Japan is situated in the Pacific Ocean and its neighbours are China, Korea and Russia. It is surrounded by the Sea of Okhotsk in the north and the East China Sea in the south. Japan consists of more than 3000 islands and a few of the largest islands are Honshū, Hokkaido, Kyūshū and Shikoku.
The Japanese letters that make up Japan's name mean "of sun-origin" and so it’s called the "Land of the Rising Sun".Japan has many beaches and seaside vacation spots. Aqua sports and adventure tourism is becoming a trend here. Natural harbours and other facilities are a great boon to the yachting and sailing industries.