Setouchi – October 2024

Setouchi – October 2024

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The Power of the Inland Sea Consisting of 3,000 Islands With Multifaceted Characteristics

Blessed with a tranquil natural environment, the coastal area, with its many islands, straits, and bays of various sizes, is praised for its varied, peaceful, and graceful scenery. Numerous rivers flow into the sea, and together with fishing grounds rich in nutrients due to the large difference in tidal range, it creates an environment conducive to the birth of various forms of life.
Each of the 3,000 islands has different characteristics and has formed a unique culture. Setouchi, with its combination of mild climate, sea, history, and culture, will enrich your mind with new discoveries and impressions..

| STORY |

-Release-
Surrender yourself to the blue sky and the sea, feel the peaceful tranquility, and release your mind and body to their natural pace in a relaxed atmosphere.
SHIMANAMI: Island Hopping by Bike / Animal Therapy / Yoga, etc.

-Revitalization-
After a “still" Zen practice at a temple, you will have a “dynamic" Zen practice, switching body and mind to return to reality with renewed energy and clarity.
ONOMICHI: Zazen (Zen Meditation) / Walking Meditation / Japanese Calligraphy Experience, etc.

-Awakening-
Experience culture, art, and food in a revitalized state, and find yourself with a new perspective.
NAOSHIMA: Art Appreciation
TAKAMATSU: Experiencing a Part of Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage / Lunch at Chef in Residence Restaurant, etc.

  • Detox
  • Relaxation
  • Stress Relief
  • Connecting With Nature
  • Fatigue Recovery
  • Mental Clarity
  • Refreshment
  • Energy Booster

The Power of the Inland Sea Consisting of 3,000 Islands With Multifaceted Characteristics

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Date
October 20, 2024 - October 25, 2024 (5 nights)
Area
Hiroshima, Okayama, Kagawa
Wellness Experiences
Island Hopping by Bike / Zazen (Zen Meditation) and Walking Meditation / Traditional Japanese Calligraphy Experience and Naming Ceremony / Japanese Tea Ceremony / Local Gastronomy / Art Work / Experiencing a Part of Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage
Price
$ 4,900

Early Bird Offer - Get a 5% discount on the tour price when you book our tour 70 days prior to your departure date.

Please Note:
All prices are in US dollars.
All prices are per person based on twin occupancy. International flights are not included in the package price. The minimum number of participants required for the tour to run is 4.

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Wellness Retreat Itinerary

Day1

  • 02:00 PM

    Fukuyama Station
    A Tranquwell representative will meet you at Fukuyama Station, and then take a private bus from the station to the shrine. *Please let us know if you are coming from Hiroshima Airport.
  • Fukuyama Station
  • 02:30 PM

    Prayer Ceremony at Kusado Inari Shrine
    In the large main hall overlooking the city of Fukuyama, we will pray for the safety of the tour.
  • Prayer Ceremony at Kusado Inari Shrine
  • 07:00 PM

    Welcome Reception
    The hotel for the first four days is Bella Vista SPA & MARINA ONOMICHI. Please join us in the lounge for drinks and self-introductions, and set your intentions for your Tranquwell journey.
  • Welcome Reception
  • 08:30 PM

    Dinner (Sushi)
    Enjoy carefully selected seasonal fresh fish from the Seto Inland Sea at the counter facing the spectacular view of the Seto Inland Sea with the Omakase menu prepared by the chef.
  • Dinner (Sushi)

Day2

  • 07:00 AM

    Morning Wellness Routine
    Throughout the tour, we will have morning wellness routine activities every morning from 7:00 am. Start your day with a cup of organic Tochu tea, which has a detoxing effect, and slowly awaken your body with yoga and meditation. Let go of toxins and stress, and embrace a healthier, more vibrant version of yourself to start the day.
  • Morning Wellness Routine
  • 10:00 AM

    Island Hopping by Bike
    The view of the Seto Inland Sea, dotted with islands large and small, is spectacular from the bridge over the sea. Slowly awaken your body as you cycle through, feeling the sea breeze and breathing in the fresh air.
  • Island Hopping by Bike
  • 12:00 PM

    Lunch
    Enjoy lunch and coffee brewed by a barista on the open terrace overlooking the Shimanami islands and the Tatara Bridge.
  • Lunch
  • 01:00 PM

    Cycling Around Omishima
    Explore the tranquil island by bicycle, and then head to Oyamazumi Shrine.
  • Cycling Around Omishima
  • 01:30 PM *Optional Tour

    Rabbit Island (Okunoshima)
    Over 600 wild rabbits live on a small island about 2.5 miles in circumference. Admire incredible coastal scenery and feed the adorable rabbits.
  • Rabbit Island (Okunoshima)
  • 07:00 PM

    Cocktail Hour
    Enjoy snacks and drinks before dinner at the bar in the hotel.
  • Cocktail Hour
  • 08:30 PM

