Toppan’s unique tours bring travelers to beautiful and venerable heritage sites that reveal the core elements inherent in Japanese culture. Experiencing in-depth practices of the past that draw on Japanese aesthetic sense, ethics, and spirit of cooperation, participants gain powerful insights essential to today’s social and business issues.
Shrines and temples, and their teachings, have survived in Japan for centuries, offering lessons on sustainability and the durable function of spirituality.
Studying the survival of the great structures of temples and shrines — some more than 1,000 years old — teaches us about organizational continuity and lasting values. How Japanese people relate to Buddhist and Shinto religions, and how Japanese leaders have been guided by these religions in vision and spirit hold keys to understanding modern-day Japan, and to creating long-lived organizations.
Toshodaiji Temple (Nara)
- Special visit to Toshodai-ji Temple, one of the World Heritage in Nara
- Preliminary learning by appreciation of VR content regarding Ganjin-wajo who established the temple
- Dialogue with elder priest of the temple, special entry to the area that is normally prohibited to enter
- Get hints on corporate ethics and CSR minds from the spirit that Ganjin-wajo conveyed to Japan
Toji Temple (Kyoto)
- A temple with 1,200 years of history as a surviving remnant of Heiankyo (ancient Kyoto), which now constitutes part of a UNESCO World Heritage site
- Tour the temple while talking with the head priests of Toji who preserves the temple traditions
- Toji has deep ties to Japan’s imperial family and it is an important temple where ceremonies to pray for national peace and security are conducted
- Immersive virtual reality experience explains the philosophy of Kukai, the temple’s founder
KUKAI The origin of Japanese esoteric Buddhism — Means of true wisdom The Sculpture Mandala of To-ji Temple
Overall supervision: Tokyo National Museum / Kyo-o-gokoku-ji (To-ji Temple)
Production: Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.
Zojoji Temple (Tokyo)
- A valuable temple that was spared from disaster and offers deep insight into Tokyo’s history
- The family temple of shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu, who laid the foundations of the Tokyo metropolis
- Experience the Edo Castle in virtual reality, a structure that symbolizes Ieyasu’s hopes for peace
- Take a tour of the facility guided by a monk and access areas restricted to the public