22 Sep

Lantern-making in Kyoto

On her latest trip to Japan, Into Japan’s Karan decided to get creative in Kyoto. With such a rich culture and history of tradition and creativity, Kyoto is the perfect place to turn your hand to something artistic. Lanterns abound not only in Kyoto but in Japan as a whole, providing a wonderfully soft, glowing…

22 Sep

An afternoon in the life of a Ninja

Hannah from the UK team, and Yu from the Japan team spent the afternoon with descendants of a genuine Ninja clan in Tokyo. Not knowing what to expect from the experience, both were in for a real treat, and an unforgettable afternoon!   As we arrived at the well-hidden location for our afternoon with the…

20 Sep

All that glitters is gold: Kanazawa gold-leaf experience

On her recent trip to Japan, Into Japan Specialist Tour’s Karan went in search of art, creativity and luxury in Kanazawa. Here, she participated in a gold-leaf experience, learning more about Kanazawa’s most famous export, and decorating her own product in the process! Kanazawa (金沢) literally means “gold marsh” and is certainly a glitzy place….

13 Sep

Wagasa Experience

There is often no better way of understanding a country or culture than to fully immerse yourself in it in a practical way. Fureaikan in Kyoto allows guests to do just that, providing a range of craft activities and workshop experiences. During her trip to Japan in August 2017, Hannah participated in one of their…