One of Japan's unique charms is its dynamic blend of old and new. In a holiday to Japan you can experience ancient temples, gardens and cultural traditions at the same time as enjoying some of the world's most futuristic and technologically advanced cities.

In Japan the old arts of ikebana and tea ceremony and ancient martial arts are still thriving. Here we tell you just a few of the many places you can try your own hand at Japanese arts and also how to experience a night in a traditional inn, Zen meditation or a night of traditional Japanese theatre.