What islands make up Japan?
Japan, which stretches about 4000 km from northeast to southwest along the northeast coast of the Eurasian mainland, includes five main islands, Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu and Okinawa, with countless "rito" – outlying (or small) islands.
Which of the 4 main Japanese islands is the smallest?
Shikoku, island, the smallest of the four main islands of Japan. It is separated from Honshu by the Indian Ocean (north) and the Kii Strait (east), and from Kyushu by the Bungo Strait (west). The island is divided into the prefectures of Ehime, Kagawa, Kōchi and Tokushima.
Does Japan consist of 4 islands?
Along with Hokkaido, Honshu and Kyushu, Shikoku is one of the four main islands that make up the Japanese archipelago. The smallest of these islands includes the four prefectures of Tokushima Prefecture, Kagawa Prefecture, Ehime Prefecture and Kochi Prefecture.
What are the names of the main islands in Japan?
The five main islands of Japan. Japan's five main islands are: Hokkaido – the northernmost and second largest main island. Honshu – the largest and most populous island with the capital Tokyo. Kyushu – the third largest main island and closest to the Asian continent.
Which is the second largest island in Japan?
The island of Hokkaido. Hokkaido is the northernmost and second largest of the main Japanese islands. It is separated from Honshu by the Tsugaru Strait. Sapporo is the largest city on Hokkaido and also serves as the island's capital.
Which is the largest island of Honshu in Japan?
Shikoku is located south of Honshu and east of Kyushu, and it has a population of about 3,800,000 (2015 estimate). The largest city in Shikoku is Matsuyama, and the island is divided into four prefectures.
Honshu is the largest island and the core of Japan. It is also the seventh largest island in the world.
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