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Kansai is the western region of the main island of , second only to region of Eastern Japan in population. The area is also known as Kinki District, literally "near the capital", and its three big cities — , Kyoto, and — as Keihanshin.

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Kyōto was the capital of for over a millennium, and carries a reputation as its most beautiful city.
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Ōsaka is the third largest city in , with a population of over 17 million people in its greater metropolitan area.
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is the capital of , .
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Hyōgo prefecture is in the western region of the main island .
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prefecture is in the region of . It contains both a coastal region to the north, and broad, more densely populated basins in the south.
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prefecture is in the western region of the main island .
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prefecture is in the western region of the main island .
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prefecture is in the region of . There are a number of Japanese language schools in and around .
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prefecture is in region of . See also Biwako Visitors Bureau for tourism information in English.
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prefecture is located in the southwestern part of region.
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