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Encyclopedia > Provinces of Japan

Before the modern prefecture system was established, the land of Japan was divided into tens of kuni (国, countries), usually known in English as provinces. Each province was divided into gun (郡, counties; earlier called kōri).


The provinces were originally established as both administrative units and geographic regions. In the late Muromachi period however, their function as administrative units was effectively and gradually supplanted by the domains of the sengoku-daimyo. Under the rule of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, the provinces were totally replaced as administrative units by daimyos' fiefs. In the Edo period, the fiefs became known as han. The provinces remained as geographical entities and people often referred to a certain place by coupling the name of the province with the name of the han. The Muromachi period (Japanese: 室町時代, Muromachi-jidai, also known as the Muromachi era, the Muromachi bakufu, the Ashikaga era, the Ashikaga period, or the Ashikaga bakufu) is a division of Japanese history running from approximately 1336 to 1573. ... The Sengoku Period (戦国時代 Sengoku jidai) or warring-states period, is a period of long civil war in the History of Japan that spans through the middle 15th to the early 17th centuries. ... Daimyo Matsudaira Katamori visits the residence of a retainer. ... Hideyoshi in old age. ... Under the system of feudalism, a fiefdom, fief, feud or fee, consisted of heritable lands or revenue-producing property granted by a liege lord in return for a vassal knights service (usually fealty, military service, and security). ... The Edo period (Japanese: 江戸時代, Edo-jidai), also called Tokugawa period, is a division of Japanese history running from 1600 to 1867. ...


At the Meiji restoration, the han were legitimized as administrative units but quickly replaced by prefectures (urban prefectures were called fu and rural prefectures ken). Provinces as part of the system of addresses were not abolished but, on the contrary, augumented. As of 1871, the number of prefectures was 304, while the number of provinces was 68, not including Hokkaido and Ryukyu Province. The boundaries between the many prefectures were not only very complicated, but also did not match those of the provinces. Prefectures were gradually merged to reduce the number to 37 by 1881; a few were then divided to give a total of 45 by 1885. Adding Hokkaido and Okinawa produced the current total of 47 prefectures. The Meiji Restoration (Japanese: 明治維新, Meiji-ishin), also known as the Meiji Ishin, Revolution or Renewal, was a chain of events that led to a change in Japans political and social structure. ... 1871 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Hokkaido â–¶ (help· info) (北海道 Hokkaidō, literal meaning: North Sea Route, Ainu: Mosir), formerly known as Ezo, is the second largest island and largest prefecture of Japan. ... 1881 (MDCCCLXXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Hokkaido   listen? (北海道 Hokkaidō, literal meaning: North Sea Route, Ainu: Mosir), formerly known as Ezo, is the second largest island of Japan. ... Okinawa Prefecture (Japanese 沖縄県; Okinawan Uchinā) is Japans southernmost prefecture, and consists of hundreds of islands known as The RyÅ«kyÅ« Islands or RyÅ«kyÅ«s, in an island chain over 1,000 km long, which extends southwest from KyÅ«shÅ« (the southwesternmost of Japans main four islands) to...


To date, no official order has been issued abolishing provinces. Provinces are nonetheless today considered obsolete, although their names are still widely used in names of natural features, company names, and brands. In the early 2000s, the governor of Nagano Prefecture proposed the renaming of his prefecture as "Shinshu" (a name derived from Shinano Province). 2000s - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Nagano Prefecture (長野県; Nagano-ken) is located on Honshu island, Japan. ... Shinano (信濃国; -no kuni) is an old province of Japan that is now present day Nagano prefecture. ...


