(Him) Japan is ranked no. 5 when it comes to population density, but how crowded does it really feel? Overall Japan has a population density of 336 persons per square kilometer, given the uneven distribution of the metropolitan areas and the rural areas (like in most countries), that figure does not seem bad once you go to the rural areas. Once you go into Tokyo metropolitan area that figure spikes to 5,937 which means nothing until you are actually there during Obon, a Japanese holiday. Be sure to see our previous post on Tokyo Summer Land, and that is not even too bad :/
Overall I love Japan, apparently it is not so crowded during non-summer months and people are usually young very nice and interesting. Even so, keep in mind that If you find yourself here during the summer don't think that just because it is raining or it is an odd hour of the day people won't be at a certain place, you are wrong, there will be hundreds of other people thinking the exact same thing you are :)On the bright side, if you come here with a group of friends there will always be interesting natives to socialize with, just make sure you at least give Japanese language a try!