Transport and infrastructure in Japan

Our listing of the primary kinds of transport compares the infrastructure of Japan with the European Union's average. The net of streets and highways has a total length of 1 m km. Theoretically, this is 9.60 meter for each of the 127 millions inhabitants of the country. Japan hereby ranks 56th in a worldwide comparison.

With a length of 0.22 meters of railway tracks per person Japan come 62nd worldwide.

The given waterways are refered to inland traffic on rivers and canals. The number of harbours additionally includes the ones on the 29,751 km long coastline.

Airports in Japan

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  totalper 1 mio
per km2 total per 1 mio
per km2
Roadways 1,218,800 km9,597.04 km3,224.59 m 6,817,900 km11,347.03 km1,129.91 m
Railroads 27,300 km215.06 km72.26 m 279,700 km465.54 km46.36 m
Waterways 1,800 km13.94 km4.68 m 53,100 km88.44 km8.81 m
Commercial harbors 6845.390.002 8,32813.860.001
Airports 1751.380.463 3,7556.250.001