Unsettled: TOKYO 1-WEEK EXPERIENCE

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Unstructured | Unbounded | Unexpected

Welcome to Unsettled: Tokyo. 

For one week, join Unsettled’s community of entrepreneurs, creatives, and professionals from around the world for a radically different kind of experience wandering Tokyo’s dense urban playground. You show up. We challenge you to live and travel differently.

 This is a week-long urban exploration of the hidden side of Tokyo’s unique neighborhoods. The days themselves will be curated but flexible; the nights unscripted and filled with possibility. You’ll balance between local experiences curated by our friends, alumni, and team, and exploring the city’s alleyways , hole-in-the-wall noodle joints, design subcultures, and extraordinary traditions. We create the platform. You choose how to spend your time.

There’s only one question: What’s holding you back?

TRIP DETAILS

Dates:
August 31st – September 7th, 2019 [SOLD OUT]
September 7th – September 14th, 2019 [SOLD OUT]
March 14th – March 21st, 2020

Location: Tokyo, Japan  |  Limit: 15 People

Pricing:
Early Bird: Alumni $1850 / Regular $2050
Standard: Alumni $2100 / Regular $2300


*Early Bird ends 60 days before retreat start date
*Shared rooms also available.

What’s Included?

YOUR HOME

You’ll stay in a private (or shared, your choice) room with a private bathroom, in a unique, centrally located hotel in the heart of Akasaka with a quality mattress, linens, and comfortable workspace. You’re not a twenty-year-old back-packer. We get it. We provide everything you need to stay comfortable and connected during your stay.

YOUR EXPERIENCE

A full-time Unsettled Ambassador to curate your one week in Tokyo and connect you to what’s going on. It’s like your best friend showing you their city –  expect family-style meals, unparalleled access to all the city has to offer, and things you could never find on your own. This is more than a trip. It’s an experience.

YOUR COMMUNITY

No need to go it alone. Unsettled’s community is made up of intellectually curious solo travelers who seek a more meaningful form of travel. We challenge each other to live, work, create and explore differently.

The Unsettled (Un)Itinerary:

The Place: Arrival, Getting Settled & Navigating.
✓ A private or shared room in our boutique accommodations for the week.
✓ A city pack with a local transport card and other logistical essentials.
✓Unsettled: Tokyo City Guide with our handpicked favorite cafes, bars, galleries, experiences and more.
✓ Welcome event to meet your crew and start the week right.

The People: Connecting With Community.
✓ Unsettled’s full-time Tokyo Ambassador on hand to connect you to things going on throughout the city this week.
✓ A diverse and curated community of professionals to network and explore with.
✓ Optional access to local coworking space if needed.

The Purpose: Day-To-Day Exploration.
✓ 1-2 daily experiences, events, or talks to join if you wish, with plenty of time to explore the city on your own.
✓ Curated conversations, sessions, meet-ups, and spontaneous adventures.

Unsettled: Tokyo Highlights…

  • Once the power center of the Tokugawa shogunate, and now a contemporary capital of design, craftsmanship, and futurism that blends digital and physical realities, Tokyo is one of the most unique and fascinating cities on earth.
  • We will explore the subcultures and emerging narratives that make Tokyo a modern mecca for those well-traveled individuals seeking to rediscover that sense of culture shock. From the Japanese concepts of Ikigai and wabi-sabi, to the underground art, music, and of course, food cultures of the city that blends tradition with modernity in a way only found in Japan, one week will leave you wanting more.
  • Some options to explore: teamLab’s “Borderless” exhibition bridging the physical and digital divide through interactive installations, day trips to the nearby coast of Kamakura and the Kotoku-in buddha statue, endless food options, robot cafes, visits to historic Shinto and Buddhist temples and shrines, dancing with Kawaii monsters (that personify the spirit of Harajuku and the subcultures surrounding it), checking out underground hip-hop and electronic music scenes, stepping into a Pachinko parlor to test your luck, sipping lattes at cat cafes, walking tours of the city’s famous parks, exploring hidden sake bars and sushi joints, and much, much more.

