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Japan Vacation

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

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.

Japan Travel Destinations

Koyasan World Heritage Site

Koyasan has a long history having been opened as a place of secret training in Shingon Buddhism. The pilgrimage routes that connect Kongobuji Temple and Okunoin have been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and are also famous as a wonderful place for autumn foliage viewing. You will be able to stay in an historic temple, and enjoy the daily ritual of a buddhist monk. Heading to Koyasan Ki...

72 Hours of Hiking and Biking the Best Temples and Shrines in Kyoto

Kyoto has long been the political and cultural capital of Japan. Many centuries here was the imperial court. Because of this, the city has become just as a religious capital, because the favor of the royal family guaranteed the temples prestige and income. As a result, today in the city, in addition to many other exciting attractions, there are more than 1,500 temples and sanctuaries. To visit all...