The flourishing wilderness of Japan has massively influenced its history, culture, and customs. The abundance of rolling mountains has cultivated a strong hiking scene across the archipelago. Japan is made up of stratovolcanic islands that stretches over 3,000 kilometers, offering breathtaking alpine scenery. Visit during the warmer months between May and October for ideal hiking conditions.
Lying just off the coast of continental Asia, Japan consists of approximately 6,852 islands, of which the four largest contain most of the population of 127 million. The majority of the nation’s terrain is rugged, mountainous, and volcanic, while being blanketed in thick forest. The large scale of territory, differences in geography, and varying climates also create a diverse ecology of flora and fauna, including some rare and endangered species.
The north of the country receives a humid and continental climate, while the south experiences a subtropical and rainforest climate. While its coastal geography results in a high level of rainfall each year, that translated into snow at higher altitudes.
Visit during the warmer months between May and October for ideal hiking conditions.
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