Luxury Japan Wellness Holidays by WellStayed

With its ancient health and wellbeing practises ingrained in modern society, it would be hard to find a more unique wellness holiday experience than in Japan. Onsen bathing – once practised by Samurai warriors – is integral to life today and revered for its health and anti-aging benefits. This north Asian country is the embodiment of ‘zen’, a word it gifted to the English language, and the original home of countless wellness practises such as Reiki and Shiatsu massages and zazen meditation, now recognised and practised around the world. ‘Shirin-yoku’, the Japanese concept of forest bathing has become a worldwide phenomenon as the overwhelmed seek to counter tech burnout, escape modern life and reconnect with the stunning Japanese nature.

For off-the-beaten track, authentic Japan head an hour from Kyoto to Rice Terrace Villa Sasayuri-Ann, a spiritual haven and mindfulness retreat surrounded by stunning nature. The owner – a Shugendo monk – offers cleansing fire ceremonies in the onsite temple. Guests can try out traditional Japanese mindful practises like ‘ikebana’ flower arranging and zen yoga is practised here too. The highlight however is a rewilding and spiritual hike to 48 Waterfalls which can be done barefooted for additional grounding benefits. 

At Wellstayed we pride ourselves on providing the most authentic and unique experiences, and that goes for our wellness holidays too. Whether you are looking for a trip centred around a wellbeing stay, or you have a longer trip to Japan and want to incorporate a healthy element, our dedicated wellness experts can help.  

Japan Wellness Retreats

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Why book with WellStayed

At WellStayed, we are passionate about two things – travel, and wellness! It is that simple. We want to help our customers discover the amazing places around the world, and to have incredible and transformational wellness experiences. The WellStayed travel experts have done all the groundwork – finding and vetting the very best health and wellbeing around the globe – so you don’t have to. We offer unbiased advice to guide you and ensure you book the retreat and health program which is right for you.


Wellness holidays are incredibly personal. To make things as easy as you can get in touch on your own terms by phone, email, or chat box. The dedicated WellStayed offer insightful, sincere, and compassionate service, which is at all times discreet.


All our holidays are IATA and ATOL protected; our advice is impartial; our properties have been carefully selected based on first-hand experience; and we are on hand from the moment you press book, until the moment your return flight touches down.


An important aspect of travel is getting under the skin of a destination. Our hand-picked retreats are chosen for their incredible locations; authentic healing practises or results-proven treatments; and experienced and well-regarded practitioners.

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