Japan, known as Nihon or Nippon in Japanese, is an island nation in East Asia. Also known as the "Land of the Rising Sun", Japan is a country where the past meets the future.
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Tokyo is the enormous and wealthy capital of Japan, overflowing with culture, commerce and, most of all, people.
Ōsaka is the third largest city in Japan, with a population of over 17 million people in its greater metropolitan area.
Kyōto was the capital of Japan for over a millennium, and carries a reputation as its most beautiful city.
The Kantō region of Japan, on the eastern side of the main island Honshu, is a broad plain dominated by and nearly synonymous with the megalopolis of Tokyo and its suburbs.
Chūbu is the central region of Japan's Honshu island. This area is located at the border between West Japan and East Japan, there are many high-altitude mountains such as Mount Fuji and the Japanese Alps.
Kansai is the western region of the main Japanese island of Honshu, second only to Kanto region of Eastern Japan in population.
Chūgoku is the westernmost part of the main Japanese island Honshu. Aside from Hiroshima, most of Chugoku is probably well off …
Kyūshū is the southernmost of the four main islands of Japan. The climate is slightly warmer and more tropical than Honshu, and the southern and eastern coasts are regularly battered by typhoons each year.
Tōhoku is the northeastern region of Japan's Honshu island. Traditionally a poor rural backwater with a harsh climate, today's Tohoku offers the traveller some of the best scenery in Japan.
Hokkaidō is the northernmost of Japan's four main islands. Home to Japan's native Ainu people, Hokkaido continues to represent the untamed wilderness with many great national parks.
Shikoku is an oft-forgotten island in Japan. The smallest of Japan's Big Four, it lies to the south of Honshu.
Okinawa is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan, an island chain to the southwest of the mainland.