Provinces are classified into kinai (within the capital), and seven or eight do (routes, or circuits). Note that, however, do in this context should not be confused with modern traffic lines such as Tokaido from Tokyo to Kyoto or Kobe. Also, Hokkaido in this context should not be confused with Hokkaido Prefecture, although these two overlap geographically. Circuits in the common law In law, a circuit is an appellate judicial district commonly seen in the court systems of many nations. ... Tōkaidō (東海道) (literally, East Sea Route) is the name of several things: National Route 1, which links Tokyo and Osaka; The Tokaido Main Line, which links Tokyo and Kobe; One of the Edo Five Routes, which linked Edo (now Tokyo) and Kyoto along the shore (see below); and An ancient... View of Tokyos Shibuya district Long a symbol of Tokyo, the Nijubashi Bridge at the Imperial Palace. ... This page is about the city Kyoto. ... Kobe (Japanese: 神戸市; kōbe-shi) is a city in Japan, located on the island of Honshu. ... Hokkaido   listen? (北海道 Hokkaidō, literal meaning: North Sea Route, Ainu: Mosir), formerly known as Ezo, is the second largest island of Japan. ...

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Early eighth century

See also Gokishichido. Gokishichido (five provinces and seven outer areas 五畿七道) was the name for ancient administrative units in Japan controlled by the Yamato court and borrowed from China. ...

  • Kinai 畿内 (Area.near.capital-Within)
    • Yamato 大和国 (then imperial seat) (written as 倭国 in ancient times until the reign of Genmei Tennō, who established Japan's first permanent capital at Nara, which is located within this province, in 710 CE)
    • Kawachi 河内国
    • Settsu 摂津国
    • Yamashiro 山城国 (formerly also written as 山背国 or 山代国; this is the province in which Kyoto is located)
  • Tosando 東山道 (East-Mountain-Route)
    • Omi 近江国 (literally "(Near) Freshwater Sea," see Lake Biwako)
    • Mino 美濃国
    • Hida 飛騨国
    • Shinano 信濃国
    • Kozuke 上野国 (literally "Upper Keno," part of ancient Keno Province)
    • Musashi 武蔵国
    • Shimotsuke 下野国 (literally "Lower Keno," part of ancient Keno Province)
    • Mutsu 陸奥国 (also called Michinoku 陸奥(みちのく), literally "Obscure Recesses of the Land")
    • Dewa 出羽国
  • Tokaido 東海道 (East-Sea-Route)
    • Iga 伊賀国
    • Ise 伊勢国
    • Shima 志摩国
    • Owari 尾張国
    • Mikawa 三河国
    • Totomi 遠江国 (literally "Far Freshwater Sea," see Lake Hamanako)
    • Suruga 駿河国
    • Izu 伊豆国
    • Kai 甲斐国
    • Sagami 相模国
    • Kazusa 上総国 (literally "Upper Fusa," part of ancient Fusa Province)
    • Shimo-Usa 下総国 (literally "Lower Fusa," part of ancient Fusa Province)
    • Hitachi 常陸国 (literally "Sun-Rise," i.e. /hi-tachi/, implying the east end, but the Chinese characters used to write the name actually mean "Always-Land," i.e. /hita-chi/)
  • Hokurikudo 北陸道 (North-Land-Route)
    • Wakasa 若狭国
    • Echizen 越前国 (part of ancient Koshi Province)
    • Etchu 越中国 (part of ancient Koshi Province)
    • Echigo 越後国 (part of ancient Koshi Province)
    • Sado 佐渡国 (the largest island in the Sea of Japan (called East Sea in Korea), situated northwest of Niigata City)
  • San'indo 山陰道 (Mountain-Back-Route)
    • Tamba 丹波国
    • Tajima 但馬国
    • Inaba 因幡国
    • Hoki 伯耆国
    • Izumo 出雲国
    • Iwami 石見国
    • Oki 隠岐国 (a group of several islands in the Sea of Japan north of Shimane Prefecture)
  • San'yodo 山陽道 (Mountain-Front-Route)
  • Nankaido 南海道 (South-Sea-Route)
    • Kii 紀伊国 (also called Ki)
    • Awaji 淡路国 (literally Path to Awa Province; the largest island in the Seto Inland Sea, located between the Kii Peninsula of Honshu to the east and the island of Shikoku to the west)
    • Awa 阿波国
    • Sanuki 讃岐国
    • Iyo 伊予国
    • Tosa 土佐国
  • Saikaido 西海道 (West-Sea-Route)
    • Chikuzen 筑前国(part of ancient Chikushi Province)
    • Chikugo 筑後国(part of ancient Chikushi Province)
    • Buzen 豊前国 (part of ancient Toyo Province)
    • Bungo 豊後国 (part of ancient Toyo Province)
    • Hizen 肥前国 (part of ancient Hi Province)
    • Higo 肥後国 (part of ancient Hi Province)
    • Hyuga 日向国
    • Tane 多褹国 (small islands south of Kyushu)
    • Satsuma 薩摩国
    • Iki 壱岐国 (an island in the Genkai-Nada region of the Sea of Japan north of Kyushu)
    • Tsushima 対馬国 (a pair of islands between Japan and Korea, separating the Korea Strait from the Tsushima Strait)

