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Japan, or the ‘Land of the Rising Sun’, provides visitors with an immersive experience of the past, present, and future.

It boasts some of the most forward-thinking cities in the world. Tokyo's bright lights and high rise buildings make it one of the most impressive modern metropolises. However, visitors should be aware of the cultural gems that are hidden amongst the city’s skyscrapers. For example, Imperial Palace, old Asakusa, the Sensoji Temple, and the Tsukiji Fish Market are all well worth a visit. In addition to this magnificent capital, Kyoto, the imperial capital of Japan for over 1,000 years, is home to temples, traditional gardens and Nijo Castle, which all shed light on Japan’s rich and unique history.

Despite Japan’s urban reputation, the country is mainly composed of mountains. The most famous of which is the iconic, Mount Fuji. Historically worshipped and still very much adored, visitors to Japan simply have to visit this World Heritage site. Aside from Mount Fuji, natural phenomena such as the Beppu Onsen hot springs are definitely worth a visit, with eight different springs, explorers can experience traditional hot spring water and mud baths, which are said to do wonders for bather’s skin!

Although Japan has a booming service economy, its most successful export is Sushi. For a true Japanese experience, sampling some traditional Japanese cuisine is an absolute must. To compliment this authentic dining experience, travellers are encouraged to attend a sumo wrestling event, the national sport of Japan.

Aside from the obvious cultural sites, Japan plays host to some of the best powder skiing in the world. With an average of 10 to 18 metres of snow dumped on the country’s resorts every season and some of the most stunning scenery around, skiing in Japan simply cannot be more attractive.

It is rare that a country is able to offer such a wide array of experiences, from Samurai traditions to dining on top of Tokyo’s towering buildings, Japan really is a country for all tastes.

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Japan’s climate can be separated into four distinct seasons: spring, summer, autumn and winter. Read More

Japan’s climate can be separated into four distinct seasons: spring, summer, autumn and winter. Generally, the best time to visit is in late spring (March and April) and late autumn (September and October) as there is less rain, the skies tend to be clearer and the temperatures are mild. Furthermore, the cherry blossom of spring and vibrant colours of autumnal leaves make this stunning country even more spectacular. December through to February sees temperatures fall. However, for those seeking a quieter experience of Japan then this can be an excellent time to travel.

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