|Alt names||Tōhoku||source: Family History Library Catalog|
|Tōhoku||source: Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) p 306; Encyclopædia Britannica (1988) XXII, 293; NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)|
|Tōhoku region||source: Wikipedia|
|Tōhoku-chihō||source: Getty Vocabulary Program|
|Located in||Japan (1905 - )|
- source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
- source: Family History Library Catalog
- the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia
The consists of the northeastern portion of Honshu, the largest island of Japan. The region consists of six prefectures (ken): Akita, Aomori, Fukushima, Iwate, Miyagi and Yamagata.
Tōhoku retains a reputation as a remote region, offering breathtaking scenery but a harsh climate. In the 20th century, tourism became a major industry in the Tōhoku region.