A: Scenic Enrich experiences provide guests with immersive discoveries that delve into Japanese culture, which they would not experience when travelling by themselves. In Japan, we include attending a real Sumo dohyo in their home and witnessing traditions behind a tournament, as well as meeting and learning about the training of Sumo wrestlers.
Guests can learn to play a Taiko drum with instruction from a master; or mingle with Geisha and Maiko’s (apprentices) during a traditional dinner where you can interact with them during your Scenic Enrich dinner. On the ‘A Journey through Time’ voyage, one of the major port visits is to Kanazawa, also known as ‘Little Kyoto’ due to the many Geisha (or Geiko as they are known in Japan) who live here. In Kanazawa, you can partake in an actual traditional Tea Ceremony.
Also, our guests can also create their own homage to future peace at the Atomic memorial in Hiroshima. For the more active, there are plenty of options for hiking amongst spectacular forests and mountain trails in the many national parks including a section of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Komodo Kodo pilgrimage trail on the ‘Natural Wonders of Japan’ voyage. These are some of the exclusive Enrich experiences only Scenic guests can participate in.