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Fukuoka 福岡県


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Population: 5,057,932

Festivals:

Dontaku (Fukuoka-city)どんたく, Hakata Gion Yamakasa (Hakata)博多祇園山笠, Oniyo fire Festival (Daizenji)鬼夜

Specialty Items:

Mentaiko明太子, Tarakoたらこ, Tonkotsu Ramen豚骨ラーメン, Yakitori焼き鳥, Hakata Torimon

Website: www.city.fukuoka.lg.jp/index.html

Main Attractions: Fukuoka Tower, Dazaifu Tenmangu, Uminonakamichi

Major Cities (and HOT SPOTS!):

Fukuoka– Tenjin, Oyafuku-dori, Nakasu

Kita-Kyushu– Kokura

Kurume– Ichibangai, Bunkagai

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Tokyo 東京都


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Population: 127,900,000

Festivals:

Asakusa Samba 祭り,  Tokyo Bay Fireworks

Specialty Items:

Food 食べ物

Website: www.tourism.metro.tokyo.jp

Main Attractions: Ueno ParkTokyo National Museum, National Science Museum, Shitamachi Museum and National Museum for Western Art.

Major Cities: There are 26 Cities and 23 Wards in Tokyo

Aichi 愛知県


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Population: 7,341,000

Festivals:

Firework Festival(Toyohashi city) Nagoya Festival(Nagoya city),The Handa Dashi Matsuri(Float Festival)(Handa city)、OIDEN  Festivali(Toyota-city)豊田おいでん祭り,

Specialty Items:

味噌煮込みうどん (Misonikomi udon), 手羽先 (Tebasaki), 天むす (Tenmusu)

Uirouういろう、Hitsumabushiひつまぶし、Kishimenきしめん、Misokatsu味噌カツ

Website: www.aichi-kanko.jp/index.asp

Main Attractions: Nagoya Castle

Major Cities: Nagoya city, Ichinomiya city, Handa city, Toyota city

Miyagi 宮城県

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Population:2,370,280

Festivals:

Sendai Tanabata Festival 仙台七夕祭り, Sendai Aoba Festival仙台青葉祭り, Sendai Hikari no pageant 仙台光のページェント

Specialty Items:

牛タン, ずんだ餅, カキ(松島湾), 笹かまぼこ, 萩の月

Website: www.pref.miyagi.jp and www.tohokutimes.jp/

Main Attractions: 松島湾, 仙台城跡, 作並温泉, 秋保温泉

Major Cities: Sendai, Natori, Ishinomaki

Fukushima 福島県

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Population: 2,119,218

Festivals: Aizu Festival 会津まつり, Shirakawa Lantern Festival  白河ちょうちんまつり, Uneme Festival うねめまつり

Specialty Items:

Kitakata Ramen,  地酒 (銘柄数全国2位), Wappameshi わっぱ飯, Akabeko,

Aizushiki 会津漆器、Shirakawa 白河ラーメン

Website: http://www.pref.fukushima.jp

Main Attractions: Main Attractions: Turuga-jo Castle, Abukuma Cave.

Major Cities: Fukushima City 福島市, Koriyama City 郡山市 , Aizu-Wakamatsu City 会津若松市

Hot Spots:

Fukushima City 福島市:    磐梯吾妻スカイライン
Koriyama City 郡山市:   磐梯熱海温泉
Aizuwakamatsu City 会津若松市:  七日町通り
Kitakata City 喜多方市:      蔵の町
Iwaki City いわき市:         スパリゾートハワイアンズ
Aiba City 相場市:            松川浦


Saga 佐賀県


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Population: 858,603

Festivals:

Arita Ceramic Fair (Arita Town),  Kashima Gatalympics (Kashima City),  Karatsu Kunchi Festival (Karatsu City),  Saga International Balloon Fiesta (Saga City), Saga Castle Town Doll Festival (Saga City)

Specialty Items: Squid of Yobuko, Saga Beef, Kanzaki Somen

Website: www.sagacity.com

Main Attractions: Tenzan Ski resort, Ureshino Hot Springs, Yobuko

Major Cities: Saga City, Tosu City