Unsettled: Tokyo Highlights…

  • Once the power center of the Tokugawa shogunate, and now a contemporary capital of design, craftsmanship, and futurism that blends digital and physical realities, Tokyo is one of the most unique and fascinating cities on earth.
  • We will explore the subcultures and emerging narratives that make Tokyo a modern mecca for those well-traveled individuals seeking to rediscover that sense of culture shock. From the Japanese concepts of Ikigai and wabi-sabi, to the underground art, music, and of course, food cultures of the city that blends tradition with modernity in a way only found in Japan, one week will leave you wanting more.
  • Some options to explore: teamLab’s “Borderless” exhibition bridging the physical and digital divide through interactive installations, day trips to the nearby coast of Kamakura and the Kotoku-in buddha statue, endless food options, robot cafes, visits to historic Shinto and Buddhist temples and shrines, dancing with Kawaii monsters (that personify the spirit of Harajuku and the subcultures surrounding it), checking out underground hip-hop and electronic music scenes, stepping into a Pachinko parlor to test your luck, sipping lattes at cat cafes, walking tours of the city’s famous parks, exploring hidden sake bars and sushi joints, and much, much more.


Ready to get lost in Tokyo? 

Apply now for more information…

Our Experience Philosophy

Unstructured

This is not traditional group travel. We don’t follow a flag or hop on a bus. We explore, we get lost, we live in the moment. Yes, there are some key experiences we host and a deeply thoughtful curation and calendar of events to explore. However, we believe that experiences are more powerful when we step into them and take ownership over what happens in the moment. We provide the platform. You choose your own adventure.

 Unexpected

No two trips are ever the same. We engineer for serendipity, but we do not overthink it. We show up and find ways, in the moment and throughout the experience, to create secret meetups, popup adventures, or hidden ways to invite you along for the unexpected. We take risks when they show up and invite the opportunity to push ourselves. We’ll explore some of the city’s “unmissable” sights, sounds, and experiences, but be prepared to embrace the unknown. 

Unbounded

We don’t limit ourselves in the depth of our conversations nor the outcomes we can imagine for ourselves. We remove the expectations placed on us, and create a space where you can push your comfort zones, challenge your perspectives, and discover new ways of working, living, and being. When we live and travel unbounded, we are unconstrained by limits. It’s a mindset and an approach to everything we do.

… And Still Unsettled

Don’t worry. This isn’t a free-for-all. As with any Unsettled experience, we’re obsessed with quality over quantity, and craft each experience with the intention of inspiring a deeper sense of growth, meaning, and adventure in our lives. We tap into the creativity, cultural context, local philosophy & spirituality, and innovative elements of each destination as a way to bring greater perspective and learning to our work and professional lives. Learn more about our experiences…

"Inspiring" "Unforgettable"

An inspiring, unforgettable experience. I absolutely loved my time with Unsettled and still keep in touch with the amazing people I met there (with reunions in 6 countries so far!). 

-Colin Decker, Creative Director

"Extraordinary"

It was an extraordinary experience, one that left me feeling affirmed, motivated and inspired. I’ve never experienced group travel in the way that Unsettled does it, and the co-curation of our time together made it so much more than just a trip.

-Shani Jamila, TED Speaker / Artist

"Life changing is an understatement"

-Rani El-Khatib, Managing Director of Dubai-based Creative Agency

"Break up the routine..."

If you’ve been wanting to break up the routine… give this experience a try. It just might prove to you that a totally new way to live is not just possible, but possibly right at your fingertips.

-Selena Welz, Senior Editor

"Raw..."

I had some of the most interesting, raw, and enlightening conversations of my life at Unsettled. For those conversations alone, the Unsettled experience has truly enriched my life!

-Jaqui Pawson, Senior Analyst 

Why Unsettled?

Unsettled is a community for those who refuse to settle in their pursuit of growth, meaning, and adventure. We bring together creatives, entrepreneurs, artists, freelancers, and the intellectually curious misfits from over 80 countries who seek to replace routine with adventure in destinations around the world.

Our experiences are not itinerary-driven. Rather, we provide a platform for you to explore, connect, and discover a new destination at your own pace. With a calendar full of events to choose from, local experts to connect you to the city, and a curated community to explore with, Unsettled is a shared experience for people who don’t do group travel.

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Our Guiding Philosophy

To guide people on a quest of life, meaning and adventure. Fuel inspiration, exploration and discovery of the world around us. Create value that enriches and improves the human experience. Seek purpose and meaning, wherever it may lie. Aspire to always push the boundaries of the unknown. Think differently about tomorrow, and seize the opportunities today that will make it possible.

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