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Hypermodern and attached to its tradition, urbanized in its megalopolises and wild in its interior, Japan is an archipelago of all contrasts. From the peaks of Mount Fuji to the fishing islands of the Inland Sea, including the elusive Tokyo and imperial Kyoto, the land of the Rising Sun offers infinite landscapes and cultural richness. Find travel formalities as well as our advice and good addresses for traveling to Japan.

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What is a real tea ceremony like in Japan? We test

What is a real tea ceremony like in Japan?  We test

EXPERIENCE – Is called chanoyu Or sado. The form of tea, or “tea ceremony” in the West, is an important art in Japan, like flower arranging or judo. Codified by master Sen no Rikyu in the 16th century, this ritual is still the subject of rigorous classes and initiation dives for neophytes.

Our must-sees in Japan

2 days in Nara, a bucolic alternative to Kyoto

2 days in Nara, a bucolic alternative to Kyoto

CITY GUIDE – In the shadow of Kyoto, the city that was Japan’s first permanent capital is worth more than a small stop dedicated to its temples and deer. The beauty of its quiet streets, as well as its artisanal and culinary scene deserve a longer stop.

Japan: how to behave in a hot Springs and what actions to avoid?

Japan: how to behave in an onsen and what actions to avoid?

The Japanese archipelago is filled with more than 27,000 hot Springs (“hot springs”), which appear in all regions. If the custom of thermal bathing comes from Shinto purification rituals, it has become an anchored practice in Japanese life. A pure source of well-being.

Tokyo, the wonderful machine

Tokyo, the wonderful machine

If the keyword of our time is “experience”, Tokyo is the world capital. You can try everything, eat everything, experience everything in this city that never sleeps, where even routine is a journey. Communicating.

Contemporary art: Naoshima, the sanctuary of the Inner Sea

Contemporary art: Naoshima, the sanctuary of the Inner Sea

AT THE TIME OF THE OLYMPICS (5/5) – At the crossroads of roads and times, the Inland Sea continues to be, for foreigners, a little-known region of Japan. A patron, originally from the region, built there, island after island, an “archipelago within the Archipelago” dedicated to contemporary art. An exceptional set.

Travel diary to Ise-Shima, mirror of the Japanese soul

Travel diary to Ise-Shima, mirror of the Japanese soul

AT THE TIME OF THE OLYMPICS (2/5) – 450 kilometers south of Tokyo, northeast of the Kii Peninsula, Ise-Shima National Park is home to the archipelago’s most sacred Shinto shrine. Home to pearl farming and amateur divers, we discover it in Amanemu, an exceptional retreat in Ago Bay, between onsen and mystical forest.

Japan: aboard Shiki-shima, the four seasons train

Japan: aboard Shiki-shima, the four seasons train

BIG REPORT – Passengers witness the parade of stations while the landscapes of a rural and little-known Japan take place. Cultural excursions and high-quality gastronomic surprises enrich the journey aboard this luxury train truly unlike any other.

In Niseko, ski below the volcano

IN IMAGES, IN PHOTOS – The chicest resort on the island of Hokkaido, the powder capital of the world, attracts skiers from all over the world for its dreamlike landscapes and art of mountain living. Completely atypical.

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