Did you know?: Japanese archipelago

by Shoji Kudaka
Stripes Okinawa

Japan itself may be an island, but did you know that the country is made up of nearly 6,900 islands? Aside from the mainland (Honshu), Hokkaido, Kyushu, Shikoku and Okinawa make up the other of the four main islands. Of all the remote islands in the archipelago, 421 are reportedly inhabited. Tokyo Prefecture alone is home to 219 islands, of which 11 are inhabited. Next time you go on an island adventure make sure you’re going to the right one!

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