Japan's winter cuisine consists of a fascinating array of dishes that warm your soul. Celebrate this beautiful season with hot, mouth-watering nabe, miso soup, crab, oysters and even fugu. Make sure you savour Japan's winter gourmet and take home delicious memories.
Autumn brings with it a crispness in the air, a hint of the approaching winter, but mostly, it rejoices in characteristic fall colours through the spectacular turning of its leaves to red and gold. Visit Japan, to revel in the mesmerising tints and shades as nature comes alive in a crescendo of colour.
An hour's train ride away from Tokyo, lies Kamakura, an ancient city that compares with Kyoto and Nara in its historic and cultural treasures. A town filled with temples and shrines, it is also blessed with a coastline and beautiful beaches with myriad summer attractions.
Mt. Fuji is iconic to Japan, rising majestically in the background with its snow-capped peak. Venture beyond Tokyo and discover impressive landscapes that offer stunning views of this volcano, and hike up its lofty slopes for an adrenaline-infused adventure! Discover Mt. Fuji in all its glory.
Cherry blossoms are iconic to Japan. Capture their beauty in paintings, in poems and in the philosophy of life – or visit the country and view them in their sheer, delicate beauty. From viewing the blooms to hanami parties, it will be a truly unforgettable experience.
Nagano, perched in the central part of Honshu, is called the "Roof of Japan" for its encircling lofty mountains, including the iconic Mt. Fuji. It's the perfect destination for all seasons, with its flower-filled summer, colourful autumn, and solemn white winter.
A visit to the historic villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama is both enthralling and rewarding. These rustic villages offer an insight into Japan’s yesteryears. They introduce you to some unique architectural designs. Nothing compares to the sheer beauty of these villages at every turn of the season.
Japan presents an enchanting world of desserts that's fascinating in its originality, and very different from our conventional, western notions of the same. With distinctive, sometimes quirky ingredients, unique textures, and atypical flavours, these desserts urge you to take a bite, and be pleasantly surprised.
A trip to Japan would be incomplete without experiencing the soothing and rejuvenating powers of its onsen. Whether you soak up indoors or outdoors, it always leaves you wanting more. If you’re a first-timer, you might want to know about onsen etiquette so that your experience is completely wonderful.