With snow-capped volcanoes, fish markets, peaceful gardens and pilgrimage walks, neon cityscapes and a wealth of art and history to uncover; Japan is as diverse as it is long. There is something for everyone here and as a self-confessed sushi lover and geography nerd I was in my element exploring Japan; fumbling my way through the quirky customs, eating my fill of sushi and delving into the history and culture of this fascinating nation.
Japan is an incredible mix of past and present, where you can explore the exciting modern neon lights of Tokyo, then board the thrilling high-speed bullet train ‘on time’ to see the ancient wonders of Kyoto. In Japan, you can savour the delicate flavours of sushi and sake, enjoy the timeless arts of samurai and sumo and marvel at the exquisite beauty of cherry blossoms and geishas. Japan really has it all for me – I can’t wait to go back again and discover more!
Japan, wow where do I start? I’ve always been fascinated by Japan and dreamed of going (it’s been top of my travel list for years). Japan is known for its ancient temples, Geishas, traditions and culture, but is also home to a megacity of neon lights, skyscrapers and all the technology you could ever imagine. I wanted to try a high-tech toilet, go gaming in Akihabara, witness the rush hour traffic at Shibuya crossing, relax in an onsen and most importantly try out the world-famous food. I finally got the chance to visit last year and I wasn’t disappointed! I travelled with my family, and I would totally recommend it to everyone.