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.
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In 1995, a modest 3.3 million travellers went to Japan. That year it was the 34th most visited country on the planet.
The Japanese are a polite, welcoming and accommodating people – however, a little cultural understanding will go a long way.
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.