Japan (Jap. 日本 Nihon, Nippon)
The island state in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, to the east of the Sea of Japan, China, North and South Korea, Russia, and occupies the territory from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south. The amazing country full of his special oriental charm and hospitality. Japan have unique identity, inimitable sense of beauty and great respect for their own history.
Country of the Rising Sun, which gracefully combines tradition and modernity. In Japan ancient pagoda and spirits gates coexist with mirrored skyscrapers, pompous "fivestar" hotels with cozy ryokan, widely promoted spas - with national ofuro baths. In the north of the country - in Hokkaido and Japan Alps located excellent infrastructure for winter sports, and the south-east of Honshu, Kyushu and Okinawa features a renowned Japanese seaside resorts. Main types of tourism in the country - excursions and recreation, beach holidays, ski resorts.
The location, grounds and landscape
In the northern part of Honshu Island are three longitudinal chains of medium-mountains separated by valleys and hollows; the axial position occupies the Oh ridge, to the west of which there are ranges of Virgo and Echigo, east - ridges of Kitakami and Abukuma; central and western chains are topped by volcanoes. In the middle of the island crosses the fault zone - Fossa Magna (with length about 250 km), above which rises a number of volcanoes, including the highest one in Japan - Fuji (altitude of 3776 m), which is a symbol of the country. In the central part of Honshu island are located ridges Hida, Kiso, Akaishi Mountains (elevation 2900-3192 m), the tops of which have alpine terrain, and most of the year covered with snow. Total in Japan there are 16 peaks, the height of which exceeds three thousand mark.
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Tours in the direction of: Japan
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