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'''Honshū''' (本州) is the largest island of [[Japan]], housing the great majority of its population and hosting most of the visitors as well. Due to its size it commonly subdivided into smaller regions. From northeast to southwest:
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'''Honshū''' (本州) is the largest island of [[Japan]], housing the great majority of its population and hosting most of the visitors as well. Due to its size, it is commonly subdivided into smaller regions. From northeast to southwest:
  
==Regions==
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* [[Tohoku]] - the remote northern part of the island, known for seafood, skiing and hot springs
* [[Tohoku]] is the remote northern part of the island, known for seafood, skiing and hot springs.
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* [[Kanto]] is the eastern plateau dominated by capital [[Tokyo]], the world's largest city.
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* [[Kanto]] - the eastern plateau dominated by capital [[Tokyo]], the world's largest city, and shadowed by [[Mount Fuji]], Japan's iconic mountain
* [[Chubu]] is the central section, which includes [[Nagoya]], the [[Japan Alps]], and the [[Ise shrine]].
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* [[Kansai]] is the western plateau, home to [[Osaka]], [[Kyoto]] and [[Kobe]].
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* [[Chubu]] - the central section, which includes [[Nagoya]], the [[Japan Alps]], and the [[Ise shrine]]
* [[Chugoku]] is the western tip near [[Kyushu]], a largely rural area best known as the site of [[Hiroshima]].
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* [[Kansai]] - the western plateau, home to [[Osaka]], [[Kyoto]] and [[Kobe]]
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* [[Chugoku]] - the western tip near [[Kyushu]], a largely rural area best known for [[Hiroshima]] and [[Shimonoseki]]
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Latest revision as of 22:59, 17 February 2010

Honshū (本州) is the largest island of Japan, housing the great majority of its population and hosting most of the visitors as well. Due to its size, it is commonly subdivided into smaller regions. From northeast to southwest:

  • Tohoku - the remote northern part of the island, known for seafood, skiing and hot springs
  • Kanto - the eastern plateau dominated by capital Tokyo, the world's largest city, and shadowed by Mount Fuji, Japan's iconic mountain




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