Japan Travel Guides

日本国 is an East Asian archipelago consisting of 6,852 islands with a population of 127 million. Becoming the world’s third largest economy is remarkable given the country’s self-imposed isolation during the Edo period (1603 – 1868), the inflictions of two world wars (Taishō and Shōwa periods) and economic challenges. The largely Shinto nation is now a leader in so many areas with a culture shaped by tradition and innovation. Welcome to the “Land of the Rising Sun.”