Japan is separated from the Asian mainland by 160 km (100 mi) of sea. About 70% of the country is covered by hills and mountains, a number of which are active or dormant volcanoes. A series of mountain ranges run from northern Hokkaido to southern Kyushu. The Japanese-Alps (the most prominent range) run in a north-south direction through central Honshu.
Our Japan guided tour takes you to some of the best sights to see in Japan from the highest mountain; Mount Fuji at 3776 m (12,388 ft) to the lowlands plains which are scattered, mostly lying along the coast and composed of alluvial lowlands and alluvial uplands.
The coastline is very long in relation to the land area, and has very varied features. The deeply indented bays with good natural harbours tend to be adjacent to mountainous terrain.