I know i know, they are vast different cultures, and different entities ... but it's the first time i'm doing a trip to Asia, and at the moment i'm not yet sure which country to go, so i'm looking for some initial advice.
Originally i planned on going to Thailand, and combing the city life of Bangkok with perhaps the beaches of Phuket. But then recently, i've been reading various media reports on Hong Kongs rich culture and thus i now lean towards the Kong. And for some reason Japan has always appealed to me too, for no other reason than it's a culture and people i admire.
I'm looking to spend around five days at one of these destinations ... any advice would be welcome.