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Compare all the major car hire brands including Avis, Hertz, Europcar, Sixt and Alamo and find the best prices for car hire in Japan. Car rental in Japan includes Theft Waiver (TW), Third Party Liability Insurance and Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) as well as unlimited mileage when you hire with us.

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Japan guide

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Introduction
Japan is a chain of islands in East Asia. This country is located in the Pacific Ocean, to the east of North Korea, South Korea, China, and Russia. The “Land of the Rising Sun” consists of a total of 6,852 islands, together known as the Japanese Archipelago. The four largest are known as Shikoku, Syushu, Hokkaido, and Honshu, and together comprise more than 95% of Japan's land mass. Altogether, Japan covers 377,915 square kilometers, an area slightly smaller than the state of California.

Population and language
Japan is one of the world's most densely populated countries in the world. Most of the population is located in cities in the coastal areas of Honshu. With more than 127 million inhabitants, Japan is home to the world's tenth-largest population. Tokyo, the capital, is the largest metropolitan area in the world, with more than 30 million residents.

The population consists of 98.5% ethnic Japanese. More than 99% speak Japanese as their first language. Karaoke was invented here, and can be found in virtually every city throughout the country. Japan has two dominant religions, Shinto and Buddhism, with most Japanese people affiliating with one or both. The country has the longest life expectancy of any country in the world, currently 83.5 years.

Major cities and tourist destinations
The largest city, Tokyo, is home to more than 30 million people. This modern metropolis is the country's main financial center. Other large cities include Yokohama, Osaka, and Nagoya, all of which have more than 2 million residents.

Popular tourist destinations include Hiroshima and Nagasaki, both badly damaged by atomic bombs at the conclusion of World War II. Historic cities in Japan include Kyoto, Kanzawa, and Nara. Each are home to Buddhist temples, gardens, historic buildings, and other attractions. Sapporo is famous for its snow festival, while Sendai is known as the “city of forests.” Mount Fuji, a snow-topped volcano, is the highest point in Japan. The country has sixteen sites on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Climate
The islands of Japan are within a volcanic zone of the Pacific Ring of Fire, and there are more than 100 active volcanoes within the country. Destructive earthquakes, frequently causing a tsunami, occur several times each century. The terrain tends to be mountainous and rugged.

The climate is tropical in the southern islands, and cool temperate to the north. Travelers tend to prefer visiting Japan in the Spring or Fall. In March or April, the famous cherry blossom festivals draw many tourists to the country. Summer tend to be uncomfortably hot and humid. Winter tends to be  overly cold, particularly as many Japanese buildings lack central heating. Overall, the average winter temperature is 5.1 °C (41.2 °F) and the average summer temperature is 25.2 °C (77.4 °F).

Economy
Japan is a major economic power, with the world's third-largest GDP, currently estimated to be $5.8 trillion USD. The country's currency is the Yen (¥). Some of the largest corporations in Japan include Toyota, Honda, Nintendo, Canon, Sony, Panasonic, Toshiba, and Sharp. Japan is a leading nation for scientific research, especially in the realm of technology, machinery, and biomedical research.

Transportation
Most international flights depart from either Narita Airport (NRT) near Tokyo or Kansai Airport (KIX) near Osaka. Other international airports include Chubu International Airport (NGO) and Haneda Airport (HND). The country has 1.2 million kilometers of paved roadways, including an extensive network of toll highways. High-speed trains also cover the majority of the country. Although public transportation is excellent within the larger cities, many rural areas can only really be explored with your own transport; car hire makes an excellent option for traveling Japan's countryside.

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