is an island country in east Asia. Japan is a stratovolcanic archipelago of 6,852 islands. The four largest are Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu and Shikoku, which make up about ninety-seven percent of Japan's land area.
The five main islands of Japan are:
Hokkaido Honshu, the largest island, on which the capital, Tokyo, is situated. Shikoku Kyushu Okinawa Island tokyo
, officially Tokyo Metropolis is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan, and is both the capital and largest city of Japan. Yokohama
officially the City of Yokohama, is the second largest city in Japan by population. Osaka
; is a designated city in the Kansai region of Japan. Kyoto
is a city located in the central part of the island of Honshu.
, is the sixth-largest city in Japan.
is the capital of Hiroshima Prefecture. The city's name, means "Broad Island" in Japanese.
is a city in Fukui Prefecture, Japan. It faces Wakasa Bay due north of Kyoto, and is about four to seven hours by train from Tokyo.
is a city located in southwest Aomori Prefecture.
is the fourth largest city in Japan by population, and the largest city on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido. japan
The Bonin Islands
, also known as the Ogasawara Islands are an archipelago of over 30 subtropical and tropical islands, some 1,000 kilometres (540 nmi; 620 mi) directly south of Tokyo, Japan.
The Shinano River
is the longest and largest river in Japan. It flows from Nagano Prefecture to Niigata Prefecture. It is called the Chikuma River in Nagano Prefecture.
Okinawa Island
is the largest of the Okinawa Islands and the Ryukyu (Nansei) Islands of Japan.
Mount Fuji
, located on Honshu Island,' is the highest mountain peak in Japan at 3,776.24 m.