Region 3: 関東 Kanto

This region of Honshuu includes the Greater Tokyo area.

千葉 Chiba



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千葉 Chiba

  • Prefecture's Bird: Meadow Bunting
  • Prefecture's Tree: Kusamaki
  • Prefecture's Flower: Rape (nanohana)

CAPITAL : Chiba City

Home of Tokyo Disney!

 

Links:
千葉 - Yahoo! Japan's Chiba Page
Chiba prefecture homepage


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埼玉 Saitama



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埼玉 Saitama

  • Prefecture's Bird: Eurasian Collared Dove
  • Prefecture's Tree: Keyaki
  • Prefecture's Flower: Primrose

CAPITAL : Saitama

 

 

Links:
埼玉 - Yahoo! Japan's Saitama Page
Saitama Prefecture homepage


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山梨 Yamanashi



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山梨 Yamanashi

  • Prefecture's Bird: Bush Warbler
  • Prefecture's Tree: Japanese Maple
  • Prefecture's Flower: Sakura

CAPITAL : Kofu

Mount Fuji is on the border between Yamanashi and Shizuoka.

Links:
山梨 - Yahoo! Japan's Yamanashi Page
Yamanashi Prefecture homepage
Yamanashi English Teachers


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神奈川 Kanagawa



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神奈川 Kanagawa

  • Prefecture's Bird: Seagull

  • Prefecture's Tree: Ginkgo

  • Prefecture's Flower: the Mountain Lily

CAPITAL : Yokohama City

Kanagawa is located in the southern part of the Kanto region. Yokohama with its 3.6 million population is its capital.

In 1853 Commodore Matthew Perry landed in Kanagawa. Yokohama was the largest foreign trading port around the end of the Edo period.


 

Links:
神奈川 - Yahoo! Japan's Kanagawa Page
Kanagawa Prefecture homepage


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東京 Tokyo

東京


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東京 Tokyo

  • Prefecture's Bird: Black-headed Gull
  • Prefecture's Tree: Ginkgo
  • Prefecture's Flower: Cherry Blossom

CAPITAL : Tokyo

Birthplace of Ryunosuke Akutagawa, Soseki Natsume and the capital city of Japan.

The Symbol is a abstract 'T' (for Tokyo) in the shape of a ginkgo leaf.

Links:
東京 - Yahoo! Japan's Tokyo Page
Wikipedia's Tokyo Page


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栃木 Tochigi



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栃木 Tochigi

  • Prefecture's Bird: Blue-and-white Flycatcher
  • Prefecture's Tree: Chestnut
  • Prefecture's Flower: Yashio Tsutsuji

CAPITAL : Utsunomiya

 

Links:
Tochigi Prefecture homepage
栃木 - Yahoo! Japan's Tochigi Page


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群馬 Gunma



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群馬 Gunma

  • Prefecture's Bird: Pheasant
  • Prefecture's Tree: A Black Pine
  • Prefecture's Flower: Japanese Azalea

CAPITAL : Maebashi

Gunma is a prefecture surrounded by mountains. The symbol reflects this by placing a stylized 群 ( gun ) surrounded by mountains.

 

Links:
群馬 - Yahoo! Japan's Gunma Page
Gunma Prefecture homepage


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茨城 Ibaraki



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