An ancient legend tells that the “land of the rising sun”, Japan is supposed to have formed as the creator gods threw a sword into the ocean. When they took out the sword four drops of water became the four main islands with thousands of smaller islands surrounding them. Nowadays the third largest economy in the world, a world leader when it comes to technology, Japan still preserves the minimalist tradition embraced by their ancestors made world famous through the kimono, tea ceremony or the art of origami. With 11 cultural heritage sites and 3 natural heritage sites designated by UNESCO, Japan is has an individualized beauty as pure as the cherry blossoms.
Revive the legends of the samurai, admire the traditional wardrobe of the geishas and learn more about the Imperial Palace of Tokyo with its impressive gardens. Remember the past in the Memorial Park of Hiroshima and step into the future at Akinabara, the electric city. Visit the Himeji-jo Castle with its pure white walls, meditate in the Buddhist Monuments in the Horyu-ji Temple Area or find your peace and have fun on Yakushima Island.
Discover Japan’s past with its alluring beauty and step into the future in a country of continuous surprises.