There are no fewer than 16 Cultural World Heritage Sites in Japan running up and down the country, with new areas vying for a spot on that honoured list every single year.

With a history that is as long as it is rich, Japan has an abundance of amazing structures that you really should take the time to see. There are currently 20 World Heritage Sites in Japan, 16 of them cultural, 4 natural.

Japan is renowned for its vast, modern cities, but outside of its urban areas is a spectacular landscape which is perfect for exploring on foot.

Tokyo is due to host the Summer Olympics in 2020, and excitement for the event is already building across Japan. The country has a long sporting history and competitive games form an important part of its culture.