Tokyo, home of Tokyo Way, is a world capital of business, technology, food, fashion, design, and more, with 40 million residents in the greater metropolitan area. We are constantly developing new experiences and access for our guests, in both the contemporary Tokyo scene and among more traditionally oriented artisans, chefs and other practitioners and experts. Here are just a few of the dozens of neighborhoods and activities we can suggest in Tokyo.
Kansai, the west-central region of Japan which includes the Kyoto, Osaka, Nara and Kobe areas, was the center of Japan’s political and cultural power for over a thousand years, until power shifted to the city of Edo in the 17th century. Even today, Kansai retains great societal influence and a GDP close to that of South Korea. Visitors enjoy the region’s ancient cultural heritage, delicious food, and, some would say, a softer style of social interaction than can be found in Tokyo.
Many first-time visitors to Japan want to explore and experience Tokyo and Kyoto in some depth. When time and budget allow, Tokyo Way encourages travelers to also explore further into Japan’s rural regions, each with a wealth of distinctive traditions, crafts, scenery, local cuisine, and other unique variations on the basic patterns of Japanese life. Here are a few of the regions our guests have enjoyed.