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Rivers, Lakes and Bays by Tokyo, Japan

35.6N 139.6E

April 8th, 2011 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Japan - March 30th, 2011

The city of Tokyo, Japan, extends northwest from Tokyo Bay, appearing here as a greyish tan expanse stretching inland from the coast. It is bordered by Chiba Prefecture to the east, Yamanashi to the west, Kanagawa to the south, and Saitama to the north.

In the full image, the Tone and Edo Rivers can be seen flowing through the city. The Tone River flows into the Pacific Ocean to the  right, while the Edo branches off from the Tone and spills into Tokyo Bay.

Also visible within the urban area is Lake Kasumigaura, northeast of Tokyo Bay, near the east coast. Another lake, Lake Inawashiro, can be seen near the top edge, surrounded by snow.

 

Lakes Inawashiro and Hibara in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan

37.4N 140.1E

December 7th, 2010 Category: Lakes, Mountains

Japan - December 6th, 2010

This orthorectified image shows mountains, lakes and cities in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. The lake near the center of the image is Lake Hibara, located in Yama District, Fukushima. It is the largest of the lakes on the Bandai-kōgen plateau.

The large lake at the bottom of the image is Lake Inawashiro, the fourth-largest lake in the country. It is located in the middle of Fukushima Prefecture, south of Mount Bandai.

Lake Inawashiro and Mount Bandai, Japan

37.4N 140.1E

March 21st, 2010 Category: Lakes, Volcanoes

Japan - February 24th, 2010

Japan - February 24th, 2010

Lake Inawashiro (center) is the fourth-largest lake in Japan, located on Honshu Island in the middle of Fukushima Prefecture, south of Mount Bandai. It is also known as the ‘Sky Mirror Lake’. Lake Iwanashiro is said to have the cleanest water in Japan. In winter swans migrate to the beaches of the lake and stay there until spring.

Mount Bandai is a stratovolcano in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. In a major eruption on July 15, 1888, the northern and eastern parts of the caldera collapsed in a massive landslide, forming two lakes, Hibara-ko and Onogawa-ko, as well as several minor lakes called Goshiki-numa, or the ‘Five Coloured Lakes’.

Volcanic debris blocking nearby rivers created lakes and ponds. The lake district formed by this cataclysm became known variously as Urabandai or Bandai-kōgen, and has become a popular tourist destination.

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.

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