Japanese Prefectures

Japanese Prefectures

Japan is divided up into 47 regions called prefectures. A prefecture is an administrative unit generally larger than a city or metropolitan region (with the exception of Tokyo).

List of the Prefectures of Japan

“Metropolis” Prefecture:

Tokyo

“Circuit” Prefecture:

Hokkaido

Urban Prefectures:

Osaka
Kyoto

And 43 Other Prefectures (listed below)

Prefectures of Japan

Prefectures of Japan

Prefectures by Region:

Hokkaid?

1. Hokkaid?

T?hoku

2. Aomori
3. Iwate
4. Miyagi
5. Akita
6. Yamagata
7. Fukushima

Kant?

8. Ibaraki
9. Tochigi
10. Gunma
11. Saitama
12. Chiba
13. Tokyo
14. Kanagawa

Ch?bu

15. Niigata
16. Toyama
17. Ishikawa
18. Fukui
19. Yamanashi
20. Nagano
21. Gifu
22. Shizuoka
23. Aichi

Kansai

24. Mie
25. Shiga
26. Kyoto
27. Osaka
28. Hy?go
29. Nara
30. Wakayama

Ch?goku

31. Tottori
32. Shimane
33. Okayama
34. Hiroshima
35. Yamaguchi

Shikoku

36. Tokushima
37. Kagawa
38. Ehime
39. K?chi

Ky?sh?

40. Fukuoka
41. Saga
42. Nagasaki
43. Kumamoto
44. ?ita
45. Miyazaki
46. Kagoshima
47. Okinawa

One response to “Japanese Prefectures”

  1. phil allen

    What is the term for the 8 large Japanese subdivisions? Are they states, districts,..?

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