Why visit Japan in 2012?
The Food – Japan has been named the country with the most restaurants in the world with three Michelin stars.
The Beauty – Spectacular landscapes that include lush mountains, valleys, seascapes, waterfalls, autumn foliage and white powder snow just to mention a few.
The Culture - Japan has a traditional culture that stretches back millennia, and is a country of contrasts with beautiful temples and gardens along with ultra modern and high tech cities.
The Events – The major events in Japan in 2012 are:
Feb. 6-12, the Sapporo Snow Festival attracts more than 2 million people every year, boasting hundreds of snow statues and ice sculptures.
Mar-Apr, Cherry Blossoms festivals and hanami held throughout Japan.
June, the Great Japan Beer Festival - takes place at Yebisu Garden Palace in Tokyo.
July. 27-29, Fuji Rock Festival featuring the reformed Stone Roses - Naeba ski resort.
July-Aug, Summer Firework Festivals held all around Japan.
Aug. 15, Obon a traditional Buddhist festival in memory of family ancestors (Festival of the Dead).
I hope this has inspired you to visit Japan in 2012