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Japan is an island country in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies off the eastern coast of the Asian continent and stretches from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and the Philippine Sea in the south.

The kanji that make up Japan’s name mean ‘sun origin’, and it is often called the “Land of the Rising Sun”. Japan is a stratovolcanic archipelago consisting of about 6,852 islands. The four largest are Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, and Shikoku, which make up about ninety-seven percent of Japan’s land area and often are referred to as home islands. The country is divided into 47 prefectures in eight regions, with Hokkaido being the northernmost prefecture and Okinawa being the southernmost one. Japan is the 2nd most populous island country. The population of 127 million is the world’s eleventh largest, of which 98.5% are ethnic Japanese. 90.7% of people live in cities, while 9.3% live in the countryside. About 13.8 million people live in Tokyo, the capital of Japan. The Greater Tokyo Area is the most populous metropolitan area in the world with over 38 million people.

Archaeological research indicates that Japan was inhabited as early as the Upper Paleolithic period. The first written mention of Japan is in Chinese history texts from the 1st century AD. Influence from other regions, mainly China, followed by periods of isolation, particularly from Western Europe, has characterized Japan’s history.

From the 12th century until 1868, Japan was ruled by successive feudal military shōguns who ruled in the name of the Emperor. Japan entered into a long period of isolation in the early 17th century, which was ended in 1853 when a United States fleet pressured Japan to open to the West. After nearly two decades of internal conflict and insurrection, the Imperial Court regained its political power in 1868 through the help of several clans from Chōshū and Satsuma – and the Empire of Japan was established. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, victories in the First Sino-Japanese War, the Russo-Japanese War and World War Iallowed Japan to expand its empire during a period of increasing militarism. The Second Sino-Japanese War of 1937 expanded into part of World War II in 1941, which came to an end in 1945 following the Japanese surrender. Since adopting its revised constitution on May 3, 1947, during the occupation led by SCAP, the sovereign state of Japan has maintained a unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy with an Emperor and an elected legislature called the National Diet.

Japan is a member of the ASEAN Plus mechanism, UN, the OECD, the G7, the G8, and the G20, and is considered a great power. Its economy is the world’s third-largest by nominal GDP and the fourth-largest by purchasing power parity. It is also the world’s fourth-largest exporter and fourth-largest importer.

Japan benefits from a highly skilled and educated workforce; it has among the world’s largest proportion of citizens holding a tertiary education degree. Although it has officially renounced its right to declare war, Japan maintains a modern military with the world’s eighth-largest military budget, used for self-defense and peacekeeping roles; it ranked as the world’s fourth most-powerful military in 2015. Japan is a highly developed country with a very high standard of living and Human Development Index. Its population enjoys the highest life expectancy and third lowest infant mortality rate in the world, but is experiencing issues due to an aging population and low birthrate. Japan is renowned for its historical and extensive cinema, influential music industry, anime, video gaming, rich cuisine and its major contributions to science and modern technology.

Source : Article Japan from Wikipédia

As Japan has a high standard of living, a trip to the country requires a fairly large budget. Transportation is particularly expensive in the country. But the quality of services is better than in France.

A trip to Japan costs on average 200€ per day. There are alternatives to travel in the country for about 50€ per day. For a more chic trip, plan about 400€ per day.

To reduce your budget you can try the capsule hotels, typical of Japan. Not recommended for claustrophobic people, they are often much cheaper than classic hotels.

Flights from France range from 600€ to 800€ on average, depending on the city of departure.

Low budget

Backpack

Daily expenses for meals with a small budget20€
Daily expenses for accomodation with a small budget20€
Daily expenses for transportation with a small budget10€
Daily expenses for activities with a small budget0€
Average budget

Average

Daily expenses for meals with an average budget30€
Daily expenses for accomodation with an average budget120€
Daily expenses for transportation with an average budget30€
Daily expenses for activities with an average budget20€
High budget

Luxurious

Daily expenses for meals with a big budget80€
Daily expenses for accomodation with a big budget200€
Daily expenses for transportation with a big budget75€
Daily expenses for activities with a big budget50€
Average cost of flights Paris-Tokyo  Paris – Tokyo600€

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Damien

Tokyo

Bonjour je m’appelle Damien et j’habite à Tokyo depuis 3 ans, je connais beaucoup d’endroits sympas dans la capitale japonaise que ce soit pour de la promenade (temples, parcs, rues commerçantes), pour de la gastronomie…

【過去写真】
2018年11月に訪れた大河内山荘。紅葉シーズンは特に素晴らしい光景に出会えますね🍁✨こちらの建物は紅葉シーズンでも人が少なく(建物の名前を忘れてしまいました😅)ゆったりと過ごせました😌

#紅葉#秋#大河内山荘#嵐山#京都#京都の紅葉#京都巡り#歴史#文化#日本#日本の風景#紅葉シーズン#散歩#庭#景色#美しい#旅行#観光#神社#寺#kyoto#japan#trip#travel#japan_photo #japan_of_insta #japanesegarden #kyotojapan #kyototrip #kyototravel
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南禅寺 水路閣

一言では言い表せない美しい景色。
感動絶景が広がっていました。

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いつも hello.otsu.japan をご覧いただき、ありがとうございます!
本日2021年11月1日で、 hello.otsu.japan は4周年を迎えました✨
いつも応援やご協力いただき、本当にありがとうございます!😭

" 大津 "を皆さまにお伝えできるように‥
そして、" 大津 "に訪れていただけるように‥
これからも頑張って参ります。
どうぞよろしくお願いします🙇‍♀️

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#4周年 #4thanniversary #いつもありがとうございます #これからもよろしくね
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Scottish plant hunter Robert Fortune was an alpha-botanist who traveled to the Philippines and China in the 19th century to gather native plants in the largely unknown East to bring back to England, illegally more often than not 😂.