The Kansai region (関西) of Japan, also known as the Kinki region (近畿地方; Kinki-chihō), lies in the middle of Japans main island, Honshu. ... Yamato (大和) is a province of Japan, which covers area of present Nara Prefecture. ... Nara (Japanese: 奈良市, Nara-shi) is the capital city of Nara Prefecture in the Kansai region of Japan, near Kyoto. ... Kawachi (河内国; -no kuni) was a province of Japan, which today composes the south-eastern part of Osaka Prefecture. ... Settsu province (摂津国, Settsu no kuni), Tsu province (津国, Tsu no kuni), or Sesshu (æ‘‚å·ž, SesshÅ«) was a province of Japan, which today comprises the eastern part of Hyogo Prefecture and the northern part of Osaka Prefecture. ... Categories: Japan geography stubs | Old provinces of Japan ... This page is about the city Kyoto. ... Categories: Japan geography stubs | Old provinces of Japan ... Reeds on the shore of Lake Biwa Lake Biwa from outer space. ... Mino (美濃国; -no kuni) is an old province of Japan, which today composes nearly the southern part of Gifu prefecture. ... Hida (飛騨国; -no kuni) is an old province located in Tosando of Japan, which today composes the northern part of Gifu prefecture. ... Shinano (信濃国; -no kuni) is an old province of Japan that is now present day Nagano prefecture. ... Categories: Japan geography stubs | Old provinces of Japan ... The article incorporates text from OpenHistory. ... Categories: Japan geography stubs | Old provinces of Japan ... Mutsu (陸奥国; -no kuni) is an old province of Japan, which today composes Fukushima, Miyagi, Iwate and Aomori prefectures and the city of Kazuno and the town of Kosaka in Akita prefecture. ... Dewa (出羽国; -no kuni) is an old province of Japan, which today composes Yamagata prefecture and Akita prefecture, except for the city of Kazuno and the town of Kosaka. ... Tōkaidō (東海道) (literally, East Sea Route) is the name of several things: National Route 1, which links Tokyo and Osaka; The Tokaido Main Line, which links Tokyo and Kobe; One of the Edo Five Routes, which linked Edo (now Tokyo) and Kyoto along the shore (see below); and An ancient... Iga Province (伊賀国; -no kuni) was an old province of Japan in the area that is today western Mie prefecture. ... Categories: Old provinces of Japan | Japan geography stubs ... Shima (志摩国; -no kuni) or Shishu (å¿—å·ž shishÅ«) was a province of Japan which consisted of a peninsula in the southeastern part of modern Mie Prefecture. ... Mikawa (三河国, Mikawa no kuni) is an old province in the area that today forms the eastern half of Aichi Prefecture. ... Categories: Japan geography stubs | Old provinces of Japan ... Categories: Japan geography stubs | Old provinces of Japan ... Categories: Japan geography stubs | Old provinces of Japan ... Kai province (甲斐国; -no kuni) is an old province in Japan that corresponds to Yamanashi prefecture today. ... The article incorporates text from OpenHistory. ... Kazusa (上総国; -no kuni) was an old province in the area of the Boso Peninsula of Honshu that is today the central part of Chiba prefecture. ... Shimo-Usa province (下総国 -no kuni) was a province of Japan located in and around the northern part of modern Chiba Prefecture on the island of Honshu. ... Categories: Japan geography stubs | Old provinces of Japan ... The article incorporates text from OpenHistory. ... Echizen (越前国; -no kuni) was an old province of Japan, which is today the northern part of Fukui prefecture. ... Etchu (越中国; EtchÅ«-no kuni) was an old province in central Honshu, on the Sea of Japan side. ... The article incorporates text from OpenHistory. ... The article incorporates text from OpenHistory. ... Categories: Japan geography stubs | Old provinces of Japan ... Tajima (但馬国; -no kuni) was an old province of Japan in the area that is today northern Hyogo. ... Categories: Japan geography stubs | Japan | Old provinces of Japan ... Hiroshige Uragawa (1797-1858):Rice field in Hoki province Hoki (伯耆国; Hōki-no kuni) was an old province of Japan in the area that is today the western