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Factoids - Japan

" A major economic power, Japan has the world's second largest economy by nominal GDP and the third largest in purchasing power parity. It is also the world's fourth largest exporter and sixth largest importer. It is a developed country with high living standards (8th highest HDI) and the longest life expectancy in the world (according to UN estimates)."

Japan Unique Facts

" About 70% to 80% of the country is forested, mountainous,and unsuitable for agricultural, industrial, or residential use. This is because of the generally steep elevations, climate and risk of landslides caused by earthquakes, soft ground and heavy rain. This has resulted in an extremely high population density in the habitable zones that are mainly located in coastal areas. Japan is one of the most densely populated countries in the world."

Japan is the most densely populated countries in the world

" The High speed Shinkansen or Bullet trains are a common form of transportation in Japan. Some 250 high-speed Shinkansen trains connect major cities. Japanese trains are known for their punctuality."

Shinkansen or Bullet trains in Japan

" Origami is the ancient Japanese art of paper folding.Origami comes from the Japanese words for folding, ori, and the Japanese word for paper, kami. "

Origami - Japanese Paper Art

" Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo is the world's largest wholesale fish markets. Tsukiji ranks at the top in every measurable category. It handles more than 400 different types of seafood, from penny-per-piece sardines to golden brown dried sea slug caviar. It imports from 60 countries on six continents. "

Japan Travel Guide Book  

Mt.Fuji, JapanYokoso - Welcome
to Japan

Japan is situated in northeastern Asia between the North Pacific and the Sea of Japan. The area of Japan is 377,873 square kilometers, Japan consists of four major islands, surrounded by more than 4,000 smaller islands. The Four major Islands are

  • Hokkaido(northern island) 83,0002Kms
  • Honshu (main island) 231,0002Kms
  • Shikoku (smallest island) 19,0002Kms
  • Kyushu (southern island) 42,0002Kms

Factoid: "Mt. Fuji or Fujiyama is the highest mountain (3,776m or 12,285ft) in Japan and is world-famous for its superb conical form. Mt. Fuji, the tallest mountain in Japan, is an active volcano. The volcano rises about 3,500 m above the surrounding plain. Fuji has erupted at least 16 times since 781 AD." Read More Facts about Singapore

Japan a place like no other on earth - where past lives on even as future arrives ahead of schedule - where you can have an adventure that's a relaxing as it is exotic.


Nara Park in Autumn, Tokyo- Japan


Fact File - Japan


Conventional long form: none
Conventional short form: Japan
Local long form: Nihon-koku/Nippon-koku
Local short form: Nihon/Nippon




Strategic location in northeast Asia


Eastern Asia, island chain between the North Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Japan, east of the Korean Peninsula

Map References: 



Total: 377,835 sq km
Land: 374,744 sq km Water: 3,091 sq km
Note: Includes Bonin Islands (Ogasawara-gunto), Daito-shoto, Minami-jima, Okino-tori-shima, Ryukyu Islands (Nansei-shoto), and Volcano Islands (Kazan-retto) 


660 B.C. (traditional date of the founding of the nation by Emperor JIMMU; first recognized by Emperor Meiji in 1873)

Flag description: Japan Flag

White with a large red disk (representing the sun without rays) in the center

Ethnic groups:

Japanese 98.5%, Koreans 0.5%, Chinese 0.4%, other 0.6% 




Shintoism 83.9%, Buddhism 71.4%, Christianity 2%, other 7.8%


Varies from tropical in south to cool temperate in north


Mostly rugged and mountainous 


Japanese YEN  Click here to find out Current Exchange Rate

There is no limit on the amount of any currency that may be brought into or taken out of Japan. However, if you transport (any currencies, checks, securities or other monies) exceeding 1,000,000 yen worth in Japanese currency into or out of the country then you must complete a customs declaration.


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 The voltage used throughout Japan is uniformly 100 volts, A.C. There are two kinds of frequencies in use; 50 Hertz in eastern Japan and 60 Hertz in western Japan (including Nagoya, Kyoto and Osaka).

There are no columnar-shaped plugs or 3-pin plugs used in Japan but 2-flat-pin plugs are used instead. It is therefore advised to purchase a plug adapter beforehand.

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Best time to visit Japan

Much of a Japan lies within the temperate zone and enjoys four distinct seasons. But travel to the right altitude and latitude and you can find the feeling of winter and summer at almost anytime of year. Spring and fall, meanwhile, are seasons to savor as they sweep across the main islands bringing fleeting delights like cherry blossoms and brilliant autumnal foliage.

Visitors to Japan should be aware of the peak times of the year for booking travel and accommodation reservations, which are: (1) Yearend and during New Year holidays � December 27 to January 4 and adjacent weekends; (2) "Golden Week" holiday season � April 29 to May 5 and adjacent weekends; and (3) "Bon" festival season � the week centering on August 15.

Winter (December - February): The temperature rarely drops below 0�C in the plains along the Pacific coast during wintertime. It is also quite dry and very often sunny.  Clothing: overcoats, sweaters, etc.

