JAPAN Region - Do you know each trait of Japan region? Here you can catch speciality of Japan regions.

JAPAN Region

 

 You can't decide where to travel based on information alone, but it is also good to narrow down new travelling areas based on the characteristics and climate you are looking for, culture and leisure that matches your hobbies, and prefectural characteristics that suit you. We will explain about regions as follows.

 

Japan Seasons Beauty

 

Since Japan's four seasons are island countries, the seasons are clear due to the effects of westerly winds, seasonal winds, and ocean currents. It is rare in the world that the seasons change every three months.

In terms of national character, it has the temperament that you can enjoy each season with cherry blossoms in spring, sea in summer, autumn leaves in autumn, and snow in winter.

It can be said that there are twenty-four festivals and events that accompany the four seasons, and that agricultural and marine products are eaten by calling them "seasons."

The four seasons have had a profound impact on the Japanese culture. However,
I feel that the four seasons of Japan are collapsing due to the effects of climate change and changes in people's feelings and the sense of season is fading.
The relationship between the four seasons and humans is deep, and the collapse of the four seasons can lead to the loss of humanity.
The Japanese have lived feeling the changes of the four seasons with their five senses. One cannot live apart from the four seasons.
We want to value the four seasons of Japan.
One of the attractions of Japan is that the four seasons are clear.
There are many landscapes that can only be seen during this time of winter.
In particular, the snow scene after snowfall creates a superb view suitable for feeling the Japanese atmosphere.

Hokkaido Region

Hokkaido
Hokkaido

Features

Japan's largest area. Except for a part, almost the whole area has a subarctic climate, and it can be said that winter is about six months from October to March. Because of the cold winter, indoor heating facilities are substantial, and even those who came to Tokyo in the heart of the city have said that winter in Hokkaido is warmer.

Climate

One of the characteristics is that the four seasons are clear because of the drastic temperature difference. In summer, the temperature rarely exceeds 30 degrees, the humidity is low, and typhoons rarely land. Although the period of spring, summer and autumn is short, you can enjoy the changing seasons.

Culture and Leisure

The long winters, low humidity and the large area allow you to enjoy winter sports with the best snow. The biggest attraction is vast nature and abundant and delicious seafood. Many tourists seek magnificent scenery and delicious food that you cannot imagine in Japan.

Prefectural Stereotypes

Open-hearted and free-to-all. Because People doesn't care much about his position and doesn't look good, he seems to have an open mind in his work. Also, men seem to be basically passive and tend to act from women.

Tohoku Region

Features

As in Hokkaido, winter is cold and the indoor heating facilities are substantial, and some people who came to Tokyo in the center of the city say that winter in Tohoku is warmer. In addition, the Shinkansen has recently been opened and the transportation system has been improved, and the convenience of transportation has been dramatically improved.

Climate

Except for the Pacific coast of Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures, it is characterized by heavy snowfall. However, as you can see from the countryside photo library, one of the features is that there are many areas where you can feel the peaceful and beautiful seasons.

Culture and Leisure

Tohoku's agricultural and livestock products, such as apples, Hinauchi chicken, cherries, Maezawa beef, beef tongue, and Kitakata ramen, are also characterized by their many famous products throughout the country. Not only winter sports but also plenty of food.

Prefectural Stereotypes

Aomori prefecture (respecting the elders), Iwate prefecture (silent), Miyagi prefecture (social), Akita prefecture (sympathy), Yamagata prefecture (good for people), etc. Each has its own characteristics. There seems to be some parts common throughout.

Kanto Region

Japan snow monkeys
Japan snow monkeys

Features

A densely populated area where one third of Japan's population is concentrated. Shopping, business, transportation, etc. have been developed mainly in Tokyo, the capital city, and convenience is outstanding. The biggest feature is that you can easily enjoy both the city and the countryside.

Climate

In summer there are many rains and in winter there are many dry areas, but each region has a different climate. The Kanto region tends to have the image of a "city", but there are many places where you can feel the four seasons typical of Japan.

Culture and Leisure

There are many parks that use nature, but there are more urban leisure facilities such as XX Land, XX Tower, and XX Building than in other areas. There is also a tendency for souvenirs of processed products such as Western confectionery, Japanese confectionery, and rice crackers.

Prefectural Stereotypes

Ibaraki prefecture (honest and cheerful) Tochigi prefecture (strong sense of justice), Gunma prefecture (sensitive to fashion) Saitama prefecture (not disliked by anyone) Chiba prefecture (simple and obedient) Tokyo (refreshing) Kanagawa prefecture It seems that there is not much prefectural commonality, such as (good association).

Hokuriku Region

Features

Hokuriku district facing the Sea of Japan. Central highland located inland. Tokai district facing the Pacific Ocean. And, it can be roughly classified into three, but the actual classification differs slightly depending on the medium. Because of the central location between Kanto and Kansai, there are complex differences in culture and climate.

Climate

Due to the heavy snowfall throughout the country, the area is rich in abundant and clear water resources. The Central Highlands are areas surrounded by high altitude mountains, with low humidity and low precipitation. The Tokai region is hot and rainy in summer, and dry and dry in winter.

