I visited Japan with my mother during the break between high school and university. It was a skiing trip and a tourist trip, split roughly in half – two or three weeks for each half. It was such a culture shock for her and I got great pleasure out of showing her places and things in Japan that I had visited before in Year 10.
Where: Japan – Tokyo, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Sapporo and Niseko
How: Aeroplane to Japan, and then trains and buses to get around the cities.