Honshū is the largest island of Japan, housing the great majority of its population and hosting most of the visitors as well. Due to its size, it is commonly subdivided into smaller regions. From northeast to southwest:
Tohoku - the remote northern part of the island, known for seafood, skiing and hot springs Kanto - the eastern plateau dominated by capital Tokyo, the world's largest city, and shadowed by Mount Fuji, Japan's iconic mountain. Chubu - the central section, which includes Nagoya, the Japan Alps, and the Ise shrine Kansai - the western plateau, home to Osaka, Kyoto and Kobe Chugoku - the western tip near Kyushu, a largely rural area best known for Hiroshima and Shimonoseki Takeo Onsen is a hot spring resort situated just about at the center of Saga prefecture.
Honshu population is 103,000,000 (2005); Honshu is most known that Tokyo is its capital. Tokyo is mostly known for its electronics, fashion, and sightseeing.
Kyūshū is the southernmost of the four main islands of Japan, its population is 13,231,995 (2006). The climate is slightly warmer and more tropical than Honshu, and the southern and eastern coasts are regularly battered by typhoons each year. The terrain is generally mountainous with very fertile valleys much like the rest of Japan, except for the wide plain area at the top of the island - the location of the largest cities of Fukuoka and Kitakyushu.
Kyushu is mostly known for its wonderful hot springs. The hot spring is categorized as "tanjun onsen," or literally "Simple Thermal Spring," meaning that the water does not have high enough mineral contents to be categorized otherwise.
Mildly acidic, and containing a well-balanced mix of ingredients, a soak in Takeo Onsen is said to leave...