While plant-hunting in China in 1858, he heard news about Japan opening up for trade for the first time in 200 years. Plant hunter jumped on a ship bound for Japan immediately.

When he arrived, he saw something unexpected: almost all Japanese people, regardless of their social rank, were buying and growing all sorts of plants and flowers in front of their houses. There were flower showdowns happening at every corner!

Fortune’s main means of plant hunting back in China was dressing up as a local to trespass into territories that were off-limits to foreigners, but the fact that the Japanese had been growing English breeds of strawberries by the time he got there impressed him very much. Probably felt akin 😂!

Taking native plants without permission is not very nice, but the words he left in his diary were kind and flattering enough to make him likable 😂:

“A prominent feature of Japanese people is that even commoners exert enormous love towards flowers. If the love for flowers represent the cultural sophistication of peoples, that of commoners in Japan seem to eminently exceed that of our people’s.”

Peonies were among his loot from his trip to Japan. Thank you Robert Fortune, and plant hunting is a really cool job!

Peony garden in Ueno Tōshōgū Temple, Tokyo.

▶︎ Check out The Metro-classic Japanese for more reading and listening about Japan. Link in Bio: themetroclassic

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【RETRIP×北海道】
今回ご紹介するのは、北海道札幌市にある「平岡樹芸センター」です。通称「みどりーむ」とも呼ばれているこちらの園内には、様々な種類の樹木が植えられていて、4月下旬から11月上旬にかけて、季節に合わせた様々な絶景を見ることができるんです。
10月中旬から11月上旬にかけては紅葉のシーズン。その中でも、真っ赤に染まったモミジの木が、まるでトンネルのように連なる光景は圧巻です。11月1日現在、見頃は少し過ぎてしまっていますが、11月7日(日)までオープンしている予定なので、是非訪れてみてくださいね。

retrip_nagoya_ 名古屋の話題のカフェを紹介
retrip_osaka_ 大阪のおでかけグルメスポットを紹介
retrip_kyoto_ 京都のおでかけスポットを紹介
retrip_fukuoka_ 福岡のおでかけグルメスポットを紹介
retrip_hokkaido_ 北海道のおでかけスポットを紹介
retrip_korea_ 韓国の話題のカフェを紹介
retrip_news 最新のおでかけ情報を紹介
retrip_nippon 日本の絶景を紹介

▼RETRIP[リトリップ]のアプリは
AppStore、GooglePlay「リトリップ」で検索!
プロフィールのURLからもダウンロードできます。
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photo by usk.com_usk.com_

#RETRIP #リトリップ #retrip_nippon #retrip_st #旅行 #国内旅行 #日本 #絶景 #여행 #여행스타그램 #여행에미치다 #일본 #일본여행 #trip #travel #travelholic #japan #nippon #japan_of_insta #japantravelphoto#travelphotography#【RETRIP×北海道】
今回ご紹介するのは、北海道札幌市にある「平岡樹芸センター」です。通称「みどりーむ」とも呼ばれているこちらの園内には、様々な種類の樹木が植えられていて、4月下旬から11月上旬にかけて、季節に合わせた様々な絶景を見ることができるんです。
10月中旬から11月上旬にかけては紅葉のシーズン。その中でも、真っ赤に染まったモミジの木が、まるでトンネルのように連なる光景は圧巻です。11月1日現在、見頃は少し過ぎてしまっていますが、11月7日(日)までオープンしている予定なので、是非訪れてみてくださいね。

retrip_nagoya_ 名古屋の話題のカフェを紹介
retrip_osaka_ 大阪のおでかけグルメスポットを紹介
retrip_kyoto_ 京都のおでかけスポットを紹介
retrip_fukuoka_ 福岡のおでかけグルメスポットを紹介
retrip_hokkaido_ 北海道のおでかけスポットを紹介
retrip_korea_ 韓国の話題のカフェを紹介
retrip_news 最新のおでかけ情報を紹介
retrip_nippon 日本の絶景を紹介

▼RETRIP[リトリップ]のアプリは
AppStore、GooglePlay「リトリップ」で検索!
プロフィールのURLからもダウンロードできます。
.
photo by usk.com_usk.com_

#RETRIP #リトリップ #retrip_nippon #retrip_st #旅行 #国内旅行 #日本 #絶景 #여행 #여행스타그램 #여행에미치다 #일본 #일본여행 #trip #travel #travelholic #japan #nippon #japan_of_insta #japantravelphoto#travelphotography#平岡樹芸センター #みどりーむ#紅葉#もみじ #モミジ#札幌 #北海道
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Photo Wedding ♩

レインボー🌈この日はポンポン現れてました🌈

11月入りました、今月もよろしくお願い致します💍

ご予約お待ちしてます📸

#宮古島 #沖縄 #天の川 #星空 #星空フォトツアー #星空フォト #星空ツアー #旅行 #虹 #前撮り #ニコン #ウエディング #ドローン #サンセット#ピサラウェディング#japan #miyakoisland #okinawa #milkyway #star #night #orion #rainbow #travel #Nikon #wedding #drone #sunset #pisarawedding
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