JAL or Japan International Airlines has flights from many of the countries in the world. Other major carriers also take passengers to the many of the islands that comprise Japan . While in Japan , tourists may travel in the domestic airlines or trains. It is a good idea to buy a three month pass if you intend to travel in Japan long distance by train. For shorter distances, buy a subway pass. Taxis are plenty but can get very expensive. Buses are cheaper but it takes a while to understand the routes and timings.
The thousands of islands that make up the country of Japan are covered with volcanic mountains situated in the Pacific Ocean. Japan 's highest peak, Mount Fuji is a world famous tourist attraction. Japan is a constitutional monarchy in which the Emperor has limited powers. The main islands of Japan are Hokkaidô, Honshû, Shikoku and Kyûshû. Since it is located on the Pacific Ring of Fire where three tectonic plates meet, Japan experiences frequent tremors, volcanic activity and sometimes tsunami raising underwater earthquakes. Tokyo is the capital of Japan and is the world's most populous urban area which is still growing.
The weather in Japan varies from the north where long, cold winters are common to the southern islands where people experience warm winters and hot summers. Japan also has everything in between; heavy snowfall, rains, seasonal winds, hot, humid summers and Typhoons (hurricanes). The average temperature in the southern islands surrounding Okinawa is about 22.6 degrees Celsius and the numbers dip as we travel further up north.