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Tone River Crossing Chiba Prefecture, Japan

35.7N 140.8E

December 21st, 2010 Category: Rivers

Japan - December 20th, 2010

The Tone River reaches from its source on Mount Ōminakami, gathering tributaries as it crosses Japan, to the Pacific Ocean at Choshi city in Chiba Prefecture. The Edo River branches away from the river and flows into Tokyo Bay.

Here, a stretch of the 322 kilometer (200 mi) long river can be seen flowing through a mostly urban area near the coast. The cities appear grey in color, while nearby mountains and hills and dark green.

Tokyo on the Pacific Coast of Central Honshu, Japan

35.6N 139.6E

June 10th, 2010 Category: Snapshots

Japan - June 2nd, 2010

Japan - June 2nd, 2010

Tokyo is the capital and largest city of Japan. It is located at the head of Tokyo Bay on the Pacific coast of central Honshu. It is the focus of the vast metropolitan area often called Greater Tokyo, the largest urban and industrial agglomeration in Japan.

The mainland portion of Tokyo lies northwest of Tokyo Bay and measures about 90 km east to west and 25 km north to south. Chiba Prefecture borders it to the east, Yamanashi to the west, Kanagawa to the south, and Saitama to the north.

Snow Covered Mountains Near Tokyo, Japan – January 23rd, 2010

35.6N 139.6E

January 23rd, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Rivers, Volcanoes

Japan - January 20th, 2010

Japan - January 20th, 2010

The mainland portion of Tokyo, Japan, lies northwest of Tokyo Bay and measures about 90 km east to west and 25 km north to south, appearing here as a grey zone stretching inland from the coast. Chiba Prefecture borders it to the east, Yamanashi to the west, Kanagawa to the south, and Saitama to the north. Mainland Tokyo is further subdivided into the special wards (occupying the eastern half) and the Tama area (stretching westwards).

Also within the administrative boundaries of Tokyo Metropolis are two island chains in the Pacific Ocean directly south: the Izu Islands and the Ogasawara Islands, which stretch more than 1,000 km away from the mainland. Because of these islands and mountainous regions to the west, which appear covered with snow here, Tokyo’s overall population density figures far underrepresent the real figures for urban and suburban regions of Tokyo.

Also of note in this image is the snow-capped Mount Fuji (lower left quadrant) and several lakes, the largest of which are Lake Inawashiro, surrounded by snow near the top, and Lake Kasumigaura, of a greenish color within the grey area of the city. Upon opening the full image, the Tone and Edo Rivers can be seen flowing through the city. The Tone River flows into the Pacific Ocean at the center right, while the Edo branches off from the Tone and spills into Tokyo Bay.

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

35.4N 139.8E

May 12th, 2009 Category: Image of the day

Brazil - May 11th, 2009

Brazil - May 11th, 2009

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.

Lake Kasumigaura and Tokyo, Japan – April 9th, 2009

April 9th, 2009 Category: Image of the day, Lakes

Japan - April 2nd, 2009

Japan - April 2nd, 2009

The green-tinged waters of Lake Kasumigaura stand out against the grey and brown of Tokyo and its suburbs.

Kasumigaura is the second-largest lake in Japan, located 60 km to the north-east of Tokyo. Lake Kasumigaura is actually the name given to a group of contiguous lakes, which includes the main lake, Nishiura, and two smaller lakes, Kitaura and Sotonasakaura. It also encompasses the rivers connecting them.

About 45% of the land surrounding the lake is natural landscape and 43.5% is agricultural land.

The mainland portion of Tokyo lies southeast of Lake Kasumigaura and northwest of Tokyo Bay, and measures about 90 km east to west and 25 km north to south. Chiba Prefecture borders it to the east, Yamanashi to the west, Kanagawa to the south, and Saitama to the north.

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