Japan's major landforms include mountains, plains and volcanoes. Most of Japan is made up of islands — there are thousands of islands that make up the country. The main island is Honshu, and it is 810 miles long and is dominated by mountains and volcanoes. Shikoku is one of the four major islands, but it is the least populated.Know More
The mountain landforms run through the majority of Japan. The mountains boast deep valleys, tree-lined slopes and foothills. The deep valleys are on the Pacific Ocean side of the country, while the foothills are on the other side, where the Sea of Japan is located. The mountains have various altitudes, reaching up to 9,800 feet.
The highest elevation in Japan is Mount Fuji, which is Japan's major dormant volcano. The elevation of Mount Fuji is 12,388 feet, and it is situated southwest of Tokyo.
The plains of Japan are situated along the coastal areas on both the Pacific Ocean side and the Sea of Japan side of the mountains. Most of the population in Japan reside in these coastal communities. There are also rivers in country in various locations, but the longest one is the Shinano River. Most of the other rivers are very short and run to the coastal areas from the mountains.Learn more about East Asia
End to end, from north to south, Japan stretches for 3,000 kilometers, consisting of a series of islands. The country's total land area is 377,954 square kilometers, which is only slightly smaller than California.Full Answer >
China is a huge country with a wide variety of landforms, from the southwestern Himalayan Mountains, including Mount Everest on the Nepal-China border and the massive Gobi and Takla Makan deserts to the north. Other notable landforms include the picturesque mountains and waters of the Li River Scenic Area and the layered rock of the Zhangye Danxia Landform, a desert-like plateau reminiscent of the landforms found in the American Southwest. China also has miles of coastline along the Pacific Ocean and smaller sea bodies, including beach-like areas along the South China Sea close to more tropical Asian nations, such as Vietnam and Thailand.Full Answer >
The body of water which stands between Japan and the Asian mainland is called the East Sea or the Sea of Japan. The name of this body of water has been a matter of dispute since the end of the Korean War.Full Answer >
Japan is part of both the northern and eastern hemispheres. It is situated off the eastern coast of Asia to the east of the Korean Peninsula.Full Answer >