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Destination Overview

An archipelago consisting of 6,852 islands.

Japan is an archipelago consisting of four islands and thousands of smaller islands. The climate ranges from cool and temperate in the north to subtropical in the south. Most of Japan is mountainous with the majority of the population living on plains and in coastal areas. It's famous for many things such as its manufacturing companies like Sony, Panasonic, Toyota, Honda and Nissan.

Quick Info

  • Currency: Japanese Yen
  • Electricity: 100 V, 50/60 Hz, plug types A and B
  • Languages: Japanese, some English
  • Population: 120 million


There are a variety of housing options available in Japan including high-end, rental, and Expat housing. High-end housing is better quality, but short in supply. Rental housing is typically lower in quality, but owners can re-rent them with little hassle.

Typical Costs

Temporary Accommodation
  • Studio – JPY 250,000
  • 1-Bedroom – JPY 300,000- JPY 400,000
  • 2-Bedroom – JPY 400,000- JPY 800,00
Permanent Accommodation
  • Studio – JPY 70,000- JPY 300,000
  • 1-Bedroom – JPY 100,000- JPY 500,000
  • 2-Bedroom – JPY 100,000- JPY 1,000,000
  • Holding Deposit – Not usually required.
  • Security Deposit – 2-3 month’s rent

Fun Fact

Japan is made up of over 6,800 islands that extend along the Pacific coast.


Local and international schools are available, with widely varying tuition rates.

Typical Costs

Average Costs
  • Pre-K – USD $1,200-16,000
  • Elementary – USD $12,000-28,000
  • Secondary Schooling – USD $12,000-28,000

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Fast Facts

  • Lots of Mountains

    Mountains make up more than 70% of Japan, that includes more than 200 volcanoes.

  • Life Expectancy

    Japan has one of the world’s highest life expectancy. Japanese people live an average of 4 years longer than Americans.

  • Known Scientists

    15 Nobel laureates (in chemistry, medicine and physics), 3 Fields medalists and one Gauss Prize laureate all hail from Japan.

  • Karaoke

    The term karaoke means "empty orchestra" in Japanese.

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