#137: Kanto (category: region)
Kanto is the region in the eastern part of the Honshu island (refer to #062). The Kanto region consists of Tokyo Metropolis (refer to #036) and the following six prefectures: Kanagawa, Saitama, Gunma, Tochigi, Ibaraki, and Chiba.
The word "kan" in "Kanto" derives from "Seki-sho (meaning governmental checkpoint)" and "to" in Japanese is "east". So, "Kanto" means the east side of the governmental checkpoint (set up at the central Japan in ancient times).
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