Tokyo thrums with endless energy, from the Harajuku district’s flickering neon signs to the dizzying stream of pedestrians that traverse Shibuya Crossing daily. Despite this, residents of Japan’s capital city have mastered the art of finding calm within their busy metropolis, which drew roughly 15 million visitors each year pre-pandemic.
Guided meditation sessions, afternoon tea ceremonies, and pre-dinner soaks: Every activity-packed trip to Tokyo is better with a moment (or three) of serenity. Here, a few of our favorite ways visitors can experience some of the country’s time-honored mindfulness traditions.
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