Japan Seasons

Group tour «Japan: tradition and modernity”

(Tokyo, Hakone, Kamakura)



Day 01: Tuesday

Arrival in Tokyo (Narita international airport).

Meeting at the airport / transfer to hotel Shuttle bus with driver-Japanese (without guide)

Moving into the hotel (after 15:00)

18:00 meeting with the guide in the hotel lobby. Transfer with guide by public transport (train-subway) to the station of departure of Sky Bus (Tokyo station).

19:20 – Departure by evening tour of Tokyo on the tour bus with an open roof Sky Hop Bus. You will pass through the night of Tokyo, will see the most beautiful parts of the city and places, lit up by millions of neon lights:

– Ginza (considered the most expensive district of Tokyo, there are shops and boutiques of world famous brands, showcases which are often truly a work of art)

The Rainbow Bridge . connecting the town with the artificially-created island of Odaiba (where can admire the unforgettable night view of Tokyo Bay)

– Tokyo tower (which one of the symbols of the capital, in the evenings is always lit with lights, sometimes the illumination is changed depending on city events, celebrations).

– Nightlife area – Roppongi (here You can feel the rhythm Continue reading

The Japanese festival of phalluses.

In Japan spring has come. But with the arrival of spring on the Islands is an unusual holiday, the main objects of which were. phalluses and vaginas. The roots of this entertaining festival back to ancient times – 1500 years ago. During the festival, people pray for the birth of children and good harvest.

Festival of phalluses called “Kanamara”, was launched in Kawasaki on April 5.

An elderly Japanese man prays at the Cathedral of Tagata in the city of Komaki. Traditional festival of Kanamara (Utamaro) is held each spring, it marks the beginning of the flowering and glorifies fertility.

Japanese waits for the start of the ceremony next to carved from Japanese cypress in the phallus 198 cm

Men carry a huge phallus to the temple. This procession is accompanied by loud screams, applause and hoots from the audience. The temple is not far, but to convey this figure, it takes about one and a half hours.

During the ceremony, the phallus need some times to turn around. It is believed that the touch of a woman the main symbol of the festival ensures harmony in the family and offspring, childless

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