What is the landscape like in Japan?

Depends on where you go. Very mountainous though, at points I think it looks like the Mountains of California (remember the background of the old MASH series?) The mountains have dense vegetation and seem to shoot straight up--not the gradual incline. All cities seem to look the same, though. No character, ugly ferro-concrete, and zero Urban planning. They look and feel like concrete islands with hundreds of rows of vending machines The hospital is next to the dump is next to the kindergarden is next to the driving range and parking building...