When you think of Japan, you naturally think about its modern skyscrapers, its high-end malls, its world-class cuisine and its fast-paced life. Beyond the tourist clichés, however, Japan is best discovered through its expansive outdoors, its traditional teahouses, its ancient crafts, its adventure sports, its atmospheric temples as well as its lush gardens. Popular for attractions such as Mount Fuji, Todai-ji, Kinkaku-ji, Hiroshima and Nagasaki cities, a Japan holiday is your ticket to experiencing diversity, culture and modernity married in a perfect union.
Tokyo The capital city of Japan, Tokyo is bustling with possibilities, even for holiday makers. At the centre of architectural and economical development in the country, Tokyo has a bit of everything that makes travel to the city an interesting prospect for many. Besides its neck-bending skyscrapers and international gourmet and partying scene, Tokyo remains popular for attractions such as Tokyo National Museum, Ghibli Museum, Senso-ji and Meiji-jingu shrines Tsukiji Market as well as Rikugi-en gardens among many others.
KyotoPopular as the cultural centre of Japan, Kyoto is home to a plethora of ancient temples, shrines, palaces and other places of great historical significance. One can still find ancient Japanese arts and crafts flourishing here as well as tourists travelling from around the world admiring and appreciating the skills of the artists. The places of visitor interest in the city include Nijo Castle, Kyoto Railway Museum, Sento Palace, Nishiki Market, Kyoto Imperial Palace, Kyoto National Museum, Fushimi Inari Shrine and Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion) among many others.
OsakaThe second largest city in Japan, Osaka is a commercial port town that has gained a reputation for its friendly people and great food. Some of the most popularly recommended holiday experiences in Osaka include visiting the Kaiyukan aquarium, watching the bright red maple trees in Minoo National Park, stepping back in time at the Hozenji Temple, drinking craft beer at the Kabuki Theater, paying respects at Shitennoji, the first Buddhist temple in Japan as well as exploring the beautiful Osaka Castle.