An island country

Japan is an island country in East Asia. The Japanese Archipelago, stretching 3,000 kilometers from north to south, is made up of 4 large islands below (that make up about 97% of Japan’s land area) and about 6,000 smaller islands. Tokyo, which is a capital of Japan, locates in the center of Honshu island.🗼

Japan islands

These islands are surrounded by multiple oceans; the Pacific ocean, the Sea of Japan, the East China Sea and the Sea of Okhotsk. 🐳 The northern reaches of Japan are just east of the Russian mainland. The palm-studded tropical islands in the south of Japan are at nearly the same latitude as Hawaii.


Since Japan is an island country, earthquakes🌊 and volcanic eruptions🌋 are unfortunately common for Japanese. You may know the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011 that was a magnitude 9.0 and caused around 16,000 deaths…

Mt. Fuji, which is the highest mountain in Japan at 3,776m, is also an active stratovolcano, although the last eruption was in 1706. It was added to the World Heritage List as a cultural site in 2013, and nowadays it’s famous for climbers in summer.👣🍃


The next article tells you climate and 4 seasons in Japan, which may be a concerned topic for tourists☀️


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