Tokyo Bay

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Tokyo Bay

 

an inlet of the Pacific Ocean, on southeastern Honshu Island, in Japan. The bay is separated from the open ocean by the Boso Peninsula and is connected to the Sagami Sea by the narrow Uraga Strait, which is only 9 km across. Tokyo Bay is about 50 km long, up to 37 km wide, and 15–30 m deep. The shores are low-lying. It receives the Ara River. The cities and ports of Tokyo, Kawasaki, Yokohama (or Keihin), Yokosuka, and Chiba are located on the western shore of Tokyo Bay.

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Commodore Matthew Perry, sent by President Fillmore, succeeded in anchoring his ships off the coast at Uraga, at the entrance to Edo Bay in 1853, and in 1854 a trade treaty was signed by the shogunal government.
It may seem strange that the great age of the samurai came to an end about the same time that a fleet commanded by an American commodore, Mathew Perry, steamed into Edo Bay, the harbor of Tokyo in 1853.
This view is from above the Fukagawa Susaki, a stretch of land extending into the Edo Bay and site of a popular temple.