Bamboo Forest in Kyoto, Japan

Japan

First settled around 30,000 years ago, Japan has a long and fascinating history spanning several civilizations and dynasties. Travelling in Japan gives visitors a glimpse of a culture that encompasses ceremonies and rituals dating back hundreds of years, a vast collection of folklore and legends and the underlying values of politeness and hospitality.

Modern Japan is known for its cutting-edge technology, fast-moving fashions and delicious food like ramen, yakitori and sushi. The country has a wealth of natural features, including Mount Fuji, the seasonal cherry blossoms and numerous stunning gorges, caves and waterfalls.

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