Impressions from a press trip
By Miroslav Navara
This mountainous country, that is surrounded by ocean. offers several climates – from subarctic to subtropical – and four seasons. But what makes the country special, are its 127 million diligent, industrious and honest citizens, all of whom speak the same language. With that number of people, the country has a special character. It is a must-see for any traveler.
Few countries around the world offer such a rich diversity of tradition and “cool factor.” As does Japan. Near Tokyo, you can see fantastic temples or shrines just off a tree-lined contemporary boulevard.
Here the future meets the past. As a tourist, you will experience the extremely pleasant hospitality of the Japanese people, comfortable service and welcoming feeling that you are both safe and welcomed. Any visitor will surely find what they are looking for – an interesting, mostly original history, culture, lifestyle, gastronomy, nature, architecture, music and much more.
We were lucky in our schedule and landed in Tokyo just a short-time after a tornado hit the area. Several days after our return home, Japan registered a significant earthquake. But it means nothing. The Japanese people have a love and understanding of life under such conditions and accept it without stress.
Japan is truly unforgettable, even for experienced journalists.