Efficient, beautiful, structured, contrasting and mysterious: these are all adjectives that could be used to describe the unique culture of Japan. It is a fascinating blend of old and new, a place where ancient culture combines with cutting-edge technology.
Away from the excitement of cities such as Osaka and stunning Kyoto, this is a country of great natural beauty too, from the Japanese Alps of Central Honshu to iconic Mout Fuji. Transport in Japan is exceptionally efficient, especially the trains (the best way to travel), and its cuisine is now highly fashionable. All of this is set against a backdrop of spas, temples, snow monkeys and, in sakura season, the ubiquitous cherry blossom.
An amazing trip to japan to see its wonder and it didn’t disappoint. we were blessed with incredible weather which led to the blessing of seeing Mount Fuji fully during the day and at sunset which is mesmerising. the snow monkeys also came out to entertain us in such a beautiful location. we also had sakura viewings almost every day in abundance in the warm sunshine. spotting geisha wandering along and talking to each other as they were on the way to bookings was a lifelong tick of my list!! seeing a dance show complete with a comedy section which was totally relatable even if we couldn’t understand Japanese eating the most amazing food lots I have never had before and seeing how the real people of japan eat out and drink sake.