Hokkaido, the second largest island of Japan, is the northernmost prefecture. The spectacular landscape and beautiful natural suroundings attract many travelers. The weather is mild in summer. It's very cold in winter, but it's a good destination for skiing. There are many onsen hot springs in Hokkaido.
Tohoku region is located in northern Honshu Island in Japan and consists of Aomori, Akita, Iwate, Yamagata, Miyagi, and Fukushima prefectures. There are many well-known summer festivals are held in this region, such as Aomori Nebuta Matsuri and Sendai Tanabata Matsuri. Many sites in Hiraizumi, Iwate Prefecture are inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List.
Kanto region is located in the middle of Honshu Island in Japan and consists of Tochigi, Gunma, Ibaraki, Saitama, Chiba, Tokyo, and Kanagawa prefectures. Tokyo is the capital of Japan. It's a good destination for travelers who want to enjoy the city life. Other popular destinations in this region are Yokohama, Kamakura, Hakone, Nikko, and so on.
Chubu region is located in the middle of Japan and consists of Yamanashi, Shizuoka, Niigata, Nagano, Toyama, Ishikawa, Fukui, Gifu, and Aichi prefectures. Popular tourist destinations in this region are Mt. Fuji and Fuji Five Lakes, Kanazawa, Nagoya, Takayama, and so on.
Kinki region is located in western Japan and consists of Shiga, Kyoto, Mie, Nara, Wakayama, Osaka, and Hyogo prefectures. There are so many historical places to see in Kyoto and Nara. Osaka is a good destination to enjoy the city life of Japan.
Kinki Region Information
Chugoku region is located in western Honshu Island and consists of Tottori, Okayama, Hiroshima, Shimane, and Yamaguchi prefectures. Miyajima Island in Hiroshima is a popular tourist destination.
Chugoku Region Information
Shikoku Island is located east of Kyushu and consists of Kagawa, Tokushima, Ehime, and Kochi prefectures. It's famous for the pilgrimage to the 88 temples of Shikoku.
Shikoku Region Links
Kyushu is the third largest island of Japan and is located southwestern Japan. It consists of Fukuoka, Saga, Oita, Nagasaki, Kumamoto, Miyazaki, Kagoshima prefectures. The weather is generally mild in Kyushu, but the precipitation tends to be high during the rainy season. Popular tourist destinations include Fukuoka and Nagasaki.
Kyushu Region Information
Okinawa is the southmost prefecture of Japan. The capital-city is Naha, which is located in southern Okinawa Main Island (Okinawa Honto).
See this map of Japan for locations of regions.