This section covers just about everything not included elsewhere,
from religion to sports, history to sightseeing. Whether you want
to know about martial arts, the J-League, Japan's golf stars or
the workings of the ancient sport of sumo, it's covered here.
We also have a comprehensive guide to the most popular sightseeing
spots around the country, from Hokkaido in the north to Okinawa
in the south.
Some general info about the geography and climate of Japan
If you're sightseeing in Japan, our comprehensive guide will be invaluable
The most popular Japanese sports are imports but traditional sports still thrive
Japan has a long and complex history, including centuries of civil war and isolation from the world
Apart from its indigenous religion of Shinto, Japan has been greatly influenced by Buddhism
Japan has been a democracy for over 60 years but politics are largely a one-horse race