Located in the Pacific Ocean, Japan is an island which consists of 47 prefectures. It is divided into the 4 main islands of Honshu, Hokkaido to the north, Shikoku to the west and Kyushu to the south. Honshu consists of the following sub-regions: Tohoku, Kanto, Chubu, Kansai and Chugoku. The island of Okinawa is located to the far south.
Japan's capital of Tokyo is located on the main island of Honshu, in the Kanto region.
Each prefecture is known for its unique culture, things to do, regional dishes and local festivals.
Situated at the northern tip of Honshu, Japan’s biggest island, Tohoku is a region known for its cold winters and heavy snow.
Mention “Japan” and Tokyo is most likely one of the first places. Here at the nation’s capital is an amalgamation of food, shopping and experiences from different parts of the country, making it a great destination to check out.
Located in the center of Honshu, Chubu stretches from the north to the south of the island with coastlines along the Sea of Japan and the Pacific Ocean.
Kansai, also known as Kinki, is one of the most popular tourism regions in Japan.
Chugoku is a region that’s lightly frequented by travelers, resulting in an authentic quiet charm that tourist hotspots may lack.
The smallest and least populated of Japan’s four main islands, Shikoku is renowned for its 88-temple Buddhist pilgrimage route, Matsuyama Castle, a fortress castle that is one of the few surviving original castles in Japan, Dogo Onsen and its pristine nature.
Kyushu, home to the most active volcanoes in Japan, and one of the earliest regions in Japan to receive foreigners, has a very interesting environment and history.