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Chugoku Map - Key

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March 2011 Sorry, this map is no longer available.

Key map Scale: 1:550,000
The Chugoku region covers the western part of Honshu; the name is something of a mystery, because it means "central kingdom", and is written with exactly the same characters as the name of China. Hiroshima is probably the most important city in the region.

Kanji key
kanjiChugoku
kanjiKobe
kanjiMatsue
kanjiOkayama
kanjiHiroshima
kanjiShimonoseki
kanjiTokushima

Useful generic kanji
kanjiken ("prefecture")kanjiyama or -san (mountain or Mt.-)
kanjishi ("city")kanjikawa or gawa (river)
kanjimachi or cho ("town")kanjishima or tou (island)
kanjimura or son ("village")kanjimizu-umi or -ko (lake)

General map symbols
symbolExpressway; access points with names
("IC" for 'interchange' in Japanese)
symbolOther toll roads
symbolNational roads; route numbers
symbolOther roads
symbolShinkansen ("bullet train")
symbolOther railways
symbolFerry routes
symbolPrefectural (ken) boundaries
symbolMinor boundaries (cities, etc.)

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Prefectural capital

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City offices

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Minor offices (towns, etc.)

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Buddhist temple

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Shinto shrine

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Castle ruins

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Famous sites

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Lighthouse

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Onsen (hot springs)

symbol or symbol

Waterfall

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Airport

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Port

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Skiing

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Maple viewing

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