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.
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.
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.
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.