List of islands of Japan

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List of islands of Japan may be grouped by type or location. Japan is a country of islands.[1]

Main islands[change | change source]

Japan has four main islands running from north to south. The general shape of the island grouping looks like the body of a dragon with its head erect.[2]

List of smaller islands of Japan[change | change source]

Japan has 6,000+ smaller islands and 430+ are inhabited.[1]

Hokkaido[change | change source]

Islands in Sea of Japan[change | change source]

Islands in Tokyo Bay[change | change source]

Islands in Osaka Bay[change | change source]

Islands in Ise Bay[change | change source]

Islands in Pacific Ocean[change | change source]

Islands near Kyūshū[change | change source]

Most of these are in the East China Sea.

Nansei Islands[change | change source]

Satsunan Islands[change | change source]

The northern half is administratively part of Kagoshima Prefecture and Kyūshū.

Ōsumi Islands[change | change source]

The North-Eastern Group:

The North-Western Group:

Tokara Islands[change | change source]

The Shichi-tō:

Amami Islands[change | change source]

Ryukyu Islands[change | change source]

The Southern Half, Okinawa Prefecture

Okinawa Islands[change | change source]

The Central Group or Ryukyu proper:

Sakishima Islands[change | change source]

Also known as the Further Isles:

Islands in Seto Inland Sea[change | change source]

Islands in lakes[change | change source]

Other artificial islands[change | change source]

Claims but does not control[change | change source]

The Northern Territories[change | change source]

These are the four disputed Kuril Islands, also known as the Chishima Islands.[19]

Others[change | change source]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

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