Japan is a country in East Asia, located on four large islands (Kyushu, Shikoku, Honshu and Hokkaido), the Ryukyu Islands and more than 4 thousand small islands. It is washed by the Sea of Okhotsk, the Pacific Ocean, the East China Sea and the Sea of Japan.
The country’s relief is mostly mountainous, quite dissected. Numerous active and extinct volcanoes, including the highest point of Japan – Fuji volcano (3,776 m). The coastline is riddled with numerous bays and bays. Frequent earthquakes.
Japan Weather: [simple-weather location=”Tokyo, Japan” days=”2″]
Height above sea level and the length of the archipelago play an important role in shaping the climate of Japan. Most of the country is located in a temperate climate zone with clearly defined seasons. At the same time, there is a huge difference between the climate of the northern part of Hokkaido with its short summer and prolonged snowy winter and southern islands, such as Okinawa, which characterizes the tropical climate.
In the winter months (December-February), cold, dry air masses from Siberia are encountered with a warm moist air of the Pacific Ocean. As a result, on the part of the country facing the Sea of Japan, snowfalls begin. And the air temperature in cities located on the side of the Pacific Ocean falls below 0C.
In the summer months (June-August) warm, moist air currents from the Pacific come to the islands, which bring with them high temperatures. The end of spring – the beginning of summer – the time of a short rainy season, it usually lasts only a few weeks. August, September and October are the months of typhoons.