The total land area of Japan is approximately 378,000 square kilometers,that is about one twenty-fifth of that the United States or China.It is much smaller than the state of California and about the same size as Germany or Vietnam.


Japan is an archipelago stretching a total of 3,500 kilometers from northeast to southwest.Tokyo,located nearly in the middle of the archipelago,lies at 140 degrees east longitude and 36 degrees north latitude.The latitude of Tokyo is about the same as that of North Carolina in the United States,that of Tsingtao in China,and that of the south of Italy.London is located further north than the northern end of Japan.

Japan is an arc-shaped archipelago consisting of four main islands,Hokkaido,Honshu,Shikoku,and there are,in total,more than 6,000 islands.Nearly 70 %of the land in Japan is mountains and forests,and flat areas are limited.About 12.2 % of the land is used for agriculture and only 4% of it is for residential use.Although Japan is known as one of the most industrialized nations in the world,the land used for industrial purposes is a mere 0.4%.

The highest mountains in Japan is undoubtedly the famous Mt.Fuji,at 3,776 meters in height.The longest river in Japan is the Shinano,which is 367 kilometers in length.By comparison,Mt.Everest,the highest mountain in the world,is 8,848 meters in height and the Amazon,the longest river in the world,is 6,520 kilometers long.

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  1. I have always loved Japan , well I have spent my whole teenage watching Anime .
    Your posts are very informative, so much I didn’t know about Japan.

  2. Thank you for finding and liking my blog. I love in North Carolina. I didn’t realize NC and Japan were located along the same latitude, so I learned something. I look forward to following your blog and learning more about your beautiful country.

  3. I would love to have your tips and comments on Japanese culture for when I visit. It would help me immensely. Thank you and sending love to you ❤️

  4. Thank you for your comment:)
    You’re more than welcome.
    I’ll give you lots of tips to enjoy Japanese culture when you come to Japan

  5. I have met many Japanese students who haves in my home as they Where students in Canada. I have wonderful memories of those young men and women. They were always polite and respectful. Some of them I stayed in contact with for 20 years or more until they were married and had children. It is a pleasure to visit your blog. Thank you, David


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