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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.


Snow by Tone River Near Tokyo, Japan

35.6N 139.6E

February 4th, 2011 Category: Rivers

Japan - January 16th, 2011

The city of Tokyo and its surrounding urban area appears as a grey area around Tokyo Bay on Japan’s Honshu Island. The bay’s irregular coastline is due to multiple artificial landfills.

In the upper half of the image, the Tone River can be seen flowing through the metropolis and into the Pacific Ocean by Choshi City. Some snow can be seen near the river and in the hills and mountains to the north.

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.

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.

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.