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The Tokyo Metropolitan area is a mega-city, home to some 35 million people and the driving force of Japan's economy and rapidly shifting cultural trends. However, less than 90 minutes away you will find Mount Takao, a peaceful retreat for walking and quiet reflection with views of the distant urban landscapes.

To the southeast in Chiba Prefecture lie hidden beaches, whilst to the north in Nikko you will discover the spectacularly ornate temples and shrines of Toshogu, the resting place of the first Tokugawa shogun; the man who began the transformation of Tokyo into the city you will find today.

Kanto

Top Destinations in Kanto

Tochigi Prefecture

Tochigi Prefecture is located in the center of Honshu the main island of Japan and is known for its historical sites in Nikko.

photo of Nikko

Kanto | Tochigi Prefecture

Nikko

Nikko is famous for being the resting place of Tokugawa Ieyasu, founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate, and center for Shinto and Buddhist mountain worship.

photo of Kinugawa Onsen

Kanto | Tochigi Prefecture

Kinugawa Onsen

Kinugawa Onsen is a hot spring resort in Tochigi Prefecture by the Kinugawa River and is a popular stop.

photo of Mashiko

Kanto | Tochigi Prefecture

Mashiko

Mashiko is located in the southeastern part of Tochigi Prefecture and is known for their pottery.

photo of Ashikaga

Kanto | Tochigi Prefecture

Ashikaga

The city of Ashikaga is home to the famous Ashikaga Flower Park.

Gunma Prefecture

Gunma Prefecture is located in the northwestern part of the Kanto region and is known for its hot springs.

photo of Minakami Onsen

Kanto | Gunma Prefecture

Minakami Onsen

Minakami-onsen Hot Spring, located in the northern part of Gunma, is thought to have been founded in the 16th century.

photo of Manza Onsen

Kanto | Gunma Prefecture

Manza Onsen

Manza Onsen is a hot spring resort located on the slopes of Mount Shirane and has the most sulfuric waters in Japan.

photo of Kusatsu Onsen

Kanto | Gunma Prefecture

Kusatsu Onsen

Kusatsu Onsen is located in the center of Gunma and is the most popular onsen in Japan.

photo of Ikaho Onsen

Kanto | Gunma Prefecture

Ikaho Onsen

Ikaho Onsen is one of the four famous hot springs in Gunma and is known for their Golden and Silver water.

photo of Tomioka

Kanto | Gunma Prefecture

Tomioka

Tomioka was a town that once thrived as a mass producer of high quality silk.

Ibaraki Prefecture

Ibaraki Prefecture is home to one of the top landscape gardens in Japan, which is Kairakuen.

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Kanto | Ibaraki Prefecture

Hitachinaka

Hitachinaka is known for the 4.5 million baby blue eye flowers that bloom at Hitachi Seaside Park.

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Kanto | Ibaraki Prefecture

Mito

Mito is the prefectural capital of Ibaraki and is where the famed Kairakuen Garden is located.

photo of Tsukuba Science City

Kanto | Ibaraki Prefecture

Tsukuba Science City

Tsukuba Science City, located about 60 km northeast of Tokyo, is segmented into the Research and Education District and the Suburban District.

Saitama Prefecture

Saitama Prefecture is located north of Tokyo and is the major food supplier for the metropolitan area.

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Kanto | Saitama Prefecture

Chichibu

Chichibu has a night festival that is ranked as one of the top three for floats in Japan.

photo of Kawagoe

Kanto | Saitama Prefecture

Kawagoe

Kawagoe is known for the street lined with kurazukuri, traditional warehouses, which are reminiscent of the Edo Period.

photo of Omiya

Kanto | Saitama Prefecture

Omiya

Omiya is a major transportation hub and commercial center located north of Tokyo.

Chiba Prefecture

Chiba Prefecture is known for the Narita International Airport, the busiest international airport in Japan.

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Kanto | Chiba Prefecture

Narita

Narita is the city where the busiest international airport in Japan is located, which is Narita Airport.

photo of Chiba City

Kanto | Chiba Prefecture

Chiba City

Chiba City is the seat of the Chiba prefectural government and is situated about 40 kilometers from the center of Tokyo.

photo of Urayasu (Makuhari)

Kanto | Chiba Prefecture

Urayasu (Makuhari)

The Maihama district of Urayasu City, located in the northwestern part of Chiba, is the home of the Tokyo Disney Resort.

Tokyo

Tokyo is the capital of Japan, a prefecture, and is the most populated metropolitan city in the world.

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Kanto | Tokyo

Central Tokyo

Central Tokyo is the culmination of the Chiyoda, Minato, Bunkyo and Chuo wards of Tokyo.

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Kanto | Tokyo

Northern Tokyo

Northern Tokyo is the area where Ueno Park, Asakusa, Ikebukuro, and Ryogoku can be found.

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Kanto | Tokyo

Western Tokyo

Western Tokyo is also known as the Tama Region and consists of 23 special wards.

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Kanto | Tokyo

Southern Tokyo

Southern Tokyo is where Odaiba, Roppongi, Tokyo Midtown, Shinbashi, Tokyo Tower, and Shinagawa can be found.

photo of Tokyo Outlying Areas

Kanto | Tokyo

Tokyo Outlying Areas

The outlying areas of Tokyo refer to the neighboring cities that many people assume are actually part of the metropolis.

photo of Izu Islands

Kanto | Tokyo

Izu Islands

The Izu Shichito (seven islands) Islands, floating on the Pacific Ocean south of Sagami Bay.

photo of Ogawasara Islands

Kanto | Tokyo

Ogawasara Islands

The Ogasawara Islands are located 1000 kilometers south of Tokyo in the Pacific Ocean.

Kanagawa Prefecture

Kanagawa Prefecture is located south of Tokyo and is home to Kamakura, Hakone, and Yokohama.

photo of Yokohama

Kanto | Kanagawa Prefecture

Yokohama

Yokohama is the second largest city in Japan and is located 30 minutes away from Tokyo by train.

photo of Miura Peninsula

Kanto | Kanagawa Prefecture

Miura Peninsula

The Miura-hanto Peninsula is in the southeastern part of Kanagawa and protrudes into the sea between Tokyo Bay and Sagami Bay.

photo of Kamakura

Kanto | Kanagawa Prefecture

Kamakura

Kamakura was the former political center of Japan and is a coastal town in the Kanagawa Prefecture.

photo of Odawara

Kanto | Kanagawa Prefecture

Odawara

Odawara is located in the south west part of Kanagawa Prefecture and is known for its Odawara Castle.

photo of Hakone

Kanto | Kanagawa Prefecture

Hakone

Hakone has hot springs, beautiful nature, Lake Ashi, and amazing views of Mount Fuji in the distance.