part of Tottori prefecture. ... Izumo (Japanese: 出雲国; Izumo no kuni) was an old province of Japan which today consists of the eastern part of Shimane prefecture in the Chugoku region. ... The article incorporates text from OpenHistory. ... Oki (隠岐国; -no kuni) was an old province of Japan, which consisted of the Oki Islands in the Sea of Japan, located off the coast of the provinces of Izumo and Hoki. ... Harima (播磨国; -no kuni) or Banshu (æ’­å·ž banshÅ«) was a province of Japan in the part of Honshu that is the southwestern part of present-day Hyogo Prefecture. ... Bizen (備前国 -no kuni) was a province of Japan on the Inland Sea side of Honshu, in what is today the southeastern part of Okayama Prefecture. ... Kibi Province (吉備国 -no kuni) was a province of Japan, in the area of Okayama Prefecture and eastern Hiroshima Prefecture. ... Bitchu (備中国 -no kuni) was a province of Japan on the Inland Sea side of western Honshu, in what is today western Okayama Prefecture. ... Kibi Province (吉備国 -no kuni) was a province of Japan, in the area of Okayama Prefecture and eastern Hiroshima Prefecture. ... Bingo (備後国 -no kuni) was a province of Japan on the Inland Sea side of western Honshu, comprising what is today the eastern part of Hiroshima Prefecture. ... Kibi Province (吉備国 -no kuni) was a province of Japan, in the area of Okayama Prefecture and eastern Hiroshima Prefecture. ... Aki (安芸国; -no kuni) or GeishÅ« (芸州) was a province in the Chugoku region of western Honshu, comprising the western part of what is today Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. ... Suo (周防国 Suō no kuni) was a province of Japan in the area that is today the eastern part of Yamaguchi Prefecture. ... Nagato (Japanese: 長門国, Nagato no kuni), often called Choshu (é•·å·ž, ChōshÅ«), was a province of Japan. ... The Nankaido (南海道), literally meaning southern road was both an ancient region of Japan and a ancient road which comnected provincial capital in this region. ... Kii (紀伊国; -no kuni) or Kishu (紀州 kishÅ«) was a province of Japan in the part of Honshu that is today Wakayama and the southern part of Mie Prefecture. ... Awaji (淡路国; -no kuni, former 淡道) was an old province of Japan covering Awaji Island, between Honshu and Shikoku. ... Awa (阿波国; -no kuni) was an old province of Japan in the area that is today a part of Tokushima prefecture on Shikoku. ... Sanuki (讃岐国; -no kuni) was an old province of Japan on the island of Shikoku, with the same boundaries as modern Kagawa Prefecture. ... The article incorporates text from OpenHistory. ... The article incorporates text from OpenHistory. ... Saikaido is one of the main circuits of Tokugawa Japan. ... Chikuzen (筑前国; Chikuzen no kuni) was an old province of Japan in the area that is today part of Fukuoka Prefecture on Kyushu, but without the southern and eastern parts of Fukuoka. ... Chikugo (筑後国; Chikugo no kuni) was an old province of Japan in the area that is today the southern part of Fukuoka prefecture, on Kyushu. ... Buzen (豊前国; -no kuni) was an old province of Japan in northern Kyushu, which bordered on Bungo and Chikuzen provinces. ... Toyo (豊国; -no kuni) was an old province of Japan, in the area of Oita Prefecture and northeastern Fukuoka Prefecture. ... Bungo (豊後国; Bungo no kuni) was an old province of Japan in eastern Kyushu, which bordered on Buzen, Hyuga, Higo, Chikugo, and Chikuzen provinces. ... Toyo (豊国; -no kuni) was an old province of Japan, in the area of Oita Prefecture and northeastern Fukuoka Prefecture. ... The article incorporates text from OpenHistory. ... The article incorporates text from OpenHistory. ... The article incorporates text from OpenHistory. ... Tane (多褹国 -no kuni) was an old province of Japan. ... Satsuma (薩摩国; -no Kuni) was an old province of Japan that is now the western half of Kagoshima prefecture on the island of Kyushu. ... Iki (壱岐国;, Iki no-kuni) was a province of Japan which occupied the entire area of Iki Island. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