Spring (March - May): The plum blossom is a good sign that the cold winter will soon end and spring is just around the corner, followed by the cherry blossom at its best in the Tokyo area between the end of March and the beginning of April to bring this beautiful season to a climax. Splendid views of mountains, fields and gardens all blanketed in gentle pink abound in this season. Clothing: light jackets, light sweaters and other similar kinds of tops.

Summer (June - August): The Japanese summer begins in June with a three to four week rainy season. It becomes seriously hot and humid from July onwards. Clothing: light clothes (cardigans and other similar kinds are handy, since indoors are mostly air-conditioned.)

Autumn (September - November): Autumn always brings such freshness with a light breeze and cool temperature after the hot and humid summer. All forests are dyed in glorious autumn colors. Chrysanthemums create beautiful displays with their abundance of flowers to enchant visitors to parks and gardens. Autumn is also the season for many exhibitions, music concerts and sports tournaments in Japan. Clothing: light jackets, light sweaters and other similar kinds of tops.

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What to Pack

Are you visiting Japan for just a short time? Here�s a quick list of things that we think are important to bring to make your stay less worrisome and more enjoyable.

  • It is good to carry some Japanese yen in cash while you are in Japan.

  • Good pair of sunglasses with an ultra-high UV rating

  • Carry body moisturizer/hand foot moisturizing cream. Most hotels in Japan provide shampoo, conditioner and body soap but no moisturizer. Dry skin was the major problem we encountered due to heat being turned up indoors, lot of walking, and use of onsets.

  • Japanese custom to take off your shoes indoors, you might have to take off your shoes often in Japan. Bringing a pair of shoes that you can slip off and on easily might be convenient.

  • 2-flat-pin plugs

  • Dictionary (Japanese Conversation book) / Guidebook

  • Over the counter allergy meds - Seasonal allergies? Allergic to dust, or anything else? You should bring some OTC Medicines. OTC medicines in Japan are expensive and cause drowsiness.

  • Credit Card (Visa, American Express, MasterCard are accepted)

Singapore Travel Tips " If you are planning on traveling to the orient, one fact about Japan that you should know is that you must have local currency (yen) on hand before you leave the airport. Taxi, buses and other transportation services do not accept debit or credit cards or any other currency except the yen. "

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Health Care

Tap water is safe to drink anywhere in Japan. Mineral water including major imported brands can be easily obtained from super markets, convenience stores and other similar places.

Medical systems and facilities in Japan are well established so that you can expect to receive a high standard medical treatment, should you have a problem with your health during your stay.

There are no inoculations required for entering Japan from anywhere around the world.

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Shopping in Japan

In a country that manufactures a large percentage of the entire world's consumer goods, and that structures its entire national existence around the marketplace, it is no surprise that shopping takes up a good proportion of most visitors' time.
look upon a visit to big department stores in the major cities as recreation. The stores encourage this by offering child-care service, giving away free food samples in their grocery markets and delicatessens, holding art shows and demonstrating native and foreign crafts.

Among the valued items sought as souvenirs are digital cameras, DVD players, portable MD players, watches, kimonos, pearls, ceramics, bamboo ware, woodblock prints and curios. All of which are available in specialty shops or department stores.

Shopping hours: Shops and other sales outlets in Japan are generally open on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays as well as weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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Entry Formalities and Japan Visa:

A "Temporary Visitor's Visa" is usually required as permission to stay in Japan for a period of up to 90 days for non-remunerative activities such as sightseeing, participating in amateur sports, visiting relatives, taking inspection tours, participating in lectures or research, attending conferences, making business contacts or other similar activities.

Needless to say, the "Temporary Visitor's Visa" cannot be used for any remunerative purposes, which involve profit making or payment acceptance within Japan by the visitor.

To apply for a visa, the applicant must apply in person to a Japanese Embassy or a consulate, usually in his or her home country. The following documents must be submitted whatever the purpose of visit you are going to make:

  • Valid passport;

  • Two 45mm x 45mm passport-type photos taken within the previous six months (stateless persons must submit three photos)

  • Two official visa application forms

  • Documents certifying the purpose of the visit.

  • A ticket for boarding an airplane or a vessel to leave Japan, or a written guarantee issued by a transport company.

  • Documents certifying that the person concerned can defray all expenses incurred during the stay in Japan.

As the type of documents required for the application may differ according to the purpose of your visit, the applicant is advised to check with the Japanese Embassy or consulate beforehand.

Visa fees: The Tourist Visa fee is 3000 YEN for Single Entry and 6000 YEN for Multiple Entry which is subject to revise.

"Note: The Tourist Visa is usually valid for a period not exceeding 15 - 90 days and is granted on either single or multiple entry basis."

Time required to issue Japan Visa: From 4 working days to 2 weeks. It is advisable to allow plenty of time.

"WARNING: Visitors are also reminded that it is a punishable offence to overstay in Japan beyond the number of days given."

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