The Tōhoku region (東北地方, Tōhoku-chihō) consists o the northeastren portion o Honshu, the lairgest island o Japan. The region consists o sax prefecturs (ken): Akita, Aomori, Fukushima, Iwate, Miyagi an Yamagata.[2]

Tōhoku region

Cairt shawin the Tōhoku region o Japan. It comprises the northeast aurie o the island o Honshu.
The Tōhoku region in Japan
 • Total66,889.55 km2 (25,826.20 sq mi)
 (1 October 2010)[1]
 • Tot9,335,636
 • Density140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (JST)

Tōhoku retains a reputation as a remote region, afferin breathtakin scenery but a hersh climate. In the 20t century, tourism acame a major industry in the Tōhoku region.


  1. Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications Statistics Bureau (26 October 2011). "平成 22 年国勢調査の概要" (PDF). Retrieved 6 May 2012.
  2. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Tōhoku" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 970 at Google Books.