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Experience Japan

Ever wanted to experience a Japanese temple without the crowds? If you're looking to spend a truly divine night, turn your eyes to Tsubosaka-dera in Nara, Japan's first permanent capital city in the 8th century. After closing hours, let a monk take you on an exclusive tour of this magnificent temple, which overlooks Mount Yoshino, along Japan's most famous cherry blossom viewing spot. You'll learn about the temple's history, don traditional dress, take part in a Buddhist prayer session and receive a good-luck talisman. All that remains is exploring the grounds to your heart's content before an enchanting and otherworldly night.

Just one of the many memorable experiences you will enjoy when you visit Japan!

20 For 20 – Tohoku Packs a Punch

Lesser-known Tohoku is the perfect place to experience Japan’s tranquil side. Japan's popularity among travellers comes as no surprise to anyone as the archipelago is overflowing with natural beauty, historical sites, delicious food, and unique experiences. The northeastern Tohoku region packs just as much of a punch as its big-city counterparts — and with just a fraction of the crowds.