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By renting a Japan hire car you will get to see all of the best parts of one of the most interesting countries in the world. Compare Car Rental offers travellers in Japan cheap car hire from all the major car rental companies such as Avis and Hertz. Using our car hire comparison site is quick and easy and will offer you a car to suit your needs from economy car hire to luxury car hire options. Characterised by its serene beauty on the one hand and its frenetic pace of life on the other, Japan is unlike any other destination.
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Japan is, officially, the State of Japan, it is situated in the Pacific Ocean and is affectionately known as the "Land of the Rising Sun". Japan is, in fact, made up of 6,852 islands with almost all of the Japanese population living on the four largest islands. The four islands are Honshū, Hokkaidō, Kyūshū and Shikoku almost 130 million people live in the Greater Tokyo area alone, 30 million live in the capital city of Tokyo.
Sports play a big part in Japanese culture and Sumo wrestling is one of the most unusual pursuits and is also the national sport of Japan. Martial arts such as Kendo, Karate and Judo are all highly valued disciplines and are part of Japanese culture going back hundreds of years when warriors or Samurai were considered to be masters of combat.
Japan’s religious buildings, shrines and monuments are some of the most visited and renowned anywhere in the world. There are sixteen properties on the World Heritage List with a further twelve cultural site included.
The Buddhist Monuments in the Hōryū-ji Area include some of the oldest extant wooden buildings in the world. The buildings date back to the 7th century and include 17 monasteries and more than 20 other religious buildings.
The Itsukushima Shrine which is a Shinto shrine on the island of Itsukushima in Hiroshima is also listed as a World Heritage Site. It is a shrine dedicated to the three daughters of Susano-o no Mikoto. This is the Shinto deity of seas and storms and brother of the great sun deity. It was build to appear to float above the water with the original thought to date back to the 6th century. The one we see today was constructed in the 16th century.
Not only are monuments on the ENESCO list, but whole islands including Yakushima which is one of the Ōsumi Islands with only 15,000 or so inhabitants. The island is covered in thick forest and ancient Cryptomeria trees along with stunning rhododendrons. The island is part of a National Park and is Japan’s wettest location.