JAPAN WITH THE LEGACY UNTOLD

Of all the first world destinations on the planet Japan is our favorite. As defined by its one of a kind deep cultural heritage as by its modern skyscrapers, quirky art and advanced technology, Japan is timeless, incomprehensibly sophisticated, and manages to blend the conservative with the wild, and the buttoned up with the buttoned down, in the most alluring way. Closed to tourism and trade for 250 years during the Edo period, Japanese culture developed in isolation, making it distinctly unique from any other country in Asia and the rest of the world. Japanese wake up everyday in the relentless pursuit of perfection in everything they do and as a result are often the best at what they attempt – the best cuisine, experiential luxury, thoughtful anticipatory service, and unmatched hospitality.

The Legacy Untold founder Mark Lakin’s mother grew up in Japan and he has deep knowledge of the country and culture, and a passion for uncovering the best and most immersive travel experiences here. Mark has been named Top Travel Advisor for Japan by Travel + Leisure every year since 2017, allowing The Legacy Untold to offer our travelers unrivaled access to places and adventures behind doors that are notoriously closed to foreigners. Behind the scenes of sumo wrestling, private classes with michelin starred chefs and 17th generation master artisans, a glimpse of unusual ceremonies and traditions – the possibility for explorations is endless.

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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES

IN JAPAN

 

Your trip is completely personalized and created to match your interests, from Japanese baseball to tea ceremonies, from temples to skyscrapers, from volcanic hot springs in Hakone to hidden sake bars in Tokyo. At The Legacy Untold we have deep, meaningful relationships with experience providers and we can offer our travelers exclusive, nearly impossible access to the most authentic cultural immersions in Japan.

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  LUXURY TRAVEL IN JAPAN DESIGNED BY MARK LAKIN

As Travel + Leisure’s A-List Top Travel Advisor in Japan, Mark Lakin shares some of his favorite experiences in these itineraries published by T+L. Every trip is completely customized but we hope these trips spark a little inspiration. Contact us to plan your bespoke luxury trip to Japan with Mark.

A FEW OF THE BEST TRAVEL EXPERIENCES IN JAPAN

OUR FAVORITE LUXURY HOTELS IN JAPAN

PLANNING YOUR TRIP

Japan is difficult to navigate if you don’t speak the language. Even if you’re not a traveler who generally wants day-to-day guiding, it’s different in Japan!

WHEN TO GO

The very popular cherry blossom season occurs in springtime, when prices go up along with the arrival of bigger crowds. Late summer is hot but winters are relatively mild. We love autumn in Japan for milder temperatures and less people.

Luxury travel in Japan is very expensive but provides incredible value.