The Japan Traveler's Guide to Make The Most Out of Your Trip.
It’s called the “Land of the Rising Sun” …a place where the wonders of the old intermingle with the ways of the present. Welcome to the Asian island nation of Japan, where travelers can experience some of the world’s most ancient history, yet can indulge in modern, face-paced culture as well. The Japanese spirit is alive with a welcoming warmth and strength that will impress even the hardest to please tourist who ventures onto its beautiful shores. This historic country has a lot to offer in the way of culture, architecture, art, and food, giving you many reasons to return to it again and again. There’s much to see and do here, and with the right planning, no matter if you’re a seasoned traveler or just getting your feet wet, Japan is a great place in Asia to start.
The history of Japan can be traced back to the 5th century, although that’s only regarding recorded history. There’s been plenty of archaeological evidence found suggesting that its history dates back even further, perhaps some 50,000 years. On this island nation, you’ll find that the Japanese have spent quite a long time refining and defining their culture, making it strictly and uniquely their own. From the mesmerizing temples to the ancient and beautiful splendor a Kyoto geisha dancer, Japan definitely has something special going on, and is sure to impress even the most jaded of travelers. Whether you’re into the quiet countryside or the more modern hustle and bustle of a metropolis like Tokyo, there’s always something to do here to intrigue the mind, body, and spirit.