Few countries are as utterly at ease with antiquity and the future as Japan. Take in Mount Fuji on a state-of-the-art Shinkansen (bullet train), picnic beneath cherry blossom trees with the locals, and stay in a traditional ryokan guest house while you marvel at the megalopolis around you.
Essential information for Japan
Winters (Dec-Mar) are cold with snow in the mountains. Summer months are hot and humid in Jun-Aug. The peak season for touring is spring (Feb-May) and autumn (Sep-Nov) where the temperatures are warm and comfortable. Peak season for tourism is around the Cherry Blossom festival between late Mar-Apr and the autumn months of Oct-Nov.