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.
The gurgle of a river or call of a crane are just two of Japan's "100 Soundscapes", an aural tour guide that caress the senses and provide an antidote to the urban cacophony.
Great service and probably the best food I've ever eaten at altitude.
Haneda's hallmark is "food, glorious food" but plane nerds are in for a treat too.
This quirky designer hostel adds new meaning to "booking" a room.
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.