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14 travel features tagged “Cultural Activities”

Kaiseki-ryori: Japanese haute cuisine

The zenith of Japanese gastronomy is kaiseki-ryōri, whose origins stem from the imperial court and which synthesises harmony, balance and an appreciation of the moment.
Read more… 03 August 2010

Lonely Planet's top 10 Japanese hot springs

Hot water springs are found from one end of Japan to the other. The word for hot spring is onsen, and there are more than 3,000 of them in the country.
Read more… 03 August 2010

Tokyo's sumo wrestling scene

Highly ritualistic and more athletic than initial appearances may imply, sumo is a stunning, charged spectacle that you cannot miss if you are in Tokyo at tournament time.
Read more… 03 August 2010

Harajuku: Tokyo's best people watching

Visit the neighbourhood whose name has become synonymous with images of kids dressed up in outrageous fashions. It is a creative reaction against the rigidity of Japanese society.
Read more… 03 August 2010

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