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The World’s First Geisha Cafe Opens in Osaka, Japan

| Japanese Culture & Traditional, Reports | 08/24/2017

Geisha tea ceremony at Maikoya Osaka

The World’s First Geisha Cafe Opens in Osaka, Japan

Date: Aug 22, 2017
Source: Maikoya Osaka

OSAKA, Japan, Aug. 22, 2017Maikoya Osaka, a high-end Japanese cultural experience venue, recently introduced the world’s first geisha themed cafe and restaurant in Osaka.

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Japanese students learn how to guide tourists at 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics

| Sports and Health News, Travel and Tourism News | 08/07/2014

Tokyo Olympics 2020

Students learn how to guide tourists at 2020 Games
Date: Aug 6, 2014
Source: NHK World

Japanese students are learning how to welcome foreign tourists and offer them hospitality (Omotenashi) in preparation for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics.

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OMOTENASHI – Japanese Hospitality

| Japanese Culture & Traditional, Reports | 09/10/2013

Omotenashi - Japanese Hospitality

Omotenashi – The Heart of Japanese Hospitality
By Muneyuki Joraku

I think it’s about creating a non-dominant relationship between a person who’s offering the service and a person who is receiving it. It could be the CEO of a big company, a famous star or an ordinary housewife, but there’s only one simple relationship between host and guest. An example of the best Omotenashi is when the host anticipates the needs of the guest in advance and offers a pleasant service that guests don’t expect. They should not wait for instructions from their guests, as guests who make their requests directly are considered unsophisticated in Japan.

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