Newsletter Country of Contrasts: Japan Old and New

2 March 2023

Both familiar and resolutely alien to visitors, Japan has adapted and perfected aspects of modern western society while retaining its unique millennia-old traditions. The upshot is a symbiosis between the old and new quite unlike anywhere else. Super-charged cities such as Tokyo blur the line between science fiction and reality, while cultural bastions like Kyoto, the country's ancient capital, Kanazawa, and the Setouchi region are replete with ancient and scenic wonders.