When it comes to culture and history, “Japan really is a land of contrasts,” says Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic Historian Stephen Fisher. Aboard Coastal Japan: Imperial Dynasties and Modern Culture, guests experience the full breadth of Japanese civilization—from storied feudal-era castles set in quiet villages and pristine landscape gardens constructed over centuries, to the war relics of Hiroshima and modern-day technology of Tokyo. In this episode of Expedition Spotlight, Fisher delves more into these cultural juxtapositions, which coexist so perfectly alongside one another.