To first-time visitors, everything in this amazing land is so different and foreign that there really is no other word for it: It's strange.
From shrines and sumo, to eccentric dress-codes and bustling neon neighbourhoods; here are 20 reasons to visit this Asian capital.
For first-time visitors to Japan, Kyoto is a perfect and inspiring introduction to a magical country. Here are the top 20 things to do there.
Summer in Japan is the perfect time to lace up your walking boots and explore some awe-inspiring scenery.
Ninja master Izo Ichikawa is upstairs waiting to induct us further into the subtle art of killing people quietly.
See one of the country's most heart-melting sights: snow monkeys relaxing in mountain hot springs.
For over 140 years, this has been the summer getaway of choice for the rich and the royal of Japan.
Sublimely unique, Japan is beautiful, warm and inviting. This archipelago of islands, also known as the "Land of the Rising Sun", is meeting point between traditional and contemporary. With an abundance of cultural wonders from The Golden Pavilion to Nijo Castle; natural wonders from Mount Fuji to snow onsens; and modern pow-wows of high-rises, malls and restaurants.