alternative words: Tsushi city, Tsushi, Tsu shi, Tsu, Anotsu
keywords: harbor, town
related topics: Mie prefecture , Ise bay , Ise shrine
related web sites: http://www.info.city.tsu.mie.jp
explanation: Capital of Mie prefecture. Located on Ise bay and formally called Anotsu, Tsu is one of the 3 famous ancient harbors. Since the construction of a castle by Todo Takatora in Edo period, it had become a prosperous castle town and a post town on the road to Ise shrine. Tsu is now a center of textile and mechanical industries. The surrounding plain is cultivating rice and vegetables while on the cost, a seaweed (nori). Senjuji temple is well known. The population is 160,000.
alternative words: Tsugaru hanto, Tsugaru hantou, Tsugaruhanto, Tsugaruhantou, Tsugaru
related topics: Tsugaru strait , Aomori prefecture , Seikan tunnel
related web sites: http://www.pref.aomori.jp/douro/hanto/gaiyo.htm , http://f-banban.cside.ne.jp/travel/tugaru/tugaru.htm , http://dagashi.org/tro/tsugaru0.html
explanation: Located in the west of Aomori prefecture, Tsugaru hanto is surrounded in the west by Japan sea, the east by Mutsu bay and the north by Tsugaru strait. The eastern region is mountainous while the western region forms a rich Tsugaru plain. A legend says that tracked by enemies, Yoshitsune fled to Hokkaido from Tappizaki (flying dragon) cap at the extreme north with his horse transformed to a dragon. Now, you can reach Hokkaido through the world's longest Seikan tunnel.
alternative words: Tsugarukaikyo, Tsugaru kaikyo, Tsugarukaikyou, Tsugaru kaikyou, Tsugaru
keywords: hokkaido, strait, tohoku
related topics: Hokkaido prefecture , Hakodate city , Aomori city , Honshu island , Seikan tunnel , Tsugaru peninsula , Shimokita peninsula
explanation: Strait separating Hokkaido from Honshu and connecting Japan sea with Pacific ocean. The length from west to east is about 100km while from north to south between 20 and 50km. The deepest point is about 450m. Until 1988 there exited a railroad link by ferry between Aomori and Hakodate cities. Now you can traverse the strait through Seikan railroad tunnel. In order to let pass freely foreign ships, 3 nautical mile delimitation instead of 12 miles is used on this strait.
alternative words: Tsukijihonganji temple, Tsukiji-honganji temple, Tsukiji honganji, Tsukiji-honganji
keywords: temple, tokyo
related topics: Nishi Honganji Temple , Tokyo Prefecture
related web sites: http://www.hongwanji.or.jp/tsukiji/index.htm
explanation: Temple built in 1617 at Tokyo as a "child temple" of Nishi Honganji of Kyoto. Initial building was at Asakusa district but moved to the actual place of Tsukiji (Tsukiji means "reclaimed land") after being burned down by a great fire of 1657. After a destruction by the "Great Earthquake of Kanto" in 1923, it was rebuilt in 1934 with a flavor of Indian style.
alternative words: Tsukiji fish market, Tsukiji Uogashi, Tsukiji Uoichiba, Tokyo fish market, Tsukiji
keywords: building, tokyo
related topics: Tokyo Prefecture , Tsukiji Honganji Temple
related web sites: http://www.tsukiji.or.jp , http://www.hikyaku.com/gallery/english/tsukiji.htm
explanation: Tsukiji is located at Chuo Ward in Tokyo and occupies a district of Sumida River's right shore. It has come from a reclaimed land of the late 17th century. After the great fire of Mereki Era in 1657, Nishi-honganji Temple has been transferred there and Tsukiji has been urbanized. After the great earthquake of Kanto in 1923, the fish market, familiarly called Uogashi has been transferred from Nihonbash and become the actual Tsukiji central retailer market of Tokyo.
alternative words: Tsukubashi city, Tsukubashi, Tsukuba-shi, Tsukuba shi, Tsukuba, Tsukuba academic new town
keywords: research center, town
related topics: Ibaraki prefecture
related web sites: http://www.net-ibaraki.ne.jp/tsukuba/ , http://www.info-tsukuba.org , http://www.expocenter.or.jp
explanation: Initially a quiet rural area in south-western Ibaraki prefecture, the town was created by a merger of several villages in 1987, after the government had implemented several academic institutions, in order to lighten Tokyo's population. The examples are Tsukuba University, University of Library Information and Science and National geographic survey institute. In 1985, Tsukuba International Science and Technology Exposition was held there, too. The population is 150,000.
alternative words: Tsu-shima island, Tsushima, Tsu-shima, Tsu shima, Tushima
keywords: island, kyushu
related topics: Nagasaki Prefecture , Tsushima strait
related web sites: http://www.yado.co.jp/kankou/nagasaki/tushima/tushima.htm , http://www.yoka.ne.jp/tsushima/
explanation: Occupying a strategic place between Japan and Korea, the name of this island appeared very early in the history. Its surface is about 700 km2 and occupied mostly by mountains where are living wild cats called "Tsushima yamaneko". Tsushima means "paired island" because when observed from the offing, it appears as 2 islands (in reality they are connected by a narrow isthmus where a tiny canal now passes). The capital is at Izuhara. Most of the inhabitants are living with fishin and tourism.
alternative words: Tsushimakaikyo, Tsushima kaikyo, Tsushimakaikyou, Tsushima kaikyou, Higashisuido, Higashi suido, East strait
keywords: kyushu, strait
related topics: Tsushima island , Iki island
explanation: Strait separating Tsushima and Iki islands and connecting East China sea with Japan sea. The shortest width is about 32km. Sometimes it is called East Korean strait or East Tsushima strait, or shortly East strait, by opposing West strait which separates Tsushima from Korean peninsula. In order to let pass freely foreign ships, 3 nautical mile delimitation instead of 12 miles is used on this strait. During Russo-Japanese war of 1904-1905, a great naval battle took place on this zone.
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