Japan Trivia Quiz Answers

 

1. Tokyo is the largest city in Japan, in terms of population, but which city in Japan is the second biggest?
  • Osaka
  • Yokohama
✔️Right Answer: Yokohama

2. What is the name given to a traditional Japanese Inn?
  • Ryokan
  • Capsule
✔️Right Answer: Ryokan

3. Japan is made up of islands. How many islands does Japan have in total?
  • 6,852
  • 380
✔️Right Answer: 6,852

4. The total population of Japan is around 127 million, which European country is similar in size according to landmass?
  • Germany
  • Spain
✔️Right Answer: Germany

5. What does the word Geisha translate as?
  • Woman of Dance
  • Person of Art
✔️Right Answer: Person of Art

6. Before Tokyo, Japan had many other capital cities, but which was the most recent capital city?
  • Fukuoka
  • Kyoto
✔️Right Answer: Kyoto

7. Only a few original castles still remain today from the Edo period of 1603-1868, How many still exist today?
  • 12
  • 23
✔️Right Answer: 12

8. Mount Fuji is 3,776m tall, true or false?
  • True
  • False
✔️Right Answer: True

9. Which of these walking trails is over 1,000 years old?
  • Nakasendo Way
  • Kumano Kodo
✔️Right Answer: Kumano Kodo

10. What is the top operational speed of the Bullet Train?
  • 200kmph
  • 320kmph
✔️Right Answer: 320kmph

11. Which Japanese dish originates from Portugal?
  • Tempura
  • Ramen
✔️Right Answer: Tempura

12. Which sacred animal is well-known for wondering through Nara Park?
  • Gazelle
  • Deer
✔️Right Answer: Deer

13. Japan is renowned for it’s incredible food, but which city is nicknamed the ‘Kitchen of Japan’?
  • Osaka
  • Kobe
✔️Right Answer: Osaka

14. In which city can you find the Japanese Macaque?
  • Nagano
  • Ishikawa
✔️Right Answer: Nagano

15. In which region would you find the city of Sendai?
  • Honshu
  • Tohoku
✔️Right Answer: Tohoku

16. What is the name of the longest and widest river in Japan?
  • The River Thames
  • The Shinano River
✔️Right Answer: The Shinano River

17. Popular in Japan, what are Manga?
  • Japanese Comic Books
  • Japanese Music
✔️Right Answer: Japanese Comic Books

18. Which Japanese mountaineer was the first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest?
  • Junko Tabei
  • Susan Sheridan
✔️Right Answer: Junko Tabei

19. What are the two main religions of Japan?
  • Christianity and Catholic
  • Shinto and Buddhism
✔️Right Answer: Shinto and Buddhism

20. In Japanese culture, what is a katana?
  • A painting
  • A sword
✔️Right Answer: A sword

21. Which flower is a symbol of the Emperor and the Imperial family?
  • Daisy
  • Chrysanthemum
✔️Right Answer: Chrysanthemum

22. Which Japanese company’s slogans have included ‘be moved’, ‘make believe’, and ‘like no other’?
  • Sony
  • Sky
✔️Right Answer: Sony

23. What is the National Sport of Japan?
  • Boxing
  • Sumo Wrestling
✔️Right Answer: Sumo Wrestling

24. What is commonly known as Hinomaru?
  • A temple
  • The Japanese Flag
✔️Right Answer: The Japanese Flag

25. Which city gained publicity around the world and in the USA in 2008, since it had the same name as a certain politician?
  • Obama
  • Biden
✔️Right Answer: Obama

26. In English, what do we call a sakura tree?
  • Bonsai Tree
  • Cherry Blossom Tree
✔️Right Answer: Cherry Blossom Tree

27. What is the name of the company that makes Panasonic Products?
  • Matsushita Electric
  • Dell
✔️Right Answer: Matsushita Electric

28. What is the name of the Main Island of Japan?
  • Honshu
  • Tokyo
✔️Right Answer: Honshu

29. What type of instrument is a Samisen?
Guitar
  • 3-Stringed Lute
✔️Right Answer: 3-Stringed Lute

30. The K-Pop band, BTS are from Japan, True or False?
  • True
  • False
✔️Right Answer: False

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