Travel Guide - Japan

Travel Guide - Japan

Sometimes referred to as the Land of the , this country also consists of many . Hi, I’m Rebecca, welcome to and today we’ll be continuing our travel series with a look at .

Japan is an island country in East lying to the east of , Korea and . Japan has the world’s tenth largest population with about people.
Japanese is the first of about 99 percent of the population of the country, English is also widely spoken, particularly in big cities. signs and often include English as well as Japanese. However, the Japanese people as a whole are more comfortable dealing in written English and spoken.

The life expectancy rate in Japan is one of the highest in the world at approximately 81 and a quarter years. The Greater Tokyo area is the most populated metropolitan area in the world with over 30 million residents and included in this area is Japan’s capital city Tokyo.
Of its over three thousand islands, many are volcanic, and most are mountainous. In fact about seventy-three percent of Japan is mountain covered.

Japan’s territory is one hundred and forty-six thousand square miles, a small of which is water. Japan’s total area is slightly smaller than the US state of Montana, and bigger than Germany, , New Zealand and Britain. Although Japan belongs to the zone and enjoys four distinct seasons, these effects on the country vary from north to south. In general, Japan is a country with and rain. Warm summers are characteristic in the north but winter brings heavy snow and cold temperatures.

The highest mountain in Japan is the dormant Mount Fuji, sleeping since the early 1700s, the volcano’s peak that 12,388 feet. Mount Fuji is a symbol of Japan and it’s often in Japanese art and visited by sightseers.
Roughly 200,000 people climb Mount Fuji annually, 30 percent of whom are "foreigners". Including mountain Fuji, there are approximately 150 dormant volcanoes in Japan.

Japan has a network of that connect most in the country’s major cities on the islands of Honshu and Kyushu

The temple Otowa-san Kiyomizu-Dera is a UNESCO world heritage site and one of the site of the city of Kiyomizu-dera. The temple is important because in the wide which is supported by 100 pillars and expands over the hill’s side and offers fantastic of the city. Because of the country’s mild , residential homes in Japan have fairly thin walls. Because of the significant rainfall in the country, the roofs of these homes are overlapping, slanted and slightly curved.

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