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Japan. Japan is much smaller than the United States. It is made up of about 4,000 islands. Honshu is the biggest island in Japan. More than 100 million.

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1 Japan

2 Japan is much smaller than the United States. It is made up of about 4,000 islands. Honshu is the biggest island in Japan. More than 100 million people live in Japan.

3 Japan is a nation of islands. The four large islands are: Hokkaido Honshu Shikoku Kyushu

4 The capital of Japan is Tokyo.

5 Tokyo is the capital of Japan. Tokyo is Japans largest city. One out of every ten Japanese lives in Tokyo.

6 The crane is a symbol of long life. Because of this, origami paper cranes are strung in strings of 1,000 and given to sick people to help them get well.

7 Japan has many mountains and volcanoes. Some of the volcanoes erupt. They have about 1,500 earthquakes each year.

8 Japan is a very long country. The island in the north can have snow while the islands in the south are still warm. All of the islands have typhoons (hurricane).

9 Mount Fuji is Japans most famous mountain. Mount Fuji is a volcano. It has not erupted for hundreds of years

10 The snow-capped peak of Mount Fuji is reflected in a still lake on a beautiful winter morning in Japan.

11 JAPAN Mount Fuji-Early Morning

12 FUJIYAMA or Mount Fuji

13 Flora on Mount Fuji

14 Forest on Mount Fuji

15 It is the lifetime ambition of many Japanese people to climb Mount Fuji, but only once- to climb it twice is considered foolish.

16 A Beautiful Scene of Momijidani Park at Miyajima in Autumn

17 Kintai Bridge at Iwakuni

18 Hiroshima

19 City Hall of Hiroshima after the atomic bomb.

20 A Bomb Dome

21 Peace Memorial Park

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23 Monument of A-Bomb in Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima

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26 This big red gate is called a torii. People who follow the Shinto religion go to these to pray.

27 Shinto shrines can be seen all over Japan. Shinto is one of the religions practiced by the Japanese people.

28 The highlight of a matsuri (festival) is the parade of portable mikoshi (shrines) through the streets to the temple.

29 Taho-toh or the Two Storied Pagoda of Itsukushima Shrine at Miyajima in Spring

30 A castle

31 Same castle, different view.

32 Different view of castle in Japan

33 The Imperial Palace in Tokyo is the home of Japans Emperor.

34 View of Hiroshima Castle at Hiroshima

35 Most Japanese live in small buildings in crowded cities. Most of Japans cities are on the lowlands near the coast.

36 In the country, the homes are made of wood. They are only one or two stories high. The Japanese always take their shoes off before entering a home.