Japan is a wonderful mix of the modern and the old-fashioned. A country with an unparalleled mass transportation system, amazing food, slick high tech widgets and cutesy robot maids. It seems terribly busy, yet can be awfully quiet. There are shrines and other traces of old Japan scattered among the skyscrapers, swanky shopping malls amongst convenience and fast food chains. Autumn is also probably one of the best time to visit Japan. It isn’t as crowded as compared to the golden week earlier in the year, there are plenty of scenic views to explore the weather is just about right. The trick to go about Japan is simply to sample it all, to visit the serene garden and then to massive malls. Here are some of the modern and traditional sides of Japan.