UniEel Experiencing: Japan

Japan is a country located in Asia. The nation is well-known for a variety of areas, such as its large cities, mountains, picturesque national parks and its profound contribution in technology to the contemporary world. Japan is essentially a collection of large islands, and doesn’t share any physical borders. Maritime borders are present with a host of countries such as China, Taiwan, Russia and the Philippines. Japan’s climate ranges from vicinity-to-vicinity of the country. Shinto forms the main religion in Japan.  The population of the nation is approximately 126,672,000. There is a lot to see and do in this country. Overall, Japan is a nation well worth visiting, helping to form this edition of ‘UniEel Experiencing’.

 

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QUICK FACTS

Nation: Japan
Continent: Asia
Capital: Tokyo
Land Mass: 149,500 square miles
Population: 127,000,000
Religion: Shinto
Language: Japanese
Currency: Japanese Yen

 

Japan has an interesting history. Evidence suggests Japan has been inhabited since 30,000 BC. The Japanese Empire was strengthened in the late 1800s to early 1900s, courtesy of various military victories, and as a result of World War I. Japan entered World War II in 1941, but surrendered in 1945, thus ending the second world war. The war had a lasting effect on Japan, with the empire effectively gone, and several locations e.g. Hiroshima were in need of a rebuild. In more recent times, Japan has thrived. The nation is one of the technology superpowers of the world, and features one of the most powerful economies in the world. Nintendo and Sony are just two of the brands built in Japan. The nation attracts several tourists each year.

 

Things to Do and See:
Japan features many attractive landmarks, including no fewer than 20 UNESCO World Heritage sites. One of these – Mount Koya, features stunning views! Tokyo hosts the tallest tower in the world – the Tokyo Sky Tree, which is very popular with tourists. Mount Fuji is an iconic landmark in Japan, with the site well-known worldwide. Universal Studios Japan features an enjoyable amusement park, while Kinkaku-ji temple is well worth visiting. The capital Tokyo is a stunning city that features several attractive sights. There is certainly no shortage of things to do! Japan welcomes tourists, and there are several tours/guides available for anyone visiting.

 

Japan is a beautiful location to visit. Japan certainly is an interesting country, as shown in this article. This short guide should provide you with key information regarding Japan, complete with ideas of things to do. Look out for more countries being analysed in our ‘Experiencing’ series. For more information on Japan, consult the UK’s Travel Advice for Japan at this link. Happy travelling!

 

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