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Encyclopedia > List of islands of Japan

The four main islands of Japan are:

  • Hokkaidō
  • Honshū
  • Kyūshū
  • Shikoku

Okinawa is the fifth largest island except the disputed northern territories, and is the smallest island which has a prefectural capital.   literally North Sea Circuit, Ainu: Mosir), formerly known as Ezo, Yezo, Yeso, or Yesso, is Japans second largest island and the largest of its 47 prefectural-level subdivisions. ... HonshÅ« (本州 Literally Main State) is the largest island of Japan, called the Mainland; it is south of Hokkaido across the Tsugaru Strait, north of Shikoku across the Inland Sea, and northeast of Kyushu across the Kanmon Strait. ... KyÅ«shÅ« region of Japan and the current prefectures on KyÅ«shÅ« island KyÅ«shÅ« ), literally Nine Provinces, is the third largest island of Japan and most southerly and westerly of the four main islands. ... This article is about the island. ... Okinawa Island (沖縄本島 Okinawa-hontō, the main island of Okinawa) is the largest of the Ryukyu Islands at the edge of the East China Sea, helping to define the seas boundary with the open Pacific Ocean. ...

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List of smaller islands of Japan

Besides the four main islands, Japan has about 3,000 small islands. This is a list of major islands among them.


The Northern Territories

These are the four disputed Kuril Islands. See also Kuril Island conflict. Location of Kuril Islands in the Western Pacific. ... The Kuril Islands with the disputed islands highlighted The Kuril Island conflict is a dispute between Japan and Russia over sovereignty over the southernmost Kuril Islands. ...

Iturup (Ainu イト゚ルㇷ゚; Japanese 択捉島, Etorofu; Russian Итуруп) is the biggest island of the Kuriles, located in the Sakhalin Oblast of Russia. ... The Hobomai Rocks (Russian: Хабомай (Khabomai), Japanese: ??? (Habomai)) are a group of islets in the very south end of the Kuril Islands. ... Kunashir Island (国後島:Kunashiri in Japanese, Кунашир (Kunashir) in Russian, Black Island in Ainu language), a southwestern island of the Kuril Islands, located in the Sakhalin Oblast of the Russian Federation. ... Shikotan (色丹島) (Shikotan in Japanese, Шикотан in Russian), one of the bigger islands of the Kuril Islands, located in the Sakhalin Oblast of Russia. ...

Islands in the Sea of Japan

The Sea of Japan is a marginal sea of the western Pacific Ocean, bordered by Japan, Korea and Russia. ... The Liancourt Rocks are islets in the Sea of Japan (East Sea). ... Oki (隠岐) is the name of a group of islands (隠岐諸島 Oki shotō) in the Sea of Japan, 40 to 80 km from the coast of Honshu. ... Okushiri Island is an island in Hokkaidō, Japan. ... Rishiri Island Rishiri Island (利尻島, rishiritō) rises out of the Sea of Japan , much like godzilla, off the coast of Hokkaido, Japan. ... Rebun Island (礼文島, rebuntō) lies in the Sea of Japan of the northwestern tip of Hokkaido, Japan. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Sado, Niigata. ... Mitsukejima Mitsukejima (見付島; meaning Found Island) is an uninhabited island in Suzu, Ishikawa, Japan. ...

Islands in the Pacific Ocean

Location Map of Islands The Izu Islands (伊豆諸島) are a group of volcanic islands stretching south and east from the Izu Peninsula of Honshu, Japan. ... Aogashima (青ヶ島)a volcanic island in the Izu Islands (伊豆諸島) and administered by the Tokyo (東京都) Metropolitan government, Japan, lies south of Tokyo and south east of the Izu Pennisula, Shizuoka prefecture. ... Hachijojima (八丈島; Hachijo Island) is a Japanese island in the Pacific Ocean, 300km south of Tokyo. ... Izu ÅŒshima ) is a volcanic island in the Izu Islands (伊豆諸島) and administered by the Tokyo (東京都) Metropolitan government, Japan, lies south of Tokyo and east of the Izu Peninsula, Shizuoka prefecture. ... Kozushima is a small Japanese island approximately 95 miles south of Tokyo, which is accessible only by boat or plane. ... View from Kozushima Miyakejima is an island in the Izu group, southeast of Honshu, Japan. ... Mikurajima (御蔵島) is a volcanic island in the Izu Archipelago (伊豆諸島), in Japan, and is part of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. ... Niijima (新島) is an island in Tokyo prefecture, Japan. ... Shikinejima (式根島) a volcanic island in the Izu Islands (伊豆諸島) and administered by the Tokyo (東京都) Metropolitan government, Japan, lies south of Tokyo and east of the Izu Pennisula, Shizuoka prefecture. ... Toshima (利島), a volcanic island in the Izu Islands (伊豆諸島) and administered by the Tokyo (東京都) Metropolitan government, Japan, lies south of Tokyo and east of the Izu Pennisula, Shizuoka prefecture. ... A map of the Ogasawara Islands south of Japan The Ogasawara Islands (小笠原諸島) are an archipelago of over 30 subtropical islands some 1,000 km directly south of central Tokyo, Japan. ... Chichi-jima (父島, lit. ... Haha-jima (母島, lit. ... For other uses, see Iwo Jima (disambiguation). ... Aerial photo from 1987 Minamitori-shima (南鳥島) or Marcus Island is an isolated island in the northwestern Pacific Ocean, located at . ... Okino Torishima (沖ノ鳥島), formerly called Parece Vela (Spanish for it looks like a sail) is the southernmost island of Japan, at 22°49′ N 136°07′ E, 1 740 km south of Tokyo, or 534 km Southeast of Oki Daito, the closest Japanese island, or 567 km WSE of Minami I... Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Island Enoshima Enoshima (江の島) is a small island, about 4 km in circumference, at the mouth of the Katase River, which flows into Sagami Bay in Japan. ...

