In a world that is becoming increasingly homogenized, the culture shock one feels in Japan can be wonderfully exhilarating. The language, customs and aesthetics are all quite foreign, but more people than ever speak English, hotel employees are exquisitely polite, and shopkeepers greet you with gracious formality. Our members are booking as far as a year in advance. Read Mr. Harper's 12-day Japan itinerary
and follow in his footsteps.