In Kansai, where the capital of Japan was once located,
one can find countless roots of Japanese culture, including food, classical performing arts, Japanese tea ceremony, handicrafts, and Zen, all of which continue to be transmitted from generation to generation.
Japan's treasures and encounters await you on the journey into the origins of Japanese culture. Wouldn't you like to set aside some time to spend amid the beautiful scenery of each season? The world will surely take your breath away.
"Kansai, the region that has been weaving the threads of its history since ancient times.In the Kansai region, where various cultures have bloomed, there are festivals and dances that have been passed down for a long time.<br>Let’s begin a new journey to discover the origins of festivals and dances in Kansai."
The cultural roots of Japanese food, tea ceremony, traditional arts, crafts, zen and other countless sensibilities can be traced to the Kansai region and the remarkable people who still uphold its customs. These Exclusive Expeditions will take you into the heart of Kansai to meet with Japan’s living treasures.