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Japan Prefectures & Regions

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Map of Japan's 47 Prefectures

Japan is divided for administrative purposes into 47 prefectures stretching from Hokkaido in the north to Okinawa in the south. Japan's four main islands are Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu.

Japan's prefectures were created in the early Meiji Period to replace the old feudal domains (han), which had been ruled by feudal lords known as daimyo. Often the previous castle town of the old han became the new capital of the prefecture.

See a numbered map of all 47 prefectures in Japan. At the northern and southern extremities of Japan both Hokkaido and the islands of Okinawa are one administrative unit each.

Japan Prefectures Map

Map of Japan Prefectures


Hokkaido
北海道
Tohoku
東北
Kanto
関東
Chubu
中部
Region Information
1. Hokkaido 北海道
2. Aomori 青森
3. Akita 秋田
4. Iwate 岩手
5. Yamagata 山形
6. Miyagi 宮城
7. Fukushima 福島
8. Tochigi 栃木
9. Gunma 群馬
10. Ibaraki 茨城
11. Saitama 埼玉
12. Tokyo 東京
13. Chiba 千葉
14. Kanagawa 神奈川
Region Information
15. Niigata 新潟
16. Ishikawa 石川
17. Toyama 富山
18. Nagano 長野
19. Fukui 福井
20. Gifu 岐阜
21. Yamanashi 山梨
22. Aichi 愛知
23. Shizuoka 静岡
Kansai
関西
Chugoku
中国
Shikoku
四国
Kyushu & Okinawa
九州・沖縄
24. Hyogo 兵庫
25. Kyoto 京都
26. Shiga 滋賀
27. Osaka 大阪
28. Nara 奈良
29. Mie 三重
30. Wakayama 和歌山
31. Tottori 鳥取
32. Shimane 島根
33. Okayama 岡山
34. Hiroshima 広島
35. Yamaguchi 山口
36. Kagawa 香川
37. Ehime 愛媛
38. Tokushima 徳島
39. Kochi 高知
Region Information
40. Fukuoka 福岡
41. Saga 佐賀
42. Nagasaki 長崎
43. Kumamoto 熊本
44. Oita 大分
45. Miyazaki 宮崎
46. Kagoshima 鹿児島
47. Okinawa 沖縄


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