A buzzing metropolis of over 12 million, Tokyo offers a fascinating blend of cutting-edge technology, well-defined food scene and glimpses of old Japan. The vast, über-modern city has long attracted scores of travelers, many of whom are eager to experience the youthful energy of Shibuya and Harujuku...
Known as ‘Land of the Rising Sun’, Japan is a country marked by spectacular natural beauty, gracious hospitality and rich artistic heritage. Cities are a wonderland of gleaming skyscrapers, groundbreaking technology and frenetic pace of life whereas the countryside hums along with its rustic lifestyles and time-honored traditions. Its eye-popping culture has long exerted a strong influence on the region’s pop and youth scene.
GREAT FOR: Culture, History, Nature, Food, Shopping and Technology
WHEN TO GO: An archipelagic nation that stretches over 3,000km from north to south, travel to Japan can be made year-round throughout its four distinct seasons. A popular time to visit is the cherry blossom season in March and April. Summer is ideal for hitting the mountaintop ski resorts of Hokkaido; autumn is great for chrysanthemum shows and maple viewing; while year-end is a good time to visit Kyushu and Okinawa for their warmer and milder winters.