Japan is a fascinating county, rich in culture, tradition, exotic beaches and boasting one of the most famous cuisines in the world. The traditional cuisine of Japan, called washoku, is so well regarded, it was added to UNESCO’s intangible heritage list in 2013. The Japanese are very welcoming, eager to please and well mannered. Every greeting comes with a bow, a smile and a willingness to help you, whether English is spoken or not. For this reason, it is a very easy country for LGBTQ+ travelers.