Japan is one of the most unique destinations in the world and there are some things that you can see only here and nowhere else. Sometimes, it even feels like a whole different planet but Japan has its own charm and a lot of things to offer to tourists. In this section of our website, we’ll share some of our most helpful Japan travel tips that will help you travel Japan like a local.
Basic Information About Japan
Japan is home to 126 million people.Around 97% of the total population consists of ethnic Japanese . The main minority ethnic groups are Chinese, Korean and other.
The official language is Japanese.
Japan’s official currency is the Japanese Yen (currency code JPY). One Euro/USD is equal to roughly 118-108 JPY.
With a territory of 377,975 square kilometers, Japan is the 62nd largest country in the world. Japan is an archipelago and made up of four main islands and thousands of smaller ones. The terrains are mountainous and not enough fertile lands and because of the it the Japanese relied on the sea for many aspects of daily life. Trade with China and Korea became important to get the necessities.
Japan climate is mostly temperate but varies from North to South with four different seasons. Spring (March to May); summer (June to August) ; Autumn (September to November) ; and Winter (December to February). Each season has very different temperatures and climates.
Economy & Budget
Japan is a high income country and highly developed with free-market economy. Backpackers can survive with around $60-70 per day, while mid-range travelers spend between $100 and $120 per day on average.
Tokyo is the capital city of Japan with total population of 9 million.