Onsen Health Retreat | Boutique Japan Tours

Onsen Health Retreat Guided Tour

Onsen Health Retreat

Find your inner zen 


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May 27 - June 5, 2019 


"It was the most memorable yoga retreat.  People, scenery, tradition, culture, food, everything was beautiful.  I am definitely going back there."     

  Sussan Van de Meeberg  


Stretching from the historical Kyoto to the calming shores of Izu, this tour combines Japan's most relaxing tradition - Onsen (hot spring bath) -
 with yoga and meditation

​Meditate next to waterfalls, practice breath work on the grounds of Jigenin Temple, and let peaceful bamboo forests rejuvenate your spirit and soul. 


"A very special tour. Extremely well organised to perfection and lots of fun. I would gladly recommend Rika. Special moments." - Christina Buri

​Onsen Health Retreat Details

​The onsen health retreat starts at cultural center of Japan, Kyoto, famed for its numerous temples and shrines.

In Kyoto, we visit iconic spiritual spots. Walk through the vermillion torii gate of Fushimi Inari shrine, participate in a tea ceremony, and walk on the knotted roots of the Pilgrims path.

Enjoy the tranquillity of living in a modern temple. Eat only fresh local produce and drink natural, unfiltered water from the lodge's well and bathe in warm undiluted onsen.

Your body will be cleansed inside and out by healthy, natural sustenance. During the daytime, hike up mountains to waterfalls, and walk along the jagged Jagasaki Coast.

Few places inspire spiritual wholeness and reflection as strongly as Japan. Going home, a piece of Japan will stay with you forever. 

Tour Overview


9 nights in hotels (western and zen)

Daily breakfast, 6 lunches, 8 dinners

All-in land transportation

Group Tour

Fully guided tour, activities incl.

$4500   AUD ($400 singles fee)

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Testimonials


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I have now done two of Rika's tours to Japan. Both have been a delight and I think a third will take me back to Kyoto to indulge in a longer stay. I enjoyed her very professional weaving of nature and culture and particularly the incredible choice of venues for such a wonderful variety of Japanese style cooking and meals. I really felt so well looked after. Any special request she willingly obliged. Which made the tours special just for me. A private tea ceremony, a fun experience of elegant entertaining geisha, and traditional wagashi sweet making class. I highly recommend Rika and her tours to everyone.

Ray Flanagan

Rika had a sixth sense as to where to bring us to capture iconic as well as unique images of the country and its people

I just returned from a two week customized photography-centred tour of Japan with Rika and a small group of photography friends. Although not a photographer herself, Rika had a sixth sense as to where to bring us to capture iconic as well as unique images of the country and its people. She also ensured that we experienced the culture through stays at such places as a boathouse in a remote fishing village and in a World Heritage site monastery in Koyasan. She is a warm, funny and lovely person filled with enthusiasm for her work and a passion to make sure her clients are always satisfied. I recommend her highly.

David Altschul

Travelling with Rika in her native Japan was an opportunity for a cultural experience like no other.

Imagine having a friend who seamlessly moves between two languages and who is able to help you interpret the traditional and contemporary customs of the Japanese way of life. Rika brings a quiet, respectful and unassuming demeanour to her responsibility as a guide and helps the mystery of Japan unfold.

Judy Packington

Our tour to Japan was the best and most stress-free holiday we've ever had.

It was exceptionally well-organised by Rika. We learnt so much of Japan. I have always been a bit wary of tours. In fact, this was my first. It was small and personal, very much boutique style, very much my style. Rika actively sought out our wishes and preferences before and during the tour and where possible, built them in. It was fabulous having Rika there to sort out the arrangements, to smooth the way, to translate on-the-spot and to be a delightful and engaging part of the group. It was so relaxing and a lot of fun. All I dream of now is our next Japanese adventure. Next destination? Kyoto, 2018, here we come.

Andrew Smith

I have joined Rika's guided tour. Her service was exceptional. It was the best trip ever and such a luxurious way to enjoy Japan. She took me right down to the core of Japanese culture. I felt like I was a part of their culture. It was magical. Also, she really knows where to go for good local food. I highly recommend her tour especially to people like me want to travel in own pace and don't enjoy seeing only touristy sights. Thank you, Rika for your wonderful tour and I am sure I will join you again.

Judith Nash

Thank you for the excellent tour of Japan. This was one of the best holidays we have ever been on. This was not only due to the amazing weather, the unexpected surprises around every corner and how welcoming we found the people and food but to the effort, you made to make us all feel welcome. As a group, we all got on well and with time we became friends. There were plenty of highlights and these were often the unexpected things that happen when you are in a strange land. The Autumn colours and light were stunning. The food was far better than our expectations.

For 2 weeks, we were completely immersed in Japan, its people, culture and heritage. Without Rika, I am sure that our holiday would not have been so rich or complete.

John Gourley

Culture, food,sightseeing and lots of fun

Definitely 5 star service. Rika fine-tuned and honed a tour that offers a unique opportunity to experience Japan on so many levels. Culture, food, sightseeing and lots of fun being part of a special group of people. Well done Rika and Kuroko Boutique Tours.

Ann Alexander


Ray Flanagan


I have now done two of Rika's tours to Japan.  Both have been a delight and I think a third will take me back to Kyoto to indulge in a longer stay.  I enjoyed her very professional weaving of nature and culture and particularly the incredible choice of venues for such a wonderful variety of Japanese style cooking and meals. I really felt so well looked after.  Any special request she willingly obliged.  Which made the tours special just for me.  A private tea ceremony, a fun experience of elegant entertaining geisha, and traditional wagashi sweet making class.    I highly recommend Rika and her tours to everyone.

Andrew Smith


We learnt so much of Japan. I have always been a bit wary of tours. In fact, this was my first. It was small and personal, very much boutique style, very much my style.  Rika actively sought out our wishes and preferences before and during the tour and where possible, built them in.  It was fabulous having Rika there to sort out the arrangements, to smooth the way, to translate on-the-spot and to be a delightful and engaging part of the group. It was so relaxing and a lot of fun.  All I dream of now is our next Japanese adventure.  Next destination? Kyoto, 2018, here we come.  

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