Early ninth century to Meiji restoration

The Kansai region (関西) of Japan, also known as the Kinki region (近畿地方; Kinki-chihō), lies in the middle of Japans main island, Honshu. ... Categories: Japan geography stubs | Old provinces of Japan ... Yamato (大和) is a province of Japan, which covers area of present Nara Prefecture. ... Kawachi (河内国; -no kuni) was a province of Japan, which today composes the south-eastern part of Osaka Prefecture. ... Izumi (和泉国; -no kuni) or Senshu (泉州 senshÅ«) was a province of Japan, which today composes the south-western part of Osaka Prefecture (not including the city of Osaka itself). ... Settsu province (摂津国, Settsu no kuni), Tsu province (津国, Tsu no kuni), or Sesshu (æ‘‚å·ž, SesshÅ«) was a province of Japan, which today comprises the eastern part of Hyogo Prefecture and the northern part of Osaka Prefecture. ... Categories: Japan geography stubs | Old provinces of Japan ... Mino (美濃国; -no kuni) is an old province of Japan, which today composes nearly the southern part of Gifu prefecture. ... Hida (飛騨国; -no kuni) is an old province located in Tosando of Japan, which today composes the northern part of Gifu prefecture. ... Shinano (信濃国; -no kuni) is an old province of Japan that is now present day Nagano prefecture. ... Categories: Japan geography stubs | Old provinces of Japan ... Categories: Japan geography stubs | Old provinces of Japan ... Mutsu (陸奥国; -no kuni) is an old province of Japan, which today composes Fukushima, Miyagi, Iwate and Aomori prefectures and the city of Kazuno and the town of Kosaka in Akita prefecture. ... Dewa (出羽国; -no kuni) is an old province of Japan, which today composes Yamagata prefecture and Akita prefecture, except for the city of Kazuno and the town of Kosaka. ... Tōkaidō (東海道) (literally, East Sea Route) is the name of several things: National Route 1, which links Tokyo and Osaka; The Tokaido Main Line, which links Tokyo and Kobe; One of the Edo Five Routes, which linked Edo (now Tokyo) and Kyoto along the shore (see below); and An ancient... Iga Province (伊賀国; -no kuni) was an old province of Japan in the area that is today western Mie prefecture. ... Shima (志摩国; -no kuni) or Shishu (å¿—å·ž shishÅ«) was a province of Japan which consisted of a peninsula in the southeastern part of modern Mie Prefecture. ... Categories: Old provinces of Japan | Japan geography stubs ... Mikawa (三河国, Mikawa no kuni) is an old province in the area that today forms the eastern half of Aichi Prefecture. ... Categories: Japan geography stubs | Old provinces of Japan ... Categories: Japan geography stubs | Old provinces of Japan ... Categories: Japan geography stubs | Old provinces of Japan ... Kai province (甲斐国; -no kuni) is an old province in Japan that corresponds to Yamanashi prefecture today. ... The article incorporates text from OpenHistory. ... The article incorporates text from OpenHistory. ... Hiroshige ukiyo-e showing harbor in Awa Awa (安房国; -no kuni) was an old province of Japan which is today a part of Chiba prefecture. ... Kazusa (上総国; -no kuni) was an old province in the area of the Boso Peninsula of Honshu that is today the central part of Chiba prefecture. ... Shimo-Usa province (下総国 -no kuni) was a province of Japan located in and around the northern part of modern Chiba Prefecture on the island of Honshu. ... Categories: Japan geography stubs | Old provinces of Japan ... The article incorporates text from OpenHistory. ... Echizen (越前国; -no kuni) was an old province of Japan, which is today the northern part of Fukui prefecture. ... The article incorporates text from OpenHistory. ... The article incorporates text from OpenHistory. ... Etchu (越中国; EtchÅ«-no kuni) was an old province in central Honshu, on the Sea of Japan side. ... The article incorporates text from OpenHistory. ... The article incorporates text