Islands around Kyūshū

Most of these are located in the East China Sea. The East China Sea is a marginal sea and part of the Pacific Ocean. ...

The Yatsushiro Sea and surroundings Amakusa (天草) is an island belonging to Japan, 26½ miles long and 13½ in extreme width, situated about 32°20N, 130°E, on the west of Kumamoto Prefecture (formerly the province of Higo on the island of KyÅ«shÅ«), from which it is separated by... The Gotō Islands ), literally: five-island archipelago) are Japanese islands in the East China Sea, off the western coast of KyÅ«shÅ«. The islands are a part of Nagasaki Prefecture. ... “Gunkanjima” redirects here. ... Iki Island (壱岐島) an island lying between the island of Kyushu and Tsushima in the Tsushima Strait. ... Koshikijima Islands (甑島列島 Koshikijima rettō) in the East China Sea are an island chain that belongs to the city of Satsumasendai, Kagoshima, Japan. ... This article needs copyediting (checking for proper English spelling, grammar, usage, etc. ...

Ryukyu Islands

See Ryukyu Islands for a more complete list. Location of Ryukyu Islands The Ryukyu Islands, in Japanese called the Nansei Islands ) are a chain of Japanese islands in the western Pacific Ocean at the eastern limit of the East China Sea. ...

Amami Oshima, Kagoshima Prefecture Amami ÅŒshima is one of the RyÅ«kyÅ« Islands (also known as Nansei Islands). ... Miyako-jima (宮古島) is an island in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. ... Okinawa Island (沖縄本島 Okinawa-hontō, the main island of Okinawa) is the largest of the Ryukyu Islands at the edge of the East China Sea, helping to define the seas boundary with the open Pacific Ocean. ... // Aerial view of Uotsuri-jima / Diaoyu-dao Kuba Jima (久場島) or Huangwei Yu (黃尾嶼 Yellow Tail) is located at has an area of 1. ... Yoshinobu Launch Complex (© JAXA) in Tanegashima Tanegashima (Japanese: 種子島) is an island lying to the south of Kyushu, south Japan, and is part of the Kagoshima Prefecture. ... Map of the Yaeyama Islands The Yaeyama Islands (八重山諸島 Yaeyama-shotō) are an archipelago in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. ... Iriomote (西表島 Iriomote-jima) is the largest of the Yaeyama Islands and the second largest in Okinawa Prefecture after Okinawa Island itself. ... Ishigaki, Okinawa ... Yaku-shima (屋久島) is an island belonging to Japan, lying south of Kyushu. ... Daito Islands (大東諸島 Daitō Shotō) are three eastern islands of Okinawa Islands. ...

Islands in the Inland Sea

An inland sea is a shallow sea that covers central areas of continents during high stands of sea level that result in marine transgressions. ... Awaji Island (Jp. ... It consists Etajima, floats in the Hiroshima bay of the Hiroshima prefecture southwest. ... This torii at the Itsukushima Shrine welcomes visitors to the island. ... Shōdoshima (小豆島) is an island located in the Inland Sea of Japan. ...

Islands in lakes

  • Daikon-island

Blowdown Lake in the mountains near Pemberton, British Columbia A lake (from Latin lacus) is a body of water or other liquid of considerable size contained on a body of land. ... Daikon-island(大根島; Daikon-jima) is an island made of basalt and is in Nakaumi that is the brackish lake located between Tottori and Shimane prefectures in Japan. ...

Artificial islands

Before Mexico City, Tenochtitlan was an artificial island of 250,000 (Dr Atl) Dejima, not allowed direct contact with nearby Nagasaki Formoza (Gdynia) The World in Dubai An artificial island is an island that has been formed by human, rather than natural means. ... ChÅ«bu Centrair International Airport ) (IATA: NGO, ICAO: RJGG) is an airport on an artificial island in Ise Bay, Tokoname City in Aichi Prefecture, south of Nagoya in central Japan. ... Dejima, also Deshima (出島, literally protruding island) in modern Japanese, Desjima in Dutch, often latinised as Decima, was a fan-shaped artificial island in the bay of Nagasaki that was a Dutch trading post during Japans self-imposed isolation (sakoku) of the Edo period, from 1641 until 1853. ... Kansai International Airport ) (IATA: KIX, ICAO: RJBB) is an international airport located on an artificial island in the middle of Osaka Bay, off the shore of the city of Sennan, Izumisano and the town of Tajiri in Osaka Prefecture, Japan. ... Kobe Airport ) (IATA: UKB, ICAO: RJBE) is an airport on an artificial island just off the coast of Kobe, Japan. ... Skyline of Odaiba Dai-Roku Daiba (第六台場) or No. ... Port Island (ポートアイランド Pōtoairando) is an artificial island in Kobe, Japan. ... Map of the various methods of transportation to Rokko Island from Kobe. ...

See also


  Results from FactBites:
 
List of islands of Japan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (127 words)
Okinawa is the fifth largest island except the disputed northern territories, and is the smallest island which has a prefectural capital.
This is a list of major islands among them.
The Japanese word for "island" is shima, which as a suffix often changes to jima.
Politics of Japan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2964 words)
Japan was occupied by the Allies from the end of World War II in 1945 until 1952.
The Imperial Household of Japan is headed by the Emperor of Japan.
Japan is a member state of the United Nations and a non-permanent member of the Security Council; it is currently one of the "G4 nations" seeking permanent membership.
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