The last fifty years have seen Japan sold to the world in a big way. Quite deliberately, and as a consequence of its incredible industry, the products, images and cultural bastions of the nation have seeped into every corner of international culture. There is a thriving “Japan town” in a lot of cities all over the world with things like faux-samurai swords, red and white fans, and sushi.
But the greatest benefit of actually diving into this culture for people on a Japan tour is that they can find even more of a cultural feast to enjoy.
In film circles, Japan is no small fish. The name Kurosawa has long stood tall, and modern Japanese films still form a foundation for international adaptations. Those on a Japan tour who are traveling to learn more about film as the art will not fail to be thrilled by what Japan has to offer, from both the vaults of its past and the coffers of its present industry. Tourists will see old trends in cinematography and adaptations of the dramatic theme merge with modern independent offerings in a feast of visual expression.
Japan is known by some just for its technology. Go into almost any technology outlet in the world, from a mega-mart to a corner store, and you will find cameras, televisions, and computers marked by a Japanese brand. A tour to Japan will not fail to indulge even the most ardent technology enthusiast. For young learners, perhaps the greatest appeal will not be in the cutting-edge nature of Japanese technology that pervades the metropolises, but in the color and fantasy that fills the innovations and devices in the public sphere and museums.
It can be easy to forget that not so long ago, in historical terms, Japan was in essence closed off to the rest of the world. This is because its transformation as an international economic and cultural force has made many forget its deep historical and cultural roots, which stretch back many centuries. Tourists to Japan will be able to engage with locals who can educate them about the old traditions from various parts of the islands, which can often be appreciated through music and musical theatre.
The glory of Japanese cuisine is often appreciated by its sheer difference. It is hardly a stranger to most people, yet only in situ residents can get a true taste of its unique and potent appeal. The dedication to texture, ingredients, and palate in Japanese cuisine is distinct and often sharply contrasts the expectations of other cuisines. From the soups and stews to sashimi and onigiri and so much more, the cuisine of Japan is a cultural adventure all of its own for people on a Japan tour.