Connecting curious travelers with authentic Japanese traditions.


Japan. It’s one of the most beautiful and unique countries on Earth.

Historical seclusion, prolific arts, and profound spirituality have formed a fascinating culture that has long captured the imagination of foreigners. And with tourism reaching record numbers in recent years, there’s no shortage of travelers eager to uncover the nation’s secrets.

If you’re anything like us though, you’d know that there’s much more to Japan than the crowded megacities, dazzling billboards, and energetic nightlife. But without speaking Japanese, how can travelers be expected to move past these touristic stereotypes?

That’s why we started Deeper Japan in 2018 with one simple goal – to bridge cultural gaps and create real connections between travelers and authentic Japan.

What we do

We’ve searched far and wide for Japan’s best artisans and hospitable locals, and together, we’ve crafted authentic experiences sure to leave you with lifelong memories.

Authentic masterclasses

From sake sipping to samurai swords, ancient archery to inspiring ikebana, we’ve got Japan’s diverse range of cultural artforms covered. Our workshops are intimate and run by dedicated masters eager to share their craft.

Cultural classics

For those keen to sit back and relax, we’ve got you covered too. Be entertained by gorgeous Geisha, watch ringside at a Sumo training session, or feel the power of a Noh performance.

Regional excursions

Every region of Japan has its own rich culture, so knowing where to start your countryside escape can be tough. We make it easy for you to connect with locals through cultural tours and homestays that let you appreciate the real Japan, and make some new friends along the way.

In your language

We know Japan’s language barrier is a real roadblock to authentic travel. That’s why our team of friendly interpreter guides accompany you to ensure not a single detail of your experience is lost in translation.