If you are heading to Japan you are in for a treat. The festivals (‘matsuri’ in Japanese) and celebrations in Japan are some of the most magnificent in the world
Unless you have been to a five-star sushi restaurant in London, you may not have tasted the true authenticity of Japan’s national dish.
Known for its spectacular cherry blossom displays and the wide variety of native orchids, Japan isn’t restricted to plants and flowers when it comes to boasting magnificent colour.
For many in Britain, enjoyment of our tea is a sacred and time-honoured tradition. The same can be said for the people of Japan – who hold up the precious product with reverence and respect.
The 67th Sapporo Snow Festival takes place in February 2017: now’s your chance to discover this Japanese festival for yourself.
If you are looking for retail therapy then Japan is certainly one of the best places to visit as the country is a paradise to shop in.
Japan has zoomed into Lonely Planet’s New in Travel 2016 with its new bullet train route, the Hokkaidō Shinkansen.
The design for the Japan National stadium in Tokyo, which will be at the centre of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, was this week unveiled by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.