Luxury Tour In Japan

Luxury Tour In Japan – Japan is one of those places that both conforms to and confounds your expectations. All the clinches – Zen gardens, sumo wrestlers, bullet trains, geishas – are easy to find, but what blows travellers away is the way that Japan consistently delivers the unexpected. For every Shinto shrine and space-age city, there is a beach-fringed tropical island or a forest trail climbing the slopes of a snowcapped mountain. Then there’s the famous Japanese quirkiness – this is a nation where vending machinessell underpants and neckties and where dressing up as a manga character is a commonplace as celebrating the arrival of the cherry blossom every spring.

Places to visit in Japan

  • The unbelievable crush of humanityin Tokyo.
  • Zen gardens, Shinto shrines and geishas in historic Kyoto.
  • Ancient mausoleums scattered through the forest in Nikko National Park World Heritage-listed wonders in Nara, ancient capital of Japan.
  • The colours of the sakura (cherry blossom), best observed at Yoshinoyama.

Best time to visit in Japan

March to May, to avoid winter snow and summer rain

Top things to do in Japan

  • Slurp down a bowl of ramen noodles in Fukuoka.
  • Soak away your worries in historic Dogo Onsen in Matsuyama.
  • Hike through an otherworldly forest of Japanese cedars on Yakushima Island.
  • Be humbled by the lessons of history at Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
  • Scuba dive, scramble through the jungle or just bask on the beach on tropical Iriomote-jima.

Discover Japan

  • Read Natsume Soseki’s satirical I am a Cat, or Shikibu Murasaki’s The Tale of Genji, written around AD 1000.
  • Listen to the curious hybrid sound of Japanese heavy metal, such a Murasaki or X Japan, for Japanese punk rock, try the Stalin, or Blue Hearts.
  • Watch Akira Kurosawa’s epic Seven Samurai, Katsuhiro Otomo’s classic anime Akira ; or Hideo Nakata’s chilling Ringu.
  • Eat raw fish, preferably as sashimi – wafer-thin slices served ith soy, wasabi and preserved daikon radish.
  • Drink sochu, the national spirit of Japan, or sake, Japanese rice wine – served hot it infuses the senses

One word for Japan Tourism

Sugoi (The universal exclamation, used whenever something is terrific, or terrible or just worth shouting about)

Japan Highlights

Mt Fuji, ninjas, sumo, sushi, geishas in kimonos, paper walls, bowing, Cosplay, anime and manga, cherry blossoms, earthquakes, the legacy of WWII

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