Ancient shrines and soft pink cherry blossoms dotted among skyscrapers and bullet train lines. Tranquil tea ceremonies and raucous nightlife. Japan is a land of contrasts. Cultivate a sense of inner peace and serenity while observing age-old traditions, or experience the thrill of city life beneath neon lights in a karaoke bar. Japan offers the opportunity for adventure no matter where—or who—you are.
With tightly packed city streets and wide, open spaces just short distances from one another, there are plenty of juxtapositions to be found in Japan. Nature lovers will find just as much joy in traveling through the Land of the Rising Sun as foodies, art aficionados, and culture lovers. It’s all about how you plan to explore.