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Japan is around the same size as Germany, with 126 million inhabitants. Due to the country's heavily urbanized areas, there is a hardened misconception that Japan is one large, densely populated megacity. In fact, however, two thirds of Japan are covered by forested mountains and hills, with a wide range of natural sights from the drift ice in the seas off Hokkaido to the mangrove jungles in Okinawa. In between, there are majestic volcanoes, breathtaking coastlines and vast forests inhabited by wildlife.

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