Tap Into Artisanal Pleasures

From singing swords to pottery, Japan is a land of heart and heritage. Lap up rich folklore as you listen to stories from traditional swordsmiths and learn all about the art of the samurai way. From the hilt wrapper to the scabbard maker, everyone has a part to play in the crafting of Japanese steel. Visit rare museums, admire private art collections and explore the endless ceramic boutiques that line the cobbled streets of old Arita.