Culture*

 

If you are a vulture for a bit of culture, Japan certainly won’t disappoint – it’s an historical playground of fantastic experiences.

From the temples and Shinto shrines and castles in Kyoto, with their traditional Zen gardens to the remarkable Geisha in their dazzling Kimonos, there is a dazzling array of colours, passions and history to explore.

And that’s not all, if you love food, then Japan is a heaven. From delightful sushi to tempura to noodles, if you are a rugby-loving foodie, look no further than this. Add in music, history and state of the art cities and transport and there is something for everyone.

Our ticket-inclusive packages will not only guarantee you the matches you want to see but also open up endless opportunities to explore a wonderful country.

Tokyo National Museum

One of the most interesting sites in Tokyo and a great way to increase your knowledge of the history and culture of Japan is the Tokyo National Museum.
The museum hosts one of the largest collections of art and archaeological artefacts in Japan, with up to 110,000 individual items included. The museum is split into six different buildings which each specialize in a different type of art.
Access to the museum couldn’t be simpler! It is just a five minute walk from Ueno Station.

Sumo

With just six Grand Sumo tournaments throughout the year, sumo is actually a special event in Japan.
Fortunately, half of the tournaments are held in Tokyo’s Ryogoku Kokugikan. So, if you're around Kogugikan during between September 8 and September 22, be sure to keep an eye on the sumo schedule and look into getting yourself some tickets for the September Tournament!
It is a must-see experience and another major event you can tick off your bucket list.

Tsukiji Fish Market

Tsukji hosts Japan’s largest and busiest fish market and one of the biggest in the world. If you want a real taste of Japanese culture, then get down to the market first thing in the morning to see the tuna auction.
There is a whole selection of fish to choose from, from the abundance of stores in and around the market – they even sell sea urchins!

Meditation

Sotoshu Daihonzan Sojiji Temple was an old, but beautiful temple established in the year 1321. Unfortunately, the temple was destroyed in the late 1800’s due to a fire and was re-established in Yokohama in 1910. Not only is it beautiful site with great opportunities, but it also offers Zen meditation classes to those who want to fully experience the Japanese culture.

Tea Ceremony

Why not end an exciting day of adventuring through Yokohama with a relaxing tea ceremony 256 metres above the ground on the 65th floor of the Royal Park Hotel. You can get this experience for just ¥1500, which is roughly equivalent to £10, so there is absolutely no reason not to go and give it a try.

*Please note that these activities are not included in our packages, endorsed by or supported by us and may have a cost attached to them to participate.