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Japan's Information

Flag of Japan
Land Area 364,485 km2
Water Area 13,430 km2
Total Area 377,915 km2
Population 126,702,133
Population Density 335.27 / km2
Government Type Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy
GDP (PPP) $4,930.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $38,900
Currency Yen (JPY)
Largest Cities
  • Tokyo (8,336,599)
  • Yokohama (3,574,443)
  • Osaka-shi (2,592,413)
  • Nagoya-shi (2,191,279)
  • Sapporo (1,883,027)
  • Kobe (1,528,478)
  • Kyoto (1,459,640)
  • Fukuoka-shi (1,392,289)
  • Kawasaki (1,306,785)
  • Saitama (1,193,350)

The weather in Japan varies dramatically north to south, and many travelers feel the ideal months to visit are March through May.

In the northern reaches of the country, the summers are warm and comfortable, while 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 occurring in summer through early fall.

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