Japan is a collection of more than 5,000 islands, stretching for an incredibly vast distance. The history here is unmatched, a land of great art and epic landscapes. The four largest islands are Honshu, Hokkaido, Shikoku, and Kyushu. The rest of the islands are small, and most are uninhabited.
Throughout time, Japan has been through extreme highs and lows, from imperial dynasties to the horrific atomic bombings in WWII. During a trip to Japan you should explore the pagodas and bamboo forests, learning about the rich history of this island nation.
Almost 130 million people live in Japan, spread from Tokyo to the distant mountains. The country’s economy is blossoming, and technology is constantly taking off to new heights.
Japan has a vast, stimulating history. To fully appreciate this diverse country you need to get out of the water and explore. The huge cities like Tokyo require at least a week to begin to comprehend. Treks out into the mountains, or to relaxing hot springs are a necessity, as well. The food in Japan is some of the freshest and healthiest (not to mention most delicious) in the world, eat well and often.
International and domestic flights zoom all across Japan, where you can island hop with the greatest of ease. There are also ferries and excellent public transportation, so take advantage of your options.