Culture and Leisure

It is famous for its rich seafood and traditional Japanese sweets facing the Sea of Japan. The Central Highlands are famous for rice and sake that are more closely related to the mountains than the sea. Many areas in the Tokai region have a culture that is neither Kansai nor Kanto, and their culture, customs, and seasonings are unique.

Prefectural Stereotypes

Niigata prefecture (intent and solid) Toyama prefecture (do not defeat) Ishikawa prefecture (unfriendly and elegant) Fukui prefecture (female is a hard worker) Yamanashi prefecture (strong in law-in-law) Nagano prefecture (strong sense of responsibility) Gifu prefecture (bargaining good) Shizuoka prefecture ( Aichi prefecture (highly adaptable) (do not waste).

Kanto Region

Features

As the capital of Japan from the Asuka era to the Heian era, it is the capital of Japan's traditional history and culture, and it is the center of Japan's traditional history and culture. The biggest feature is that about 50% of the heritage is gathered in this area.

Climate

The climate can be roughly divided into three: the northern Sea of Japan climate, the southern Pacific climate, and the central Seto Inland Sea climate. There are also many basins, where inland climate is seen. The northern part has a lot of snow, and the southeastern part of the Kii Peninsula is Japan's heaviest rainfall.

Culture and Leisure

Although it is the second largest metropolitan area in Japan, there are many urban leisure facilities, but the biggest feature is that there are many beautiful facilities and areas where you can enjoy the traditional history, culture and taste of Japan. One of the attractions is the unique food culture, also called the Japanese kitchen.

Prefectural Stereotypes

Mie Pref. The characteristics of each prefecture, such as conservative and serious, are also reflected in the citizenship of the prefecture

Chugoku Region

Features

It is divided into the Sanyo region, which consists of southern Yamaguchi, Hiroshima and Okayama prefectures, and the San'in region, which consists of Shimane, Tottori, and northern Yamaguchi. There are many historical and culturally important heritages, such as Izumo Taisha, Itsukushima Shrine, and the Atomic Bomb Dome. It is an attractive area as a tourist spot.

Climate

It is relatively warm, but it is very different between Sanyo and San'in. Sanyo has a Seto Inland Sea climate and is the region with the most sunny days of the year. On the other hand, Sanin has more snow in winter due to the climate of the Sea of Japan. Another characteristic is that it is easily affected by the rainy season front.

Culture and Leisure

Each region has delicious specialties that benefit from nature. Okayama peaches, Muscats, and Tottori pears are made under the sunshine. Oysters in Hiroshima, blessed with pufferfish and mackerel in Yamaguchi and Shijimi in Shimane, blessed by the Seto Inland Sea. You can also enjoy unique local gourmet that makes use of these materials.

Prefectural Stereotypes

Tottori prefecture (gently modest), Shimane prefecture (persistent / pale-white), Okayama prefecture (strong uptrend), Hiroshima prefecture (cheerful and optimistic), Yamaguchi prefecture (brave), etc. Prefectural characteristics are commonly seen. Persistence and seriousness seem to be emphasized in snowy areas

Kyushu Region

Features

Because the continent was close and active in trade, and originally comprised of nine countries, each region has developed its own culture. It is an attractive area not only surrounded by abundant nature but also developed for business, shopping and transportation.

Climate

The climate is largely divided into the Pacific Ocean climate, the Seto Inland Sea climate, and the South Japan climate. It is the warmest area after the Ogasawara Islands, but in highlands such as Mt. There are rainy seasons and typhoons, but the weather is relatively clear.

Culture and Leisure

Ramen, yutofu, mentaiko, champon, horse sashimi, beef, chicken, mango, shochu, etc.-this is a gourmet kingdom with so many specialties that there are no drills. Not only food, but also Kyushu has many natural, hot spring and historical sites.

Prefectual Stereotypes

Oita (strong against adversity, straightforward) Fukuoka (easy and open-minded) Saga (serious and strong sense of duty) Nagasaki (relaxed) Kumamoto (stylish and active) Miyazaki (kind and leisurely) Kagoshima (passionate and affectionate) And so on).

Okinawa Region

Features

After prospering as the Kingdom of Ryukyu, it has gone through a complicated history up to the modern times, but the unique culture and customs that have been maintained are deeply rooted in daily life. In addition to food, language and customs, the climate is very different from the mainland, so flora and fauna have also developed their own.

Climate

It has a subtropical climate, with two-thirds of months a year at an average temperature of over 20 ° C. The summer is affected by typhoons and monsoons, but in winter, the lowest monthly temperature is around 16 ° C, making it a very warm and comfortable area in Japan.

Culture and Leisure

Summer is long and surrounded by the beautiful sea where coral and tropical fish live, so you can fully enjoy marine sports. One of the pleasures is the specialty products of the southern countries, and the sweets and liquors using them. You can spend a peaceful time surrounded by beautiful nature.

Prefectural Stereotypes

It has a unique sense of time, bred in bright and open areas. He is also friendly and gentle, with a spirit of helping each other than competition. He has a strong sense of local love and unity, and is active in preserving and inheriting traditional performing arts.