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.
Travel to Tokyo's metropolitan skyline, Kyoto's shrines and temples, Fuji's iconic cliffs, and the elegant pagodas and toris of the Japanese countryside.
There's more to Japan than big cities and cherry blossoms. Head off the beaten track to explore the regions that still fascinate tourists.
From sumo to sake there are some things that can only be experienced in Japan.
Thanks to the popularity of its Sahoro resort, Club Med is preparing to unveil a new property on Japan's ski scene.
August is very warm and my first choice of walks would be through a mountainous part of the Nakasendo.
For a look at the history and warrior culture of Japan and to find out how the samurai became part of the world's imagination, head to these top original and recreated castles.
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.