I can’t get over the fact that how amazingly polite people are in Japan. From the first email interaction to the stay there, this was common thing across every place in Japan. For someone very used to chaos, this was a change and a very welcome one. Besides, people were going out of the way to help a vegetarian enjoy the Japan experience. Language can never be a barrier if one decides to keep it at bay. And where best to witness it than in Japan. Courtesy and helpfulness is ingrained in Japanese. Given my obsession for extra planning, and non-belief in “go with the flow”, I had planned an itinerary, but to be honest, every experience in Japan left me wanting for more.

Japan is a country I have always read and talked about for different reasons, 6000 plus islands, Sumo wrestlers, leaders in technology, automobiles and Samurai. A country known for being stickler for processes & Hi-tech life surprised me with the historic Temples, traditional art forms, Lavender Farms (I was late for the Cherry Blossom), the Hot springs and of course the Sake (Rice wine). How can I miss the Cat Cafes and Cat parks where you can meet these cute and interesting creatures, though I don’t think they found me equally interesting I can go over and over about the Bullet train ride, but one has to get on the train to understand this. While I could not travel across Japan, I definitely plan to travel to this country one more time and stay there for a longer period and will try to go with the flow. I have tried to chronicle my experience in Japan and have suggested a few shorter modules also. Come Beyonder and get to know this country little more.

Cherry Blossoms in Japan

Sip a little bit of Sake and soak in the colours of Japan. Be a part of Sakura…commonly known as Cherry Blossom, a centuries old tradition which stands for renewal , hope and new begining. Enjoy the different shades of C…

A Slice of Japan 8D/7N

Soak in the history and culture of Japan, enjoy the authentic Japanese cuisine, participate in the traditional Japanese rituals and walk through the beautiful streets of Japan. Japan is an example of resilience, a country which…

Japan – Immersion in Culture 11D/10N

The historical charm and beauty of Japan comes alive in its many temples and shrines, parks and gardens, and its old wooden houses. And this old world charm gets accentuated with some of Japan’s oldest traditions, such as…