Your ‘land of rising sun,’ Nihon or Nippon or Japan is an island nation in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of China, Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea in the south, Japan is an Archipelago that is comprised of over three thousand islands.Honshū, Hokkaidō, Kyūshū and Shikoku are the largest islands. The islands are mainly mountainous and volcanic; Mount Fuji is Japan’s highest peak. Tokyo is the capital, and Hiroshima, Kanazawa, Kyoto, Nagasaki, Nara, Osaka, Sapporo, and Sendai are important cities of Japan. Japan is the country full of scenic beauties and tourist attractions including mesmeric mountains, captivating sites, temples, castles, hot springs, etc.Japan has total population of 128,085,000 (2005 Estimate). The Japanese society is homogeneous with non-Japanese, mostly Koreans, just making up less than 1% of the population. Shinto and Buddhism are the principal religions, but varieties of Buddhism, such as Jodo, Shingon, and Nichiren, and Christianity is followed by some Japanese people.Spring is one of the best times to visit Japan; it’s warm, but not hot and it doesn’t rain too much during this time of year. Famous cherry blossoms… Read full this story
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