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List of islands of Japan may be grouped by type or location. Japan is a country of islands.

Main islands

Japan has four main islands running from north to south. The general shape of the island grouping looks like the body of a dragon with its head erect.

List of smaller islands of Japan

Japan has 6,000+ smaller islands and 430+ are inhabited.

Hokkaido

  • Kamome Island
  • Ko Island (Oshima)
  • Ōshima
  • Okushiri Island
  • Teuri Island
  • Rebun Island
  • Rishiri Island
  • Yagishiri Island

Islands in Sea of Japan

  • Oki Islands
  • Sado Island
  • Todo Island
  • Mitsuke Island

Islands in Tokyo Bay

  • Dream Island (Yume No Shima)
  • Odaiba
  • Sarushima (natural)
  • Jonan Island
  • Heiwa Island
  • Showa Island
  • Keihin Island
  • Tokyo International Airport
  • Katsushima
  • Hakkeijima
  • Higashi Ogijima
  • Wakasu (若洲)
  • Oogishima

Islands in Osaka Bay

Islands in Ise Bay

Islands in Pacific Ocean

  • Izu Islands
    • Aogashima
    • Hachijō Island
    • Izu Ōshima
    • Kōzu Island
    • Miyake Island
    • Mikura Island
    • Nii Island
    • Shikine Island
    • Toshima Island
    • Tori Island
    • Udone Island
  • Ogasawara Islands
    • Chichi Island
    • Haha Island
    • Muko Island
    • Yome Island
    • Iwo Jima
    • Minamitorishima (Marcus Island)
    • Okinotorishima (Parece Vela)
  • Enoshima

Islands near Kyūshū

Most of these are in the East China Sea.

Nansei Islands

Satsunan Islands

The northern half is administratively part of Kagoshima Prefecture and Kyūshū.

Ōsumi Islands

The North-Eastern Group:

  • Tanegashima
  • Yakushima
  • Kuchinoerabujima
  • Mageshima

The North-Western Group:

  • Takeshima
  • Iōjima
  • Shōwa Iōjima
  • Kuroshima
Tokara Islands

The Shichi-tō:

  • Kuchinoshima
  • Nakanoshima (Kagoshima)
  • Gajajima
  • Suwanosejima
  • Akusekijima
  • Tairajima
  • Kodakarajima
  • Takarajima
Amami Islands
  • Amami Ōshima
  • Kikaijima
  • Kakeromajima
  • Yoroshima
  • Ukeshima
  • Tokunoshima
  • Okinoerabu Island
  • Yoron Island

Ryukyu Islands

The Southern Half, Okinawa Prefecture

Okinawa Islands

The Central Group or Ryukyu proper:

  • Okinawa
  • Kume Island
  • Iheya Island
  • Izena Island
  • Aguni Island
  • Ie Island
  • Iwo Tori Shima (Iōtorishima) [1]
  • Kerama Islands
    • Tokashikijima
    • Zamamijima
    • Akajima
    • Gerumajima
  • Daitō Islands
    • Kita daitō
    • Mimami daitō
    • Oki daitō
Sakishima Islands

Also known as the Further Isles:

  • Miyako Islands
    • Miyakojima
    • Ikema
    • Ogami
    • Irabu
    • Shimoji
    • Kurima
    • Minna
    • Tarama
  • Yaeyama Islands
    • Iriomote Island
    • Ishigaki Island
    • Taketomi Island
    • Kohama
    • Kuroshima
    • Aragusuku
    • Hatoma
    • Yubujima
    • Hateruma
    • Yonaguni
  • Senkaku Islands (disputed by PRC and ROC)

Islands in Seto Inland Sea

  • Kasaoka Islands
    • Takashima Island (Okayama) 高島 (岡山県笠岡市)
    • Shiraishi Island
    • Kitagi Island 北木島
    • Obishi Island 大飛島
    • Kobi Island 小飛島
    • Manabe Island 真鍋島
    • Mushima Island (Okayama) 六島 (岡山県)
  • Shiwaku Islands
  • Awaji Island
  • Etajima
  • Itsukushima (popularly known as "Miyajima")
  • Shōdoshima
  • Suō-Ōshima, Yamaguchi

Islands in lakes

  • Chikubu Island
  • Daikon-island
  • Bentenjima in Lake Toya
  • Bentenjima in Lake Hamana

Other artificial islands

Claims but does not control

The Northern Territories

These are the four disputed Kuril Islands, also known as the Chishima Islands.

  • Iturup
  • Habomai Islands
  • Kunashir
  • Shikotan

Others

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