from OpenHistory. ... Categories: Japan geography stubs | Old provinces of Japan ... Categories: Japan geography stubs | Old provinces of Japan ... Tajima (但馬国; -no kuni) was an old province of Japan in the area that is today northern Hyogo. ... Categories: Japan geography stubs | Japan | Old provinces of Japan ... Hiroshige Uragawa (1797-1858):Rice field in Hoki province Hoki (伯耆国; Hōki-no kuni) was an old province of Japan in the area that is today the western part of Tottori prefecture. ... Izumo (Japanese: 出雲国; Izumo no kuni) was an old province of Japan which today consists of the eastern part of Shimane prefecture in the Chugoku region. ... The article incorporates text from OpenHistory. ... Oki (隠岐国; -no kuni) was an old province of Japan, which consisted of the Oki Islands in the Sea of Japan, located off the coast of the provinces of Izumo and Hoki. ... Harima (播磨国; -no kuni) or Banshu (æ’­å·ž banshÅ«) was a province of Japan in the part of Honshu that is the southwestern part of present-day Hyogo Prefecture. ... The article incorporates text from OpenHistory. ... Bizen (備前国 -no kuni) was a province of Japan on the Inland Sea side of Honshu, in what is today the southeastern part of Okayama Prefecture. ... Bitchu (備中国 -no kuni) was a province of Japan on the Inland Sea side of western Honshu, in what is today western Okayama Prefecture. ... Bingo (備後国 -no kuni) was a province of Japan on the Inland Sea side of western Honshu, comprising what is today the eastern part of Hiroshima Prefecture. ... Aki (安芸国; -no kuni) or GeishÅ« (芸州) was a province in the Chugoku region of western Honshu, comprising the western part of what is today Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. ... Suo (周防国 Suō no kuni) was a province of Japan in the area that is today the eastern part of Yamaguchi Prefecture. ... Nagato (Japanese: 長門国, Nagato no kuni), often called Choshu (é•·å·ž, ChōshÅ«), was a province of Japan. ... The Nankaido (南海道), literally meaning southern road was both an ancient region of Japan and a ancient road which comnected provincial capital in this region. ... Kii (紀伊国; -no kuni) or Kishu (紀州 kishÅ«) was a province of Japan in the part of Honshu that is today Wakayama and the southern part of Mie Prefecture. ... Awaji (淡路国; -no kuni, former 淡道) was an old province of Japan covering Awaji Island, between Honshu and Shikoku. ... Awa (阿波国; -no kuni) was an old province of Japan in the area that is today a part of Tokushima prefecture on Shikoku. ... Sanuki (讃岐国; -no kuni) was an old province of Japan on the island of Shikoku, with the same boundaries as modern Kagawa Prefecture. ... The article incorporates text from OpenHistory. ... The article incorporates text from OpenHistory. ... Saikaido is one of the main circuits of Tokugawa Japan. ... Chikuzen (筑前国; Chikuzen no kuni) was an old province of Japan in the area that is today part of Fukuoka Prefecture on Kyushu, but without the southern and eastern parts of Fukuoka. ... Chikugo (筑後国; Chikugo no kuni) was an old province of Japan in the area that is today the southern part of Fukuoka prefecture, on Kyushu. ... Buzen (豊前国; -no kuni) was an old province of Japan in northern Kyushu, which bordered on Bungo and Chikuzen provinces. ... Bungo (豊後国; Bungo no kuni) was an old province of Japan in eastern Kyushu, which bordered on Buzen, Hyuga, Higo, Chikugo, and Chikuzen provinces. ... The article incorporates text from OpenHistory. ... The article incorporates text from OpenHistory. ... The article incorporates text from OpenHistory. ... Satsuma (薩摩国; -no Kuni) was an old province of Japan that is now the western half of Kagoshima prefecture on the island of Kyushu. ... Iki (壱岐国;, Iki no-kuni) was a province of Japan which occupied the entire area of Iki Island. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

