Talk Japan

Talk Japan: An online exploration of Japan

Walk Japan is pleased to introduce its Talk Japan series of online events providing in-depth and fascinating insights into a plethora of aspects of Japan, its history, culture and society drawn on the personal experience and expertise of Walk Japan's Tour Leaders and some of our friends, who also have deep knowledge about the nation. These talks, which are based on a series we have been running for our staff since the early days of the pandemic, provide an opportunity to enjoyably explore and connect with Japan from the comfort of your home. Whether you are looking forward to travelling with us in the future, or are simply interested in the Japan, all are welcome to join us.

Walk Japan talks and seminars are delivered on a not-for-profit basis. When charged for, the cost of attendance helps us to pay presenters and sustain our Community Project during the pandemic period. Additionally, any attendance fees paid are redeemable against currently booked or future Walk Japan tours. 

Upcoming Events

Temple & Shrine: Deciphering the codes

Thursday 8th September, 11:00AM Japan Standard Time

A recording of this event will be available on our Vimeo page here

Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines are iconic emblems of Japan found in their tens of thousands throughout the nation’s cities and countryside. Intrinsic to Japan’s physical and emotional fabric they are inevitably an essential element of any visitor’s experience of the nation. Yet, what are the differences between a temple or a shrine? How do they represent and reflect Japan’s history and culture? And, to take an old adage, if you have seen one have you seen them all?

To answer these questions and much more, Walk Japan Tour Leader Paul Tierney leads us through the enigmatic realm of Japan’s temples and shrines on a lively journey deciphering their spiritual, historical and architectural codes; a presentation that provides the keys to a fascinating and vital realm at the heart of Japan.

This webinar will be 60 minutes followed by Q&As. 



Talk Japan On Demand

Should you be unavailable at the time of the live talks, or wish to watch at another time, recordings of talks can be viewed below and via our Vimeo page here.