In this blog, I will be sharing interesting and exciting facts about Japan’s interesting geography and culture. There’s so much to learn about Japan!

Japan’s Geography

Japan’s geography is very interesting, with more than 6,000 islands, the 4 islands Honshu, Kyushu, Shikoku, and Hokkaido make up 97% of Japan’s land. Japan is 69% covered in forests, there are signs that warn people about black bears. There’s about 110 active volcanoes in Japan with 47 that could erupt any moment! They can erupt any moment because of the 1,500+ earthquakes that happen every year. In the Shinto religion, they believe everything in nature is possessed by spirits. Japan has dunes! Or a dune, the one and only dune in Japan is the Tottori Sand Dunes, its 9 miles long and 1.5 miles wide. There isn’t much land for farming in Japan, with only 12.7% of land is okay for farming. Most of that land are on coasts or rivers between mountains

Japan’s Culture

In 1636-1853, Japan closed its borders due to their culture being influenced by Japan only. They had a law where if you used European items you would be imprisoned. When the law was removed, they instead let western cultures affect their art, lifestyle, and food.


Japan is a very beautiful place but there are disasters that can happen like the 1,500 earthquakes every year that can cause tsunamis, and 110 active volcanoes. Their religion was affected by western culture bringing many benefits to their people. I hope you learned interesting facts and enjoyed this blog!


  1. You may have already said this but I did not see it, but do the people in Japan still believe everything in nature is possessed by spirits?


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