From the bright lights and robot cafes of Tokyo to the tiny cat islands that are home to more felines than humans, Japan has it all.

Made up of thousands of islands, you can also enjoy incredible scenery and world class hiking throughout the country. Showcasing a unique blend of cutting edge modernity and ancient tradition, we found Japan an absolutely fascinating country to visit.

Despite it having a reputation for being expensive, we managed to travel from south to north on quite a tight budget, so don’t let financial concerns hold you back from visiting.