Until recently travel to Japan was difficult. Those who decided
to go to this beautiful country at the other end of
the earth had to face an exhausting journey of almost
24 hours filled with layovers. Then along came Turkish
Airlines and solved this problem with direct flights
to Tokyo. At the end of the Second World War, Tokyo
lay in ruins. When the war is mentioned, conversation
immediately turns to the atom bombs dropped on Hiroshima
and Nagasaki and the horrendous devastation they wrought.
But it is forgotten that Tokyo too was almost completely
destroyed by fire bombs in 1944 and 1945. Indeed Tokyo,
like many cities in Germany, is a city that has risen
again from its own ashes.
TAKE MORE THAN 3-4 DAYS
How could we tour Tokyo and see so many interesting
places in the short time we would be there? Some people
might think a good tour is the answer. But no Far
East tour is going to spend more than 3-4 days in
Tokyo or any other place in Japan, whereas Japan is
a fascinating country worth an entire trip in itself.
Great wealth, and the beauty that goes with it, are
in evidence wherever you look.