After Meiji restoration (1868)

1868 (MDCCCLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Friday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... The Kansai region (関西) of Japan, also known as the Kinki region (近畿地方; Kinki-chihō), lies in the middle of Japans main island, Honshu. ... Categories: Japan geography stubs | Old provinces of Japan ... Yamato (大和) is a province of Japan, which covers area of present Nara Prefecture. ... Kawachi (河内国; -no kuni) was a province of Japan, which today composes the south-eastern part of Osaka Prefecture. ... Izumi (和泉国; -no kuni) or Senshu (泉州 senshÅ«) was a province of Japan, which today composes the south-western part of Osaka Prefecture (not including the city of Osaka itself). ... Settsu province (摂津国, Settsu no kuni), Tsu province (津国, Tsu no kuni), or Sesshu (æ‘‚å·ž, SesshÅ«) was a province of Japan, which today comprises the eastern part of Hyogo Prefecture and the northern part of Osaka Prefecture. ... Categories: Japan geography stubs | Old provinces of Japan ... Mino (美濃国; -no kuni) is an old province of Japan, which today composes nearly the southern part of Gifu prefecture. ... Hida (飛騨国; -no kuni) is an old province located in Tosando of Japan, which today composes the northern part of Gifu prefecture. ... Shinano (信濃国; -no kuni) is an old province of Japan that is now present day Nagano prefecture. ... Categories: Japan geography stubs | Old provinces of Japan ... Categories: Japan geography stubs | Old provinces of Japan ... Mutsu (陸奥国; -no kuni) is an old province of Japan, which today composes Fukushima, Miyagi, Iwate and Aomori prefectures and the city of Kazuno and the town of Kosaka in Akita prefecture. ... Rikuchu (陸中国 ; Rikuchū-no kuni) was an old province of Japan, which today composes Iwate prefecture in addition to some parts of Iwate and Akita prefectures. ... Rikuzen (陸前国 ; -no kuni) is an old province of Japan, which today composes the most part of Miyagi prefecture and some parts of Iwate prefecture. ... Iwaki (石城国 ; -no kuni) is an old province of Japan lasting for a brief period of time in Nara period. ... Iwashiro (Ja. ... