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Visas and Entry Requirements Visitors to Japan from most European countries plus Australia, New Zealand, North America, and Singapore are routinely issued a 90-day tourist visa on arrival. Please visit the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (https://www.mofa.go.jp/j_info/visit/visa/index.html) to check to see if your country is exempt for applying for a visa in advance. Visas are the responsibility of the individual traveler, and Two Streets Back cannot accept any responsibility if you are denied entry to Japan. It is important that you have a passport that remains valid through the time you stay in Japan. Currently, based on the New Border Measures from  June 10, 2022, all...
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Geography

Japan is an island country comprising of 6,852 islands including its 4 main islands, Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu. These islands extend over 2,000kms in length but spread only about 300km wide. The country is predominantly mountainous – about three-fourths of the national land are mountains – and long mountain ranges run through the middle of the main islands of Japan, which divide Japan into two major regions. One fronts the Sea of Japan and the other fronts the Pacific Ocean. The highest point is Mount Fuji, a volcano that rises 3,776 meters above sea level, and is one of about 200 volcanoes in Japan. Because of its volcanic activity,...
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