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Kamakura, Kanagawa

Kamakura is a city in Kanagawa, Japan. It is about 50 kilometres south of Tokyo. It was the functioning capital of Japan during the Kamakura period. In 1250, Kamakura was the 4th largest city in the world with 200.000 people. The other two large ...

                                               

Yokohama

Yokohama) is a Japanese city in Kanagawa Prefecture on the island of Honshū. Yokohama is the capital of Kanagawa Prefecture in the Kantō region. Yokohama is a neighbor city of Tokyo. It has been the second largest city of Japan since the 1980s. Y ...

                                               

Yokosuka, Kanagawa

Yokosuka is a city in Kanagawa, Japan. It is at the beginning of the Tokyo Bay in the Miura Peninsula. The city stretches across the peninsula to Sagami Bay. It has been recognized as a core city since 2001.

                                               

Kōchi, Kōchi

Kōchi is a Japanese city in Kōchi Prefecture on the island of Shikoku. It is the capital city of the prefecture. The city of Kōchi is at Urado Bay on the Pacific coast. It has been recognized as a core city since 1998.

                                               

Tosashimizu, Kōchi

The village of Nakanohama in what is now Tosashimizu was the birthplace of Nakahama Manjirō, who was the first known Japanese to live in the United States in the mid-19th century. The modern city was established in 1954.

                                               

Kumamoto

Kumamoto is the capital city of Kumamoto Prefecture in Japan. Kumamoto is in the south central part of Kyushu. Kumamoto is an ordinance-designated city since April 1, 2012.

                                               

Kameyama, Mie

In the Edo period, Kameyama-juku, Seki-juku and Sakanoshita-juku were the 46th, 47th and 48th of the 53 shogunate-maintained waystations shuku-eki along the Tōkaidō road which connected Edo and Kyoto. All three Tōkaidō rest stops are within the b ...

                                               

Matsusaka, Mie

Matsusaka, sometimes called Matsuzaka, is a city in central Mie Prefecture. It is on the island of Honshū, Japan. The city is famous for its Matsusaka beef.

                                               

Suzuka, Mie

Suzuka is a Japanese city in Mie Prefecture on the island of Honshū. As of 2008, the city has an estimated population of 197.437 and the density of 1.010 people per km². The total area is 194.67 km². About 83 km east from Nara, and 52 km southwes ...

                                               

Yokkaichi, Mie

Yokkaichi is a Japanese city in Mie Prefecture on the island of Honshū. It is a port near Nagoya. It has been recognized as a special city since 2000.

                                               

Kesennuma, Miyagi

Kesennuma is a Japanese city. It is part of Miyagi Prefecture. Kesennuma is in the northeastern part of the prefecture and faces two coasts: the Pacific coast, and Sanriku coast. Kesennuma borders the town of Minamisanriku to the south. Across th ...

                                               

Minamisanriku, Miyagi

Minamisanriku, also spelled Minami Sanriku, is a resort town on the Pacific Coast of Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. The town has an area of 163.74 square kilometres, and as of October 1, 2004 the population of the area was 19.170. The town was created ...

                                               

Onagawa, Miyagi

Onagawa is a town in Miyagi Prefecture. Fishing is an important business in this town. The JR East Ishinomaki Line stops here at Onagawa Station. The town was badly damaged by the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.

                                               

Shiogama, Miyagi

Shiogama is a city in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. The city was seriously affected by the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. However, between 1 March and 31 August 2011, less than 1% of the people left the city.

                                               

Miyazaki, Miyazaki

Miyazaki is the capital city of Miyazaki Prefecture in Japan. Miyazaki is on the east coast of Kyushu. It has been recognized as a core city since 1998.

                                               

Matsumoto, Nagano

Matsumoto is a Japanese city is a city in the Chūbu region of Japan on the island of Honshu. It has been recognized as a special city since 2000.

                                               

Hirado, Nagasaki

Hirado has been a port since the Nara period. During the Edo period, Hirado was the seat of the Hirado Domain. The city developed around Hirado Castle Hirado-jō. The first Frenchman to arrive in Japan was Francis Caron. He live in Hirado.

