France is a country located in Western Europe. Clockwise from the north, France borders Belgium and Luxembourg to the northeast, Germany and Switzerland to the east, Italy to the south-east and Spain to the south-west, across the Pyrenees mountain range (the small country of Andorra lies in between the two countries). The Mediterranean Sea lies to the south of France, with the Principality of Monaco forming a small enclave. To the west, France has a long Atlantic Ocean coastline, while to the north lies the English Channel, across which lies the last of France's neighbours, England (part of the United Kingdom).
France is the world's most popular tourist destination (78 million in 2006) boasting dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, Côte d'Azur (the French Riviera), The Atlantic beaches, The winter sport resorts of the Alps, The Castles of Loire Valley, Brittany: Mont Saint Michel. The country is renowned for its gastronomy (particularly wines and cheeses), history, culture and fashion.
Cultural experience & sake tasting
Enjoy a guided tour of the original head store of the Horino Memorial Museum, experience the tea ceremony in a Japanese style room, and savour the taste of sake and Japanese snacks at the store house café corner.
Location: Kyoto City (Horino Memorial Museum)
Experience Amazing Powder Snow!
Chilly winds from Siberia translate to heaps of quality powder snow being dumped on Hokkaido from November to April. The Tohoku, Joetsu and Shin’etsu areas on Honshu also receive consistent high quality snow throughout the season.