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4 large islands
Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu
Japan capital
Tokyo
Tokyo
not always capital
business center and home of Emperor
air raids 1945
Ginza
expensive shopping ditrict of Tokyo
Honshu
biggest island with Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka
also Mount Fuji and Nikko here
Kyoto
Japan's first capital for more than 1000 years
center for the arts, culture, religion, and thought
Osaka
3rd largest city
"Venice of Japan"
many canals and rivers
Mount Fuji
a few hours from Tokyo
highest and holiest mountain
dormant volcano
Nikko
means sunlight
center of Japan's greatest shrine
Toshogu Shrine is a center of pilgrimage
Hokkaido
northernmost island
mostly rural and traditional
Sapporo
on Hokkaido island
cultural, political, and economic center
Shikoku
smallest of 4 islands
very scenic, part of the Inland Sea National Park
many holy temples
Kyushu
southernmost island
mountainous w/ volcanoes and subtropical scenery
Nagaski (Kyushu)
on west coast
1st Japanese port to open foreign trade (1857)