The Kantō region (関東地方, Kantō-chihō) is a geographical aurie o Honshu, the lairgest island o Japan.[1] The region includes the Greater Tokyo Aurie an encompasses seven prefecturs: Gunma, Tochigi, Ibaraki, Saitama, Tokyo, Chiba, an Kanagawa. Within its boondaries, slichtly mair nor 40 percent o the land aurie is the Kantō Plain. The rest consists o the hills an muntains that furm the land borders. In offeecial census coont on October 1, 2010 bi the Japan Statistics Bureau, the population wis 42,607,376 [2] amoontin tae approximately ane third o the tot population o Japan.

Kantō region

Ciart shawing location o Kantō region within Japan
The Kantō region in comparison to the rest of Japan.
Closeup cairt shawing the auries within the Kantō region o Japan
Closeup cairt o the auries within the Kantō region.
 • Total32,423.90 km2 (12,518.94 sq mi)
 (October 1, 2010)
 • Total42,607,375
 • Density1,300/km2 (3,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (JST)


  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Kantō" in Japan Encyclopedia, pp. 478-479 at Google Books
  2. "政府統計の総合窓口". Archived frae the original on 4 October 2011. Retrieved 31 December 2012.