In this topic we look at Japan, one of the world's most industrialised and richest countries. Through the use of these images of Japan, you can get a feel for the unique characteristics that make Japan such an interesting country to learn about. These images of Japan provide a valuable learning tool when learning about the Geography of Japan.
Geography topics for you to learn and enjoy
Geography topics for you to learn and enjoy
Floating torii gate
Floating torii gate

This picture of a floating torii gate is in Miyajima near the city of Hiroshima, Japan.

Traditional Japanese street
Traditional Japanese street

Japan pictures - This is what a Japanese street would have looked like at the turn of the century. Wooden houses and cobbled streets.

Traditional Japanese room
Traditional Japanese room

Pictures of Japan - A traditional Japanese house would have tatami mats on the floor as seen in this image. The tatami mats are naturally quite springy and you would never wear outdoor shoes on them.

Traditional Japanese garden
Traditional Japanese garden

Japan images - This is a traditional rock garden. Rock gardens of this quality more often found in temple grounds.

Sushi, a popular dish in Japan.
Sushi, a popular dish in Japan.

Japan photos - Sushi. When people around the world are asked to name a Japanese food, they would invariably say sushi. Truth be told though, there are a wide range of foods eaten in Japan that are starting to become popular overseas.

Mount Fuji
Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji pictures. Mount Fuji is the tallest mountain in Japan. It is an active volcano that last erupted in 1708. Due to its extreme height, 3,778 metres, the climbing season lasts for only two months. Traditionally in Japan, you would climb Mount Fuji through the night and arrive at the top in time to see the sunrise.

Koi Carp
Koi Carp

Images of Japan - The carp fish holds an important place in Japanese culture.

Monkeys relaxing in the Onsen
Monkeys relaxing in the Onsen

Japanese images - Japan is home to many natural hot springs and during the winter months, these monkeys have learnt that they can warm up and relax by having a soak in the hot springs. The Japanese word for hot springs is onsen and it is a popular pastime in Japan to visit an onsen for a relaxing break at the weekend.

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Torii gates
Torii gates

Picture of Japan - These torii gates mark the entrance to a temple. To pass through the torii gate is to bring good luck on oneself. To go through this many torii gates must be very lucky.

The Golden temple - Kyoto
The Golden temple - Kyoto

Japan image - This is the famous golden temple in Kyoto called Kinkaku-ji.

A Japanese ski resort
A Japanese ski resort

Image of Japan. There are hundreds of ski resorts in Japan and skiing at the weekend is a popular winter activity.

Japanese rock garden
Japanese rock garden

Image Japan - This is the most famous of rock gardens in Japan called Ryoanji, in Kyoto.

Japanese onsen
Japanese onsen

Japanese image. The onsen or hot springs are a popular way to relax and unwind.

Japanese onsen
Japanese onsen

Images Japan. If you are staying in a high end hotel resort in rural Japan, it would be common to find an outdoor hot bath in your suite.

Two ladies wearing kimonos.
Two ladies wearing kimonos.

Japan photo gallery - The kimono is still worn today on important occasions like weddings and graduation ceremonies. There is a light weight version called a Yukata that is worn in summer and has been becoming increasingly popular in recent years.

Himeji castle
Himeji castle

Japan images for kids - This castle looks from the outside to have 5 floors but inside it has six floors, thus helping the inhabitants to hide something if they wished.

IMAGES OF JAPAN