A country filled with shrines next to skyscrapers, Japan is an island nation where the past meets future. Located in the Far East part of Asia, Japan consists of more than 6,800 islands sprawled across 1,800 miles to create the perfect archipelago. The north consists of subarctic climate with beautiful mountain scenery and open plains, while the south is subtropical, famous for hot weather, beaches and resorts. When visiting Tokyo, Japan’s capital and largest city, or other prominent cities like Osaka and Kyoto, be sure to find tatami mats, calligraphy, and tea ceremonies. These juxtapositions make for a fun and often surprisingly vibrant tour of Japan.