Japan

Japan Google maps and Driving Directions

Get free driving directions, Google maps, traffic information for Japan, and Tokyo (GPS: 35 41 N 139 45 E), the capital city of the country located in (the) Eastern Asia, island chain between the North Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Japan, east of the Korean Peninsula.

Find any address in Tokyo on the Google map of Japan (JP) with ease or calculate your up to date itinerary to and from Japan or its neighboring counties like N/A.

Sightseeing and exploring in Asia starts here, thanks to Google because its Earth Engine combines a multi-petabyte catalog of updated satellite imagery and geospatial datasets with planetary-scale analysis capabilities. Wonder the world, use the satellite map function of the Google maps to explore or see differences on the Earth’s surface, inland, or the surrounding areas of Japan.

Google Maps Japan

Japan is located off the east Asian coast and comprises four principal islands and over 3000 smaller ones. A powerful economy, it has an emperor as ceremonial head of state.


Japan is mostly rugged and mountainous.

The map above fully covers Japan with its road routes from cities to towns, road intersections in any region, provinces, prefectures, also with free driving directions in Tokyo or to the neighboring towns and countries. To look at the detailed map about a particular quarter in Tokyo, please click on the area and zoom to the place you are interested in the Google maps of Japan (JP).

Be creative, use the extras of this Google map; This is a detailed, clear, zoomable, large road map of Japan with its administrative divisions; 47 prefectures; Aichi, Akita, Aomori, Chiba, Ehime, Fukui, Fukuoka, Fukushima, Gifu, Gunma, Hiroshima, Hokkaido, Hyogo, Ibaraki, Ishikawa, Iwate, Kagawa, Kagoshima, Kanagawa, Kochi, Kumamoto, Kyoto, Mie, Miyagi, Miyazaki, Nagano, Nagasaki, Nara, Niigata, Oita, Okayama, Okinawa, Osaka, Saga, Saitama, Shiga, Shimane, Shizuoka, Tochigi, Tokushima, Tokyo, Tottori, Toyama, Wakayama, Yamagata, Yamaguchi, Yamanashi.

The interactive map above is also may be used as the satellite map of Japan, or as a reverse search map for finding an address from its GPS coordinates.

An archipelago in the Pacific, Japan is separated from the east coast of Asia by the Sea of Japan. It is approximately the size of Montana. Japan’s four main islands are Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, and Shikoku. The Ryukyu chain to the southwest was U.S.-occupied from 1945 to 1972, when it reverted to Japanese control, and the Kurils to the northeast are Russian-occupied.

Japan (area: 377 930 sq km / 145 919,53 sq mi), where the official language is None, lying in Asia and using the currency; Japanese yen (JPY), set their clock to UTC+9. That means they are 14 hours ahead of Washington DC during Standard Time in Tokyo, the capital. Note to the time difference: N/A.

The climate in Japan; Generally temperate–oceanic. Spring is warm and sunny, while summer is hot and humid, with high rainfall. In western Hokkaido and northwest Honshu, winters are very cold, with heavy snowfall. Freak storms and damaging floods in recent years have raised concern over global climate changes.

Geography in a nutshell; The terrain is predominantly mountainous, with fertile coastal plains; over two-thirds is woodland. There is no single continuous mountain range; the mountains divide into many small land blocks separated by lowlands and dissected by numerous river valleys. The islands lie on the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” and earthquakes and volcanic eruptions are frequent. The Pacific coast is vunerable to tsunamis.There are numerous hot springs.

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Driving directions Japan

The Google maps and Google Satellite maps of Japan above showing the country, located next to N/A. For your further reference, the latitude and longitude coordinates of Japan are 36 00 N, 138 00 E , while the capital, Tokyo found at 35 41 N 139 45 E.

When you are traveling around Japan, Tokyo, or its other cities, use this routing tool, providing up to date route planning service free of charge.

Look no further; get accurate driving directions in Japan, Asia, by filling the route planner form below.



Since Google acquired and introduced its digitalized maps in 2004, you’re probably familiar with its base functions, like finding an address or driving directions to locations. Still, Google maps also accommodate bicyclists, pedestrians, and also public transportation with special directions and customizable routes.


About Japan and the capital, Tokyo

Flag of JapanSchematic map of Japan
The national flag of JapanBorderline map of Japan
Flag description: white with a large red disk (representing the sun without rays) in the center.Border length: 0 km.

Did you know about Japan?

  • Isolated from the world for centuries, Japan began to modernize in the 19th century. After defeat in World War II, it became a democracy.
  • The Japanese are among the world’s most avid newspaper readers, with daily sales exceeding 70 million copies.
  • The Japanese excel at making electronic goods, leading the world in computers and consumer goods.

