Kanto Region

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Kanto region is Japan’s most populated and most visited region. It has a population of approximately 42 million and consists of seven prefectures: Chiba, Gunma, Ibaraki, Kanagawa, Saitama, Tochigi, and Tokyo. Kanto itself is often divided into two sub-regions called Kita Kanto (North Kanto) and Minami Kanto (South Kanto). Sometimes, Kanto is divided in another sub-region, Higashi Kanto (East Kanto) and Nishi Kanto (West Kanto). Consisting of Japan’s capital Tokyo and Japan’s second largest city Yokohama, it is no surprise that Kanto is Japan’s most populated region. Each prefecture in the Kanto region has multiple very popular tourist destinations. Tokyo has an excellent mix of new and old featuring the newest fashion as well as historically significant temples and shrines.

Tochigi Prefecture

Tochigi Prefecture

Tochigi Prefecture is located in the Kanto region and is known for its several UNESCO recognized World Heritage Sites in the city of Nikko. Its most famous tourist spot is Toshogu, an extravagantly decorated shrine and the final resting place of shogunate Tokugawa Ieyasu.

Where To Go In Tochigi

  • Edo Wonderland
  • Irohazaka
  • Kegon Waterfall
  • Kinugawa Onsen
  • Lake Chuzenji
  • Nasu Safari Park
  • Nasu Highland Park
  • Nikko Toshogu Shrine
  • Ryuzu Waterfall

Lake Chuzenji

Lake Chuzenji

Known for an extraordinary depth, the deepest point measuring 161.5m

Kegon Waterfall

Kegon Waterfall

One of the largest waterfalls in Japan, measuring about 96.3m in height

Nikko Toshogu

Nikko Toshogu

See no Evil, Speak no Evil, Hear no Evil

Edo Wonderland

Edo Wonderland

A history theme park depicting life during the Edo Period in Tochigi Prefecture

Gunma Prefecture

Gunma Prefecture

Gunma Prefecture is located in the Kanto region and is one of the eight landlocked prefectures of Japan. Gunma is known for its numerous onsen or hot spring resorts including the famous Kusatsu Onsen and Manza Onsen.

Where To Go In Gunma

  • Ikaho Onsen
  • Gunma Flower Park
  • Kusatsu Onsen
  • Manza Onsen
  • Oigami Onsen
  • Oze
  • Takaragawa Onsen
  • Tomioka Silk Mill

Kusatsu Onsen

Kusatsu Onsen

Known as a hot spring of high-quality milky-white water in Gunma

Oze

Oze

A national park known for its Ozegahara Marshland and the Ozenuma Pond

Ikaho Onsen

Ikaho Onsen

A hot spring town in Gunma famous for its hot springs

Saitama Prefecture

Saitama Prefecture

Much of Saitama’s southeastern cities are considered Tokyo’s suburb, with the prefecture being a part of the Greater Tokyo Area. Saitama is mostly a residential area rather than a tourist destination but has several interesting places.

Where To Go In Saitama

  • Hikawa Shrine
  • Hitsujiyama Park
  • Kawagoe (Little Edo)
  • Kitain Temple
  • Metropolitan Area Outer Underground Discharge Channel
  • Omiya Bonsai Village
  • Railway Museum

Omiya

Omiya

The city which is famous for Omiya Bonsai Village in Saitama

Hitsujiyama Park

Hitsujiyama Park

A flower garden in Saitama with hills covered with pink and purple flowers

Railway Museum

Railway Museum

The museum of the history and process of railways in Saitama

Metropolitan Area Outer Underground Discharge Channel

Metropolitan Area Outer Underground Discharge Channel

The World's Largest Underground Waterway

Tokyo Prefecture

Tokyo Prefecture

Tokyo is a great mix of old and new, featuring many historical temples and beautiful gardens as well as monumental skyscrapers and entertainment for all ages.

