JAPANESE PREFECTURES LIST

Japanese Prefectures List including a summary description of the location of the prefecture. Our Japanese Prefectures list includes links to detailed articles on each prefecture.

Japanese Prefecture List is in alphabetical order.

Aichi Prefecture

Aichi Prefecture
Aichi Prefecture is in Chubu Region on the island of Honshu. The capital of Aichi Prefecture is Nagoya. Aichi Prefecture is famous for being the home of Toyota Company. In addition to the ma...

Akita Prefecture
Akita Prefecture is along the Sea of Japan Coast in the Tohoku region in the north eastern part of the island of Honshu. The capital city of Akita Prefecture is Akita city. Akita Prefecture ...

Aomori Prefecture
Aomori Prefecture lies at the north end of Honshu in the Tohoku region. The capital of Aomori Prefecture is Aomori City, which is major point of interconnection between the island of Honshu ...

Chiba Prefecture

Chiba Prefecture
Chiba Prefecture is to the east of central Tokyo, but includes part of the greater urban area of Tokyo and particularly the main international airport for Tokyo: Narita Airport. The capital ...

Ehime Prefecture
Ehime Prefecture is on the north western side of Shikoku Island on the Seto Inland Sea. The capital of Ehime Prefecture is Matsuyama. Ehime Prefecture is famous for its Dogo Hot Spring area...

Fukui Prefecture
Fukui Prefecture is on the coast of the Sea of Japan in Chubu Region. Fukui City is the capital city of Fukui Prefecture. Fukui Prefecture attractions are the Ichijodani Asakura Family Histo...

Fukuoka Prefecture

Fukuoka Prefecture
Fukuoka Prefecture is on the north east corner of Kyushu Island and is separated from the main island of Honshu by the Kanmon Strait. The capital of Fukuoka Prefecture is Fukuoka city. Other...

Fukushima Prefecture
Fukushima Prefecture is in Tohoku Region on the island of Honshu. The capital of Fukushima Prefecture is Fukushima City. The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant which was involved in the n...

Gifu Prefecture

Gifu Prefecture
Gifu Prefecture is close to the center of island of Honshu in the Chubu region. The capital of Gifu Prefecture is Gifu city, however the prefecture includes two cities which are popular with...

Gunma Prefecture
Gunma Prefecture is in the mainly mountainous region of north western Kanto. The capital of Gunma Prefecture is Maebashi. Gunma Prefecture attractions include Onsen (hot springs) and ski res...

Hiroshima Prefecture

Hiroshima Prefecture
Hiroshima Prefecture, in in the western of Japan in Chugoku region. Hiroshima Prefecture is of course famous for the atomic bombing and there are many memorials relating to this in and a...

Hokkaido Prefecture
Hokkaido is the northernmost of Japan's four main islands. Hokkaido is dominated by its climate (cold) and geography. Hokkaido includes the cities of:Asahikawa, the coldest city in Japan (li...

Hyogo Prefecture

Hyogo Prefecture
Hyogo Prefecture is at the western edge of the Kansai region of Japan. The capital of Hyogo Prefecture is Kobe. Hyogo Prefecture is most famous for Himeji Castle, a World Heritage Listed Jap...

Ibaraki Prefecture

Ibaraki Prefecture
Ibaraki Prefecture is along the eastern coastline of the main island of Honshu in the Kanto region. The capital city of Ibaraki Prefecture is Mito, which is famous for Kairakuen, one of the...

Ishikawa Prefecture

Ishikawa Prefecture
Ishikawa Prefecture is in the Chubu region on Honshu island, Japan. Ishikawa is on the Sea of Japan coast. The northern part of the Ishikawa Prefecture consists of the narrow Noto Peninsula,...

Iwate Prefecture
Iwate Prefecture is in the Tohoku region on Honshu island. Iwate Prefecture faces the Pacific Ocean to the east, and borders Aomori Prefecture on the north. The capital of Iwate Prefecture ...

Kagawa Prefecture

Kagawa Prefecture
Kagawa Prefecture is on the north eastern side of Shikoku Island on the Seto Inland Sea. The capital of Kagawa Prefecture is Takamatsu. Kagawa Prefecture is the smallest prefecture in Japan ...

Kagoshima Prefecture
Kagoshima Prefecture is at the southern tip of the island of Kyushu and includes the chain of islands to the south. The capital of Kagoshima Prefecture is Kagoshima City. Kagoshima Prefectur...

Kanagawa Prefecture

Kanagawa Prefecture
Kanagawa Prefecture is in the southern Kanto region of Honshu. The capital of Kanagawa Prefecture is Yokohama, thus part of Kanagawa Prefecture is in the greater urban area of Tokyo. Kanagaw...

Kochi Prefecture
Kochi Prefecture is on the south coast of Shikoku, the smallest of Japan's Big 4 islands. The capital of Kochi Prefecture is Kochi City. Kochi Prefecture is a very rural prefecture with 40% ...

Kumamoto Prefecture

Kumamoto Prefecture
Kumamoto Prefecture is in the center of the island of Kyushu. The capital of Kumamoto Prefecture is Kumamoto city, which is famous for its landmark Kumamoto Castle and Suizenji Park. Kumamot...

Kyoto Prefecture

Kyoto Prefecture
Kyoto Prefecture is in the Kansai region on the main island of Japan, Honshu. While Kyoto city, a former capital of Japan, dominates Kyoto Prefecture from the point of attractions, the prefe...

Mie Prefecture
Mie Prefecture is part of the Kansai region on Honshu island. Mie Prefecture forms the eastern part of the Kii Peninsula. The capital of Mie Prefecture is Tsu, which is close to Nagoya and h...

