Get today's and tomorrow's weather forecast for Japan. 10 day weather forecasts are available for this Asian country on Weather Wherever.
Japan is an island nation in East Asia located in the Pacific Ocean. It lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia. The characters that make up Japan's name mean "sun-origin", which is why Japan is sometimes referred to as the "Land of the Rising Sun". It an archipelago composed of 6,852 islands. The country has the world's tenth-largest population, with over 126 million people. The capital city is Tokyo. Japan has 16 World Heritage Sites, including Himeji Castle and Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto. Kyoto receives over 30 million tourists annually. The climate of Japan is predominantly temperate, but varies greatly from north to south. Japan's geographical features divide it into six principal climatic zones. The northernmost zone, Hokkaido, has a humid continental climate with long, cold winters and very warm to cool summers. Precipitation is not heavy, but the country usually develops great snow banks in winter.