Japan Travel Guide

Bright lights and cherry blossoms. Bullet trains and zen gardens. The Land of the Rising Sun is one packed with contrasts

When you think of Japan, images of sushi, shinkansen and sumo wrestlers come to mind. The “Land of the Rising Sun” never ceases to amaze even the most seasoned traveler. Japan may be famous for its super fast developments and advanced technical gadgets but it retains its rich ancient traditions. It is a country full of contrasts and is an extreme mix of historical and modern attractions, which include ancient castles, shrines, sharks and huge robots.

In a country teeming with so much to see and do, it can be overwhelming but given time is a place for everyone. If you are a fan of Anime then Akihabara would captivate you, it is lively with all kinds of movies and comics and also a variety or restaurants, cafes and entertainment venues serviced by servers dressed up in characters that take you to your childhood days. If you admire ancient temples, Japan will more than meet your demands, in every place you go, you will find shrines and temples that will blow your mind; Osaka Castle, Kiyomiduzera in Kyoto, Mt Takao/Okuinon temple in Tokyo and Todaiji temple in Nara. Palaces are also numerous and tell of the past in a most beautiful way, you can visit parks and museums too.

Japan is an exotic destination and gives you experiences like no other, from riding super fast bullet trains to exploring the multifaceted culture and lifestyle of modern Japan. Whether finding your inner Zen in the ancient pagodas or getting caught up in the fast paced modern city life, it is purely magical.