Have you ever dreamed of not only visiting Japan, but truly immersing yourself in the local culture? Travel blogger and insatiable nomad Beth Williams of Besudesu Abroad had the opportunity to live with a family in Japan while she studied for a degree in Japanese Language and Culture. She sat […]Pin It
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For many, traveling to a big city makes it hard to find the cultural immersion they’re looking for. On a recent trip to Japan I visited Tokyo and Takemtomi Island. While the tiny island with its heritage-listed village and preserved customs showcased culture in every corner, Tokyo was very metropolitan. […]
“It’s about welcoming the guest and showing them the beauty of making the tea.” I’m in Tokyo, Japan, at a traditional Japanese tea ceremony at Happo-En, meaning “Garden of Eight Views,” with Shinji Nohara, a local Tokyo guide. He’s translating for me as Minako, the Teishu, or woman leading the […]