Japan is located in the western Pacific Ocean, off the coast of East Asia. The archipelago consists of 4 thousand islands. The four largest – Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, Shikoku – today are connected by bridges and tunnels. The islands of Honshu and Hokkaido were connected by the world’s longest transport tunnel called Seikan, which runs along the bottom of the Sangar Strait. The Honshu and Shikoku Islands combine the three bridges, while the Honshu and Kyushu Islands are connected by two tunnels and a bridge.
In addition, Japan includes the islands of Ryukyu, Bonin and Volkano. The archipelago from the north is washed by the Sea of Okhotsk, from the east and southeast by the Pacific Ocean, from the west by the Japanese and East China Seas. In the south between the islands of Honshu, Kyushu and Shikoku, the Inland Sea of Japan is located.
Japan seeks to increase the country’s area through artificial islands. Approximately 71% of the country’s territory is mountains. The highest of these is Mount Fuji. There are many mineral and hot springs in the country due to volcanic activity. Frequent earthquake.
The capital of Japan is the giant metropolis of Tokyo with skyscrapers and global financial centers in one part and small cozy houses and narrow streets in the other. Tokyo in Japanese means the Eastern capital. The country’s national currency is the Japanese yen.
CLIMATE AND WEATHER
Japan, although not striking in its size, has stretched over as many as 6 climatic zones. Therefore, in every region of the country the climate is different. Hokkaido is the coldest. Winter lasts here quite a long time and is characterized by frost. In summer, temperatures are not very high. But in the South-Western Islands, winters are warm and summers are very hot. You can say about all of Japan that this is a country with high humidity. The amount of precipitation falling during the year is one of the largest in the world. So it will not be amiss to take an umbrella with you on a trip.
Monsoon, in most of the country, subtropical climate, temperate in the north and tropical in the south. In the north – a long snow cover. Typhoons are common (mainly in late summer and autumn), with gale-force winds and showers. It is best to visit Japan in spring (March-April) or in autumn (October-November). The air temperature at this time usually does not fall below 17-20C during the day and 10-15C at night. In spring and autumn, a lot of different holidays are usually held in the country. The worst season is summer, when it rains and the temperature reaches +40 degrees.
In Japan, thousands of interesting places, almost every city boasts something special. But most of the tourist attractions are in Tokyo and Kyoto. These cities are most often visited by tourists. The most popular attractions in Japan, which are visited by tourists more often than others.
Dzhigokudani. This is a park that is famous for its hot springs and monkeys that descend from the mountains to swim in them.
Tokyo Tower. It is the same symbol of Tokyo as the Eiffel Tower in renowned Paris.
Kinkaku-ji. This Kyoto temple is called
Mount Fuji, as it is also called, is very revered in Japan, its images can be found everywhere .. Fujiyama can also be seen in Tokyo, but only on a sunny day when it is not hidden by clouds.
Himeji. This castle is also called the castle of the white heron for elegance and polished forms. It is listed by UNESCO and is one of the most ancient castles in the country. Himeji is located in the city of the same name.
The imperial palace. In the capital of Japan is the residence of emperors.
Tokyo Disneyland. If you travel around Japan with children, then it is impossible not to look at Disneyland, located in Urayasu, a suburb of Tokyo
Rock Garden Rean-ji. A unique attraction reflecting Japanese culture. The garden is located at the temple of the same name in Kyoto. From any side, the visitor will see only 14 stones, and you can see all of them at once only from above, but at the time of the creation of the garden it was impossible. Therefore, it was believed that such contemplation is available only to the enlightened, because the garden, in fact, was created for meditation and self-knowledge.
In Japan, you need not only to see the sights, but also to get acquainted with the culture and traditions of this country. Traditional Japanese Theaters
Kabuki Theater. This kind of theatrical art in Japan is characterized by a mixture of song, dance (kabu) and drama (ki – mastery). Kabuki actors perform in elaborate costumes and with a lot of makeup.
Theater No. The performances of this theater take place on stages similar to the interior of a Shinto temple. Makeup in the theater But not used.
Bunraku Theater. This is a Japanese kind of puppet theater, but unlike the usual puppet theater, which usually plays for children, performances in Bunraku are very serious and often very bloody.
Hot springs means swimming and being treated.
Japan is located in a zone of volcanic activity, so it is not surprising that there are so many thermal springs on its territory. They have a different composition, can be hydrogen sulfide, salt.