Traditional culture with a tilt to the future
Among the sculptured tiers of its perfect gardens and ornate shrines is a bold and proud country of grand feudal castles and bustling mega-cities. It’s a large part of Japan’s charm, this surreal blend of the futuristic and the traditional, like a tea ceremony in shiny, buzzing Tokyo. Blessed with an abundance of natural beauty and interesting history, there’s a myriad of cool, peaceful forests to retreat to and iconic sights to savour, such as the delightful cherry blossom season and epic Mount Fuji. Dig into its mysterious and imperial past of ancient dynasties and shogun warriors and you won’t be disappointed.