For a city once the centre of Japan’s power, it was sad to be rejected for the World Heritage List. After all, this is the birthplace of the samurai.
Feeling like you’re in the middle of a 9.0 magnitude earthquake can be pretty scary. Would you go to a place in Tokyo where you can do that for yourself?
An enormous robot statue stands over this Japanese city, as if protecting it from something. But perhaps it has already saved the day!
Imagine an entire museum dedicated to a type of noodles. If that sounds a bit weird, don’t forget that this is Japan!
The old capital of Japan, Nara, has some of the most beautiful temples and shrines in the country. A collection of them is now on the World Heritage List.
Kyoto is the historical and cultural hub of Japan. With thousands of temples and shrines, it can take days and days to explore properly.
Horyuji Temple near Nara in Japan might not be the most famous site in the country – but it has a history that makes it one of the most important.
Japan has a reputation for being a very expensive country to travel in. It certainly costs more than most of Asia, but how bad is it really?
You’ll see a lot of pachinko parlours in Japan but it’s a confusing game for outsiders. For the Japanese economy, though, it’s a huge earner!