I live in Japan right now--it really is a beautiful country with an abundance of things to do and see. It's easy to travel around thanks to the extensive train network.
I hope you can come to Japan sometime soon! Have you thought about where you'd like to go? I love the Kansai area (especially Shiga, Kyoto, and Osaka), but Hokkaido is gorgeous, too. In summer there are fields of lavender and in winter there is an awesome snow festival.