Destinations

Japan

Welcome to the Land of the Rising Sun... where one minute you're surrounded by ancient practices and the next you're dining among robots.

Join us in Japan, a country of curious contradictions which attracts record visitors every year thanks to its polite customs and equally as wacky attributes.

It’s the only country in the world where people will willingly pay to sleep on the floor or purchase eggs from a vending machine.

And it’s the one place where travellers can experience the calm and quietness of a temple directly across the road from the dramatic and colourful fashion of Harajuku, and where they can visit ninja temples, while incredibly interesting, don’t actually have anything to do with ninjas.

Japan is an island nation in the Pacific Ocean with dense cities, imperial palaces, mountainous national parks and thousands of shrines and temples.

Shinkansen bullet trains connect the main three islands of Kyushu (with Okinawa’s subtropical beaches), Honshu (home to Tokyo and Hiroshima’s atomic-bomb memorial) and Hokkaido (famous for skiing).

Cities range from the busy streets of Tokyo to the beautiful beaches in Okinawa and the traditional walkways of Kanazawa.

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