Japan is an island country off the east coast of the Asian continent. It’s actually a very extensive archipelago but the four largest and main islands are Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu and Shikoku.

Japan is an ancient country rich in its culture and today enjoys a highly educated population developing world leading technological innovations. Japan is not only the fast paced big city world of Tokyo with chic clubs, restaurants, and night life.

There are quaint serene villages to visit and exotic wildlife to be seen. Go skiing, hiking and camping, enjoy the peace of beautiful temples and shrines, and above all, indulge yourself in Japanese cuisine.

And if you plan to visit in the Spring, check-out the cherry blossom forecast.

Wherever we go, we always have a beaten up guidebook, local phrasebook, and weatherproof map in our backpacks.