General Information

Type: Sovereign Nation (1947 – Current Constitution)
Region: Asia
Official Languages: Japanese
Population: 127 million (2016)
Capital: Tokyo
Currency: Japanese Yen


Cultures: Japanese, Ryukyu, Ainu
Food: A Short Guide to Food in Japan
Guide to Visiting Japan Respectfully: Do’s and Don’ts for Travelers to Japan


Highpoint: Mt. Fuji (See our Quick Guide to Hiking Mt. Fuji)
UNESCO World Heritage Sites: 21 Sites
National Parks: 30 (Japanese National Parks Have It All!)


Whirlwind Tour of Japan (Part 1) (Part 2)

Where We Have Been

More Information

Did you know that we were scammed while in Japan? It’s rare, but it can happen. Learn how to avoid it! How to Avoid Scam Restaurants in Tokyo.

Our collaboration post, Blogger’s Favorite Spots in Japan, will give you some information about places we haven’t been, but which are absolutely stunning and might need a place on your itinerary.

For even more information on visiting Japan, visit our Pinterest Board Experience Japan.