Why Japan

OK, there are just a few realities that a traveler to Japan just has to deal with. Yes, it actually CAN cost a small fortune to get from an airport to a downtown hotel, there actually is a correct way and a wrong way to enter & exit the subway and yes, making a call on a public phone is challenging for even the tech-savviest of people. But, there are fewer places that are more chaotically gorgeous, visually stimulating and sensory-overloading than Japan- a kaleidoscope of hauntingly beautiful scenery,  eloquent tradition, maddening nightlife, quirky fashion and shopping experiences that will astound you.