Japan, an archipelago of 6800 volcanic islands, is a world apart from any other country. It is a wonderful contrast of tradition and modernity - glitzy skyscrapers co-exist with Geisha girls, flashy neon lights do not overshadow quaint little tea shops, cutting edge modern technology works in tandem with ancient craftsmanship. Besides sheer curiosity, savouring the delights of Japanese cuisine is a large reason to visit this country. The people are charming and courteous, the rail network is fantastic. However, its best kept secret is the stunning natural beauty of Japan and it should be a large reason for visiting this island country.
Japan is nothing less than magical in spring time when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom. These beautiful pink flowers form a natural blanket over the country in soft, colourful splendour. It is the perfect time to visit Japan.