The Japanese word ‘omotenashi’ is one that has intrigued people since it first entered mainstream western culture.
With the hype surrounding the Tokyo Olympics and, earlier this year, the Rugby World Cup, the world ‘omotenashi’ was heard a lot.
Omotenashi is the word used to convey the deep-rooted sense of hospitality that most Japanese people believe is an intrinsic part of their culture.
It means that each act of service performed – holding open a door for a customer, providing customers with a freshly warmed oshibori when they sit down in a restaurant – comes from the bottom of the heart. The guests’ needs should be anticipated, so that they want for nothing.
Tomato Travel keep this Japanese ideal at the heart of everything we do – from answering your phone calls to creating our itineraries. In this way, we hope to share the Japanese experience not just with our guests, but with our valued agents, too.
When you book your clients with Tomato Travel, you’re not just booking them a holiday package, but a once in a life time Japanese experience.
Our 16-day Japan Discovery tour is one of our best-selling tours and is filled with omotenashi experiences, with a variety of inclusions and stops at some of Japan’s most famous cities.
This tour includes visits to some of Japan’s most iconic cities and sites – such as Kyoto, Tokyo, Mount Fuji, and Nara.
But it also makes overnight stops in Matsumoto, Takayama and Kanazawa, unique Japanese cities where the customer’s enjoyment is at the heart of every consideration.
Matsumoto is home to one of Japan’s last surviving feudal era castles, and our guests will have the opportunity to actually set foot inside this monument of the samurai era. Kanazawa’s most famous attraction is undoubtedly Kenrokuen, one of Japan’s three best landscape gardens. Kanazawa is also Japan’s top producer of gold leaf, and it’s here where you can buy all kinds of gold leaf products, including gold leaf ice-cream!
While this tour offers an incredible amount of sightseeing experiences, it is also extremely good value for money.
This is because we take great care when creating our itineraries and selecting our hotel partners, and always strive to negotiate the best deals so that we can pass our savings onto our guests.
Speaking of stopovers, did you know that Tomato Travel can also help to arrange your clients’ flights?
Your customers can experience true Japanese omotenashi even before they reach Japan if they book with All Nippon or Japan Airways, carriers that really personify the Japanese spirit of hospitality.
Booking flights with a Japanese carrier will ensure that you will enjoy the full Japan experience, from start to finish.
Book a Tomato Travel tour today!
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