Distance from Japan to Canada

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


When trying to get from Japan to Canada, a traveler needs to cover the distance of 8501 km / 5282 mil. Surely, both JP and CA 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 37.490032 / 136.466401 and the arrival coordinates of 56.000000 / -96.000000.

Obviously, the fastest way to travel from Japan to Canada 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 Japan to Canada? 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 Japan (JP)
Arrives in Canada (CA)
Distance between Japan and Canada 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 JP and CA 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 JP to CA is 8501 kilometers = 5282 miles. If you travel by airplane (average speed of 560 miles) flight time to CA takes approximately 9 hours, 26 minutes.
It will take you about 141 hours, 41 minutes to drive from Japan (JP) to Canada (CA), plus time for stops like food breaks, bathroom breaks, gas breaks and overnight stays.
Yes, but conditions apply when entering Japan from Canada.
Reverse direction from Canada to Japan.