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Japan Travel Guide

Japan - known as Nihon or Nippon (日本) in Japanese, is an island nation in East Asia. It is an island nation in the Pacific Ocean with high-rise-filled cities, imperial palaces, mountainous national parks and thousands of shrines and temples. More than 70% of the country consists of mountains, including more than 200 volcanoes. Mt. Fuji, the tallest mountain in Japan, is an active volcano (although scientists have not reached a consensus on what defines active.

Many couples in Japan celebrate Christmas like Valentine's Day. It is definitely more of a "lovers" holiday in Japan. Most toilets in Japan have a built-in bidet system for spraying your backside.  These are known as washlets and are now the norm in homes and nicer restrooms.  However, in some train stations and other public restrooms you may still find the traditional Japanese "floor toilet".

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