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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

Nagoya by Ise Bay, Japan – January 9th, 2012

35.1N 136.9E

January 10th, 2012 Category: Image of the day, Rivers

Japan - January 9th, 2012

Visible as a white area in this orthorectified wide-swath ASAR image is Nagoya, the third-largest incorporated city and the fourth most populous urban area in Japan. Located on the Pacific coast in the Chūbu region on central Honshu, it is the capital of Aichi Prefecture and is one of Japan’s major ports. It is also the center of Japan’s third largest metropolitan region, known as the Chūkyō Metropolitan Area.

Nagoya lies north of Ise Bay on the Nōbi Plain. The city was built on low-level plateaus to ward off water damage. The plain is one of the fertile lands of Japan, which allowed for the development of agriculture. The Kiso River flows to the west along the city border, the Shōnai River comes in from the northeast and takes a southern towards the bay at Nishi Ward. The man-made Hori River was constructed as a canal in the 1610 and flows from north to south, and is a part of the Shōnai River system. The rivers allowed for trade to develop with the hinterland. The Tenpaku River feeds from a number of smaller river in the east, flows briefly south at Nonami and then west at Ōdaka into the bay.

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.


Smoke Blowing Across Sea of Japan

37.1N 134.2E

April 14th, 2011 Category: Fires

Japan - April 10th, 2011

Smoke from fires in China blows eastward over the Sea of Japan, towards Japan. The western side of the island is dusted by snow, although the eastern half is mostly clear.

Several cities can be observed along the coast, including Nagoya (below, right) and Osaka (below, left), with Kyoto inbetween the two.


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.