Next Stop, Japan

Next Stop, Japan

Japan Guidebooks

Japan / 日本 - Nihon
Capital - Tokyo (Tokyo Tourist Guide)
Currency - Yen (円, en)
Area - 377,835 km² (60th)
Population - 127,417,244 (2005 - 10th)
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Japan's Geography

Tokyo Area

Tokyo is part of world's most populous metropolitan area with over 35 million people.

Western Japan

Hiroshima Prefecture

Hiroshima Prefecture is opposite Shikoku on the south side of Honshu between Yamaguchi Prefecture and Okayama Prefecture. Its capital, Hiroshima City, is the largest city in western Honshu. Much of the coastal economy is tied to shipbuilding and fishing.

Tottori Prefecture

Tottori Prefecture is on the north side of Honshu between Shimane Prefecture and Hyogo Prefecture. Tottori has the lowest population of all prefectures in Japan. It is close to being the smallest as well.

Okayama Prefecture

The Legend of Peach Boy or Momotarou was born in Okayama Prefecture which is famous for its peaches. Kurashiki City is a popular tourist destination with its famous canal district.

Yamaguchi Prefecture

Yamaguchi is the western most prefecture on Honshu, the main island of Japan. It has a number of scenic locations including Iwakuni City's Kintaikyo Bridge and Akiyoshi Cave.

Shimane Prefecture

Located on the north side of Honshu and west of Tottori Prefecture, Shimane is one of the least densely populated prefectures in Japan. There are plenty of unspoiled locations to look at around the prefecture.

Posted: April 8, 2011 Updated: August 1, 2015

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