…Country of contrasts - modern/traditional, bustling/peaceful, urban/remote, skyscrapers/countryside, simple/intricate food, shy/friendly...
Japan is one of our favorite travel destinations and we’ve visited 4 times in the past 5 years. We just can’t get enough!
Similar to New Zealand it offers great hiking, stunning scenery (including the spring cherry blossoms and autumn leaves), and excellent food. But it is unique due to a myriad of contrasts. Even within Tokyo, one of the most modern/cosmopolitan cities in the world, you will still find peaceful spots and a strong sense of tradition. The Japanese are extremely friendly although in a fairly shy manner.
We’ve been able to experience both the big bustling cities (Tokyo, Osaka), remote areas (Hokkaido - Shiretoko, Akan National Park, Daisetsuzan National Park; Kyushu - Yufuin, Aso-Kuju National Park, Kurokawa Onsen, Takachiho Gorge), and the in-between (Kyoto, Mt Koya, Kinosaki, Hiroshima, Miyajima, Yumoto, Nikko, Kamikochi, Takayama).
Here are highlights (DINK TRIP Tips) from our various trips so far...for more details or to help plan your own visit, contact us!
Osaka / Mt Koya / Kyoto / Kinosaki / Hiroshima / Miyajima
Yumoto / Nikko
Kamikochi / Takayama
Hokkaido - Shiretoko National Park / Akan National Park / Daisetsuzan National Park
Kyushu - Yufuin / Aso-Kuju National Park / Kurokawa Onsen / Takachiho Gorge
Some summary DINKTrips recommendations and thoughts on past trips.