The Land of The Rising Sun was closed off to the rest of the world until 1854. But now Japan warmly welcomes guests from all corners of the globe to enjoy its famous hospitality and delve deep into its captivating culture.
In the decades that followed World War II Japan transformed itself into a shining beacon on the world stage that epitomises innovation, ingenuity and imagination. No other country compares.
I spent 1 week in the eastern regions around Tokyo and Mount Fuji on an amazing road trip. One that covered many unique aspects of Japanese culture – Samurai, monks, manicured gardens, sushi, kimonos, futuristic toilets, origami, temples, robots, and more.
My hope is that this small taste of Japan inspires you to make your own epic journey.
Waking up to Mount Fuji from Yumura Tokiwa Hotel in Kofu. The best way to start the day.
The famous “Gate of Peace” in Hakone Shrine, Hakone.
Strolling through 2000 bamboo trees in Houkokuji temple, Kamakura.