Monday, March 15, 2010

Tokyo Bay, Japan


Bay Watching, originally uploaded by Sprengben.

Tokyo Bay (東京湾 Tōkyō-wan?) is a bay in the southern Kantō region of Japan. Its old name was Edo Bay (江戸湾 Edo-wan?).

Tokyo Bay is surrounded by the Boso Peninsula (Chiba Prefecture) to the east and the Miura Peninsula (Kanagawa Prefecture) to the west. In a narrow sense, Tokyo Bay is the area north of the straight line formed by the Cape Kannon (観音崎 Kannon-zaki?) on the Miura Peninsula on one end and Cape Futtsu (富津岬 Futtsu-misaki?) on the Boso Peninsula on the other end. This area covers about 922 km². Tokyo Bay in a broad sense includes also the Uraga Channel. The total area would then be 1320 km².
Tokyo Bay includes about 249 km² of reclaimed land area.
The only natural island in the Bay is Monkey Island (猿島 Saru-shima?), Yokosuka, Kanagawa. There are however many artificial islands that were built as naval fortification during the Meiji and Taishō period.
[edit]Islands
Dream Island (Yume No Shima)
Odaiba
Saru Island (the only natural one)
Heiwa Island ja:平和島
Katsushima ja:勝島
Showa Island ja:昭和島
Keihin Island ja:京浜島
Hakkeijima
Higashi Ogijima ja:東扇島
Tokyo International Airport

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