Japan is an unusual country with a rich history, amazing traditions and interesting architecture. At the same time, the oldest cultural monuments harmoniously coexist with modern innovative technologies. Many people dream of visiting the Land of the Rising Sun in order to touch the secrets that the Japanese have carefully kept for centuries.
Sources of Japanese Longevity
Wellness tours to Japan are rapidly gaining popularity among modern tourists. The state is located on islands of volcanic origin and is saturated with hot geysers with healing waters. There are about 2,300 thermal springs in the country, which the Japanese call onsen. They are all rich in mineral salts and differ from each other in their chemical composition. Many geysers serve as bases for various Japanese balneological complexes.
Depending on its composition, water has a healing effect on the human body, and is used to treat and prevent many ailments. At the same time, it is important to take into account that for a healthy person a few days will be enough for healing at the springs, but for medicinal purposes one should recover from 14 days. Only in this case will there be a positive result.
Wellness in Japan includes the following procedures:
- Unusual baths in sand that emits steam;
- Mud baths;
- Bathing in healing springs;
- Spa treatments;
- Massages, etc.
Tourists are offered to swim in hydrogen sulfide, ferruginous, salt, carbonated mineral waters, the temperature of which averages about + 40̊С. This medical and health complex will help with various ailments, such as:
- Hypertension ;
- Anemia ;
- Skin diseases;
- Osteochondrosis, etc.
Also, visiting such sources has a beneficial effect on people suffering from respiratory diseases. A contraindication is considered ailments of the cardiovascular system. Therefore, it is necessary to choose a resort depending on the state of health and characteristics of the organism.
Health Resorts in Japan
Health resorts in Japan amaze with the variety of their health programs. Some medical hotels and spa centers develop a set of procedures individually for each visitor.
Non-tourist Japan - Tsukuba
This tour is really special! You can choose which excursions to include in your program and which not. Moreover, you can choose the mode of transport during your trip. It can be either a bus or a taxi, a private car or even a bicycle!
In this regard, the cost of the excursion is indicated as an approximate one, as it may strongly depend on the content and transport.
- The tallest statue of Buddha Usiku (height with a pedestal - 120 meters). It is one of the tallest Buddha statues in the world and the tallest in Japan. In fact, this is a temple, into which anyone can get. In addition, the statue is located in a beautiful park, in which something blooms almost all year round. On the territory there is a pond with absolutely unforgettable ever-hungry carp with huge gulps. By this they leave no one indifferent. And children will be able to please the small zoo, which is located here. In it you can walk, feed and pet fluffy rabbits or try to catch a squirrel.
- One of the most famous in Japan is the picturesque mountain Tsukuba with two peaks - Male (871 meters) and Female (877 meters). The Japanese sometimes equate it with Fuji, saying "Fuji is in the west, Tsukuba is in the east." It is believed that gods live on the mountain, who patronize married life, so many people come to local temples to worship in search of a happy family life: young people hope to find help in finding their soul mate and creating a family; already married - with their hopes for improving family relations or everyday life. On the mountain there is a beautiful garden with plums (bloom in February-March) and hydrangeas (bloom in June-July). This mountain is also famous for its healing toad oil, which can easily heal any wounds.
- An exclusive tasting of Japanese tea in a small, family owned tea shop with over 100 years of history. To be honest, in order to organize this tasting, I had to use personal acquaintances :) You will have a unique opportunity to get acquainted with the types of Japanese tea, learn its history, production peculiarities and understand the taste. Note that this is all real quality tea! And after tasting - a short walk through the countryside in the area of the store. You can admire the beautiful ornamental gardens of local farmers and breathe in the fresh air of the flooded rice fields.
- Inspection of the "Park of Houses", which presents several dozen model buildings of private houses for modern Japanese. The park is intended primarily for the sale of housing to the Japanese, but no one will bother us either to get acquainted with modern trends in the organization of living space for ordinary residents of the country.
- For children or young people, it will be interesting to visit a cat-owl-rabbit-cafe, where you can chat with a cute representative of the animal world. They're at their peak right now!
- How about a walk in a real kimono? At your request, you will be put on by a real professional, practicing sensei, the most master of his craft. If suddenly sensei is busy, I myself can dress you in traditional clothes (I can do something;), which, by the way, can be purchased inexpensively in the next paragraph of the program I have described.
- A couple of great used goods stores. In one of them, if you're lucky, you can find amazing antiques at a ridiculous price. I recommend paying attention to dishes, kimonos, wall scrolls with exquisite paintings. There will be a great souvenir and a great memory of Japan.
- Calligraphy workshop. You will not only learn the basic philosophical principles of this art, but also create a couple of masterpieces filled with special meaning, which you can frame and hang on the living room wall upon arrival home. You will have a chance to surprise your guests with your next skill: hardly anyone will guess that you personally could have created this beauty of a distant eastern country :)
- guide services,
- car expenses (gasoline, parking, etc.).
- entrance tickets (for yourself and the guide).
* If you are visiting Japan during the cherry blossom season, Tsukuba will be a great opportunity to enjoy its magnificent bloom without the Tokyo or Kyoto crowds. I know a couple of great places where you can safely have a small picnic with friends or family.
** And in Tsukuba there are also some nice authentic restaurants with delicious traditional cuisine for every pocket, which I will be happy to recommend to you!
Meeting point with guide: at the turnstiles at Tsukuba Station on the Tsukuba Express Line. Getting there from Tokyo is quite easy: a direct express train from Akihabara Station or a highway bus from Tokyo Station. I will give you detailed instructions.