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Travel Guide: The Upscale Way to Experience Japan
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Travel Guide: The Upscale Way to Experience Japan

Holiday travel plans? We got you covered.

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With the holidays approaching, many Influensters are likely planning some getaways with friends and family. If you find your travel plans taking you across the globe to Japan, listen up. We think we may have found just the way to take your trip to the next level. Meet Maikoya Osaka, an upscale cultural experience center that offers activities to make some amazing memories during your travels.

Maikoya Osaka aims to share with travelers the amazing traditions and practices of the Maiko in the historical Shinmachi district of Osaka. What better way to experience the local culture during your trip than with total immersion? And there's a little bit of something for everyone offered. From traditional tea ceremonies to cooking classes and even commemorative photo shoots with traditional attire, there are options for the whole family. Take a peek at three experience on our travel wishlist!

Tea Ceremony Workshop

Maikoya Osaka matcha
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This 90-minute ceremony is a great intro to the centuries-old practice. This specific experience allows you to enjoy (and make) traditional matcha green tea in a ceremonial setting and learn about the importance of tea in the Japanese culture.

Calligraphy

calligraphy Maikoya Osaka
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Try your hand at the ancient art form of Shodo with an experienced artist, who can explain the cultural roots and symbolism of the art. Enjoy learning some characters and words all while experiencing the traditional medium of a dipped-brush and ink!

Japanese Cooking Workshop

Maikoya Osaka sushi
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Feeling a little hungry? This workshop takes you step by step through a customary Japanese meal and teaches you the intricacies of preparation. Not only will you get to enjoy the food at the end of the meal, but you'll also learn about the cultural flavors of Japan, the utensils used, and the local cooking techniques.

Want to learn more? Check out the full website and rundown of experiences you can book now.

And be sure to share with us your dream holiday vacation in the comments!

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