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The largest island of Japan, in the central part of the country between the Sea of Japan and the Pacific Ocean.
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(Placename) the largest of the four main islands of Japan, between the Pacific and the Sea of Japan; regarded as the Japanese mainland; includes a number of offshore islands and contains most of the main cities. Pop: 102 324 961 (2000). Area: 230 448 sq km (88 976 sq miles). Also called: Hondo
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(ˈhɒn ʃu)

an island in central Japan: chief island of the country. 88,851 sq. mi. (230,124 sq. km).
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Noun1.Honshu - the central and largest of the four main islands of JapanHonshu - the central and largest of the four main islands of Japan; between the Sea of Japan and the Pacific Ocean; regarded as the Japanese mainland
Japan, Japanese Archipelago, Japanese Islands - a string of more than 3,000 islands to the east of Asia extending 1,300 miles between the Sea of Japan and the western Pacific Ocean
Japanese capital, Tokio, Tokyo, Yeddo, Yedo, capital of Japan, Edo - the capital and largest city of Japan; the economic and cultural center of Japan
Nagano - a city in central Honshu to the northwest of Tokyo; site of a Buddhist shrine
Nagoya - an industrial city in southern Honshu
Omiya - a city of east central Honshu; a suburb of Tokyo
Osaka - port city on southern Honshu on Osaka Bay; a commercial and industrial center of Japan
Yokohama - port city on southeastern Honshu in central Japan
Kobe - a port city in Japan on Osaka Bay in southern Honshu; was damaged by an earthquake in 1995
Kyoto - a city in central Japan on southern Honshu; a famous cultural center that was once the capital of Japan
Hiroshima - a port city on the southwestern coast of Honshu in Japan; on August 6, 1945 Hiroshima was almost completely destroyed by the first atomic bomb dropped on a populated area
Toyohashi - a Japanese city in southern Honshu on the Pacific shore
Toyonaki - a Japanese city in southern Honshu; main residential suburb of Osaka
Toyota - an industrial city of Japan in southern Honshu
Asama, Mount Asama - a volcano in central Honshu near Nagano; one of the largest volcanoes in Japan (8,340 feet)
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