Japan is a colourful smorgasbord filled with cultural and visual delights, from buzzing cities and striking, modern architecture to traditional temples and natural wonders. Trips to Japan are all about getting the right balance and sampling a little of everything. While it’s almost impossible to mention all the best places, we’ve selected just a few of our favourites:
Japanese Alps – an impressive series of mountains home to the tallest and most dramatic peaks found on the island of Honshu.
Kyoto – formerly the capital of Japan, Kyoto is a beautiful city known for its imperial palaces, Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines and the geisha district at Gion.
Tokyo – Japan’s vibrant capital blends traditional temples with ultramodern skyscrapers and offers a unique experience of history and culture. In spring, you can also witness the dazzling display of the Sakura cherry blossom throughout the city’s green spaces.
Nikki – Providing tranquil respite from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo, Nikko lies in the North Kanto region and is famous for its unspoilt natural beauty, with sprawling forests, waterfalls and glossy lake making up the picturesque backdrop.