Distance from Canada to Japan

Name Canada Japan
Country flag Flag of Canada Flag of Japan
Country ISO code CA / CAN JP / JPN
Continent North America Asia
Continent code NA AS
Capital Ottawa Tokyo
Total cities 2920 18270
Cost of living Cost of living in Canada Cost of living in Japan
DD coordinates 56.000000 / -96.000000 37.490032 / 136.466401
DMS coordinates 56°00'0.00" N / -96°00'0.00" W 37°29'24.11" N / 136°27'59.04" E
UTM coordinates 15V 312928.56088889 6210141.3274931 53S 629636.20792277 4150245.22963
Time zone America/Toronto Asia/Tokyo
Airports Airports in Canada: 1350 Airports in Japan: 251
Miles from Canada to Japan: 5282
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There are many ways to find how far is Canada from Japan, the distance calculated in kilometers and miles by Haversine formula - distance between coordinates: 56.000000 / -96.000000 (CA) and 37.490032 / 136.466401 (JP).


When trying to get from Canada to Japan, a traveler needs to cover the distance of 8501 km / 5282 mil. Surely, both CA and JP are big enough for the distance to vary considerably depending on how it is measured.

Commonly, the shortest distance is calculated as the crow flies, meaning the most direct path between two points. However, to get more precise results, it is important to specify the remoteness of these points. So, the distance is shown as a straight line between the departure coordinates of 56.000000 / -96.000000 and the arrival coordinates of 37.490032 / 136.466401.

Obviously, the fastest way to travel from Canada to Japan is by plane. Given the average speed of modern aircraft, the flight time is estimated as 10 hours, 7 minutes. Yet, the flight length may also vary based on a number of factors, such as the speed of a specific airliner, its route, and airports of departure and arrival.

Besides, the time is calculated without transfer activities, which may involve different modes of transportation. So, how far is it from Canada to Japan? The average figures for different transportation options are shown on this web page, calculated by a precise formula of spherical trigonometry.

Travel time by different modes of transport

Depart from Canada (CA)
Arrives in Japan (JP)
Distance between Canada and Japan 8501 km / 5282 mil
Avg car duration 94 hours, 27 minutes (90 km/h)
Avg bus duration 141 hours, 41 minutes (60 km/h)
Avg train duration 85 hours, 0 minutes (100 km/h)
Avg flight duration 9 hours, 26 minutes (900 km/h)

* Estimated time when driving in a straight line at the same speed.

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People also ask - FAQ

The shortest distance between CA and JP is 8501 kilometers = 5282 miles, the calculation is carried out using the formula Haversine between latitude / longitude points on the Earth's surface, using an ellipsoidal model.
The shortest flight distance from CA to JP is 8501 kilometers = 5282 miles. If you travel by airplane (average speed of 560 miles) flight time to JP takes approximately 9 hours, 26 minutes.
It will take you about 141 hours, 41 minutes to drive from Canada (CA) to Japan (JP), plus time for stops like food breaks, bathroom breaks, gas breaks and overnight stays.
Yes, but conditions apply when entering Canada from Japan.
Reverse direction from Japan to Canada.