Also known as Chubu in Japanese, central Japan stretches between
Tokyo and Kyoto.
Until 1868, the Kansai region was Japan's cultural and political
centre. The area is richly blessed with historical sites.
There are shopping malls and areas for all types of shoppers, museums
and art galleries for the serious and not so serious art lover,
concert halls for music lovers, and traditional temples versus sophisticated
buildings. Tokyo has it all.
The main historical attractions around Tokyo are Kamakura (southwest
of Tokyo) and Nikko (north of Tokyo), which rate highly among the
Japan is known in Japanese as Chugoku, which literally translates
as "middle lands" in kanji characters.