We'd been wanting to go to Japan for as long as I can remember. So why did we take so long? I have no reasonable answer for that question; but we are sure glad we made the time now. Japan completely fulfilled every one of our expectations. There was great design, amazing food, totally new experiences and challenges galore. We've had vastly different experiences depending on where we traveled: mainland was a bit more about cities and felt more touristy, the island of Kyushu was all about being outdoors and experiencing the landscape, and Hokkaido was about experiencing the land, the ocean and the sushi. There's such variety to this country that it will take many visits to really get a sense of this place. I think we're up for the challenge.

Helpful tidbits about Japan

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Details on Regions Visited

Read, see and hear more about the regions we visited in Japan.

Walking the Kumano Kodo