A country built predominantly across the three islands of Kyushu, Honshu and Hokkaido, Japan is perhaps one of the finest examples of a place where modern culture and the past collide to create a truly mindblowing experience. While Japan may bring to mind speeding bullet trains and the bustling, futuristic feel of Tokyo and its major cities, it is also home to ancient and beautiful temples which simply have to be seen to be believed. Those with an interest in history will also no doubt wish to visit the haunting Hiroshima Peace Memorial. One of the more forgotten aspects of the country is its outstanding natural beauty. Adventurers can head out on hikes and marvel in wonder at the monolithic Mount Fuji, while those who are keen to relax will no doubt find the stunning beaches and coral reefs of Okinawa to their taste. Speaking of taste, a trip to Japan is an opportunity to also sample some of the finest cuisine in the world.