Location: Japan

Japan lies off the eastern coast of the Asian continent and stretches from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and the Philippine Sea in the south.

It is a place where ancient traditions are fused with modern life. On the surface Japan appears exceedingly modern, but travelling around it offers numerous opportunities to connect with the country’s traditional culture.

Wherever you are in Japan you’re never far from a great meal and Japanese cuisine has great regional variations.

The climate of Japan is predominantly temperate, but varies greatly from north to south.

The average winter temperature in Japan is 5.1 °C and the average summer temperature is 25.2 °C. The main rainy season begins in early May in Okinawa, and the rain front gradually moves north until reaching Hokkaido in late July. In most of Honshu, the rainy season begins before the middle of June and lasts about six weeks. In late summer and early autumn, typhoons often bring heavy rain

The Japanese school system primarily consists of six-year elementary schools, three-year junior high schools and three-year high schools, followed by two-or-three-year junior colleges or a four-year college. Compulsory education lasts for 9 years through elementary and junior high school.

From futuristic skyscrapers to tranquil bamboo forests and neon arcades to serene temples. The food is incredible, the people are polite, and it has one of the most efficient public transport systems in the world. Japan has so much to offer!

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