Your reason for being
Don't you just envy those people who leap out of bed in the morning, full of beans to get the day started? They've got their ikigai nailed.
Ikigai is that sweet spot where what you love, what you are good at, what you can be paid for and what the world needs combine to create your raison d'etre. Put more simply, it's about aligning your passion, mission, vocation and profession to lead a purposeful life full of wellbeing. Perhaps it's why the Japanese live so long.
The concept of ikigai has struck a nerve in the West, and there are lots of great books explaining the idea in more detail. But better than reading a book, we suggest using a good trip to take stock of your life. It's how we found our own ikigai: helping others get beneath the surface of Japanese culture.
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Contemplate your reason for being on a philosophical journey around Japan.
Japanese Ikigai and the Path to Happiness
Find new meaning in Japan's old ways on a special cultural trip that explores Japanese philosophical concepts from wabi sabi to the bushido samurai code and ikigai.
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