Did you know?: Japan a land of thousands of islands

Did you know?: Japan a land of thousands of islands

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? Besides the mainland, Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu, Shikoku and Okinawa make up the other of the five 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 to check the map!




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