A map showing the main island of Honshu

Loudspeaker.png Honshū (info • help) Lua error in Module:Unicode_data at line 293: attempt to index local 'data_module' (a boolean value).[1] is the biggest island of Japan.[2]

Honshū is also Japan's main island. It is south of Hokkaidō across the Tsugaru Strait, north of Shikoku across the Seto Inland Sea, and northeast of Kyūshū across the Kanmon Strait. It is the seventh biggest island, and is the island with the second highest number of people in the world after Java.


In March 2011, the east coast of Honshu was struck by a huge earthquake and a following tsunami. [3]

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Related pages


  1. Frederic, Louis; Louis-Frédéric (2002). Japan Encyclopedia. Harvard University Press. ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5.
  2. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2002). "Honshū" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 351.
  3. "On This Day: 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami". National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). 2021-03-11. Retrieved 2023-05-28.

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