April 28 - May 6, 2019 - Botanist in Kyoto & Osaka

April 28 - May 6, 2019 - Botanist in Kyoto & Osaka

3,500.00 4,000.00

Minimum number of participants for this to happen: 4

What this means: You can purchase 1 package, but unless we hit the 4 person threshold by a month prior to the dates, your purchase will be refunded.

San Francisco’s nature-worshipping, experimental black metal weirdos Botanist are taking their incredibly unique sound over the Pacific to Japan where they may frolic in the beauty of the rivers, mountains, and forests of a culture intrinsically tied to the ebbs and flows of the Earth…

They’ll also be performing with 2 of Japan’s most exceptional art-core/avant-garde/boundary-crushing bands, Birushanah, who fuse traditional Japanese instrumentation with the sonic psychedelics of Black Sabbath, and Violent Magic Orchestra, who honestly we can’t really describe but its sort of like visceral Blackened Techno with pretty pianos. These performances will be back to back on May 1st in Kyoto, and May 2nd in Osaka

If you’re looking for a unique entry into the truly weird elements of Japan’s underground music scene, while also exploring the deep history of the country’s ancient capital, look no further: this package will take you places you never imagined!

Let's do this!

While this package is largely centered around the 2 Botanist performances, there’s so much more to do. Here’s a run down of what you’ll get with the package, and what you can add on to it!

What is included:

  • A devoted guide fluent in Japanese and with over a decade of experience in Japan’s underground scene!

  • Airfare from Seattle and hotel costs are included! We take care of all the logistics so you can relax and enjoy the show!

    • 1 person per hotel room unless otherwise notified

    • Note: Japanese hotels are priced by the person, not by room. So even if you squeeze 15 people into 1 room, you’ll still be paying for 15 people at the going rate.

  • Explore Kyoto’s famed Gion district, and temples, including Kinkakuji, Kiyomizu, and Fushimi Inari!

  • Pre-paid tickets for both Botanist performances!

  • Pre-paid transit cards that, in theory, you could use to travel the entire country!

  • Record shopping around Osaka!

  • Interact with the dastardly deer deities of Nara!

  • An orientation package upon purchase that will get you prepped for Japan!

But, if you’re looking to step up your metal adventure in Japan game, you might also consider:

What you can add (additional charges may apply):

  • Breakfast & dinner provided for - don’t worry about reading the menu, just eat!

    • And if you like ramen, you’ll be in for a few treats ;)

  • Tickets to a Japanese baseball game!

  • Get lost in the wonder that is Enryakuji Temple overlooking Lake Biwa!

  • A stay at a traditional Japanese luxury inn, or Ryokan!

  • And much more!

As we retain no liability for any accidents on any of our trips, we highly suggest that you look into travel insurance to ensure that even if things hit the fan, you’ll be covered in something other than, well, you know.

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