Main Cities In Japan
The capital of Japan and it’s largest city, Tokyo is also one of Japan’s 47 prefectures. Previously known as Edo, the city was renamed to Tokyo, meaning “Eastern Capital”, when it replaced Kyoto as Japan’s capital in 1868.
Tokyo city has a population of about 8 million, while Tokyo prefecture has approximately twelve million residents.
Yokohama is Japan’s second largest city, with a population of approximately three million people. It is located less than 30 minutes south of Tokyo by train, and is the capital city of Kanagawa Prefecture. Yokohama has a large port, is extremely cosmopolitan, and has one of the largest Chinatowns in the world.
Important port, and industrial and commercial centre of western Japan. Main industries are textiles, pharmaceuticals and consumer electronics.
Port and industrial centre, large aircraft and ceramics industries.
A centre of the lumber and fish canning industries, also important agricultural interests. Located in Hokkaido.
Port and industrial centre.
Former capital of Japan. Now has a strong high-tech research industry.
Port and commercial centre of Kyushu.
Sinonimous with the motor industry, also has a strong heavy industry.
Important industrial area with steel and rubber interests.
Large motor, engineering and shipping industries