1 2 this list provides basic geographical data of the most prominent islands belonging or claimed by japan. From hectic tokyo and temple laden kyoto to the tropical beaches of okinawa japan is a captivating mix and whether you want to seek out the best sushi around tsukiji visit cutting edge galleries in kanazawa or explore the stunning alpine region of central honshū use our map of japan below to get to grips with one of the world s most intriguing countries.
A simple map showing the placement of the four largest islands of japan.
Map of japanese islands. Dream island yume no shima odaiba. The kuril island arc the daitō. Islands in tokyo bay artificial islands.
Japan covers an area of 145 914 square miles 377 915 square kilometers that is spread out over its more than 6 500 islands. Japan is an island nation located in eastern asia to the east of china russia north korea and south korea its capital is tokyo and it has a population of around 127 000 000 people 2019 estimate. Japan has one of the highest life expectancies in the world and is home to one of the largest and most important cities worldwide the metropolis of tokyo.
Japan has 6 852 islands. It extends over 3 000 km from the sea of okhotsk in the northwest to the east china and philippine seas in the southwest along the pacific ocean coast of the eurasian continent and consists of four island arcs from north to south. The above map represents the main islands of japan an island country in east asia.
Approximately 430 are inhabited. The map can be downloaded printed and used for coloring or educational purpose like map pointing activities. In 1863 the hydrographic department of british royal navy published the map of the shelf sea around the japanese islands based on the ino zu and the accurate geographic location of japan became widely known.
Approximately 430 are inhabited. The japanese archipelago is a group of 6 852 islands that form the country of japan as well as the russian island of sakhalin. The sakhalin island arc the northeastern and southwestern japan arcs and the ryukyu island arc.
Sarushima natural jonan island ja 城南島. Oki islands oki islands dōgo. The above map represents the four main islands of japan hokkaido honshu kyushu shikoku and okinawa.
Japan is home to one of the most advanced and developed societies in the world. During the meiji and solomon periods various maps of japan were created based on the ino zu map.