An unique experience !
On the 22nd of July 2009, you will have the possibility to observe a total solar eclipse in Japan. This eclipse will only be seen from two continents, Asia and Oceania.
With a maximum length of more than 6 minutes, this will be the longest eclipse of the 21th century. Although the eclipse may be seen from anywhere on the main land, it does not have totality, and is only a partial eclipse from the north of Hokkaido (at 50%) to the south of Kyushu (at 95%); the eclipse will be visible at 80% around cities of Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya. However, it will be total only on some Ryukyu islands : on the Yakushima, Tokara and Amami Oshima islands
. Lots of visitors are expected on those small islands, but you can also plan to see it from Kyushu in Fukuoka (visible at 90%), Kumamoto (at 93%) or Kagoshima (at 97%).
For more information, check the KNT Business Global Management agency website, which offers several trips to those islands, on http://www.knt.co.jp/eclipse/index_e.html
Apparency of the eclipse and schedule for from Japanese cities :