Ride the Limited Express Spacia X and stay at the Ritz-Carlton, Nikko
Cocktail party at the British Embassy Villa Memorial Park
Etiquette and archery lessons given to the Shogun at Nikko Toshogu Shrine by the head of the Ogasawara School
Special Prayer Service in the Shogun Seating Room in Toshogu Shrine
The SPACIA X glides down the tracks in sleek white. This shade of white is the “gofun” pigment that is the same as made from crushed clamshells and used on Nikko Toshogu. Every detail of this marvelous train has a connection to the journey ahead, and our slipping back in time together.
This limited express train is created with the latest motors and equipment that reduces greenhouse gas by 40%, compared to other models and is full of modern amenities to complement its traditional stylings. Entering the vessel we find a wide range of seating options. One of which is the “Cockpit Suite” that has a private seating room for a maximum of seven passengers.
Take some time to head up to the cafe counter in the first car that serves craft beer, coffee, and other drinks. Linking Tokyo to Nikko is what the SPACIA X is all about, and its attention to precision and detail is remarkable. Beverages, snacks, and even the wrappings of everything take the spirit of Nikko to heart.
Elements of Your Journey
Experience the ancient traditions of cultivating samurai etiquette. Led by the head of the Ogasawara-Ryu, lessons in core movements, dining, and comportment.
Swordsmanship preserved through the ages. Presentation and gentle instructions on the way of the Japanese katana. Development of both character and fluidity in techniques.
The sprawling magnificence of temples and shrines, natural settings and gorgeous gateways. Here we find harmony of Buddhism and Shinto together in a sacred space designed by Tokugawa Ieyasu to both revere the past and create a new path forward for Japan in peace and stability.
FINE DINING and SPIRITS in NIKKO
To pair with astonishing dining for this event, musical performance is generously provided by cellist, Mizoguchi Hajime, a consummate musician and accomplished professional. Produced by Tachikawa Naoki.
FINE DINING and SPIRITS in NIKKO
Meticulously crafted delectable dishes representing the very best of Japanese cuisine using local ingredients fresh and at the zenith of perfection. These dishes are prepared at a “live kitchen” to delight and engage with guests.
BRITISH EMBASSY VILLA in NIKKO
A lovely space to both take in the incredible beauty of the region and to appreciate the scenery of Lake Chuzenji, and to also recognize the pioneering place in history that the British diplomat, Earnest Satow, brought the establishment of relations between Japan and Britain during the Tokugawa Shogunate.
THE RITZ-CARLTON, NIKKO
Poised amidst natural splendor, The Ritz-Carlton, Nikko is at the pinnacle of luxury accommodations and service. Maintaining its traditional tones and hues, as well as shapes and patterns that blend effortlessly with Nikko Toshogu itself, the attention to detail and inspired service sets a new standard in luxury accommodations.
NIKKO KANAYA HOTEL
Steeped in history and tradition, this luxury hotel is home to heritage and layered story of perfection in service and guest attention and care. The oldest existing luxury lodge of its kind, the Nikko Kanaya Hotel, has had a significant number of truly illustrious guests stay at its premises.