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Japan is an island nation located in the Pacific Ocean. It is one of most popular and exotic destinations in Asia. Japan is a wonderful blend of old world and new. The countryside is dotted with rugged mountain chains, active volcanoes, dense forests and lush paddy fields, while the cities boast of skyscrapers, bullet trains and cutting edge technology. Adventurers have the options of hiking up Mount Fuji, skiing at Hokkaido or rafting in some very scenic locations. Culture enthusiasts can take part in a traditional tea ceremony or visit beautiful temples. Food lovers can get adventurous and try something new; not just sushi when in Japan. You must try at least one of the many hot springs that are found in varied locations - by the ocean, on top of a mountain and in the middle of a lush forest!
 
Japanese is the national language of Japan. Many people in tourist areas understand English. The currency of Japan is Yen. ATMs are available throughout Japan. US Dollars can easily be converted. Cards are accepted only in some hotels and restaurants. Carrying cash is the best option. The best time to visit is between March to May and September to November.