Japan, like most travel destinations, offers tourists a rich variety of hands-on experiences. Visitors with enough money and time can usually find opportunities to practice flower arranging, calligraphy or tea ceremony — or perhaps learn some Japanese cooking, get fitted for a photo in kimono, and so on and so on.

All tried and true. Yet, I think it is time for some more up-to-date experiences — ones that the waves of tourists due to flood Japan up through the 2020 Olympics might savor more than those that revolve around traditional Japanese culture.

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