|Land Area||364,485 km2|
|Water Area||13,430 km2|
|Total Area||377,915km2 (#61)|
|Government Type||Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy|
|GDP (PPP)||$4,930.00 Billion|
|GDP Per Capita||$38,900|
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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.
CONVENTION AND VISITOR BUREAUS:
- 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.
TOURISM SITES AND LINKS:
- Discover Japan
- Dive Japan
- Fukuoka City Guide
- Gardens in Japan
- Hiroshima Peace Site
- Hiroshima Tourism Guide
- Ishigaki Island Guide
- Japan Guide
- Kobe Tourism Guide
- Kyoto Travel Guide
- Nagoya Visitors Information
- National Museum of Ethnology
- National Museum of Japanese History
- National Parks
- Osaka Museum of Natural History
- Osaka Tourist Guide
- Sacred Sites
- Ski Japan
- Tokyo National Museum
- Tokyo Travel Guide
- Walk Japan Tours
- Yokohama Visitors Guide
- UNESCO Sites
PASSPORTS - TRAVEL VISAS - WARNINGS:
- 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
What Kind of Animals Live in Japan?
Some of the animals that are native to Japan include the red-crowned crane, the steller's sea lion, the Japanese pond turtle, the green pheasant, and the sika deer.
Animals Native to Japan
What is the Biggest City in Japan?
Tokyo is the largest city in Japan.
10 Biggest Cities In Japan
What Languages Are Spoken in Japan?
Japanese is the official language used in the country and is also the primary language in the country with over 125 million speakers. Besides the Japanese language, the other widely used language in Japan is the Ryukyuan language.
What Languages Are Spoken In Japan?
What is the Largest Ethnic Group in Japan?
Japan has one of the most culturally homogeneous major societies on earth, dominated by the Yamato people. Around 123 million people in Japan identify as Yamato Japanese.
Ethnic Groups And Nationalities In Japan
What type of economy does Japan have?
Japan is the second most advanced economy in the world, the third largest by nominal GDP, and the 4th by PPP. The country is one of the world’s most innovative economies having the largest electronic goods industry and patent filings. Japan is also the world’s biggest creditor with the leading public debt ratio.
The Economy Of Japan
What Kind of Government Does Japan Have?
Japan's government is a constitutional monarchy where the Emperor's power is limited to mainly ceremonial duties. The government has three branches, the executive, legislature, and the judiciary.