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Snow Along Western Coast and Cities Along Eastern Coast of Japan

35.0N 135.7E

April 26th, 2011 Category: Mountains

Japan - April 17th, 2011

Snow covers the mountains parallel to the western coast of Japan’s main island, Honshu. A few patches of snow can be observed atop the mountains near the eastern coast, although Mount Fuji (whose conical summit can be seen in the full image, west of Tokyo), appears snow-free.

Several cities can be observed along the coast. In the lower left quadrant are Osaka (left) and Nagoya (right), with Kyoto inbetween the two. At the center right is Tokyo and its surrounding metropolitan area.


Mount Fuji North of Izu Peninsula, Japan

34.9N 138.9E

February 25th, 2011 Category: Mountains, Volcanoes

Japan - January 17th, 2011

Mount Fuji, west of Tokyo, Japan, is visible in this image as a white, snow-capped peak high above the other nearby mountains. At 3,776.24 m (12,389 ft), the volcano is the highest mountain in Japan.

Visible to the south of Mount Fuji is the Izu peninsula, a large mountainous peninsula with deeply indented coasts to the west of Tokyo on the Pacific coast of the island of Honshū, Japan. The peninsula has an area of 1,421.24 km² and its estimated population in 2005 was 473,942 persons.

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 (1406 m) and Mount Atami (773 m) in the east and Mount Daruma (982 m) in the west, with the eastern and western portions of the range extending underwater into Sagami Bay and Suruga Bay.

Cities and Mountains on Honshu Island, Japan

35.1N 136.9E

December 10th, 2010 Category: Volcanoes

Japan - December 6th, 2010

Most of the populated areas on Japan’s main island of Honshu lie along its coasts and creep upwards towards the mountains running down the center of the island, as one can observe here by the greyish tan urban areas by the sea in contrast with the dark green and brown peaks further inland.

The most prominent cities lie along the southeastern coast, including (from right to left) Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka. Tokyo is located by Tokyo Bay, Nagoya is situated along the shores of Ise Bay, and Osaka is situated on Osaka Bay. Also of note, between Tokyo and Nagoya, is Mount Fuji, whose snow-capped volcanic summit can be observed not far from the shores.

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.