Anyone who’s ever eaten sushi, read manga, or sipped sake may feel they know something about this slinky archipelago of some 6800 volcanic islands. And yet, from the moment of arrival in Japan, it’s almost as if you’ve touched down on another planet. Prepare to be pleasantly disorientated as you negotiate this fascinating land where ancient gods, customs and craftsmanship are mixed up with cutting edge modern technology, futuristic fashions and up-to-the-second style.

A taste of Tokyo

3 nights from $935

Cosmos - Timeless Japan

10 days from $4.169

Intrepid - Land of the Rising Sun

13 days from $5.345

Globus - Discover Japan

10 days from $5.927

Intrepid - Classic Japan

12 days from $6.255

Highlights of Japan - Private Tour

8 nights from $6.399

Peregrine - Explore Japan

12 days from $7.250