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Industrial Areas Along Tokyo Bay, Japan – May 12th, 2009

35.4N 139.8E

May 12th, 2009 Category: Image of the day

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Tokyo Bay, previously called Edo Bay, is located in the southern Kantō region of Japan. It is surrounded by the Boso Peninsula (Chiba Prefecture) to the east and the Miura Peninsula (Kanagawa Prefecture) to the west.

The ports of Tokyo, Chiba, Kawasaki, Yokohama, and Yokosuka are all located on Tokyo Bay.

On the western coast of Tokyo Bay, between Tokyo and Yokohama, the Keihin Industrial Area has been developed since the Meiji Era.

This was expanded to the Keiyo Industrial Area along the north and east coasts after World War II. The latter appears bright white here.

The only natural island in the Bay is Monkey Island. There are however many artificial islands built as naval fortifications during the Meiji and Taishō period. In the image, many ships can be seen moving around the bay and navigating up and down the rivers connected to it.

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