Traditional versus modern, nature versus urban – Japan is a land of contrasts. This exhilarating tour encompasses it all, delving deeper into Japan's rich past, present and future, covering robot restaurants to tranquil temples to potent saké and all that's in-between
Japan is a country of captivating contrasts, where ancient gods rub shoulders with modern technology, skyscrapers give way to paddy fields and bustling crowds disperse into the classical gardens. This tour is the perfect introduction to this fascinating archipelago.
Immerse yourself in the unique and fascinating culture of Japan. Encompassing the essentials with futuristic cities, imperial heritage and magnificent nature, this tour incorporates a number of experiences that give your holiday a truly authentic edge.
Ryoanji means ‘The Temple of the Dragon at Peace’
The Zen garden of Ryoanji is simple made of gravel, sand and boulders
The temple and garden belong to the Myoshinji school of the Rinzai sect of Zen Buddhism
Theories about what the garden represents includes islands in the sea, a tiger carrying her cubs across water or something more abstract, like infinity
The gravel of the garden is methodically raked daily – the action is said to facilitate meditation
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