Prepare to be astonished. Here, the cows drink sake, the athletes are rotund (of course, Sumo is here), the trains fly at an unearthly speed, and in Hiroshima, you can see the site of the atomic bomb. The country, completely closed to foreigners by a policy of total isolation from 1639 to 1853, offers a diverse range of unique ancient traditions unchanged by foreign influence. Spend the night in a monastery with Buddhist monks in Koyasan, discover the truth about the geisha in Kyoto, discover the veil of the mystery surrounding Japanese Shinto traditions, and caress all five senses during a tea ritual. Speaking of sensations, be prepared to be attacked by a wide range of unknown scents, whether you’re at the fish market or one of the local restaurants. Meals are always prepared from ingredients of the highest possible quality, and the precision, together with the attention to detail of local chefs, reminds you of the watchmaker’s work. Meal tasting will bring every gastronomy lover into a state of total bliss.