4 Kinki The Kinki region ( 近畿地方, kinki-chihou) consists of southern Honshu's ( 本州 ) two main prefectures Oosaka-fu [ 大阪府 ] and Kyouto-fu [ 京都府 ], as well as the five prefectures Hyougo-ken [ 兵庫県 ], Mie-ken [ 三重県 ], Nara-ken [ 奈良県 ], Shiga-ken [ 滋 賀県 ] and Wakayama-ken [ 和歌山県 ]. While Kinki and Kansai are basically synonymous words, the word Kansai, 関西, is usually used to refer to the 'triangle' region Oosaka, Kyouto and Koube [ 神戸 ].
5 Kinki For even more fun, the kansaiben you probably know is most likely actually Oosakaben; the dialect of Kinki Japanese spoken in the Oosaka area. Since it's fairly hard to tell what's what without knowing what the (sometimes not so) subtle differences are between the flavours of Kansaiben, this section's here to at least explain what the heck that version of Japanese is supposed to be interpreted as.
6 Kansaiben Words are often contracted in kansaiben: you ( よう ) for yoku ( よく ) meaning "well" chau ( ちゃう ) for chigau ( 違う ) meaning "be different" or "be wrong" omoroi ( おもろい ) for omoshiroi ( 面白い ) meaning "interesting" or "fun" honja ( ほんじゃ ) for soreja ( それじゃ ) meaning "Well then..." or "See you later"
7 Kinki. The Kinki region is surrounded by the Sea of Japan to the north, the Chubu region to the east, the Chugoku region to the west, and the Pacific Ocean to the south. It can be said that the Kinki region is most well known for the Kansai area.KinkiSea of JapannorthChubueastChugokuwestPacific OceansouthKinkiKansai The name Kinki made up of two characters, kin, the character for "close" and ki, a character for "capital". Therefore meaning "close to the capital"; Kyoto. This name has its beginning from way before the Meiji Era and the establishment of the prefectural sytem.KinkiclosecapitalKyotoMeiji Era * Sometimes Mie prefecture is and is not included in the Kansai region. When not included in the Kansai region, it is included in the Tokai area.MieKansai Tokai KinkiKinki is written in Japanese fonts at the top of this writeup so you might experience mojibake.mojibake
8 Kinki Perfektur Kinki di jaman dahulu terkenal sebagai daerah perdagangan, kecuali Kyouto yang dikenal sebagai kota para bangsawan, dan pendeta yang banyak membangun kuil
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