Where is Tokyo, Japan?
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See Tokyo bay from Space!
(European Space Agency)

Located East of the Asian continent, Japan consists of four large islands
  • Hokkaido
  • Honshu
  • Shikoku
  • Kyushu
and about three thousand smaller islands. Tokyo, the capital of Japan, is located on Honshu. Tokyo metropolis is 226 square miles and is made up of 23 wards. Tokyo is 6200 miles from New York and is on the same latitude as central California.
Some other interesting facts:

Largest number of visitors to Japan (1996)

  • Korea (944,362)
  • Taiwan (720,297)
  • USA (586,836)
  • China (241,525)
  • Hong Kong (141,987)
Location of Tokyo Map

Current Time in Tokyo

Large Map of Japan (LARGE Image 226 kb)

shuttleZoom out for a space view of Tokyo!
 (150 nautical miles from Earth)
Most popular destination for Japanese Travelers (1996)
  • USA (5,182,940)
  • Hong Kong (1,508,552)
  • Korea (1,438,086)
  • China (1,018,621)
  • Taiwan (834,660)

Day view of the Tokyo Bay from the Tokyo Tower
See a panoramic view of this picture!

Tokyo is one of the most populated cities in the world with over 8,000,000 inhabitants. Only a few cities like Shanghai, China (13,000,000); Moscow, Russia (11,000,000) and Seoul, South Korea (10,000,000) have more people.  

An overview of Japan can be found in the CIA's World Fact Book or in the Library of Congress Country Studies.

For fascinating statistics on Japanese life, see the Web Japan's statistics webpage.

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