The geography of Japan It is interesting, since it is an archipelago made up of thousands of islands that are located in an area of ​​volcanic activity. In this article, we show you updated maps of Japan, both physical and political, that will be of great help if you are thinking of visiting this territory.

Below you have an index with all the points that we are going to deal with in this article.

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Maps of Japan: images and information

Political map

Japan, also known as the Land of the Rising Sun, is a country that is located in East Asia, in the Pacific Ocean. Specifically, it is an archipelago made up of 6.852 islands in which around 127 million people live.

In this world map we can see its exact location. As we can see, Japan, which appears colored red, is found near the shores of Russia, North Korea, South Korea and China:

Regarding the political division of the country, Japan is organized into 8 regions which, in turn, are divided into a total of 47 prefectures. In this map we find each region of a different color, as well as the names of each territory and the location of the main cities:

Physical map

The total area of ​​Japan is 377.915 km². It is a mountainous archipelago in which the llama areas are scarce. The highest peak is the Mount Fuji, which has an altitude of 3.776 meters above sea level

As for the rivers, these are quite short, since in general they measure less than 300 km. The longest river is the Shinano, which is 367 km long. In this silent physical map you can observe the geography of the territory:

This archipelago is of volcanic origin, so there are numerous volcanoes that are found along its relief. In relation to this, earthquakes are not strange and the country is quite prepared for them.

Tourist maps

If you plan to tour Japan by car, it is important that you know the distribution of the main roads and the cities through which they pass. This road map can help you:

Travelers interested in nature come in Hokkaido, the northernmost Japanese island, a good option. In it we find a particular culture and numerous natural resources. It has seven airports, whose location we can see in this image, which also shows the route of the train tracks:

Also, with this beautiful map with drawings we can get a general idea of ​​where the main tourist attractions of the country are:

Old maps

History buffs find old maps interesting, because by looking at them you can better understand the situation of each country in the past and the differences with respect to the present. This map was made in the XNUMXth century. In it, we can see how the territory was divided at that time:

This last map is more recent, dating from 1903. Therefore, it is from decades before the First and Second World War and, therefore, the dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki:

In it we not only find the territory of Japan reflected, but a large part of other countries such as China and Mongolia.

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