The archipelago of Japan (日本) is located east of China, Korea and Russia, in the Pacific Ocean, and comprises 6,852 islands. Honshu (where Tokyo and Hiroshima are located), Hokkaido (a popular ski destination), Kyushu (with subtropical beaches) and Shikoku are the four largest islands, occupying 97% of the country's territory.
It is a nation known for its modern, populated cities, its cuisine (sushi), natural beauty, hot springs (in Gunma), imperial monuments and thousands of temples. Shintoism, the native religion of Japan, based on the worship of nature and the ancestors, as well as Buddhism are the main religions, while Christianity is a minority.
With a total population of approximately 126 million inhabitants, Japan is one of the world’s most densely populated countries. Since more than 70% of its territory is unsuitable for residential use, the habitable areas, mainly on the coast, are extremely populated. The HD webcams will show you live streaming views of this East Asian country.
The capital, Tokyo, known for its skyscrapers and active life, is one of the country’s main attractions, together with Hiroshima’s atomic-bomb memorial, Mount Fuji, the Niseko ski resort and the Japanese bullet train (Shinkansen). Yokohama, Osaka, Nagoya, Sapporo, Kobe and Kyoto are some of the other major urban areas in Japan.
The predominantly temperate climate of Japan varies greatly from the cool north to the tropical south. The average temperature in the winter months is 5°C, reaching an average of 25°C in summertime.