December 28, 2003
This false-color Landsat 7 image shows the greater Tokyo metropolitan area, situated on the eastern shore of the Japanese island of Honshu. The large Tokyo Bay dominates the center of this scene, and if you look closely you can see boats and their wakes on the water. The greater Tokyo area fans out in a crescent shape around the western, northern, and eastern shores of Tokyo Bay. Greater Tokyo is bordered to the west by rugged mountains and to the east by the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean. The greater metropolis area is comprised of Tokyo prefecture, situated on the northwestern shore of Tokyo Bay, and the three neighboring prefectures of Kanagawa to the south, Saitama to the north, and Chiba to the east and southeast across Tokyo Bay.
Topics: Environment, Kantō region, Geography of Japan, Prefectures of Japan, Transportation in Greater Tokyo, Greater Tokyo Area, Saitama, Saitama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Saitama Prefecture, Tokyo, Honshu, Geography