Clownfish, Philippines. Photo by Stephane Rochon.

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 Japan

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Location: Eastern Asia, island chain between the North Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Japan, east of the Korean Peninsula
Geographic coordinates: 36° 0' N, 138° 0' E
Coastline km: 29,751 km km
Climate: varies from tropical in south to cool temperate in north
Terrain: mostly rugged and mountainous
Elevation: lowest point: Hachiro-gata -4 m highest point: Mount Fuji 3,776 m
Natural hazards: many dormant and some active volcanoes; about 1,500 seismic occurrences (mostly tremors) every year; tsunamis; typhoons
Currency: yen (JPY)
Population: 127,463,611 (July 2006 est.)
Languages: Japanese
Capital: Tokyo
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

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Zones

Zones (3) Dive sites Sub zones
Honshū 4 2
Kyushu 3 0
Ryukyu archipelago 17 4

 Dive logs

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Manta Scramble
Di SergL_2007
apr 6, 2010
Dive 47 - Two mantas! Incredible!
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Manta Scramble
Di SergL_2007
apr 6, 2010
Dive 46 - No mantas.
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Ukon Danchi
Di diego
dic 21, 2009
Second dive at Ishigaki - After a cold and windy SI we went back to the warm waters, to enjoy the scenery. We went through a swim-through and visited several coral patches... beautiful.
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Middle Book
Di diego
dic 21, 2009
First dive at Ishigaki - The north wind was too strong to try the Manta Scramble spot so we went to this protected place. Still the boat was very small and the ride was very bumpy, but we made it. The day was cold, the water was much warmer and welcoming. This was my wife&#3
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Dragon Lady
Di diego
dic 15, 2009
Airplane wreck - Seeing boat wrecks is common, but what about aircrafts? We got the chance to see the remains of a WW2 fighter. There wasn't much left: part of the cockpit and part of a wing. We also saw an unexploded bomb... scary.Near the boat I saw people phot
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Viaggio: Japan 2010
Di SergL_2007
Da apr 6, 2010 a apr 8, 2010
Okinawa is great.
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Viaggio: Okinawa 2010
Di diego
Da dic 12, 2009 a dic 24, 2009
Visit to Okinawa, mostly for diving. We dived several sites at the Kerama islands, near Naha, the main city of Okinawa, and Taketomi, next to Ishigaki island.
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