    Dinner (Japanese Cuisine)
    Enjoy Bella VIsta's modern take on Japanese cuisine. The Kaiseki course is simple and delicate without being overly glamorous, celebrating every bit of nature's bounty.
  • Dinner (Japanese Cuisine)

Day3

  • 07:00 AM

    Morning Wellness Routine
  • 10:00 AM

    Zazen (Day 1)
    Learn Zazen (Zen meditation) and breathing techniques at the Zen Dojo of Shinshoji Temple. Meditate with a calm mind in a serene environment.
  • Zazen (Day 1)
  • 11:30 AM

    Lunch (Udon)
    Try the thick yudame udon eaten by Zen monks. The dish is served in the style of a monastery meal.
  • Lunch (Udon)
  • 12:30 PM

    Stroll Around the Temple and Enjoy the Zen Art
    Stroll through the spacious Japanese garden and enjoy the collection of Zen Buddhist art and installation works to understand what is Zen.
  • Stroll Around the Temple and Enjoy the Zen Art
  • 03:30 PM

    Fukuyama Castle
    Famous for being one of Japan's Top 100 Castles, you can glimpse into the rich history and culture of the area.
  • Fukuyama Castle
  • 07:00 PM

    Cocktail Hour
  • 08:30 PM

    Dinner (Wood Fired Cuisine)
    Enjoy the dynamic wood fired cuisine that boldly and delicately brings out the true flavors of the ingredients produced by the rich natural environment of the Seto Inland Sea.
  • Dinner (Wood Fired Cuisine)

Day4

  • 07:00 AM

    Morning Wellness Routine
  • 08:00 AM

    Free Time After Breakfast
    Spend free time until the next activity in the afternoon.
  • Free Time After Breakfast
  • 03:00 PM

    Tea Ceremony Experience
    Matcha (powdered green tea) will be served in a tea room on the temple grounds. Calm your mind and relax while appreciating the beauty of the tea bowls and traditional Japanese sweets.
  • Tea Ceremony Experience
  • 04:00 PM

    Traditional Japanese Calligraphy Experience and Naming Ceremony
    You will be given an original Japanese name using Kanji characters, which have meanings derived from Buddhism. You will have the opportunity to write your given name in Kanji characters with a brush and ink.
  • Traditional Japanese Calligraphy Experience and Naming Ceremony
  • 05:00 PM

    Zazen (Zen Meditation) and Walking Meditation
    After a “still" Zen practice, you will have a “dynamic" Zen practice, switching body and mind to return to reality with renewed energy and clarity.
  • Zazen (Zen Meditation) and Walking Meditation
  • 07:00 PM

    Dinner (Local Gastronomy)
    The restaurant offers a unique culinary experience using the finest ingredients brought in by the Kitamae-bune, cargo ships that sailed the Japan Sea in the 17th century.
  • Dinner (Local Gastronomy)

Day5

  • 07:00 AM

    Morning Wellness Routine
  • 09:00 AM

    Leave for Naoshima
    After checking out of the hotel, we will head to Naoshima, an island of art.
  • 12:00 PM

    Lunch (Japanese Cuisine)
    Having lunch at the restaurant inside the museum is not only a treat for your taste buds, but also for your eyes. Enjoy Japanese cuisine served in artwork-like stacked boxes with a view of the Seto Inland Sea and modern art.
  • Lunch (Japanese Cuisine)
  • 01:00 PM

    Art Appreciation
    We will visit the highlights of Naoshima such as the Benesse House Museum, Yayoi Kusama's pumpkin sculpture, and the Chichu Art Museum.
  • Art Appreciation
  • 05:30 PM

    Check in to THE CHELSEA BREATH
    Check in to THE CHELSEA BREATH, a serene hotel surrounded by a vast Japanese garden. Relax and unwind in the hot spring, music room, or library until dinner.
  • Check in to THE CHELSEA BREATH
  • 07:30 PM

    Dinner (Japanese-French Cuisine)
    Indulge in dishes made with local ingredients and seasonings that are also locally sourced and made using traditional methods.
  • Dinner (Japanese-French Cuisine)

Day6

  • 09:40 AM

    Experiencing a Part of Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage
    The Shikoku Pilgrimage is a multi-site pilgrimage of 88 temples in Shikoku island. Wearing some of the pilgrimage items, you will visit two of the temples. On this special occasion, interactions with other pilgrims and locals you meet along the way will give you a sense of connection with local Japanese people that you can only experience here.
  • Experiencing a Part of Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage
  • 11:40 AM

    Lunch (Chef in Residence)
    This is a great opportunity to experience a "Chef in Residence" lunch, a chef's version of an artist in residence program, at Garden Cafe Ritsurin. Chefs who can create diverse menus using ingredients that Kagawa Prefecture is proud of are invited to participate in this program to promote Kagawa's food culture and uniqueness.
  • Lunch (Chef in Residence)
  • 02:00 PM

    Arrive at Okayama Station
    Your Tranquwell tour come to an end.

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