Konnichiwa from one of the most fascinating countries on earth. Whether you want to see cherry blossoms in Kyoto, speed through the countryside aboard a shinkansen, or shop til you drop in futuristic Shibuya, your ‘DK Eyewitness’ travel guide makes sure you experience all Japan has to offer. Japan is a land of contrast – think tranquil zen gardens and peaceful pagodas, neon-lit cities and robot restaurants. Cities might be the first things that spring to mind when you think of Japan, but the countryside is just as epic. There’s the iconic Mount Fuji, bubbling hot springs, unspoiled beaches and adrenaline-packed ski resorts. And if that wasn’t enough to entice you to visit, there’s the food – unctuous noodles, delicate sushi and warming hotpots.