Kanto Region Local Guide Biz is a website that introduces information about Kanto region (Tokyo Metro., Kanagawa Prefecture, Saitama Prefecture, Chiba Prefecture, Ibaraki Prefecture, Gunma Prefecture, Tochigi Prefecture) in a directory format. This site provides information about restaurants, stores, companies, organizations, exhibitions events, famous sightseeing spots, demonstration experiments. It is an information site that supports the Kanto region’s local community by providing information. Now, we are looking for volunteers to work with us! 日本語は こちらで です。
The Kanto region, consisting of Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba, Ibaraki, Tochigi, and Gunma prefectures, is divided into seven regions in Japan (Kanto, Tohoku/Hokkaido, Chubu, Kansai, Chugoku region, Shikoku region, and Kyushu/Okinawa region), it has the highest population and GDP, accounts for 40% of the nation’s economy, and can be said to be the brain or engine that drives the Japanese economy.
The Kanto region accounts for 34.4% (43,464,000) of Japan’s total population (126,167,000), with a GDP of 214,482,973,000,000 yen. This accounts for 39.0% of Japan’s national GDP of 549,588,053,000,000 yen. It is also larger than the GDP of Italy and Brazil in the same year, and slightly inferior to India’s.
Source: Population, GDP
Regarding tourism in the Kanto region, the total number of visitors to the Kanto region, a domestic travel destination in 2019, was 237.91 million, accounting for 27.9% of the total number of visitors nationwide of 853.23 million. The number of foreign visitors is 28.058 million, accounting for 37% of the national total (75.321 million).
Kanagawa Prefecture has the largest number of prefectures and municipalities selected as SDGs future cities in the Kanto region (as of September 2021), including Kanagawa Prefecture, Yokohama City, Kamakura City, Kawasaki City, Odawara City, Sagamihara City, and Matsuda Town. and seven areas have been selected as SDGs future cities. At the same time, 4 areas of Kanagawa Prefecture, Yokohama City, Kamakura City, and Odawara City have been selected as Jichidai SDGs model projects.
Next, in the Saitama Prefecture area, Saitama Prefecture, Saitama City, and Kasukabe City have been selected as SDGs Future Cities. Next, Tsukuba City and Sakai Town in Ibaraki Prefecture were selected as SDGs Future Cities. Similarly, two areas, Gunma Prefecture and Minakami Town, have been selected as SDGs Future Cities.
The Kanto region’s GDP (about 214,482,973 million yen) accounts for about 40% of Japan’s total, and in terms of tourism, Tokyo, Chiba, Kanagawa, and Saitama are 47 destinations for domestic travel and foreign visitors to Japan. It ranks high in the prefecture. Statistical data source: Population, GDP, Tourism