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Japan Dance Tour
11-23 May, 2023

To register your Expression of Interest (EOI) for this tour and receive full tour details as soon as they’re released, please email us via the contact page.

retreat|recreate is delighted to offer this 13 day, 12 night women’s tour exploring beautiful Japan through the lens of its dance and cultural traditions.

Join us as we embark on this exciting dance-focused adventure featuring a plethora of fabulous experiences and workshops. Our tour commences in beautiful Kyoto, the cultural and historical heart of Japan, continues on to Kawaguchiko with its stunning lakes, and serene views of Mt Fuji and finishes in fabulous, bustling Tokyo. 

This brand new, exciting itinerary features NINE!! dance and movement experiences which each include a performance/demonstration and interactive, practical activity. We’ll enjoy: a Samurai kenbu (sword and fan dance) performance and workshop; the rare opportunity to observe Geisha training; a Butoh performance and workshop; a Mikomai (shrine maiden) experience and workshop; a Noh experience and workshop; a Koenji Awaodori (folk dance) workshop; a Taiko (drumming) workshop; a private studio ballet performance, beginner ballet and stretch class with a professional ballerina and teacher; plus a lakeside yoga and meditation class.

Each workshop and activity provides the opportunity to explore various aspects of Japanese dance culture, aiming to provide a rich and insightful experience of Japan from this perspective. All workshops require a moderate level of fitness and while suitable for dance enthusiasts (beginner level of experience) also aim to provide a deeper understanding of Japanese dance and culture for established dancers.

Further highlights include: ticketed seats to a geisha dance performance at Kamogawa Odori (a geisha Spring dance festival); a temple festival; a folk festival parade; a traditional tea ceremony; visits to significant temples, shrines, and gardens; several galleries and museums; a handcraft market; an antiques market; food markets; travel on Shinkansen (bullet train) to a region with fabulous views of Mt Fuji; a Shrinrin-yoku (forest bathing) session; plus major iconic sites such as Shibuya crossing, Harajuku (known for its crazy street fashions), Gion (geisha and entertainment district), Ginza (high end shopping district), Ningyocho (an ancient merchant hub), the bright lights of Shinjuku and Golden Gai; fabulous Japanese cuisine and much, much more!

This exciting immersion into Japanese dance and culture is not to be missed!    We’d love you to join us!

To register your Expression of Interest (EOI) for this tour and receive full tour details as soon as they’re released, please email us via the contact page.