Sacred Journeys to Japan
Cherry Blossom Season - April 4-11th, 2024
We have been going to Japan for years, and it has never stopped being one of the most fascinating and wonderful retreats.
Your Sacred Earth Retreat Tour guides and shamans, Psychic Medium and Trance Channel Riz Mirza and Oriah Mirza, have led shamanic journeys around the world, helping heal thousands of people in sacred ceremonies and soulful walking tours that focus on heart opening and healing. Sacred Earth Retreats with Riz & Oriah Mirza leads international retreats of groups of 8-20 travelers several times a year to sacred sites around the world. Our weeklong Sacred International tours are life-changing experiences where you will be immersed in culture, sacred experiences, rituals and channeling.
Enjoy the sites, cuisine, and amazing technology and culture that only Japan has to offer!
Please look at the locations we will be visiting below, and book your accommodations with us now to ensure your spot. We have been waiting for three years for Japan to open, and they have finally announced their re-opening, so these retreats will sell out!
The primary requirement, which is still pending official approval,
is that tourists need to be vaccinated-and-boosted, or submit a recent negative test.
(Details still TBD on what kind of test and how far in advance.
Confirm before your trip, but indications are
thrice-vaccinated travelers will be exempt from having to get tested.)
In short, from October 11, 2023 onward,
American travelers can arrive with their vaccine card or negative test on flights.
Shintoism is Japan's indigenous spirituality.
It is believed that every living thing in nature (e.g. trees, rocks, flowers, animals - even sounds) contains kami, or gods. Consequently, Shinto principles can be seen throughout Japanese culture, where nature and the turning of the seasons are cherished.
Riz, who is a renowned Trance Channel and psychic medium will be giving messages through the trip and hosting a Circle of Light at the height of the trip to give you personal messages.
Riz and Oriah will help you navigate and feel at home in Japan, taking you to sites that will delight you and open your mind.
Tokyo, the world's largest metropolis, is known for top-rated restaurants, the Shibuya Crossing, Imperial Palace, cherry blossoms, markets, and more.
The shopping scene includes the famous and colorful Harajuku and Akihabara districts. Tokyo is also famous for its unique vending machines, cat and owl cafes, museums, and sacred sites.
Cherry Blossom Festival, which runs every year from March to April, commemorates the gift of approximately 3,000 cherry trees from the Mayor of Tokyo to the United States in 1912. The gift celebrates the friendship between the Japanese and American people.
*The hot springs of Saya no Yudokoro in northwestern Tokyo, draws its mineral-rich spring water from more than 540 yards underground.
*Visit the Imperial Palace – The home of the emperor of Japan was built in the 15th century, and while you can’t go inside, the palace and its grounds are a peaceful place for a stroll.
* Introductory Zazen classes are held every Saturday evening and the first Sunday of each month at the Kouunji Temple.
*Drumming in the O-daiko at Taiko-Lab for visitors to experience the impressive resonance of the lab's biggest drum.
*Ride around Tokyo in a MariCar Go Kart.
Kyoto, once the capital of Japan, is a city on the island of Honshu.
Kyoto is arguably the most beautiful city in Japan. It feels like stepping back in time.
It's famous for its numerous classical beautiful Buddhist temples, as well as impeccable gardens, stunning imperial palaces, Shinto shrines and traditional wooden houses.
It’s also known for formal traditions such as kaiseki dining, consisting of multiple courses of precise dishes, and you will see many geishas, which are female entertainers often found in the Gion district.
* Arashiyama (the amazing Bamboo Forest)
* Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion) Take a traditional rickshaw for a journey through the atmospheric streets of beautiful Kyoto.
Walk through their lively shopping and wonderful cafes.
*Enjoy the serene shrines of west Kyoto’s Arashiyama neighborhood, discovering its picturesque Bamboo Grove and charming neighborhood. Then, experience a Japanese Foot Spa in a quiet location close to the center of Arashiyama. * Kyoto Nishiki Market Tour, The Nishiki Food Market, known to locals as the “Kitchen of Kyoto,” is a huge 400-year-old market sprawling with food vendors.
Navigate what can be an overwhelming space with the help of Riz and Oriah whose insight into the local food scene will give you a taste of Japanese culture—and plenty of amazing food!
Hakone, in Japan's Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park west of Tokyo, is a mountainous town known for its hot springs resorts (onsen) and views of the iconic volcano Mount Fuji.
It also encompasses Hakone Shrine, a Shinto shrine with a red “torii” gate overlooking Lake Ashi, which can be toured by boat, as well as the boiling sulfur springs of the Owakudani Valley.
*Hakone's most famous Shinto shrine.
* See pretty Caldera Lake with views of Mount Fuji.
* Hakone's Hot springs
* Temple with lots of Rakan statues in its garden.
*A reconstructed castle at the entrance to Hakone.
* Botanical Garden exhibiting various marsh and alpine plants...and more.
Samurai town of Kanazawa
Near the Japanese Alps. Literally meaning “the long samurai residence neighborhood of Nagamachi,” Nagamachi Buke-yashiki was home to high and mid-ranking samurai soldiers of Edo-era Kanazawa and is currently home to three of Kanazawa’s five samurai museums.
It’s also an easy walk from both Kaname Inn Tatemachi and the western geisha district of Nishi Chaya Gai.
Located almost in the middle of Japan’s central island of Honshu, Kanazawa boasts a diverse range of attractions.
These include the urban structure of the castle town developed by samurai and the cultural heritage that it retains, traditional crafts regarded as symbolic of Japanese handiwork and aesthetics, and a unique food culture.
Depending on many factors, our exciting itinerary will boast an exquisite array of amazing attractions and will be given to you closer to the time of departure.
The accommodations are based on many factors and travel times and availability and will be given to you as we get closer to departure.
After you secure your spot, we will contact you with the best times to arrive, which airport and any important Japanese travel restrictions.
*Price is based on double or twin hotel room occupancy and includes accommodation, transfers, car/driver, English-speaking guide, activities and entrance fees, and breakfasts. Any in country flights and optional special activities will be quoted separately. You are responsible for your round trip flight and personal expenses, including dinners, spa treatments and gratuities can be paid on the spot while traveling. Prices may vary depending on season, choice of accommodation and other factors.