Come see Ja­pan

Ja­pan is a coun­try of con­trasts, a place of rolling green hills and fresh pow­der ski slopes, vi­brant neon-lit cities and peace­ful tem­ples.

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IT ALSO of­fers trav­ellers a va­ri­ety of ex­pe­ri­ences to match, all con­nected by Ja­pan’s world-class trans­port sys­tem. Within easy reach of one an­other, the Hokkaido and Kan­sai re­gions com­bine to of­fer vis­i­tors a quintessen­tially Ja­panese ex­pe­ri­ence.

HOKKAIDO

The wilder­ness of Ja­pan’s most northerly re­gion, Hokkaido, is the per­fect back­drop for a host of out­door pur­suits. The mild weather dur­ing sum­mer is per­fect for ex­plor­ing na­tional parks dot­ted with lakes, rivers, and moun­tains where trav­ellers can en­joy hik­ing, moun­tain bik­ing, ca­noe­ing or raft­ing. In win­ter, the breath-tak­ing snow-cov­ered slopes are ideal for world-class ski­ing and other win­ter sports such as snow­shoe­ing, dog-sled­ding and snow­mo­bil­ing.

Nes­tled amongst the moun­tains is the re­gion’s main city of Sap­poro, which boasts a thriv­ing food scene and is the home of the coun­try’s old­est beer brew­ery.

KAN­SAI

The Kan­sai re­gion of­fers trav­ellers a taste of the fun and some­times kitsch side of Ja­panese cities, as well as an in­sight into the more spir­i­tual and cul­tural as­pect of the coun­try’s ur­ban life­style.

A short bul­let train ride away from Tokyo, Osaka is bright, play­ful, and best known for its food and nightlife. The re­gion’s other main city, Ky­oto is the old im­pe­rial cap­i­tal. For cen­turies trav­ellers have been charmed by the tem­ples, shrines and peace­ful cor­ners of this an­cient city.

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