Facts of Japan (JP)

Name conventional long form: none, conventional short form: Japan, local long form: Nihon-koku/Nippon-koku, local short form: Nihon/Nippon, etymology: the English word for Japan comes via the Chinese name for the country “Cipangu”; both Nihon and Nippon mean “where the sun originates” and are frequently translated as “Land of the rising sun”
Codes: ISO; JP, Internet; .jp
Capital city: Tokyo
Language(s): Japanese
National holiday(s): Birthday of Emperor AKIHITO, 23 December (1933)
Motto: N/A
Currency: Japanese yen (JPY)
GPS: 36 00 N, 138 00 E, Tokyo; 35 41 N 139 45 E
Location: Eastern Asia, island chain between the North Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Japan, east of the Korean Peninsula
Geography note: strategic location in northeast Asia; composed of four main islands – from north Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, and Kyushu (the “Home Islands”) – and 6,848 smaller islands and islets
Land boundaries: N/A, 0 km
Maritime boundaries: Pacific Ocean, Sea of Japan
Coastline: 29,751 km
Area: total: 377,915 sq km; land: 364,485 sq km, water: 13,430 sq km (total 145 919,53 mi2), slightly smaller than California.
Roadways: total: 1,218,772 km, paved: 992,835 km (includes 8,428 km of expressways), unpaved: 225,937 km (2015)
Waterways: 1,770 km (seagoing vessels use inland seas) (2010)
Local time (capital): UTC+9, 14 hours ahead of Washington DC during Standard Time
Note to the local time: N/A
Population in Japan: 127 185 332
Population in Tokyo: 35 327 000 (including the metropolitan areas)
Urbanization: urban population: 93.5% of total population (2015)
Major urban areas population: TOKYO (capital) 38.001 million; Osaka-Kobe 20.238 million; Nagoya 9.406 million; Kitakyushu-Fukuoka 5.51 million; Shizuoka-Hamamatsu 3.369 million; Sapporo 2.571 million (2015)
Population growth rate: -0.19% (2016 estimate)
Birth rate: 7.8 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)
Death rate: 9.6 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)
Age structure:
0-14 years: 12.97% (male 8,472,869 / female 7,963,782) 15-24 years: 9.67% (male 6,436,935 / female 5,813,222) 25-54 years: 37.68% (male 23,593,194 / female 24,145,406) 55-64 years: 12.4% (male 7,867,611 / female 7,840,141) 65 years and over: 27.28% (male 15,080,738 / female 19,488,235) (2016 estimate)
Median age: total: 46.9 years; male: 45.6 years, female: 48.3 years (2016 estimate)
Ethnic groups: Japanese 98.5%, Koreans 0.5%, Chinese 0.4%, other 0.6%note: up to 230,000 Brazilians of Japanese origin migrated to Japan in the 1990s to work in industries; some have returned to Brazil (2004)
Religions: Shintoism 79.2%, Buddhism 66.8%, Christianity 1.5%, other 7.1%note: total adherents exceeds 100% because many people practice both Shintoism and Buddhism (2012 estimate)
Government type: Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Legal system: civil law system based on German model; system also reflects Anglo-American influence and Japanese traditions; judicial review of legislative acts in the Supreme Court
National anthem: Kimi ga yo (His Imperial Majesty’s Reign)
Known national hazards: many dormant and some active volcanoes; about 1,500 seismic occurrences (mostly tremors but occasional severe earthquakes) every year; tsunamis; typhoonsvolcanism: both Unzen (elev. 1,500 m) and Sakura-jima (elev. 1,117 m), which lies near the densely populated city of Kagoshima, have been deemed Decade Volcanoes by the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth’s Interior, worthy of study due to their explosive history and proximity to human populations; other notable historically active volcanoes include Asama, Honshu Island’s most active volcano, Aso, Bandai, Fuji, Iwo-Jima, Kikai, Kirishima, Komaga-take, Oshima, Suwanosejima, Tokachi, Yake-dake, and Usu
Major infectious diseases: N/A
Land use: agricultural land: 12.5%; arable land 11.7%; permanent crops 0.8%; permanent pasture 0%; forest: 68.5%; other: 19% (2011 estimate)
Agricultural products: vegetables, rice, fish, poultry, fruit, dairy products, pork, beef, flowers, potatoes/taros/yams, sugar cane, tea, legumes, wheat and barley
Industries: among world’s largest and most technologically advanced producers of motor vehicles, electronic equipment, machine tools, steel and nonferrous metals, ships, chemicals, textiles, processed foods
Export commodities: motor vehicles 14.9%; iron and steel products 5.4%; semiconductors 5%; auto parts 4.8%; power generating machinery 3.5%; plastic materials 3.3% (2014 estimate)
Main export partners: US 20.2%, China 17.5%, South Korea 7.1%, Hong Kong 5.6%, Thailand 4.5% (2015)
Import commodities:
petroleum 16.1%; liquid natural gas 9.1%; clothing 3.8%; semiconductors 3.3%; coal 2.4%; audio and visual apparatus 1.4% (2014 estimate)
Main import partners: China 24.8%, US 10.5%, Australia 5.4%, South Korea 4.1% (2015)

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