The future arrives in Japan before the rest of the world, making this one of the most exciting, cutting edge destinations there is.
However, the past has not let go of these islands either, and the country seems to permanently seesaw between the hyper-modern and the deeply traditional. It makes for a thrilling experience, as you rollercoaster from the frenetic cities - where trends in fashion and technology move at warp speed and your eyes will ache from over-stimulation - to the tranquil, dreamlike rural Japan, characterised by exquisite natural landmarks such as mountains, lakes and waterfalls. Our local experts can advise you on the best that Japan has to offer and bring your travel plans to life - all you have to do is ask!
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