Long cloaked in mystery as a result of being autarchic and insular, japanese civilisation has followed a truly unique path. with its 3,900 small islands and its 4 main isles, the Japanese archipelago offers visitors an unusual palette of landscapes and cultures and a rich medley of traditions, with secular temples and quiet sanctuaries co-existing alongside the futuristic technology of its bustling cities. in the land of the rising sun, the pace is set by both the frenetic energy of the country’s major cities with their unique architecture, and the serenity of its gardens, whose secrets are guarded by majestic scarlet ”torii”. From Tokyo to Osaka, the new beating heart of the country, through to romantic kyoto; from sacred gardens to ancient sanctuaries, secular temples, and the delicate landscapes of nara, Japan offers you fascinating and unique experiences. eager for progress and enriched by its medieval past, the former empire of japan has an exceptionally refined culture.