10 Fun Facts about Japan

10 fun facts about japan
10 Fun Facts about Japan

A country that is well known for their punctuality and beauty let us get to know the Land of the Rising
Sun even more. Here is 10 Fun Facts about JAPAN (日本)

1 – Japan or “Nihon/Nippon” in the Japanese language means “Land of the Rising Sun”. It is said before
that Japan was the first country to see the Sun rise from the east during daytime.

2 – This beautiful country is surrounded by these two bodies of water which are the: Sea of Japan to its
East and the Pacific Ocean to its West.

3 – It is said that the Japanese has the longest life expectancy around the world. With the average age of
44.6 and the life expectancy of 86.2 with the average age of male which is 81 years old and women with
88 years old and they are to believe to be 4 years longer than the Americans.

4 – It contains more than 6,000 islands. Tokyo is the capital being the largest city which is one of Japan’s
forty-seven prefectures. Tokyo-Yokohama area is the largest metropolitan region in the world. Next to
Tokyo are these other prefectures Osaka, Nagoya and Sapporo to name a few.

5 – The very famous Mt. Fuji (富士山) being the highest point, is one of Japan’s “Three Holy Mountains”.
It is believed that the spiritual force that flows through the mountains and their rivers, from the peaks to
the foothills, gives life to the land. The two other mountains of Japan are Mt. Tate 立山 and Mt. Haku 白
山 to compose the trio.

6 – Japan is a place that is rich with culture and tradition. From practicing Shintoism and Buddhism, their
theatrical art “Kabuki” to their tea ceremonies.

7 – The Japanese avoid the number four since it sounds as the word death in Japanese.

8 – This country has the lowest homicide but is the home of the most spooky “suicide forest” or named
as the “Aokigahara Forest (青木ヶ原)”. Second most popular place for suicide next to the San
Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge.

9 – Shinjuku Station (新宿駅) is Tokyo’s main train station. It is said to be the busiest in the world with
over 2 Million people passing through it every day.

10 – Japan’s train is the most punctual being said that its verge delay is just 18 sec.
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