Japan is a fascinating country.
The facts of Japan are interesting and often surprising.
It is the facts of Japan and its unique culture that make it so magical and mystical to non-Japanese.
Many of us are intrigued and beguiled by a way of life and a country so very different to our own.
Here are some interesting facts about Japan.
1. Geography of Japan
One of the interesting facts about Japan is that the country has significant forests and is mountainous, with arable land being only 11.6% of the total area.
More than 3,000 islands with a total area of 377,835 square kilometres are included in the Japanese Archipelago.
From the North to the South there are four primary islands;
Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu.
One of the interesting features of Japanese geography is that because of its position in relation to the Pacific Ring of Fire, the country possesses a variety of hydrothermal characteristics for example, geysers and hot springs.
It is also known for its earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and tsunamis.