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Japan's Information

Flag of Japan
Land Area 364,485 km2
Water Area 13,430 km2
Total Area 377,915km2 (#61)
Population 126,702,133 (#10)
Population Density 347.62/km2
Government Type Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy
GDP (PPP) $4,930.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $38,900
Currency Yen (JPY)
More Information Japan
Largest Cities

ATTRACTIONS: (a few major)
The Land of the Rising Sun is a study in contrasts ranging from the pulsating city of Tokyo, the clear skies and cherry blossoms of spring, the photogenic city of Kyoto, the stunning Noto-Hanto Peninsula, a Mt. Fuji area tour, the winter sport's venues on Hokkaido, a ride on the Shinkansen bullet train, any of the countless Buddhist temples and shrines, and the beautiful national parks.

Japan is a land of great cities and skyscrapers, mountains and lakes. It is also one of the wealthiest and most technologically advanced countries of the world.


  • Calling Code: 81
  • Electricity: 100V, 50/60Hz
  • Drive on the: Left
  • Times to Travel: Due to Japan's large north to south corridor, the weather patterns vary substantially between the regions.

    In the northern areas of the country, the summers are warm and comfortable, and winters are long and cold. In the central regions, summers are hot and humid, and winters short. In the southwestern areas, summer weather can be very hot and humid, with mild winters.

    The islands of Japan receive copious amounts of rain, with the highest amounts of precipitation occuring in summer through early fall.



  • NOTE: Before making your travel plans to any worldwide destination, we strongly recommend you authenticate important details regarding all applicable health, passport and visa requirements. The people at Travel Visa Pro can answer all of your questions!
  • Japan Travel Advice and Warnings
This page was last updated on November 22, 2017.

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Japan prefectures & their capitals

Region Capital
Aichi Nagoya-shi
Akita Akita Shi
Aomori Aomori Shi
Chiba Chiba
Ehime Matsuyama
Fukui Fukui-shi
Fukuoka Fukuoka-shi
Fukushima Fukushima-shi
Gifu Gifu-shi
Gunma Maebashi-shi
Hiroshima Hiroshima-shi
Hokkaido Sapporo
Hyogo Kobe
Ibaraki Mito-shi
Ishikawa Kanazawa-shi
Iwate Morioka-shi
Kagawa Takamatsu-shi
Kagoshima Kagoshima-shi
Kanagawa Yokohama
Kochi Kochi-shi
Kumamoto Kumamoto
Kyoto Kyoto
Mie Tsu-shi
Miyagi Sendai-shi
Miyazaki Miyazaki-shi
Nagano Nagano-shi
Nagasaki Nagasaki-shi
Nara Nara-shi
Niigata Niigata-shi
Oita Oita
Okayama Okayama-shi
Okinawa Naha-shi
Osaka Osaka-shi
Saga Saga-shi
Saitama Saitama
Shiga Otsu-shi
Shimane Matsue-shi
Shizuoka Shizuoka-shi
Tochigi Utsunomiya-shi
Tokushima Tokushima-shi
Tokyo Tokyo
Tottori Tottori
Toyama Toyama-shi
Wakayama Wakayama-shi
Yamagata Yamagata-shi
Yamaguchi Yamaguchi-shi
Yamanashi Kofu-shi

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