Where To Go In Tokyo

  • Akihabara
  • Asakusa
  • Edo Tokyo Museum
  • Ghibli Museum
  • Harajuku
  • Imperial Palace
  • Meiji Shrine
  • Odaiba
  • Sensoji Shrine
  • Shibuya
  • Shinjuku
  • Tokyo Sky Tree
  • Tokyo Tower
  • Tsukiji Fish Market

Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Tower

Japan's Prominent Landmark; Enjoy a Panoramic View of Tokyo

Meiji Shrine

Meiji Shrine

A Shinto shrine which was dedicated to Emperor Meiji and his wife in 1920

Tsukiji Fish Market (Lunch)

Tsukiji Fish Market (Lunch)

Outer Tokyo Fish Market filled with restaurants and shops

Asakusa

Asakusa

Tokyo's Oldest and Most Visited Temple Asakusa Sensoji and Nakamise-dori

Shinjuku

Shinjuku

One of the 23 city wards of Tokyo and the world's busiest railway station

Odaiba

Odaiba

Popular shopping and entertainment district in Tokyo Bay

Akihabara

Akihabara

Center of Japan's otaku culture in downtown Tokyo

Ghibli Museum

Ghibli Museum

Museum Designed by Studio Ghibli director Hayao Miyazaki in Tokyo

Shibuya Scrumble Crossing

Shibuya Scrumble Crossing

Tokyo's busiest district and Center of Youth Fashion and Culture

Kanagawa Prefecture

Kanagawa Prefecture

Kanagawa Prefecture is located in the Kanto region, south of Tokyo. Its capital Yokohama is Japan’s second largest city and a popular tourist destination along with Kamakura and Hakone.

Where To Go In Kanagawa

  • Cup Noodles Museum
  • Enoshima
  • Gora Park
  • Hachimangu Shrine
  • Hakkeijima Sea Paradise
  • Hakone
  • Hakone Shrine
  • Hasedera Temple
  • Kamakura
  • Minato Mirai
  • Owakudani
  • Shin Yokohama Ramen Museum
  • Tokeji Temple
  • Yokohama China Town
  • Zeniarai Benten

Kamakura (Optional)

Kamakura (Optional)

Kamakura is a treasure trove of eccentric temples and interesting shrines.

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Yokohama

Yokohama

One of the world's largest Chinatowns and preserves former Western residences

Owakudani Valley

Owakudani Valley

Famous crater in Hakone and active volcanic zone

Hakkeijima Sea Paradise

Hakkeijima Sea Paradise

Amusement Park and Popular Aquarium located at Yokohama Bay

Chiba Prefecture

Chiba Prefecture

Narita International Airport, one of Japan’s busiest airports is located in Chiba. The popular Tokyo Disney Resort is also located in Urayasu, Chiba, attracting many tourists.

Where To Go In Chiba

  • CEATEC
  • Country Farm Tokyo German Village
  • Kamogawa Seaworld
  • Katori Shrine
  • Narita Airport
  • Naritasan Shinshoji Temple
  • Ohmicho Ichiba
  • Quilt Party Retail Shop
  • Tokyo Disney Land
  • Tokyo Disney Sea

Naritasan Shinshoji Temple

Naritasan Shinshoji Temple

Popular Buddhist Temple with a History of Over 1000 Years in Narita

Tokyo Disneyland (JDT Recommends)

Tokyo Disneyland (JDT Recommends)

Happiest Place on Earth modeled after Disneyland and Magic Kingdom

Tripadvisor Ranking 4
Tokyo Disney Sea (JDT Recommends)

Tokyo Disney Sea (JDT Recommends)

Sea Themed Amusement Park located next to Tokyo Disneyland

Narita Int'l Airport (NRT)

Narita Int'l Airport (NRT)

International Air Traffic and The Arrival Point of a Majority of Foreign Visitors

Ibaraki Prefecture

Ibaraki Prefecture

Ibaraki is best known for Kairakuen, one of Japan’s three most beautiful landscape gardens. Ibaraki is also known for its natto, or fermented soybeans. Natto is often associated with Mito, a city in Ibaraki where natto was first mass produced.

Where To Go In Ibaraki

  • Fukuroda Falls
  • Hitachi Seaside Park
  • Kairakuen Garden
  • Kasumigaura
  • Mito
  • Oarai

Mito

Mito

The city is most famous for Kairaku-en Garden

Kairakuen Garden

Kairakuen Garden

The Best Three Landscape Gardens in Japan

Kasama Azalea Festival

Kasama Azalea Festival

People Gather Every Year to View the 8,500 Azalea Bloom

Mito

Mito

The city is most famous for Kairaku-en Garden

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