Tokyo is a given for any trip to Japan. But after you’ve taken in the bright lights, jet over to Kyoto (an easy three-hour trip on the bullet train). There you’ll find temples, cherry trees and a stunning bamboo forest.
OSAKA, JAPAN - summer! Japan is celebrating 50 years of independence in 2016, so it’s bound to be a popular travel destination all year long. Come during the summer and you’ll also get to see the lilies in bloom at Maishima. Where to stay: Hotel Hankyu International