Maps Page on Japan


  1. Physical/Political
  2. Climate
  3. Population
  4. Land Usage
  5. Other


This is a political map of Japan that shows city names and roads and also names the bodies of water surrounding the continent. Most of the cities in Japan lie along the coasts of the country.

This shaded relief map shows the landforms of Japan and also has a political side to it as well since it shows city names and certain roadways. Note how mountainous Japan is, especially down the center of the country.

The Administrative Divisions map of Japan shows Japan broken up into different sections showing the different states inside Japan. They are all numbered and the key gives the name of each state corresponding to the number.


This is an average temperature map in celsius for Japan that shows the different temperature ranges throughout the country. The northern part of the country is rather cold while on the south coastal areas itís a lot warmer. In the middle of Japan you can see where the mountainous areas are because it is a lot colder in the middle as it runs all the way up the continent.

This is a map showing Japanís average precipitation. Japan gets over 80 inches of precipitation mainly in the middle of the continent as well as some parts along the coast in the south. The North and east of the country average around 40 inches or less.


This population density map is taken from the 2000 census for Japan. The darker the areas get the denser the population is. As you can see, where the areas are mountainous, they arenít as dense. The densest areas in Japan are along the coastal areas especially on the southern coastline.

This map is a population map for Japan showing persons per square mile.

Land Usage

This map shows the industry and power in Japan. The pie charts are used to break up the different percentages of industry that the cities offer while the map also shows the different types of power that Japan is using throughout the country.

This map is a land utilization map of Japan which is showing which crops are mainly farmed as well as the land that is unable to be farmed since it is dominated by forest. As you can see most of Japan is covered in forest and the crops are mainly planted along the coasts where the ground is flatter. The map also shows the major fishing ports for Japan.

The mineral map shows the different types of raw minerals Japan has and where they are found at. The map also shows the different refineries. The most common mineral according to the map is Copper with a lot of it as well as iron ore sprinkled all around Tokyo.


This interesting map shows the areas in depth and size of earthquakes in and around Japan from 1961-1994.



This map shows a list of all of the major volcanoes in and around Japan. Many of the islands around Japan are volcanic islands.

Submitted by Alex Warta on March 2, 2008.