Fire Ceremony and Luxury Dining by Japan’s Highest Lake

Japan by Food -- Mar 21

Shizuka visits Nikko for a wonderful luxury retreat in the mountains. She gets to witness an engaging fire ritual, where rhythmic chanting and the leaping flames of holy cedar transports you to an otherworldly scene.

After the tour of the temple's main hall and scenic spots like Chuzenji Lake and Kegon Falls, Shizuka enjoys a fancy kaiseki meal in the Ritz Carlton’s dining room. The delicate art of kaiseki course dining is brought to life by the regional quality of unique mashiko-yaki ware and cuisine infused with Tochigi spirit. ...continue reading