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Beautiful and accessible, Japan is both modern and traditional. Fast-paced and ultra-modern cities, breathtaking natural beauty and awe-inspiring cultural sites sit easily side-by-side in this unique and fascinating country.
For such a small island Japan has plenty to offer, with cultural festivals, cuisine and experiences, not to mention exceptional skiing opportunities.
Shuzenji: Hot Spring Ryokan
Madeleine Stratton slips into the simple, austere style of luxury that is what traditional, high-end Japanese guesthouses are all about. That, and the extraordinary food.
Explore Toyko, the capital of Japan, where culture and tradtion meet ultra-modern urban living.
Visit Osaka's famous castle and huge park or sample hearty cusine in this bustling city.
Lose yourself and soak up the history in Japan's breathtaking former capital.
Uncover Hiroshima's mountainous maritime beaty, its cultural sites and Peace Memorial Park.
Enjoy friendly, relaxed Sapporo with its wide streets, many parks and famous Snow Festival.