Kimono, which means a "thing to wear" (ki "wear" and mono "thing"), is the quintessential Japanese robe and one that resonates with an air of deep tradition and sophistication.

One thing that may strike you when you visit Japan is that every city, town or village is seemingly famous for at least one very particular reason.

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.

It may be surprising to some that a country like Japan, a world leader in regards to producing new technology, is still deeply connected to its history and traditions.