Japan has a rich history that stretches back thousands of years, and the
country's ancestors have left their imprint everywhere. Japan has a variety of
historical sites where visitors can get a glimpse of the culture, daily life,
and thinking of people in bygone days. In recent years, a succession of
prehistoric ruins have been excavated and surveyed, giving us an understanding
of how life was in times for which we lack written records.
Japan is the one of the most expensive countries on earth. Whether you end up
taking photos of a reproduction Eiffel Tower, surfing an
indoor wave, musing in a Zen temple, shacking up in a love hotel or kipping down
in a capsule, you'll do best to come with an open mind and be prepared to be
Japan offers a very wide range of attractions, from historical and cultural
treasures to modern and futuristic sights and beautiful forests, mountains and
sea coasts.The Japanese entertainment industry is one of the world's largest and most
innovative, and despite the culture and language barrier, various forms of
Japanese entertainment have become internationally popular.
Japan's natural scenery is truly diverse. The country is blessed with both
mountains and seashores, and the climate varies richly from place to place and
with each passing season. Living amidst such natural beauty, the Japanese have
since ancient times had a great reverence for forces that transcend human power.
The beauty of nature and the wonder it inspires are expressed in Japanese
writing and painting. Japan's rich culture can be said to have its roots in the
country's abundant natural scenery. Although Japan has sacrificed some of its
natural environment to modernization, the country is making every effort to
preserve what remains for future generations.