Perhaps few countries evoke such a sense of mystery imbued in a timeless culture as Japan. From the ancient samurai to sumo wrestling there is something about the eastern country that is shrouded in mystique.
This is why a holiday in the country is such a rich and rewarding experience. From the cherry blossoms in the ancient capital of Kyoto to skiing in Hokkaido and taking an onsen beneath the majestic Mount Fuji, there is so much to do in this most amazing country.
The capital Tokyo is one of the most vibrant and throbbing cities in Asia. But even within this sprawling testament to modern man, you can still find space for your own yen in the wonderful Imperial Gardens.
However, it is the country’s food which perhaps stands high above all the other attractions on offer. From sushi to sashimi, udon and ramen noodles and teppanyaki grill, the choice seems endless. Just make sure you take advantage of eating in a traditional Japanese house. For the cuisine is as much about ceremony as it is the quality and freshness of the food.