15 Photos that will make you want to visit Japan

15 Photos that will make you want to visit Japan

Inhabited for tens of thousands of years, “The Land of the Rising Sun” is a destination where the ancient lives alongside the hyper-modern and where tradition and cutting-edge technology co-exist peacefully. A trip to Japan will see travellers discover venerable Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines nestled in bustling Tokyo neighbourhoods, luxuriate in hot springs, drink in awe-inspiring vistas and undertake all manner of activities, from skiing to kayaking.

We've collected fifteen stunning images that will leave you hankering for a holiday to these storied islands. 

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View of Yoshinoyama in the Nara region during spring View of Yoshinoyama in the Nara region during spring
Geishas in Kyoto Geishas in Kyoto
Mount Fuji soars upwards behind Lake Kawaguchiko at sunrise Mount Fuji soars upwards behind Lake Kawaguchiko at sunrise
Hyakkahyakusai Lantern Festival in Yamaga, Kumamoto Prefecture Hyakkahyakusai Lantern Festival in Yamaga, Kumamoto Prefecture
Himeji Castle in Himeji, Hyōgo Prefecture during spring Himeji Castle in Himeji, Hyōgo Prefecture during spring
Macaques relax in a hot spring in Jigokudani Monkey Park Macaques relax in a hot spring in Jigokudani Monkey Park
The torii gate of Itsukushima Shrine in Hatsukaichi The torii gate of Itsukushima Shrine in Hatsukaichi
Sunset over rice terraces near Maruyama-senmaida in Kumano prefecture Sunset over rice terraces near Maruyama-senmaida in Kumano prefecture
A contestant prepares to take on his rival on the final day of a sumo tournament in Tokyo A contestant prepares to take on his rival on the final day of a sumo tournament in Tokyo
A chef puts the final touches on a traditional sushi roll A chef puts the final touches on a traditional sushi roll
Flower gardens at Shikisai Hill in Biei Flower gardens at Shikisai Hill in Biei
Snow-covered hills in Noboribetsu Valley, Hokkaido Snow-covered hills in Noboribetsu Valley, Hokkaido
This could be Cornwall, but it's actually the Cape of Kamui in Hokkaido This could be Cornwall, but it's actually the Cape of Kamui in Hokkaido
Pagoda of Seiganto-ji Temple at Nachi Katsuura, Wakayama Pagoda of Seiganto-ji Temple at Nachi Katsuura, Wakayama
A road winds down a hill near Nikko in Tochigi prefecture A road winds down a hill near Nikko in Tochigi prefecture

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