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Currency: Japanese Yen
Best way of getting around: by shinkansen (superfast train)
Highlight: The food!
Travel tip: Don’t blow your nose in public – it’s considered extremely rude.
Dress Code: modest but not excessive. Check the climate carefully as it ranges from tropical to ice and snow.
Unusual highlight: A beach in Okinawa with star-shaped sand
Travel to Japan
I found Japan, without sounding too clichéd, a land of surprising discoveries. My journey was varied and unusual. Island hopping by water buffalo was certainly a first for me as was attending an awe-inspiring Igloo Festival. The hot sizzle and sake of Tokyo certainly gets my mouth watering, as does this calorific menu (remember, this is the nation with the longest life expectancy!)