一期一会 – “ONE LIFE, ONE ENCOUNTER”
This Japanese saying, used to describe the meaning of the tea ceremony, best sums up the essence of Japan and her people. Japan is a remarkable conundrum: deeply traditional yet also strangely forward thinking; innovative yet entrenched – it is a country that is compelling and also vexing. Just when you might think you understand it, you realize how much more there is to comprehend. For the traveler there are few, if any other countries and cultures, that make such a lasting impression. Steeped in history, shaped by a strict cultural tradition but eager today to engage with the world, Japan is a wonderful travel destination.
Akorn Japan is your conduit to the many wonders of the country ensuring the best of arrangements and experiences. Covering all regions of Japan from the four main islands (Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu) to the southerly Ryukyu Islands, we specialize in introducing travelers to the experience of Japan. With a central office in Tokyo staffed by a dedicated team of Japan experts who know and love their country, we reach beyond the standard to bring you the best that Japan has to offer. Our love for Japan is manifested in many areas: art, cuisine, architecture, history, philosophy, nature, active and the people.
The Japanese deeply believe that 一期一会 is that special or serendipitous moment that brings us together and that is how we see Japan – a series of special experiences that creates a wonderful trip.