You’ll find that same element of uniqueness in everything you come across in this proud and distinctive country, whether it’s glittering skyscrapers or ancient temples, snow-capped peaks or state-of-the-art entertainment complexes.
Explore the bright lights of Fukuoka, Osaka and Tokyo and marvel at the innovative technologies that distinguish them and Japan’s other modern meccas. Marvel at magnificent skyscrapers, travel on bullet trains that are the envy of the world, visit factories that set global standards for innovation and productivity, and retail precincts that offer every modern wonder imaginable.
To the north of Tokyo lies many hidden treasures beyond the popular ski fields. Often overlooked for the more familiar golden triangle of Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka, travelling north from Tokyo to Sapporo will reveal many treasures of North Honshu. Relish the full Japanese cultural experience of staying in an onsen in Hanamaki and try a variety of hands-on crafts to bring home as mementos.
Discover a land where Samurai are still revered, not just in traditional corners, but in powerful corporations and bustling modern marketplaces. Delight in the simplicity of beautiful temples and serene gardens. Encounter authentic Geisha and Maiko (apprentice Geishas) and learn to master the art of Taiko drumming, Sarubobo mascot making and handcrafting sushi. You’ll get to learn about sumo wrestling and the Samurai and bow before ancient shrines. Japan is a land of spirituality and tradition, and you’ll have every opportunity to embrace it all.