To Western eyes, Japan emerged as the country of sushi, manga, eccentricity and new technology. The country of the Rising Sun is above all fascinating, magical and exotic. Visiting Japan often begins with disorientation, just like in the movie Lost in Translation by Sofia Coppola. Upon arrival in Tokyo, the traveller is immersed in an explosive world where illuminated signs with undecipherable characters succeed each other. Japan is an amazing country. Modernity and tradition come together smoothly. Tokyo is the height of modernism, with its dominating skyscrapers. Flood lights, incessant traffic, the bustling capital, swarming, it never sleeps. The atypical cities of Kyoto and Osaka and the peaceful scenery of the areas also attract visitors. A trip to Japan is brewing up. Although lower airfares and the strength of the pound are advantages to the British traveller, the cost of Japanese life is quite expensive. Before leaving, plan a budget. While you are there you will face the difficulty of finding your way around, which you will find is not a western legend.