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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 Summer 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 Summer Games with Remote Lands today.

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Shogun Stronghold: Samurai Castles in Japan

Shogun Stronghold: Samurai Castles in Japan

Author : John McMahon
Remnants of a feudal age, the samurai castles of old are the tourist attractions of today. From Kyoto to Okinawa, the shogun centuries are alive and well in the preserved architecture of the Land of the Rising Sun.
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Borderless: Tokyo’s New Digital Art Museum Is a Creative Paradigm Shift

Borderless: Tokyo’s New Digital Art Museum Is a Creative Paradigm Shift

Author : Travelogues
Inside the Mori Building Digital Art Museum, teamLab has created and inspired paradigm shift in Tokyo's art world, a realm where ones and zeroes create entire interactive planets.
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Chinsen: Diving Japan’s Atami Wreck off the Izu Peninsula.

Chinsen: Diving Japan’s Atami Wreck off the Izu Peninsula.

Author : Juanita Pienaar
Check out the luxury onsens and ryokans on the Izu Peninsula, but there is a little surprise under the waves: Chinsen, a 120-meter cargo vessel 30 meters below the surface well worth the effort for experienced divers.
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Remote Lands Announces Luxury Travel to the Summer Games in Tokyo

Remote Lands Announces Luxury Travel to the Summer Games in Tokyo

Author : Travelogues
Remote Lands is proud to offer luxury touring to the Tokyo 2020 Summer Games, combining five-star hotels with the most important sporting event on the planet.
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Curses, Jinxes, and Spells: Kyoto’s Black Magic Side

Curses, Jinxes, and Spells: Kyoto’s Black Magic Side

Author : Ronan O'Connell
Even in the most popular temples of Japan's most beautiful city, there are dark corners where patrons can curse their enemies in Kyoto.
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4 Yamagata Cherry Blossom Sites You Won’t Want to Miss This Spring

4 Yamagata Cherry Blossom Sites You Won’t Want to Miss This Spring

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Yamagata isn't the best known cherry blossom site in Japan, but it's an area brimming with seasonal Tohoku charm well worth the visit.
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