Japan is vast and full of wondrous sights. Tokyo and Kyoto are main destinations for many visitors. Day trips from Tokyo include Nikko with its richly decorated religious buildings, iconic Mount Fuji and Hakodate, the gateway to the northernmost of Japan’s main islands, Hokkaido. In the Japanese Alps are picturesque Takayama and Shirakawago. Nara, Himeji and Osaka are near to Kyoto. Hiroshima can be visited on the way to the spiritual island, Miyajima. These destinations encompass a kaleidoscope of traditional Japanese culture, scenic landscapes and vibrant neon-lit cities.