The Kanto Region (関東地方, Kantō-chihō) is an area of Honshu which consists of Gunma, Tochigi, Ibaraki, Saitama, Tokyo, Chiba, and Kanagawa and is home to approximately one-third of the population of Japan. Almost half of the area is made up on the Kanto Plain, the largest flatland in the country which was the place for the modern development of the country during the Edo period of Tokugawa rule.

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Chiba

Chiba Prefecture (千葉県) lies to the east of Tokyo Metropolis. Much of the area of the Chiba is…

Kanagawa

Kanagawa Prefecture (神奈川県) lies south of Tokyo Metropolis and offers many good day trips for visitors to the…

Saitama

Largely residential prefecture north of Tokyo with almost one million people commuting into the capital for work each…

Tochigi

Tochigi is a prefecture in the Kanto region north of Tokyo. It is best known for Nikko which…

Tokyo

Strictly speaking, Tokyo refers to Tokyo Metropolis, the capital and one of Japan’s 47 prefectures. It is an…
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