List of islands of Japan facts for kids

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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.

  • Hiroshina
  • Amakusa
  • Gotō Islands
  • Hirado Island
  • Hashima Island
  • Iki Island
  • Koshiki Island
  • Tsushima Islands

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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