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The country of Japan is really a group of about 6,000 islands. If you add up the land mass, you will find that it is slightly smaller than the land mass of California. The geography of Japan is mostly covered with forests and mountains which leave very little land for people to live, resulting in very populated cities. Tokyo, the capital city, is very modern and bustling with activity, so when you travel to Japan, be ready for lots of crowds. 
Japan's economy is one of the most successful ones in the world because of their many industrial, and technological advances. 
The landscape of Japan is absolutely beautiful. From Autumn maple leaves to perfectly manicured Japanese Gardens to iconic mountains there is lots of natural artistry mesmerize the visitors to this oriental paradise.
Top it all off with the Majestic Mount Fuji, the 12,385-foot-high mountain located on the island of Honshū, 62 miles southwest of Tokyo. Mount Fuji is a volcanic mountain that gives a very picturesque view from miles around, with its snowcapped top and its cone shape it is a must see for tourists.

*What is the climate like*
The climate of Japan is generally mild, but there are temperature extremes in opposing cities. The average temperature in the winter is 41 °F and the average summer temperature is 77 °F. There is a rainy season from May to July, and in late summer and early autumn, typhoons may cause heavy rain.  Japan can be prone to earthquakes, which cause tsunamis. In Japan you might also experience a volcanic eruption.

*What languages are spoken*
The national language in Japan is Japanese.

*What are the best attractions*
These are just a few of the spectacular attractions that await you in Japan: Mount Fuji, Izu Peninsula, Mount Kōya, Ritsurin Garden, Universal Studios Japan, The Hakone Open-Air Museum, Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Hamamatsu Air Park, and Uminonakamichi Seaside Park.

*What is the favorite food of the locals*
Some of the foods on the locals favorite list include green tea ice cream, Sushi, Edamame, Soba, Ramen, Tempura, Unagi (river eel), Matsusaka beef, and Shishito peppers.

*What currency do they use*
The currency used in Japan is the Japanese yen.