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Cities of Nagoya and Tokyo by Bays in Japan – October 23rd, 2012

October 23rd, 2012 Category: Image of the day

Japan – October 21st, 2012

The cities of Nagoya and Tokyo can be observed as large grey expanses spreading inland from bays on the coast of Japan. Nagoya (left) is located by Ise Bay, which has an average depth of 19.5 metres and a maximum depth of 30 metres. Tokyo (right) is located by Tokyo Bay. The Tokyo Bay region is both the most populous and largest industrialized area in Japan

Tokyo Bay Between Boso and Miura Peninsulas, Japan – January 5th, 2011

35.6N 139.7E

January 5th, 2011 Category: Image of the day

Japan - December 27th, 2010

Tokyo Bay is surrounded by the Boso Peninsula (Chiba Prefecture) to the east and the Miura Peninsula (Kanagawa Prefecture) to the west.

The city of Tokyo and its surrounding metropolitan area can be observed around the bay. In the full image, this urban area can be seen spreading up the sides of the nearby mountains.

Tokyo and Nagoya on Pacific Coast of Honshu Island, Japan – October 27th, 2010

35.6N 139.6E

October 27th, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Volcanoes

Japan - October 11th, 2010

The cities of Tokyo (right) and Nagoya (left) appear as large grey areas extending from bays along the coast of Japan inland towards the mountainous backbone of the island of Honshu.

Tokyo is located by Tokyo Bay on the Pacific Coast of Honshu, Japan, while Nagoya is situated along the shores of Ise Bay. Mount Fuji can be observed in the mountains between the two cities, although its summit is partially obscured by clouds.

Rivers Flowing Through Tokyo Metropolitan Area, Japan – June 25th, 2010

35.6N 139.6E

June 25th, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Mountains, Rivers, Volcanoes

Japan - June 6th, 2010

Japan - June 6th, 2010

The city of Tokyo appears as a large greyish tan area extending inland from Tokyo Bay on the Pacific Coast of the island of Honshu, Japan. Several rivers including the Tone and the Edo can be seen passing through the metropolis, standing out as dark blue lines.

The hilly and mountainous areas further inland are bright green, although a few peaks remain capped with snow despite the summer heat. One such snow tipped summit is that of Mount Fuji, whose base is ringed by clouds in the lower left quadrant.

Izu and Boso Peninsulas Near Tokyo and Mount Fuji, Japan – March 6th, 2010

35.6N 139.6E

March 6th, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Mountains, Volcanoes

Japan - February 24th, 2010

Japan - February 24th, 2010

Two peninsulas near the city of Tokyo on Japan’s Honshu Island can be observed here: Izu Peninsula (center) and Boso Peninsula (right). Mount Fuji is also visible near the former, capped with snow.

Izu is a large mountainous peninsula with deeply indented coasts to the west of Tokyo. Formerly the eponymous Izu Province, Izu peninsula is now a part of Shizuoka prefecture. The peninsula has an area of 1,421.24 km² and its estimated population in 2005 was 473,942 people.

The southern portion of the peninsula is composed largely of breccia, and the central and northern portions consist of numerous highly eroded volcanos. The Amagi Mountain Range dominates the center of the peninsula with Mount Amagi (4,613 feet) and Mount Atami (2,539 feet) in the east and Mount Daruma (3,222 feet) in the west, with the eastern and western portions of the range extending underwater into Sagami Bay and Suruga Bay.

Bōsō Peninsula is a peninsula in Chiba prefecture. It forms the eastern edge of Tokyo Bay, separating it from the Pacific Ocean. Most of the peninsula is hilly, with some points as high as 400 metres (1,300 ft) above sea level. While the western part of the peninsula is highly urbanized (centered on the city of Kisarazu), the other coastal lowlands and interior river valleys are chiefly used for growing rice.