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 2016, 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.