Japan is poor in natural resources, but brings a huge number of delightful natural scenery. The Japanese are very attentive to details, and their pedantry can be compared only to the German pedantry. We share a year on the four traditional periods. The Japanese share a year on the 24 seasons since ancient times.
Tokyo is the capital and the main city of Japan. In fact it is not a city; it is whole prefecture, but features of administrative organization in Japan are out of focus of this article. Tokyo is situated on the Kanto Plain in south-eastern part of the Honshu Island. It occupies plain ground between the Pacific Ocean and western mountains. The city is exposed to air masses from above the ocean.
Osaka is the third most populated city in Japan. It is situated in southern part of the Honshu Island on coast of the bay of same name. The city lies on plain ground, but similar to many other localities in Japan it is surrounded by mountains. Difference of altitude with nearby Kyoto results Osaka being slightly drier and warmer.