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    Honshū 本州  Japan
Honshū Island means "main island" in Japanese and is the largest island in the center of Japan. Also spelled Honshu. To the north and west is is the Sea of Japan. To the north is Tsugaru Strait and Hokkaido. To the south is the Seto Inland Sea and Shikoku Island and Kyūshū Island.

Chūbu Region (Chubu Region)
Niigata Prefecture  located on the northern coast of Honshu bordering the Sea of Japan to the north.
Gifu Prefecture  located in central Honshū.
Aichi Prefecture  located on the southern coast of central Honshū.
Shizuoka Province  located on the southern coast of Japan between Tokyo and Osaka.
Toyama Prefecture
Ishikawa Prefecture  located in the Hokuriku region of northern Honshū formally known as Kaga Province.
Fukui Prefecture
Yamanashi Prefecture
Nagano Prefecture

Keihin Region
Kawasaki  located between Tokyo and Yokohama.
Yokohama  borders Tokyo Bay, second largest city in Japan.

Kantō Region (Kanto Region)
Tokyo Metropolis (Tokyo Prefecture)  includes Tokyo, Izu Islands and Ogasawara Subprefecture.
Chiba Prefecture  located to the east of Tokyo, includes Chiba City, Narita and Tateyama borders Tokyo Bay.
Kanagawa Prefecture  borders Tokyo Bay and includes Yokohama, Ofuna, Yokosuka and Uraga.
Ibaraki Prefecture  located on the southern central coast of Honshu.
Tochigi Prefecture
Gunma Prefecture
Saitama Prefecture

Tōhoku Region (Tohoku Region)
Aomori Prefecture  located at the northern tip of Honshū.
Iwate Prefecture
Miyagi Prefecture
Akita Prefecture
Yamagata Prefecture
Fukushima Prefecture

Kansai Region
Kyōto Prefecture  includes Kyoto.
Osaka Prefecture  includes Osaka.
Hyōgo Prefecture  includes Kobe and Awaji Island.
Mie Prefecture
Shiga Prefecture
Nara Prefecture
Wakayama Prefecture

Chūgoku Region
Hiroshima Prefecture  located on the south coast of southern Honshū.
Yamaguchi Prefecture  located on the south coast of southern Honshū.
Tottori Prefecture
Shimane Prefecture
Okayama Prefecture

Honshū Bodies of Water
Tokyo Bay  borders Tokyo on the southern coast of Honshu.
Sagami Bay (Sagami Wan)  borders southern coast of Honshu.
Sagami Sea (Sagami Nada)  borders Sagami Bay and the southern coast of Honshu.

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Last Updated
October 23, 2019


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