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Honshu

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Honshu (本州 Honshū, lit. "main island/province") is the largest island of Japan, housing the great majority of its population and hosting most of the visitors as well. Due to its size, it is commonly subdivided into smaller regions. From northeast to southwest:

  Tohoku
The remote northern part of the island, known for seafood, skiing and hot springs.
  Kanto
The eastern plateau dominated by capital Tokyo, the world's largest city, and shadowed by Mount Fuji, Japan's iconic mountain.
  Chubu
The central section, which includes Nagoya, the Japan Alps, and the Ise shrine.
  Kansai
The western plateau, home to Osaka, Kyoto and Kobe.
  Chugoku
The western tip near Kyushu, a largely rural area best known for Hiroshima and Shimonoseki.
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