Steeped in the hues of cherry blossoms and alive with the hush of ancient temples, Kyoto is a living testament to Japanese tradition. Narrow alleyways and imperial castles reverberate with the memory of samurai, geishas, and emperors alike. Here, the past and present merge seamlessly, offering an unparalleled journey through time and a chance to encounter the soul of Japan.
Our profound immersion will encompass ancient rituals—tea ceremonies and wellness practices that span centuries—and afford us opportunities to engage with local monks, thinkers and artisans who propel the culture today. We’ll also experience the height of Japanese cuisine culture—from Michelin-starred restaurants to exquisite kaiseki meals prepared by the pioneers of New Kyoto cuisine.
We blend the luxurious, modern world with ryokan-style rooms of tatami mats and sliding doors. And it all comes with a restoring dose of Japanese shibui, that notion of striking a peaceful harmony with nature.
Our Kyoto hillside retreat is a gem of modernist and traditional architecture. Tranquil rooms graced with local cypress give way to garden views tucked away from the bustling Higashiyama streets.
Our itineraries can be tailored for groups of any size, whether it’s a small, intimate group of six or a larger team or group of 100 or more.
Our retreats capture the spirit of a culture and destination, tailored to your objectives, harnessing the potential of shared experiences. Our retreats serve as a vibrant platform for self-discovery, where we share connection and leave with growth, fun and inspiration.
We start by learning about your organization and goals. Our team takes care of all the details and supports to ensure all the logistics and communications are seamlessly managed. We also work with you to incorporate in your ideas for the retreat.
Our services cover the full retreat experience. We offer white glove support to you and your group, from detailed planning and day-to-day itineraries to local insights about the destination, on-site logistics, and 24/7 dedicated assistance. Our degree of curation, personalization, care, and local connections sets us apart.
Preferably nine to twelve months in advance (earlier for holiday travel). We typically stay in unique, in-demand boutique and luxury hotels where advance reservations are important to secure the best accommodations possible.
We curate your MO/AD Retreat to ensure the experiences are authentic, immersive, and included in your trip price. Our relationships unlock unprecedented access to the pioneers behind global initiatives and cultural movements.
Retreats typically include accommodations, private airport transfers, private transportation for all day trips and excursions, privately guided tours with local guides, exclusive VIP access and activities, and most meals. MO/AD Retreats typically cost $1,000 to $3,000 per person, per day, and vary by destination, time of year, number of people in your group, and types of activities you prefer.
MO/AD Retreats do not include roundtrip airfare to/from your destination, travel insurance, hotel incidentals, and any activities and meals not included in your itinerary.
After learning more about you, your interests, preferred style of travel, dates, and budget, we will present you with initial ideas and examples of what we can plan for you. In order to confirm your itinerary and reserve accommodations, a 25% deposit is required. The balance of your trip cost is due 120 days prior to travel.