Holidays to Japan with If Only
Many are attracted to Japan’s picture perfect imagery of geishas gliding through cobbled lanes, Mount Fuji mysteriously shrouded in cloud, cherry blossom romance. Those seeking these quintessentially Japanese experiences will not be disappointed, but will also uncover something more. This is a country as unique as it is diverse, endlessly surprising. Behind the buzz, neon and karaoke of the big city vibe, lies a quiet sense of serenity. Ancient Shinto shrines rub shoulders with anime imagery, family run ryokan share space with Michelin starred cuisine. While many first time visitors enjoy the classic route taking in the inspiring cities of Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto, it’s not unusual to find returners experiencing alternative itineraries incorporating Hokkaido’s white powder snow, the warm sandy beaches of Okinawa, or hiking and hot springs in Hakone.