The Kanto region 関東地方

  • Gepubliceerd op : 05/05/2020
  • by : J.R.
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Le Kantô, la région la plus peuplée du Japon

Région majeure du Japon, abritant la mégalopole de Tokyo et Yokohama, le Kantô concentre à lui seul presque un tiers de la population japonaise. Très industrialisé mais aussi très touristique grâce à des sites importants, le Kantô est une région incontournable à visiter.

Where is the Kanto located?


Kanto, which is an unofficial geographical division, lies between the Tohoku region in the north and the Chubu region in the east. It is made up of seven prefectures: Chiba, Gunma, Ibaraki, Kanagawa, Saitama, Tochigi, and Tokyo. The largest cities in the region are Tokyo, Yokohama, Kawasaki, Saitama, and Chiba.


The Kanto extends south to Hakone, north to the city of Nasu. To the east, it is bordered by the Pacific Ocean at the prefectures of Chiba and Ibaraki. The region extends over more than 32,000 km2 and is home to approximately 43 million people. Kanto means "east of the barrier ".


The Kanto region

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  • The Izu archipelago: Finally, often forgotten because it is a little more difficult to access, the Izu archipelago notably includes the islands of Izu-Oshima, Shikine-jima, and Nii-jima. These islands are ideal for lovers of beaches, surfing, as well as snorkeling, diving, and trekking.

These islands are all accessible by ferry, from the Takeshiba terminal, in 2 to 3 hrs. Complete change of scenery guaranteed when you arrive straight from Tokyo...





The beautiful island of Shikine.

T. Hino

La plage de Habushi sur l'île de Nii-jima (préfecture de Tokyo)

Habushi Beach on the island of Nii-jima (Tokyo Prefecture)


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