Few travel spots cast a spell on travelers the way Japan does. The country’s history goes back to 30,000BC, and today she represents the second largest economy in the world.

Japan is a land of contrasts; the breakneck speed of Tokyo becomes a distant memory when you sit in a quiet park under a cherry blossom tree in Kyoto.

It becomes easy to believe that your gracious hosts equally embrace the ancient sport of Sumo as much as they fanatically support baseball!

Learn some of the secrets of this dreamlike destination by staying in an authentic ryokan, experiencing city lights, taking your palette beyond sushi and sake, and spending time in ancient villages.