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Japan Geography project

  1. 1. Japan
  2. 2. <ul><li>Population: 127,076,183 </li></ul><ul><li>Currency: Yen </li></ul><ul><li>Capital: Tokyo </li></ul><ul><li>Language: Japanese </li></ul><ul><li>Religion: Buddhist </li></ul><ul><li>Head of State: Emperor Akihito </li></ul>
  3. 3. Accommodation in Sapporo. <ul><li>Hostel Address: 6-5 3Jo 4Chome Higashi-Sapporo, Shiroishi-ku Sapporo, Sapporo, Japan </li></ul><ul><li>The location is only 4 stops by subway to the centre of the city 'Odori Sta'. </li></ul><ul><li>Our friendly English-speaking staff and homelike atmosphere make this a great place to stay! </li></ul>
  4. 5. Festivals in Japan <ul><li>The Sapporo Snow Festival : </li></ul><ul><li>is a famous festival held annually in Sapporo, Japan over seven days in February . </li></ul><ul><li>About two million people visited Sapporo to see the hundreds of snow statues and ice sculptures at the Odori Park and Susukino sites. </li></ul><ul><li>Odori Park site since 1974, and 14 teams from various regions of the world participated in 2008. </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>The Doll's Festival : </li></ul><ul><li>takes place on March 3. </li></ul><ul><li>is a time to pray for the health and well being of young girls. </li></ul><ul><li>The dolls were originally made from straw and grass but have since become mass produced. Around the display dedications of peach blossoms, cube rice cakes, special colored and diamond shaped rice cakes and white sake are made </li></ul>
  6. 7. Accommodation in Fukuoka <ul><li>Tabicolle Backpackers in Fukuoka. </li></ul><ul><li>Tabicolle Backpacker is a hostel for travellers operated by friendly,helpful staff and established in 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>It is located close to Hakata Station , it takes less than 15 mins on foot. </li></ul>
  7. 9. Famous Japanese Cuisine <ul><li>Sashimi </li></ul><ul><li>Ingredients : 500 g very fresh salmon fish </li></ul><ul><li>1 carrot </li></ul><ul><li>1 daikon </li></ul><ul><li>Japanese soy sauce, to serve </li></ul><ul><li>Wasabi, to serve </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Method : With a very sharp flat-bladed knife, remove the skin from the salmon fish. Then place the fish in the freezer to chill until it is jsut firm enough to be cut thinly. Slice thinly and evenly into slices of 5 mm thick. Try to cut in one motin and in one direction in order not to saw the fish. Scrape the carrot and daikon with a zester into long fine strips or cut them info fine julienne strips. Use a platter to arrange the fresh sashimi pieces in a presentable ways. Garnish with the daikon and carrot. Serve with the Japanese soy sauce and wasabi. </li></ul>
  8. 10. Weather in Japan <ul><li>In Sapporo (north) , on the northernmost main island, has warm summers and long, cold winters with heavy snowfall. </li></ul><ul><li>In Tokyo (midlands), experience relatively mild winters with little or no snowfall and hot, humid summers. </li></ul><ul><li>In Fukuoka (South) , with mild winters and wet summers </li></ul>
  9. 11. Flights <ul><li>Flying in from: Canada </li></ul><ul><li>Destination: Japan </li></ul><ul><li>Flying with: China Eastern Airlines </li></ul><ul><li>Depart: Sunday January 8 th 2012 </li></ul><ul><li>Vancouver </li></ul>