Japan is a fascinating country in East Asia where you can experience the fusion of modern and traditional. While technology makes people’s lives easier and more efficient, the country’s history and traditions are still being respected. Japan is a charming country full of contrasts – crowded cities, pop culture and theme parks coexisting with traditional art, castles, shrines and temples. If you add typical gardens, hot springs (onsens), mountains, beaches, delicious cuisine and welcoming people – what else could you wish for?
It is not a cheap country to travel to but you can keep your holiday costs down by planning ahead. However, in the end you will find out that the trip was worth every penny because Japan will intrigue you and you will have the time of your life.
Population: 127.3 million
Area: 377,900 km2
Currency: Japanese yen (JPY)
Electricity: Plug type A, B (two or three flat pins), voltage 100V/50 or 60 Hz
Driving: On the left-hand side of the road
Time: Japan Standard Time (UTC +09:00), Summer (Daylight Saving) Time is not observed in Japan