Holiday in Japan 2017
The Tokyo Bay is a bay located in the southern Kantō region of Japan, and spans the coasts of Tokyo, Kanagawa Prefecture, and Chiba Prefecture.
Tokyo Bay is connected to the Pacific Ocean by the Uraga Channel.
Its old name was Edo Bay . The Tokyo-Bay region is both the most populous and largest industrialized area in Japan.
In ancient times, Japanese knew the Tokyo-Bay as the uchi-umi or “inner sea”. By the Azuchi-Momoyama period (1568 – 1600) the area had become known as Edo Bay, a reference to the city of Edo.
The bay took its present name of Tokyo-Bay in modern times, after the Imperial court moved to Edo and renamed that city as Tokyo in 1868.
Day time & night time at the Tokyo Bay
Numerous rivers empty into Tokyo Bay and all provide water for residential and industrial areas along the bay.The Tama and Sumida rivers empty into the bay at Tokyo.
The Edo River empties into Tokyo Bay between Tokyo and Chiba Prefecture. The Obitsu and Yōrō rivers empty into the bay in Chiba Prefecture.
The only natural island in Tokyo-Bay is Sarushima (0.055 square kilometres /0.021 sq mi) at Yokosuka,
Kanagawa Prefecture. Sarushima was one of the locations fortified with coastal artillery during the Bakumatsu period and was subsequently incorporated into the Tokyo Bay Fortress during the Meiji period.
The Imperial Japanese Navy maintained a degaussing station on the island until the end of World War II.
The island is now uninhabited and is a marine park.
One of the best place to visit in Japan
Land reclamation has been carried out along the coast of Tokyo-Bay since the Meiji period.
Areas along the shore with a depth of less than 5 metres (16 ft) are simplest to carry out landfill,
and sand from the floor of the Tokyo-Bay is used for these projects.
The topography of the shoreline of Tokyo Bay differs greatly from that of the pre-modern period due to ongoing land reclamation projects.
Tokyo-Bay includes about 249 square kilometres (96 sq mi) of reclaimed land area.
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