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Located in the Pacific Ocean, Japan is an island which consists of 47 prefectures. It is divided into the 4 main islands of Honshu, Hokkaido to the north, Shikoku to the west and Kyushu to the south. Honshu consists of the following sub-regions: Tohoku, Kanto, Chubu, Kansai and Chugoku. The island of Okinawa is located to the far south.

Japan's capital of Tokyo is located on the main island of Honshu, in the Kanto region.

Each prefecture is known for its unique culture, things to do, regional dishes and local festivals.

Hokkaido region

Hokkaido is Japan's northernmost island and largest prefecture. Its heavy snowfall in winter attracts tourists to its ski resorts while the cooler summer weather makes it a favourite place for visitors to escape the humidity.

Tohoku region

Tohoku is dotted with lakes and mountains, where scenic and natural sights come to life in vibrant autumnal colours.

Shikoku region

Warm Shikoku is Japan’s smallest, least-populated island and its seclusion provides many hidden treasures to view away from the bustling city life.

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