                                               

Sasebo, Nagasaki

In 1866, Sasebo was established as a major port for the Imperial Japanese Navy IJN. Sasebo became an American Naval base in 1945. Today it is the center of a military district of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force 海上自衛隊, Kaijō Jieitai or ...

                                               

Nara, Nara

Nara is a city in Japan on the island of Honshu. It is the capital city of Nara Prefecture. It has been recognized as a core city since 2002.

                                               

Sakurai, Nara

Sakurai is home to Ōmiwa Shrine. It is one of the oldest Shinto shrines in Japan. The shrine is linked with brewing sake. According to tradition, Sakurai was sometimes the site of an Imperial Palace, including Hinokuma no Iorino Palace during the ...

                                               

Niigata

Niigata is the capital city of Niigata Prefecture in Japan. The port city is on the island of Sea of Japan. The city has the mouth of Shinano River which is the longest river in Japan.

                                               

Ojiya, Niigata

Ojiya is a city in Niigata, Japan. As of July 16, 2003, 40.342 people lived in the city. Ojiyas total area is 155.12 km 2. The Lord Mayor of Ojiya is Yasuo Yatsui An earthquake of magnitude 7.2 struck Ojiya on October 23, 2004 at 17:56 local time ...

                                               

Sado, Niigata

Uesugi Kagekatsu took control of the island in the late 1580s. In the Edo period, gold was discovered on the island. The Tokugawa shogunate took direct control of it. It was administered by an official called the Sado-bugyō. Okubo Nagayasu was ap ...

                                               

Naha

Naha is the capital city of Okinawa Prefecture in Japan. Naha is in the southern part of the largest island in the Ryukyu Island archipelago.

                                               

Okinawa, Okinawa

In 1908, Okinawa Prefecture established the villages of Goeku and Misato. During the occupation of Japan, the U.S. military government established the city of Koza コザ市, Koza-shi in Goeku. In 1974, the city of Okinawa was created by the merger ...

                                               

Kurashiki, Okayama

The town has been a center of business and trade for a long time. It is on a canal near Mt. Tsurugata. Kurashiki was not badly damaged during World War II. Many old storehouses, or kura, are here in their original condition. Kurashiki is a popula ...

                                               

Fujiidera, Osaka

Fujiidera is a city in the middle region of Osaka Prefecture in Japan. The municipality calls itself "Fujidera City" in English.

                                               

Ibaraki, Osaka

Ibaraki is a city in Osaka Prefecture, Japan. The Japanese word Ibaraki means Wild Trees or Thorny trees in English. There is also an Ibaraki Prefecture in Japan. It has been recognized as a special city since 2001.

                                               

Saga, Saga

Saga developed around Saga castle of the Nabeshima clan. The city was the capital of Saga domain in the Edo period, and it was the capital of Hizen Province. Every fall it holds the Saga International Balloon Fiesta.

                                               

Kuki, Saitama

Kuki is a Japanese city in Saitama Prefecture on the island of Honshu. The city has an estimated population of 153.392 as of 1 June 2012 and the density of 1.900 people per km².

                                               

Saitama, Saitama

Saitama is the capital and the city of Saitama Prefecture that is in Japan. It is in the south-east of the prefecture. It includes the former cities of Urawa, Ōmiya, Yono and Iwatsuki. It is a city designated by government ordinance. It is about ...

                                               

Ōtsu, Shiga

Ōtsu is a city in the Kansai region of Japan on the island of Honshu. It is the capital city of Shiga Prefecture. It has been recognized as a core city since 2009.

                                               

Iwata, Shizuoka

Iwata is the capital city of Shizuoka Prefecture in Japan. It is on the Tenryū River. Iwata is made of 5 communities merged together: kyu-Iwata, Toyoda-cho, Fukude-cho, Ryuyo-cho, Toyoka-mura. Part of Yamaha Corporation is in Iwata.

                                               

Shimizu, Shizuoka

Shimizu-ku is one of three wards of the city of Shizuoka. The municipality was "Shimizu City" until it merged with Shizuoka in 2005.

