The Song of Spring
If a travel location you love becomes so iconic, that it is relegated to a postcard, there is only one solution: rediscovery, away from the crowds.
"Andrea did a wonderful job designing an itinerary to suit three generations of diverse interests, and was flexible and responsive to last minute changes and requests. He showed us many hidden treasures of this beautiful region that would have missed we're it not for him."
- Heather on her journey in Italy
A possible, beautiful itinerary for you
Not to Be Rude, but I Don’t Like Crowds
Japan’s Cherry Blossom attracts millions of visitors each year. This is not for nothing: it is a natural happening that speaks profoundly to the human soul. However, you must admit… crowds are not your thing. You are positively surprised that so near to Tokyo, you are about to experience one of nature’s festivals, at your own leisure, without having to stand in line.
Codes of Beauty
This is a journey for the aesthete. The museums of Modern Japan are rich in the echoes of the past, through which a rich heritage speaks with a clear voice. The modern art is further proof that the spirit of nature is still inspiring this inventive nation. Kagura is a way of Shinto theatre. It is a reminder of the deep spiritual roots that hold Japanese Culture and Nature together. Read more
Nature is the main character in this journey. The scenic Lake Ashi, and the magnificent views of Mount Hakone speak in the voice of the spirits. You have arrived in the perfect season, when the blue waters seem to caress the snowy peaks. You take Andrea’s advice and refrain from taking a photograph. Some impressions are deeper, when you commit them to the mind.
Colourful Communion with the Spring
The Kawazu-zakura cherry blossom is one of the earliest of Japan. The pale flowers open up towards the sky and they are the voice of Spring. Now you realise, that this is a sacred pact that exists between Humankind and Nature: the renewal of life. You feel lucky there is no one around to spoil your connection, you need some time, to take it all in.