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.
Would you pay $60,000 for a rockmelon? Of course you wouldn't. Maybe $1 million for a bottle of whisky? Not a chance.
The Games of the 32nd Olympiad are here. One of the world's greatest sporting events in one of the world's greatest cities.
Tokyo. What is this place? Honestly, it's anything you want it to be.
When viewed from the right angle, the "betabumi-zaka" ramp for the Eshima Ohashi Bridge looks like it's shooting straight up into the sky.
The Japanese capital might be best known for its culture, food and entertainment, but it's also home to some of the country's best love hotels.
The city hosting the Olympics has plenty to offer, even if you're unlikely to be able to visit it this year.
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.