Tohoku

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Regions of Japan: Tohoku region in orange.

The Tōhoku region (東北; Tōhoku-chihō) is a geographical area in northeastern Japan on the largest island of Honshu. Tōhoku means "northeast." The area is also known as Michinoku (みちのく).

The region consists of six prefectures: Akita, Aomori, Fukushima, Iwate, Miyagi and Yamagata. Like Hokkaido, Tohoku has a colder climate than the rest of Japan. The Tohoku shinkansen bullet train makes it easy to reach the Tohoku region.

Other regions of Japan: Hokkaido | Tohoku | Kanto | Chubu (Hokuriku, Koshin'etsu, Tokai) | Kansai | Chugoku (San'yo and San'in) | Shikoku | Kyushu | Okinawa