Japan is one of the world’s top tourist destinations. It consists of four major islands and thousands of minor ones with an approximate land total land area of 378,000 square kilometers. It is regarded as one of the world’s most advanced industrialized nations.

Mount Fujisan beautiful landscapes on sunrise - Japan
Mount Fujisan beautiful landscapes on sunrise | Bigstock Photos

Some of the most popular travel destinations in Japan are Tokyo, Osaka, Sapporo, Kyoto, and Nagoya.

Key Facts About Japan

Location Located in Eastern Asia, island chain between the North Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Japan, east of the Korean Peninsula
CurrencyJapanese Yen
Currency Conversion1JPY = 0.0092USD
ClimateThe climate in Japan varies from tropical in the south to cool and temperate in the north.
Population126.7 Million (2017 est.)
ReligionMostly Shinto and Buddhism
LanguageNihongo is the National Language

Top Tourist Attractions in Japan

  • Mount Fuji
  • Kinkaku-ji Temple
  • Arashiyama
  • Kiyomizu-dera
  • Fushimi Inari Taisha
  • Tokyo Skytree
  • Sensō-ji Temple
  • Osaka Castle
  • Tokyo Tower
  • Meiji Jingu
  • Imperial Palace
  • Tokyo Disneyland
  • Universal Studios Japan
  • Lake Kawaguchi
  • Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
  • Nijō Castle
  • Nara Park
  • Dōtonbori
  • Gion
  • Ueno Park

Check out our list of the 7 Most Beautiful Places in Japan!