Two women get away from their busy lives and go on a relaxing weekend trip. “Holistic Holiday” is a healing journey in which the traveler discovers a connection to nature, and learns from the local culture while traveling. It’s a new style of travel show which will bring a balance to your body, mind and spirit.
We travel to the village of Ine, located in the northeast of Kyoto Prefecture's Tango Peninsula. Rowing out into the sea from one of the traditional Funaya houses that line Ine Bay, we take in one of Japan's beautiful vistas.
We take in the views from the Minami Aso Railway, seeing the areas of rich fountainheads and enjoying locally grown vegetables and Kumamoto's famous Akaushi beef. We experience the bounty of the Aso Caldera.
Shirakawa, in Gifu Prefecture, presents a beautiful panorama of white. We visit a village of homes built in the gassho-zukuri style, registered as a World Heritage Site, and feel the spirit of mutual assistance that underpins it.
Koyasan is the site of heavenly sacred places built deep in the mountains. We travel to its two holy areas, feeling the spirit of Kukai, who went beyond the lines of individual sects and tribes to pray for national security and world peace.
In Kaida Kogen, home of buckwheat and Kiso horses, we see brilliant white buckwheat flowers and commune with mild-mannered Kiso horses, which have supported the lives of people in the area through the ages ...
Biei, located in Hokkaido, is Japan's most beautiful village. We gaze on the mysterious vistas created by nature, meet people who moved to Biei, drawn by its allure, and sample the fresh delicacies produced by this vast, fertile land.
Green beech forests, clear forest air, the crisp sounds of a stream, the twittering of birds. After trying our hands at making an adorable moss ball, like an Oirase fairy, we stroll through the gorge with magnifying glass in hand.
We experience tree climbing, feeling the pulse of the trees, dine at an Italian restaurant facing a field of flowers and dedicated to using local ingredients, and relax at night at an outdoor bath, lulled by the sound of waves.