                                               

Shizuoka, Shizuoka

Shizuoka is the capital city of Shizuoka Prefecture in Japan. It is on the island of Honshū. The population was 3.765.044 in 2010. There are three areas of the city: Aoi, Suruga, and Shimizu.

                                               

Nikkō, Tochigi

The Shinto shrine of Nikkō Tōshō-gū was completed in 1617. It is the burial place of Tokugawa Ieyasu. The shrines and temples of Nikkō have been recongized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

                                               

Tochigi, Tochigi

In the Edo period. Tochigi was a significant city. In the early Meiji period, the city of Tochigi was the Prefectural capital of the old Tochigi Prefecture. After the old Utsunomiya Prefecture and Tochigi Prefecture merged, Tochigi City was brief ...

                                               

Tokushima, Tokushima

Tokushima is the capital city of Tokushima Prefecture in Japan. Tokushima is on Shikoku island at the mouth of the Yoshino River.

                                               

Chiyoda, Tokyo

During the Edo period, most of the people living in this area were samurai. Chiyoda developed around the Imperial Palace. The Imperial Palace area occupies about one sixth of the area of Chiyoda. There was previously another castle here during th ...

                                               

Chūō, Tokyo

Chūō is in central Tokyo. It borders Tokyo Bay on the south. Minato is on the wards southwestern border. Chiyoda is on the northwestern border. Sumida and Kōtō are on the east. The most famous districts in Chūō are Ginza and Nihonbashi. Other dis ...

                                               

Hachiōji, Tokyo

Hachiōji is a Japanese city in Tokyo Metropolis on the island of Honshu. It is about 40 kilometers west of the center of the 23 special wards of Tokyo. The city is the 8th biggest city around the Tokyo metropolitan area. It is the 24th largest ci ...

                                               

Itabashi, Tokyo

Itabashi is in northern Tokyo. It borders Toshima to the south. Nerima is on the wards western border. The Arakawa River and Saitama Prefecture are the norther border. Kita is on the east.

                                               

Katsushika

Katsushika is in eastern Tokyo. It borders Edogawa on the south. Sumida and Araikawa are on the wards western border. Adachi is on the northeast. The cities of Matsudo, Misato and Yashio in Chiba Prefecture are part of the northeast border of the ...

                                               

Meguro

Meguro is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo, Japan. The municipality calls itself "Meguro City" in English. As of December 31, 2007, the ward has an estimated population of 259.968 and a density of 17.685 persons per km². The total area is 14. ...

                                               

Nakano, Tokyo

1889 Meiji 22: Nakano becomes a village 1943: Shōwa 18: Nakano becomes part of Tokyo-to 1932 Shōwa 7: Nakano established as a city 1923 Taishō 12: Great Kanto earthquake causes big increase in Nakanos population 1961: Shōwa 36: Tokyo subway syste ...

                                               

Nerima, Tokyo

Nerima is one of the 23 special wards in Tokyo, Japan. The municipality calls itself "Nerima City" in English. Nerima is called "the town of animation" because the earliest anime businesses started up in the area.

                                               

Ogasawara, Tokyo

In 1940, municipalities were created for groups and single isolated islands in the Pacific Ocean. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government was made responsible for local government on the islands, including Okimura 沖村 on Hahajima Iōtōmura 硫黄島村 on ...

                                               

Shinagawa, Tokyo

Shinagawa is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo, Japan. It is sometimes called Shinagawa City in English. As of 2008, the ward has an estimated population of 344.461 and a density of 15.740 persons per km². The total area is 22.72 km².

                                               

Shinjuku

Shinjuku is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo, Japan. The administration center of the government of Tokyo Prefecture is in Shinjuku. Also in Shinjuku is the biggest railway station in the world, Shinjuku Station.

                                               

Suginami, Tokyo

Suginami is in the western part of Tokyos special wards. It is next to Setagaya to the south. Its western neighbors are the cities of Mitaka and Musashino. Nerima is on the northern border. Nakano is to the east. The Kanda river runs through the ...