Japan is written as 日本, with two spellingsにほん and Nihon or Nippon, which literally means "the origin of the sun". Japan is an East Asian country, covering an area of 378,000 square kilometers, and composed of four large islands and thousands of islands. It is one of the most power countries in economy in Asian, close to North Korean, South Korean and China, and the east of Russia. It has 47 administration units, with Tokyo as its capital, Kyoto, Osaka, Yokohama as its large cities.
Japan is an island country in the northwest Pacific Ocean, lies off the eastern coast of the Asian mainland, and stretches from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and China in the southwest. It has 6,852 islands in total, extending along the Pacific coast of East Asia. The main islands, from north to south, are Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu, which form the Japanese archipelago.
The country situates between latitudes 24° and 46°N, and longitudes 122° and 146°E, and spans subtropics and temperate zone. Japan’s climate varies hugely from north to south. Japanese geographical features divide it into six principal climatic zones: Hokkaido, Sea of Japan, Central Highland, Seto Inland Sea, Pacific Ocean, and Ryukyu Islands. In the south, Okinawa has a subtropical climate with a long humid summer, and short winter. In the north Hokkaido, has a humid continental climate with long, cold winters and very warm to cool summers. In most places, the summer is rainy and hot, while the winter is cold. The average temperature in winter is 5.1 °C (41.2 °F) and the average temperature in summer is 25.2 °C (77.4 °F) in Japan. Japan is abundant with rainfall, with its rainy season beginning in early May and ending in September, which is due to its island geographic position and typhoons. The rainy season is affected by geographic location, and it begins later gradually from the south to the north.
Japan has four seasons with various breathe-taking scenes. In Japan, Spring is one of the beautiful times to visit Japan. Sakura is the highlight of spring scenes, which flowers from March to May. Japan is a country planted with enormous cherry trees, and its residents are extremely fond of it. During spring time, attractions like parks and temples are brighten by sakura and people usually have a picnic in a park or have a sakura-enjoying activity. Summer is a season featured with festivals and fireworks. Obon Festival is one of the biggest and most important festival in Japan, and it will hold various celebration activities. At that time, there will be gorgeous fireworks in the whole country. Autumn is a season of beautiful autumn color. The beautiful scenes are featured with distinct and bright colors which contrast between red, orange, yellow leaves and temples, shrines, castle. Winter is a season of clean snow and beautiful snow scenes. Enjoying the snow scene in the north of Japan and climbing the snowy Mount Fuji are unforgettable trips.
Japan has enormous tourism resources, attracting tens of millions tourists from abroad. Historical and cultural sites, natural scenic spots, delicious food and interesting activities are on its tourism card, introduced to the world. Japan has 20 World Heritage Sites, including Himeji Castle, Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto and Nara. Popular tourist destinations include Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara Osaka, Okinawa, Hokkaido, and famous attractions include, Mount Fuji, and ski resorts such as Niseko in Hokkaido. Interesting activities like taking a bath in a hot spring, having a sauna, enjoying sakura.
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