Mindfulness Travel Japan: Nature, Craft, Food, Onsen, Forest Bathing, Tea Ceremonies & Meditation (Paperback)
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Mindfulness Travel Japan is the perfect travel guide to Japan when you need to breathe, pause, focus and relax.
Are you looking to step back from the stress of daily life on your next holiday? In this guide, Japan travel connoisseurs Steve Wide and Michelle Mackintosh offer a selection of some of the most relaxing and mindful destinations and experiences across Japan, so you can just exist in the here and now.
Covering a total of 100 mindful travel experiences, you can enjoy forests carpeted in moss, plant-based food banquets or long walks in zen gardens, losing yourself in Japan's beauty and nature. Soak in medicinal onsen waters, or have your whole body covered in a hot-sand bath, stay overnight in a traditional ryokan or zen temple. Walk the paths of philosophers and poets and hike the paths of religious pilgrims. Observe the opening of cherry blossoms, the changing of the leaves or the first flurries of snow. Take a class in calligraphy or learn the art of meditation, spend a day bicycling around ancient temples and shrines. Learn about the different varieties of Japanese tea and the art of tea ceremony.
Mindfulness Travel Japan will show you how to be your best self not just on holiday, but in life.
About the Author
Steve Wide and Michelle Mackintosh have been obsessed with Japan since their first visit in the late 1990s. Based in Melbourne, Australia, they now call Japan their 'home away from home", spending at least three months of the year there. Steve is a passionate writer (with a master's in creative writing) and DJ, with an indie radio show on 3RRR FM. He has toured with international bands and has written numerous pop culture books on music icons. Michelle is a book and stationery designer and illustrator. She has won numerous book design and graphic design awards including an Australian Book Design Award for the Precincts guidebook series. Michelle has written multiple books on analogue correspondence and sustainable gift giving, she has a wrapping paper range sold in Japan and her work has been exhibited in Tokyo. Together Steve and Michelle have written, designed and illustrated seven books on Japan, some of which have been translated into multiple languages. This book follows on from their travel guide Onsen of Japan (2018, Hardie Grant Travel).