bullet train to Jomo-Kogen where you’ll disembark for an exhilarating outdoor adventure. Accompanied by a professional instructor, explore Fox and Willow Canyons for a day filled with canyoning, slides, and cascading waterfalls.
Your time in the immersive melee of Tokyo will conclude with a helicopter flight over the city. You’ll soar past the iconic Tokyo Tower and the Sky Tree, while keeping your eyes peeled for Mount Fuji on a clear day. If you wish for a longer aerial trip that takes you to the mountain itself, Pelorus can arrange this.
SPIRITUAL NIKKO & THE JEWEL OF JAPAN
Escape the crowds in the picturesque town of Nikko, the center of Shinto and Buddhist worship, and an area characterized by mountains, waterfalls, hot springs, and wild monkeys. You’ll explore the natural wonders of Lake Chuzenji and Kegon Falls before visiting Toshogu—Japan’s most lavishly decorated shrine. Venture to Nikko in Autumn for glorious autumnal colors that ensconce the traditional ryokans.
Continue your journey to Kanazawa, the “jewel of Japan” and a medieval city with a vivid sense of its history in its streets. You’ll visit the dazzling all-season Kenrokuen Garden and afterward have a cup of tea with a geisha while a guide translates your captivating conversation.
Venture to the ancient village and UNESCO World Heritage Site of Shirakawago. For a truly immersive experience, spend the night in one of gassho-zukuri farmhouses for a fascinating insight into the traditional Japanese family home.