Japan is a name that always ignites curiosity in every traveler's soul. This island country is not only home to the largest city in the world- Tokyo, but also an amazing example of endless beauty. Visit Asia's favorite destination and explore spots such as charming Kyoto, cultural Nara, outstanding Mount Fuji, historic Hiroshima, and serene Hokkaido. Have a picnic surrounded by the Sakura bloom, take part in tea ceremonies, enjoy Geisha performances, stroll through temples, and rediscover zen in picture-perfect Japanese gardens.
USEFUL INFO. ABOUT JAPAN
OFFICIAL NAME: Republic of the Japan
FORM OF GOVERNMENT: Constitutional Monarchy
POPULATION: Over 126 million
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S): Filipino (based on Tagalog) and English
LANGUAGES SPOKEN: English, Russian, German, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Chinese, Dutch
CURRENCY: Japanese Yen
ETHINICITY: Japanese 98.1%, Chinese 0.5%, Korean 0.4%, other 1% (includes Filipino, Vietnamese, and Brazilian).
MAP REFERRED: ASIA
AREA: 377,975 km square
ELEVATION: 12,388 ft
NEIGHBOURING PLACES :South Korea, Russia, China
FAMOUS FOR:Osaka | Koyoto | Mt Fuji | Nara | Tokyo | Akihabara | Shibuya | Narita | Asakusa | Hokkaido | Fukuoka | Nagoya | Sakura bloom | Kanazawa | Odaiba | Himeji | Chiba | Harajuku | Narita Airport | Arashiyama Bamboo Forest | Tokyo Tower | Tokyo Skytree
NATIONAL SYMBOLS:Japan is one of the rarest countries with no national emblem. However, the quintessential Japan flag with a red circle against a white background was created in the Heian period. It symbolizes a protective rising sun that guards the nation
TIME ZONE: : UTC+09:00 (JST)
DRIVING SIDE: Left
AIRPORTS IN Japan Tokyo International Airport/Haneda (HND), Narita International Airport (NRT), Kansai International Airport (KIX), Chubu Centrair International Airport (NGO), Hiroshima Airport (HIJ), New Chitose Airport (CTS), Kumamoto Airport (KMJ), Sendai International Airport (SDJ)
Network / Connectivity
Internet availability and usage is widespread in Japan, over 90% of the population has access to the technology. Most hotels provide free Wi-Fi access, in addition to the local restaurants, cafes, bars, and general public spaces such as airports. High-speed and reliable, there might be a need to install an app such as Japan Connected-Free Wi-Fi, or FREE WI-FI PASSPORT (largest number of hotspots in Japan), or TRAVEL JAPAN Wi-Fi depending upon the connection.
Alternatives are renting a pocket Wi-Fi device that can be delivered to your hotel prior to your arrival. The price on average is about $15/day from service providers such as Air's or G-Call. Renting a SIM card for your smartphone is also an option, though the most expensive one to pursue. One GB of data can cost up to $25; the prepaid SIM for visitors is available from the Narita Terminal 1,2, Haneda, Niigata, Kansai, Chubu; Chitose (Hokkaido), Fukuoka, Naha, and Kagoshima airports.