Japan is an island nation in the Pacific Ocean with dense cities, imperial palaces, mountainous national parks and thousands of shrines and temples. Japan is truly timeless, a place where ancient traditions are fused with modern life as if it were the most natural thing in the world.
Wherever you are in Japan, it seems, you’re never more than 500m from a great meal. Restaurants often specialise in just one dish – perhaps having spent generations perfecting it. Moreover, you don’t have to travel far to discover that Japanese cuisine is deeply varied.
The neon-lit streetscapes of Japan’s cities look like sci-fi film sets, even though many of them are decades old. Meanwhile, cities like Tokyo and Osaka have been adding new architectural wonders that redefine what buildings, and cities should look like. There’s an indelible buzz to these urban centres, with their vibrant street life, 24-hour drinking and dining scenes, and creative hubs that turn out fashion and pop culture trends consumed the world over. immerse yourself in this extraordinary cultural experience.
Interesting facts about Japan:
- Japan has a museum devoted entirely to rocks that look like faces. There are over 1,700 rocks on display
- On Japanese island Yakushima, macaque monkeys are known to ride deer for transportation, and in return they groom deer and share food with them.
- Many couples in Japan celebrate Christmas like Valentine’s Day. It is definitely more of a “lovers” holiday in Japan.