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  • 1. Japan
  • 2. Cities of Japan
  • 3. Tokyo
    • Tokyo ( 東京 ) is Japan largest city.
    • 400 years ago the shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu decided to move his government to Tokyo.
    • Tokyo's population consist of 12,678,395.
    • Tokyo's official symbol has three arcs forming the letter T for Tokyo in the shape of a vivid green ginkgo leaf.
    • Most populous metropolis in the world.
  • 4. Yokohama
    • Yokohama was virtually obliterated by the earthquake of 1923 and subsequent fires.
    • The city was quickly rebuilt into a leading port with deep Chinese influences.
    • Yokohama is a city in Southeastern Honshu and located on the western shore of Tokyo Bay.
    • The population in Yokohama is 3,570,00.
    • Yokohama is home to the Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum.
  • 5. Osaka
    • Like many metropolitan areas on the Honshu Island, Osaka was virtually leveled by US bombing during World War II.
    • This devastation resulted in makeshift concrete facades, which continue to dominate Osaka's skyline.
    • Osaka is home to a number of historical and entertainment venues including Osaka Castle, Osaka Aquarium ( the largest in Japan! ), and Universal Studios Japan.
    • Osaka is Japan's second largest city and located approximately 215 miles/346 kilometers west of Tokyo.
    • Osaka's population is 2,626,635
  • 6. Nagoya
    • Nagoya was the birthplace of the notorious Japanese gambling game Pachinko.
    • A sort of pinball game played on a vertical board.
    • Pachinko was supposedly invented in Nagoya following World War II.
    • Nagoya is located in central Honshu next to Ise Bay. It is located approximately halfway between Tokyo and Osaka.
    • Nagoya's population is 2,190,000
  • 7. Sapporo
    • Dramatic architectural renderings of massive buildings constructed out of ice and snow are an annual February tradition during the Sapporo Snow Festival.
    • Sapporo is also home to Japan's major breweries, including Kirin, Asahi, and Sapporo.
    • Although Sapporo is the fifth largest city in Japan, it is nevertheless considered a favorite pastoral destination among the Japanese.
    • Sapporo is located on Hokkaido, the northern most island in the Japanese archipelago.
    • The population of Sapporo is 1.8 million
  • 8. Hiroshima
    • After the destruction of the atomic bombing during WWII, Hiroshima received donations of streetcars from all over Japan.
    • The city was then able to rebuild its streetcar system.
    • Which today is the most extensive system of its kind in the country.
    • Hiroshima is located on the western part of the Honshu Island.
    • Hiroshima's population is 1,137,000
  • 9. Kyoto
    • Located in the middle-western area of Honshu, the main island of Japan.
    • Kyoto is one of Japan's largest cities and an important cultural and spiritual center.
    • It is a key city in Japan's transportation system, and it is a major center of tourism.
    • The city is famous for its cloisonné, bronzes, damascene work, porcelain, and lacquer ware, and its renowned silk industry dates from 794.
    • Founded in the 8th cent.
    • Kyotos population is1,466,163
  • 10. Closing
    • Japan is full of exciting and
    • cultural beauties for all sorts of
    • People.