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The resilience of the Japanese people, admired all over the world, after rising from the devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami is seen standing proud of their strength and faith more than a year after that disastrous day. The unique civilization of Japan blossoms and thrives in delicious contrast of traditional and modern, of primitive and high-tech. Strong, warm and incredibly welcoming – that’s the Japanese spirit disaster or no disaster. Embracing technology while keeping their culture, Japan has always been proud of its heritage. Travelers still marvel at the sight of Kyoto’s beautiful temples, shrines and gardens. In contrast, Tokyo’s quirky and curious cosmopolitan lifestyle glitters and pulsates in vibrant energy. Nara, Japan’s first permanent capital houses eight World Heritage sites. Where one desires a breath of refreshing mountain scenery, ancient traditions and eclectic dishes, Takayama has more to offer. On the other hand, Fukuoka, Japan’s most cosmopolitan and westernized city rivaling Seoul and Shanghai, has transformed itself over the last decade.
Exploring Tokyo Midtown complex will lead travelers to a host of sophisticated restaurants, art galleries, bars, shops and a hotel. Japanese culinary is based on a combination of staple foods – Japanese rice or noodles, with soup and okazu. Regional specialties using traditional recipes and local ingredients are what Japanese cuisine is all about.