Top 10 things to do in Japan

Get up early and visit Tsukiji fish market, Tokyo
1. Get up early to experience the tuna auctions in Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market, as well as hundreds of other types of fish and seafood on offer

Learn about traditional Japanese cooking
2. Snack on sushi - enjoy the spicy wasabi and salty soy sauce of Japan’s national cuisine. A cooking class will show you how to replicate the deliciousness at home

Cheery blossom in sakura season
3. In early spring Japan is awash with cherry blossom, so make sure you arrive at the right time to follow the pink blooms up the country

Geishas in the Gion district of Kyoto, Japan
4. Explore the traditional architecture and culture of Kyoto, from hidden temples to hillside pagodas

A traditional onsen, Japan
5. Experience a traditional Onsen (hot springs) – bathe in the volcanic springs where you can relax and enjoy a Japanese tradition

Woman enjoying tea at a Japanese ryokan
6. Take to the countryside and stay in a Ryokan, a traditional Japanese Inn amongst the peaceful scenery of the mountains or coast

Make your way from Kyoto to Hiroshima on board the bullet train
7. Take the bullet train from Tokyo to Osaka and experience the high speed excitement in some of the fastest trains in the world

Enjoy skiing in the Japanese Alps
8. Hike or ski in the northern alps, where flurries of snow surround the high mountains, one of the best places to ski outside of Europe

Mount Fuji, Japan
9. Visit Mount Fuji in the early morning and glimpse the sun rising from the top of Japan’s tallest peak

Walk up to the floating torii gate at low tide
10. Hop on a ferry and sail across Hiroshima Bay to Miyajima, and photograph the floating gate of Itsukushima-jinja

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