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Japan Vacations and Tourism Guide

Japan Tourism and Travel: online guide for vacations to Japan

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3/7/2010
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Surface:The total land area of Japan is around 377, 835 sq km.

Population:  The population of Japan is around 128 million.

System of government: Japan is a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary government.

Capital: Tokyo, with a population of more than 8 million inhabitants, is the capital of Japan.

Religion: Shinto and Buddhism.

Official Language: The official language is Japanese.

Government: Japan is a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary government.

Climate: Japan experiences a temperate climate.

Units of measure and electricity: Japan follows the metric system of measurement, with the traditional system still in use in some parts of the country. The official electricity unit is 100V, with 50 Hz in east Japan and 60 Hz in west Japan.

Time Zone: The Japanese standard time is GMT + 9.

Currency: Yen (1 € = 163.246 JPY).

Travel documents required: Nationals of 62 countries (list available at the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Website) enjoy a waiver of visa requirements for a stipulated time of stay. Nationals of other countries require a visa for travel.


Raye Smith Yesterday at 22:15
Hakone 9
The Resporia Hotel in Hakone, Japan is located in the mountains approximately 250 kilometers outside of Tokyo. It requires a trip by the Shinkansen, a train, bus and a cable car. But, if you want to immerse yourself into the culture. Japanese is the language spoken with very limited English. There you will enjoy challenging trail (?) hikes (or not), see the majestic Mt. Fuji and the surrounding fumaroles, Lake Ashi, and even enjoy a day at the Open Air Museum this is a place to begin and end your day's adventures. Once you arrive at the Resporia, you change from your street clothes into the hotel's provided kimonos that you wear during the duration of your indoor stay. A new kimono and obi are provided daily. Since the hotel is built over natural hot springs, you can relax and pamper...

Rae Smith 11/29/2012 At 00:48
Hakone 10
I thoroughly enjoyed Hakone and my husband and I intend on going back. We are from a mountainous area in the U.S. so Hakone was an additional treat to our tour of Japan. If you like the outdoors then this is the place. One day, we took a trail from the top of the cable car & hiked approximately 6 kilo. over to the fumaroles and visitors center/rope cars. An exhilarating hike over rough terrain all up hill for 3 hours. However, it is worth well worth the effort. Before you descend into Owakudani, there through the trees, you see Mt. Fuji large and beautiful! Do take the rope car. Do take the Lake Ashi tour. See the world renown shrine Hakone-Jinja Shrine. Spend another day at the Open Air Museum. It is a must! While there, if you tire and your feet need a bit of pampering, there is a...

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