.. is a synonym for "Kansai". The term originates from a historical division of Japan in the lands east and west of a very idiosyncratic barrier. Instead of remaining in one place, it wandered further east over time. Once the Western Lands ended near the city of Otsu at Lake Biwa. Later on, the Western Lands stretched 400 km further east until the town of Hakone at the foot of Mount Fuji. The Eastern Lands include the prefectures around Tokyo and Yokohama. The Western Lands included the cities of Kyoto, Nara, Kobe, and Osaka.