The 関東 (kantō) region of Japan lies on 本州 (honshū), the largest island in the country. The Kantō region consists of seven prefectures: Ibaraki prefecture, Tochigi prefecture, Gunma prefecture, Saitama prefecture, Chiba prefecture, Kanagawa prefecture, and Tokyo Metropolis (the capital of Japan).
The Kantō region is where many traditional Japanese foods and traditional Japanese arts and crafts originated, home to some of the best hot springs in the country, and is also an area known for having countless foreign movies (particularly Tokyo) shot in.
The Kantō region is a blend of tradition as well as modern Japanese culture (popular culture). Whether you’re looking to relax at a traditional Japanese inn, visit several historic Buddhist temples and Shintō shrines, or looking to shop and dine at some of the most luxurious and stylish establishments in the world, this region has it all.