Miyagi Prefecture

Miyagi Prefecture
Miyagi Prefecture is along the Pacific Ocean coast line in Tohoku Region on the island of Honshu. The capital of Miyagi Prefecture is Sendai. Miyagi Prefecture is famous for having one of th...

Miyazaki Prefecture
Miyazaki Prefecture is on the island of Kyushu, Japan. Miyazaki Prefecture is on the eastern coast of the island of Kyushu. Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean to the south and east. The capital...

Nagano Prefecture

Nagano Prefecture
Nagano Prefecture is a mountainous region, in the Chubu region of central Japan. The capital of Nagano Prefecture is Nagano City. Other major cities include Matsumoto and Azumino. Nagano Pre...

Nagasaki Prefecture

Nagasaki Prefecture
Nagasaki Prefecture is on the south-western coast of Kyushu Island, and includes several small islands as well as the land around the long peninsula (Nagasaki literally means long peninsula)...

Nara Prefecture

Nara Prefecture
Nara Prefecture is in Kansai region on the main island of Honshu. The capital of Nara Prefecture is the former capital of Japan, Nara city. Nara Prefecture attractions include 15 World Herit...

Niigata Prefecture
Niigata Prefecture covers the area of central Japan from the Sea of Japan coast inland into the Japanese Alps within the Chubu region. The capital city of Niigata Prefecture is Niigata city....

Oita Prefecture
Oita Prefecture is on the north eastern coastline of Kyushu island. The capital of Oita Prefecture is Oita City. Oita Prefecture attractions include no less than seven Japanese Castles, the ...

Okayama Prefecture

Okayama Prefecture
Okayama Prefecture is on the southern coast of Honshu in the Chugoku region. The capital city of Okayama Prefecture is Okayama which is famous for Korakuen Garden, one of the Three Great Ga...

Okinawa Prefecture

Okinawa Prefecture
Okinawa is Japan's southernmost prefecture, and consists of hundreds of islands known as The Ryukyu Islands or Ryukyu's, in an island chain over 1,000 km long, which extends southwest from K...

Osaka Prefecture

Osaka Prefecture
Osaka Prefecture is in the Kansai region on the main island of Japan, Honshu. Osaka Prefecture is dominated by the capital city of the prefecture Osaka city with the urban area almost comple...

Saga Prefecture
Saga Prefecture is in the northwest part of the island of Kyushu, Japan. Saga Prefecture touches both the Sea of Japan and the Ariake Sea. The western part of Saga Prefecture is a region fam...

Saitama Prefecture
Saitama Prefecture is in the Kanto region and most of the prefecture forms part of the greater urban area of Tokyo. The capital of Saitama Prefecture is Saitama City. Saitama Prefecture attr...

Shiga Prefecture

Shiga Prefecture
Shiga Prefecture is to the North West of Kyoto in the Kansai region. The capital of Shiga Prefecture is Otsu, but the prefecture is dominated by Lake Biwa, the largest lake in Japan. Much of...

Shimane Prefecture
Shimane Prefecture is on the coast of the Sea of Japan in Chugoku region of Honshu. The capital city of Shimane Prefecture is Matsue. Shimane Prefecture attractions include the Garden of the...

Shizuoka Prefecture

Shizuoka Prefecture
Shizuoka Prefecture covers the area from the Pacific Ocean coastline inland to the Japanese Alps including part of Mt Fuji in the Chubu region. The capital city of Shizuoka Prefecture is Shi...

Tochigi Prefecture

Tochigi Prefecture
Tochigi Prefecture is in the Kanto region on the island of Honshu, Japan. The capital city of Tochigi Prefecture is Utsunomiya. Utsunomiya is famous for its many delicious gyoza specialist...

Tokushima Prefecture
Tokushima Prefecture is on the eastern side of Shikoku Island. The capital of Tokushima Prefecture is Tokushima City. Tokushima Prefecture is famous for its Awa-odori Dance Festival, which i...

Tokyo Prefecture

Tokyo Prefecture
Tokyo Prefecture is unusual in that it is the same as Tokyo city, the capital of Japan. Technically the capital of Tokyo Prefecture is Shinjuku....

Tottori Prefecture
Tottori Prefecture is along the coastline facing the Sea of Japan in the Chugoku region on Honshu island. The captial of Tottori Prefecture is Tottori City. Tottori Prefecture has the distin...

Toyama Prefecture
Toyama Prefecture is along the coastline facing the Sea of Japan in the Chubu region on Honshu island. The capital of Toyama Prefecture is Toyama City. Toyama Prefecture attractions include ...

Wakayama Prefecture
Wakayama Prefecture is to the south of Osaka on the Kii Peninsula in the Kansai region. The capital city of Wakayama Prefecture is Wakayama city. Wakayama Prefecture attractions include ten ...

Yamagata Prefecture

Yamagata Prefecture
Yamagata Prefecture covers the area from the coast of the Sea of Japan in the west to the mountains midway across the island of Honshu in the Tohoku region. Yamagata city is the capital of Y...

Yamaguchi Prefecture
Yamaguchi Prefecture is in the Chugoku region on Honshu island. The capital of Yamaguchi Prefecture is Yamaguchi city, but the most popular tourist destinations are Shimonoseki city and Kint...

Yamanashi Prefecture

Yamanashi Prefecture
Yamanashi Prefecture is near Mt Fuji in the Chubu region on the island of Honshu. The capital city of Yamanashi Prefecture is Kofu. Yamanashi Prefecture includes Fujiyoshida, the largest cit...

Author: Craig Fryer

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