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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

Tokyo Bay Between Boso and Miura Peninsulas, Japan – January 5th, 2011

35.6N 139.7E

January 5th, 2011 Category: Image of the day

Japan - December 27th, 2010

Tokyo Bay is surrounded by the Boso Peninsula (Chiba Prefecture) to the east and the Miura Peninsula (Kanagawa Prefecture) to the west.

The city of Tokyo and its surrounding metropolitan area can be observed around the bay. In the full image, this urban area can be seen spreading up the sides of the nearby mountains.

Lake Kasumigaura and Tone River Near Chiba, Japan

35.6N 140.1E

December 8th, 2010 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Japan - December 6th, 2010

This orthorectified image focuses on Chiba Prefecture, Japan. Chiba, the capital city of Chiba Prefecture, can be observed in the lower left quadrant, approximately 40 km east of the center of Tokyo on Tokyo Bay.

Chiba City is also one of the Kantō region’s primary seaports, and is home to Chiba Port, which handles one of the highest volumes of cargo in the nation. The square contours of the seaport can be observed in the lower left corner.

Crossing more or less horizontally through the image center is the Tone River. It is 322 kilometers (200 mi) in length (the second longest in Japan after the Shinano) and has a drainage area of 16,840 square kilometers (6,500 sq mi) (largest in Japan). It gathers tributaries and pours into the Pacific Ocean at Choshi city in Chiba Prefecture. The Edo River branches away from the river and flows into Tokyo Bay.

The large body of water north of the river is Lake Kasumigaura, the second-largest lake in Japan, located 60 km to the north-east of Tōkyō. 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, and also encompasses the rivers connecting them.

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.

Izu and Boso Peninsulas Near Tokyo and Mount Fuji, Japan – March 6th, 2010

35.6N 139.6E

March 6th, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Mountains, Volcanoes

Japan - February 24th, 2010

Japan - February 24th, 2010

Two peninsulas near the city of Tokyo on Japan’s Honshu Island can be observed here: Izu Peninsula (center) and Boso Peninsula (right). Mount Fuji is also visible near the former, capped with snow.

Izu is a large mountainous peninsula with deeply indented coasts to the west of Tokyo. Formerly the eponymous Izu Province, Izu peninsula is now a part of Shizuoka prefecture. The peninsula has an area of 1,421.24 km² and its estimated population in 2005 was 473,942 people.

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 (4,613 feet) and Mount Atami (2,539 feet) in the east and Mount Daruma (3,222 feet) in the west, with the eastern and western portions of the range extending underwater into Sagami Bay and Suruga Bay.

Bōsō Peninsula is a peninsula in Chiba prefecture. It forms the eastern edge of Tokyo Bay, separating it from the Pacific Ocean. Most of the peninsula is hilly, with some points as high as 400 metres (1,300 ft) above sea level. While the western part of the peninsula is highly urbanized (centered on the city of Kisarazu), the other coastal lowlands and interior river valleys are chiefly used for growing rice.