Destinations / Japan

Japan is a nation made of four major islands to the east of China. Its eastern location earned it the nickname “Land of the Rising Sun”. Japan is known for a long history and unique culture that dates back more than a millennium, and is among the most technologically advanced countries in the world.

Japan’s uniqueness comes from it being a highly homogenised culture that values productivity and innovation. Visitors are, at first, overwhelmed by the sights and sounds of the country, especially its capital Tokyo, the largest single city in the world in terms of population. The ubiquity of high technology is one of the most striking features in the entire country, and any trip to Japan will be filled with a lot of “Wow” moments.

Outside of the bustling cities, Japan has some amazing natural scenery that needs to be seen up close to experience it fully. The iconic Mount Fuji is among the most viewed sights in Japan. Connecting Japan’s busy cities are an extremely efficient rail network, where you can take a bullet train ride from one city to another, and reach your destination in a very short time. It is among the fastest rail networks in the world, and provides exceptional views of the country that lies in between the cities.

Japan also provides plenty of adventures for those who like to go off the beaten track. Watch out for fishing, hiking, biking, and mountaineering expeditions, all of which promise to enthral.