Japan is an island nation in East Asia, located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, the East China Sea, China, Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the southwest. The kanji that make up Japan's name mean "sun origin", and it is often called the "Land of the Rising Sun".

Japan is a stratovolcanic archipelago of 6,852 islands. The four largest are Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu and Shikoku, which make up about ninety-seven percent of Japan's land area. The country is divided into 47 prefectures in eight regions. The population of 127 million is the world's tenth largest. Japanese people make up 98.5% of Japan's total population. Approximately 9.1 million people live in the core city of Tokyo, the capital of Japan.

Visa: HKSAR and BNO Passport holders enjoy 90 days visa-free access
Time Differences: GMT +9 (Japan is 1 hour ahead of Hong Kong)
Language: Japanese
Currency: ¥ (JPY)
Voltage: 100 volts, two-flat-pin
Weather: The best times to visit Japan are from March to May and from September to November.
Spring and autumn are uniformly pleasant
Summer is rainy and refreshing
Winter is parched and chilly
Typhoon season usually comes from July to October.


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