Fondly known as the land of the rising sun, Japan is an exotic destination for travellers seeking an oriental experience. From the famed cherry blossoms during spring or skiing in Japan in the winter, Japan is a fascinating land of traditions, ancient gods and meticulous craftsmanship that offers many unique experiences apart from just sushi, manga and sake.
Animal lovers should visit the Zao Fox Village; filled with hundreds of crafty bushy-tailed foxes that may charm you to feed them, which for some is considered a religious experience. Another spiritual experience can be discovered at the Jigokudani Monkey Park, renowned for their hot springs monkey spa. During winter, Japanese Macaques or Snow Monkeys descend from the forest to warm up in the natural bubbly hot spring—a surreal yet delightful vision to all visitors.
For those who love to indulge in Japanese cuisine, but seek a culinary adventure beyond the norm, check out the Yunessun Spa Resort. It allows guests to dip in unique pools of actual coffee, wine, green tea or ramen broth. These themed spas are pretty crazy, but relaxing and fun at the same time.
Tokyo is a city that effortlessly blends the old and the new. Visitors will be in awe of the cutting-edge technology that connects the city. From fully automated washrooms, to the highly efficient trains that fly through the tracks. Also, when it comes to respecting the culture in Japan, at all times, try your best to be very polite. A polite way to greet someone is to smile and bow; to make sure you do it right imitate the bows you receive first before you give it a go.