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Japan

The word “Japan” conjures diverse and colorful images: the serene, iconic Mount Fuji; Kyoto temples fringed by cherry blossoms; the outrageous couture of Harajuku girls on a Tokyo Sunday; futuristic bullet trains; a geisha in kimono and painted face. It is the land of anime and pachinko, of exquisite cuisine, and of electronics and robotics innovation that transforms the way we live and work. Visiting Japan, it is easy to recognize what science-fiction writer William Gibson called “the global imagination’s default setting for the future.”

The foundation of this prosperous modern Japan was its post-war constitution, which along with an unstinting work ethic kindled unbridled economic growth. Even with the recessions of past decades, Japan is still home to the world’s third-highest GDP; it is a beacon of modernity to a continent that is racing to catch up with this once hermitic nation.

Japan’s insular past may be long gone but many of the old ways remain. One can still see elegant women in meticulous kimonos gingerly navigating massive crosswalks; kabuki opera performances; and sushi masters using techniques from the 17th-century Edo Period. This is what makes Japan so appealing: the harmonious confluence of the ancient and hyper-modern into one fascinating whole, firmly rooted in tradition but ever hurtling into the future.

Book the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games with Remote Lands today.

The word “Japan” conjures diverse and colorful images: the serene, iconic Mount Fuji; Kyoto temples fringed by cherry blossoms; the outrageous couture of Harajuku girls on a Tokyo Sunday; futuristic bullet trains; a geisha in kimono and painted face. It is the land of anime and pachinko, of exquisite cuisine, and of electronics and robotics innovation that transforms the way we live and work. Visiting Japan, it is easy to recognize what science-fiction writer William Gibson called “the global imagination’s default setting for the future.”

The foundation of this prosperous modern Japan was its post-war constitution, which along with an unstinting work ethic kindled unbridled economic growth. Even with the recessions of past decades, Japan is still home to the world’s third-highest GDP; it is a beacon of modernity to a continent that is racing to catch up with this once hermitic nation.

Japan’s insular past may be long gone but many of the old ways remain. One can still see elegant women in meticulous kimonos gingerly navigating massive crosswalks; kabuki opera performances; and sushi masters using techniques from the 17th-century Edo Period. This is what makes Japan so appealing: the harmonious confluence of the ancient and hyper-modern into one fascinating whole, firmly rooted in tradition but ever hurtling into the future.

Book the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games with Remote Lands today.

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Get Ready for Fuji Season: Can’t-Miss Experiences Hiking Japan’s Most Famous Volcano

Get Ready for Fuji Season: Can’t-Miss Experiences Hiking Japan’s Most Famous Volcano

Author : Nam Cheah
There are only a few months a year for hikers can crawl up Mount Fuji, and this is how you do it.
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Shimanami Kaido: Cycling Six Islands and 70 Kilometers in Rural Japan

Shimanami Kaido: Cycling Six Islands and 70 Kilometers in Rural Japan

Author : Jessica Cotzin
The Shimanami Kaido takes cyclists over modern engineering marvels, through bucolic scenes of rural life in Japan, and to gateways of Japanese history.
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Tokyo for the Fine Dining Sushi Lover

Tokyo for the Fine Dining Sushi Lover

Author : Travelogues
Sushi is complicated. Travelers can't just show up at a swank hotel and expect the best. To do Tokyo sushi properly, you need to know the city.
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Kaiseki in Kyoto: 5 Fine Dining Favorites

Kaiseki in Kyoto: 5 Fine Dining Favorites

Author : Travelogues
For the proper kaiseki experience, there is Kyoto. A city like nowhere else in the Land of the Rising Sun, the food here is deeply seasonal, highly cultural, and extremely delicate.
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Ryokan 101: Getting Your Stay Right

Ryokan 101: Getting Your Stay Right

Author : Tyler Roney
An option for the discerning Japan traveler, the ryokan experience is a cultural adventure best enjoyed with a little inside knowledge.
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Take Tokyo Slow: Immersive Cultural Treats in Japan’s Capital

Take Tokyo Slow: Immersive Cultural Treats in Japan’s Capital

Author : Tyler Roney
Swordsmithing and kaiseki cooking – Tokyo doesn't have to be rushing about to see the sights; take it down a gear to experience the finer things.
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