In 2020 one of the world’s most densely populated cities will host the Summer Games and Remote Lands knows how to get you there in style.
The indigenous people of Hokkaido, the Ainu, are perhaps northern Japan’s greatest cultural legacy, and this will be in full display in the run up to the Summer Games 2020.
Tohoku is Japan’s under-traveled jewel. Here, the harsh winter season gives life to the snow-monsters of Mount Zao and the slopes of Aomori.
Four hundred years of myth, superstition, bloodshed, and glory reverberate through the 83 buildings of this hilltop fortress. This is Himeji Castle.
Though it’s not exactly a bullet train, the Shika-shima is Japan’s most luxurious rail experience, a mix of luxury, design, and service.
There’s a lot of history packed into the Yoshida Sanso ryokan in Kyoto, the pick for travelers wanting to abandon the modern world without losing the creature comforts.
Twelve islands and two cities participate in the Setouchi Triennale, with installations, museums, and works that will come to define contemporary art, and now travelers can experience it from their private ship with Seto Yacht Charter.
Jordan Hammond takes his camera through the Lands of the Rising sun to shoot sakura from Tokyo to Osaka, visiting castles, waterfalls, and modern city streets in cherry blossom season.