prefectures

  1. Shiga Prefecture

    Travel Shiga Prefecture

    Shiga Prefecture (滋賀県) is part of the Kansai Region and borders the prefectures of Fukui, Gifu, Mie and Kyōto. Shiga is one of the eight landlocked prefectures of Japan and takes the form of a basin surrounded by mountains on all sides. Lake Biwa (琵琶湖 Biwa-ko), in central Shiga, is the largest...
  2. Aichi Prefecture

    Travel Aichi Prefecture

    Aichi Prefecture (愛知県) is located in central Honshū and borders the prefectures of Gifu and Nagano prefectures to the north, Shizuoka Prefecture to the east, the Pacific Ocean to the south, and Mie Prefecture to the west. The eastern section is covered mainly by the Mikawa Highland (三河高原...
  3. Nagano Travel Guide

    Travel Nagano Travel Guide

    Nagano Prefecture (長野県) is located in central Honshū and borders the prefectures of Niigata, Gunma, Saitama, Yamanashi, Shizuoka, Aichi, Gifu, and Toyama. Nagano is one of only eight landlocked prefectures. The terrain is mostly mountainous. The principal ranges include the Hida (飛騨山脈), the Kiso...
  4. Ibaraki Travel Guide

    Travel Ibaraki Travel Guide

    Ibaraki Prefecture (茨城県 Ibaraki-ken) is located in central Honshū and bounded by Fukushima Prefecture to the north, the Pacific Ocean to the east, and Tochigi and Saitama prefectures to the west. The northern part is occupied by mountains of the Abukuma (阿武隈山地) and Yamizo (八溝山地) mountain ranges...
  5. Tochigi Travel Guide

    Travel Tochigi Travel Guide

    Tochigi Prefecture (栃木県) is located in central Honshū and bordered by Gunma, Fukushima, Ibaraki, and Saitama prefectures. The Yamizo Mountains (八溝山地) on the east and the Taishaku (丹生山系) and Ashio mountains (足尾山地) on the west are separated by a central plain watered by the Nakagawa and several...
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