No place on earth is quite like Japan. I’ve never visited any other country that made me feel both at home and as if I was wandering around a different planet in the same stroke. Japan’s quirky and strange, and yet, oddly familiar; ultra-modern, yet, deeply traditional. It’s a paradox I still can’t explain.
(And the big reason Japan still intrigues me so much.) Don’t let the long transpacific flight stop you from visiting Japan. Even if you’re pushing your limited vacation time to the edges, you can experience some of Japan’s most interesting cities for travellers with minimal time spent cramped on public transport.
Pressed for time and want to pack in the best of Japan on a short trip? Discover what to do in Japan with this complete 10-day Japan itinerary for beginners!