Japan the "Land of the Rising Sun" is a country where ancient traditions are fused with modern life, where the past meets the future. Japanese culture stretches back millennia, yet has also been quick to adopt and created the latest modern trends in fashion and culture. The Japanese are well known for their politeness and also their cuisine, which was the first to be granted UNESCO status. The neon streets of its capital Tokyo are a sharp reflection from the beautiful preserved city of Kyoto with its ancient Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines. Japanese girls enjoy the status as being not just as some of the prettiest girls in Asia, but definitely the cutest.