Japan is a country of contrasts; ancient culture exists harmoniously alongside the high-tech bustling mega cities. Perhaps nowhere else on the planet does the old and the new exists side by side with such effect. Hotels in Japan are plentiful and cater to every taste - business travellers and those up for posh holidays will find suitable Japan hotels just as easily as backpackers on a budget.
Top Things about Japan
Mount Fuji is open to climbers from July to early September and as Japan’s most sacred and highest mountain, it is incredibly popular. Tokyo’s Imperial Palace allows visitors to explore some of Japan’s Imperial past and if you join a tour you will be able to view some of the off-limit areas. Cherry blossom parties take place throughout April and May across Japan and really have to be experienced to be believed. A visit to the hot-springs and hot-sand saunas of Kyushu offer visitors a chance to relax and recuperate after a jam-packed holiday. Be sure that you take part in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony before you leave this great country.
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There is more to Japan than just Tokyo, though the city is an experience in itself. Thanks to its high tech buildings it is like stepping into the future, while other parts of the country seem to take you back in time. Hokkaido is considered to be Japan’s ‘wild west,’ while Kamakura, a coastal town, was once the seat of medieval government. Hiroshima provides a sombre look at some of the more recent history of this island country. Kyoto, the capital of Japan for over 1,000 years, is home to one of the country’s most famous Geisha districts. Nara, located about one hour south of Kyoto, was also once a royal capital and is where you will find the largest wooden structure in the world, the Great Buddha of Todaiji Temple.
Hotels in Japan are available both in traditional local style or more suited to Western tastes. Providing for every budget, accommodation in Japan ranges from pure luxury to cheap hotels. The one thing that remains consistent, however, is the high level of service that is experienced, regardless of the hotel.