It is an original and unique country in the east of the world, which is why it is called the Land of the Rising Sun. The Japanese themselves call their country in everyday communication Nihon, Nippon at business communication and in formal Japanese Japan sounds like Nippon Koku.
Japan - is one of the most mountainous countries in the world, as ¾ of its territory is covered by peaks and ridges. The country is located on an archipelago of over 6,800 islands, the largest of which - are Honshu, Kyushu, Hokkaido and Shikoku.
Japan attracts many tourists who want to experience the unique Japanese culture, experience the atmosphere of wonderful traditions, walk along the paths of medieval samurai.
Such national characteristics of the Japanese people as education and a deep respect for their own traditions, distinguish the Japanese from any other nation. To this beautiful and unforgettable country of the East you can only go for special impressions.
Largest cities: Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka, Sapporo.
Official language: Japanese
Area: 377,944 sq km
Population: 127,103,388 people.
Currency: Japanese Yen
LEISURE AND ENTERTAINMENT, PLACES OF INTEREST
You can visit Japan at any time of year. Summer trip to Japan can be combined with the treatment in spa resorts, in the autumn - you can contemplate the purple paint maple forests, in the winter - it is ski resorts in Nagano, and the spring - is the most popular time for visiting Japan during the cherry blossom, leaving indifferent not a single person.
A small tour of the sights of Japan can be traced back to the island of Honshu, where is the capital of Japan, Tokyo. You can trace the past and present of Japan, starting with a visit to the Palace Square, of the Imperial Palace, as the primary and official residence of the Japanese emperor, then go to "Shtamachi", the old part of Tokyo, where there is a spirit and luxury of the Edo period, finalizing the traditional Japanese culture, which occurred in the XVII-XIX century. Further, to get into the country's present, you need to go to a modern artificial island of Odaiba. On the island of Honshu, Nagano Prefecture, you can see the beautiful mountain scenery and visit the Park of "snow monkeys", where Japanese wild macaques enjoy the hot springs in the wilderness. And on one of the oldest hot springs resort "Sibu", where at a short distance from each other are geothermal baths, called onsen, enjoy a stroll barefoot on the asphalt, which is heated by underground waters (up to 15 degrees).
The national cuisine - is one of the important points of acquaintance with any country, and when getting acquainted with Japan it is especially important. The ritual of the tea ceremony will leave in memory a special attitude to the Japanese tea drinking that occurs in contemplation and harmony, away from the hustle and worries.
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