Tokyo is everything you imagine it to be and a bit more. Have a 360 panoramic view from the top of Skytree, immerse yourself in the fashionable crowd at Shibuya crossing, then knock yourself out with the world’s freshest sushi, simply the best meal you’ll ever have.
You won’t get Tokyo until you’re in Tokyo.
Osaka is Japan’s second city, with many similarities to the capitol but with many key differences as well. While the atmosphere and local flavour may be different, it is still exciting, with Dotonburi, Osaka Castle and Universal Studios to keep everyone in the family happy. With its slightly slower pace than Tokyo, and proximity to world heritage sites in Kyoto and Nara, your visit will reveal a world of difference.
Osaka is different in its own way.
What rocks your boat? From traditional drum dances and eco tourism, to the famous Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, there is much to see and do on the many islands of Okinawa. Do you know what goya champur is?
There is much to experience in Okinawa. Photo credit: Cabin Floor Esoterica
Not just a stopover on your way to the ski slopes of Hokkaido, Sapporo has a lot to offer travellers. Surprisingly big and cosmopolitan, you can start your trip by snacking on Shiroi Koibito cookies, visit the Shiroi Koibito Park where you can observe the chocolate-making process and take part in workshops where you can make your own cookies. In addition to the snowboarding or skiing, you can’t pass up a trip to the local hot springs, while you’re there, check out their ice sculpting festival.
Sapporo will surprise you.
This world heritage site is a treasure trove of ancient art and culture. You’ll have a chance to snap a photo with a geisha in a full kimono suit, and dine on delicious Japanese fare fresh from the fields and the oceans. Kyoto is synonymous with ancient temples like Kinkakuji, which will serve as picture-perfect backdrops for all your selfies.
Kyoto is truly magical.