Japan (Ground Forces)

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This page is about the map page Japan (Ground Forces). For the ground vehicles of Japan, see Category: Japan ground vehicles.
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Game Modes
Icon RedXCross.png Battle
Icon GreenCheckmark.png Domination
Icon GreenCheckmark.png Conquest
Icon RedXCross.png Break
Icon RedXCross.png Skirmish


The full Emperor's Garden / Japan map

Japan, also known as Emperor's Garden, is a ground forces map available in all modes. It was added to the game in Update 1.71 “New E.R.A.”. As the name suggests the map is set in Japan, although the location itself is fictional it is inspired by the landscape and architecture of the Japanese countryside.

In general the terrain of the map is rather uneven, with a large number of rocky hills, and dips in the terrain, this can make long range engagements difficult to pull off, with most combat happening at short to medium range. The Northwest of the map is taken up by a small town, made up of traditional Japanese buildings. The town is at a lower elevation than most of the map, this means that players can soot down into it from some points in the middle area of the map.

The center of the map is taken up by a large temple complex. Battles take place at close quarters, around the main temple buildings; players may also sit on the hills / tree lines, north and south, of the temple and try to shoot enemy tanks within the temple complex. The lower are to the west can be used to flank, but can leave the player exposed to fire from the town, and enemy tanks in the area northwest of the temple.

The Southwest of the map is taken up by a smaller temple, and a number of traditional buildings; the area is separated from centre of the map by a large rocky hill. The terrain in this area is rather uneven with several hills and a thick bamboo forest to provide cover. Battles tend to take place at short range in this area.

The tank battles map is restricted to 1.6km x 1.6km or 2.4km x 2.km depending on game mode. The air battles area is 64km x 64km.

Game Description

The beautiful rural countryside of Japan, explore the fruitful cherry blossoms to stunning Japanese architecture.

Historical Background

The location is fictional, although it was "inspired by the picturesque landscape surrounding Shirakawa village and traditional Japanese architecture". From this it can be inferred that the map is set on the Japanese mainland. Although extensively planned, the invasion of mainland Japan never commenced as the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki led to Japan's surrender, and the end of the Second World War, before an invasion was necessary.

Notable Landmarks

Map configuration

There are three Capture Points. Point A is in the northwest village, B is in the main temple complex (centre of the map), C is in the smaller temple in the southeast.

The Domination configuration

There are three configurations of the Conquest mode, each with one Capture Point. The point will be in one of the locations that appear in domination mode.

The Conquest #1 configuration.
The Conquest #2 configuration.
The Conquest #3 configuration.


Describe what focus a team should have when spawning into the map



See also

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