Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto was once the imperial capital of Japan; today it's a bustling city filled with the perfect mixture of industry and culture.  Located in a valley surrounded by three mountains, Kyoto's climate ranges from cold snowy winters to stiflingly hot and humid summers.  Kyoto is known for its numerous temples and shrines (1600 Buddhist temples, …

Hakone, Japan

Hakone is a small mountain town roughly 60 miles (about one hour by train) from Tokyo.  For centuries people have been coming to Hakone to take advantage of the regions many hot springs.  With its stunning natural beauty and view of Mt. Fuji, Hakone is a destination for tourists and locals alike.