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Japan

  • 26/04/2022

Traditional Japanese arts such as tea ceremonies, calligraphy, and flower arranging are well-known around the world. The country is known for its unique gardens, sculptures, and poetry. More than a dozen UNESCO World Heritage monuments may be found in Japan, which is also the birthplace of sushi, one of the country's most famous culinary exports. 

Japan has the world's third-largest financial assets, valued at $12 trillion in 2020, or 8.6 percent of global GDP. Japan is home to 51 Fortune Global 500 firms in 2017, down from 62 in 2013. In terms of total wealth, the country ranks third in the globe.

Japan's two major religions are Shinto and Buddhism. Buddhism was imported from the mainland in the 6th century, while Shinto is as old as Japanese culture. Since then, the two religions have coexisted pretty peacefully, even complementing one another to some extent. 

Japan's 5 most fascinating facts 

• Japan has the world's oldest firm.... • It has the world's 11th largest population.... • The Japanese live (nearly) the longest.... • There is one vending machine for every 24 people.... • Over 80% of Japan is mountainous.

Japan's steep terrain contains over 100 active volcanoes, accounting for around 10% of the world's active volcanoes; the region is ideal for skiing and roaming. K's House Hostels is a great place to stay if you're planning a hike up Mt. Fuji, while Fuji Lake Hotel is a sophisticated lakeside hotel that goes back to the 1930s.