The Japanese are a polite, welcoming and accommodating people – however, a little cultural understanding will go a long way.
If you're after a more low-key experience, venture south to this island and its Rugby World Cup host cities.
With only 15 rooms, the small and stylish TRUNK(HOTEL) was arguably Tokyo's first 'lifestyle' hotel.
The flight delivers on what you really want from premium economy, a comfortable seat and abundant legroom.
Japan's second-largest city waterfront is bustling, evocative and very tasty.
A week's walk along an ancient trail dotted with onsen, ryokan stays, hearty country fare and views of Mount Fuji.
The World Cup is around one corner and the Summer Olympics and Paralyampics around the next one for Tokyo.
There is an unseen world of opportunity waiting beneath your feet.
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.