LOIRE VALLEY ESTATE
Les Minardieres is a beautifully renovated 'Maison Bourgeois' situated on eight acres of private manicured gardens with a large pool and sun terrace. A perfect place to relax and enjoy the beautiful French rural culture.
Human habitation in the Japanese archipelago can be traced back to prehistoric times. The Jōmon period, named after its "cord-marked" pottery, was superseded by the Yayoi in the first millennium BC, when new technologies were introduced from continental Asia. During this period, in the first century AD, the first known written reference to Japan was recorded in the Chinese Book of Han. Between the third century and the eighth century, Japan's many kingdoms and tribes gradually unified under a centralized government, nominally controlled by the Emperor. The imperial dynasty established at this time continues to reign over Japan to this day. In 794, a new imperial capital was established at Heian-kyō (modernKyoto), marking the beginning of the Heian period, which lasted until 1185. The Heian period is considered a golden age of classical Japanese culture. Japanese religious life from this time and onwards was a mix of Buddhism, which had been introduced via Korea, and native religious practices known as Shinto.
3-15-22 Roppongi | 10F Yoko Central Bldg., Minato 106-0032, Tokyo Prefecture+81 368042858
1-32-3 Ebisunishi | D Tradgard Daikanyama, Shibuya150-0021, Tokyo Prefecture+81 3-3461-2279
2-1-1 Nihonbashi Muromachi | 38F, Mandarin Oriental Tokyo, Chuo 103-8328, Tokyo Prefecture+81 3-3270-8188
Japan values its cultivated traditions and practices as much as it values keeping in touch with the future. Whether grounded in history or in religion, Japanese customs are still widely practiced to this day. There are many ways travelers can experience authentic Japanese heritage without having to spend too much money. A visit to a shrine, temple, or castle would provide fantastic insight into Japan's diverse history and how Japanese society has developed.
Additionally, Japan holds festivals year round that symbolize various aspects of culture and tradition, which are held in very high esteem by Japanese people. For anyone looking to delve further into Asian history and heritage, look no further than Japan.
Hamabe is a truly unique retreat located about 3hrs south of Tokyo. Perched atop a secluded headland of a natural conservation park, it is a rare property with a view that takes in the full grandeur of the ocean. Located just south of Shimoda, on the Izu Peninsular this spectacular home is perfect for those who wish to escape the large cities and experience a more off the beaten track part of Japan. With countless seafood restaurants, Onsen (Hot Springs), Beaches and spectacular scenery Hamabe offers a truly unique Japanese Experience! Matthew from the CH team has been there and can answer any questions.