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Japanese cities

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