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Arguably Japan's most notable region.
It consists of 7 prefectures: Tokyo (Metropolis), Chiba, Saitama, Kanagawa, Ibaraki, Tochigi and Gunma.
As the most highly developed, urbanized and industrialized part of Japan this region has a great deal to offer.
Tokyo (Main Image)

Tokyo consists of the southwestern part of the Kanto region, the Izu Islands, and the Ogasawara Islands. Tokyo is the capital of Japan, and the place where over 13 million people live, making it one of the most populous cities in the world. When the Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu established a government there in the early 17th century, the area started to develop, spreading out around his residence, Edo Castle. Most of the city was devastated by the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, and then again by the bombing in the WWII, however, Tokyo was able to achieve a remarkably rapid recovery both times.

The port of Yokohama is a perfect example of Japan's trading ports, and the unique look of the town lends considerable charm to the area.
Japan closed its doors to world trade in the 17th century, and it was not until the end of the 19th century that the country opened its doors again, starting with the port of Yokohama.
After the Second World War, 90% of the port facilities and 27% of the urban area were taken over by the Allied Command. Reconstruction of the city was delayed, but by rapidly absorbing overseas culture, a new youth culture was born around jazz, rock music and movies.
Enjoy the many sightseeing spots, old and new, based on the fascinating history of this port.

Kamakura is an ancient city. It has flourished since warlord Minamoto Yoritomo established a new government in 1192. Kamakura is surrounded on three sides by mountains and the south side faces the sea, so this landscape was highly suitable for constructing a fort.
With its many historical temples and abundant natural scenery, the city is crowded with visitors throughout the year.
In order to protect this scenery, tall buildings are banned.
As souvenirs, we recommend pigeon-shaped cookies called hato sabre, or wooden items carved and lacquered in the Kamakura-bori style.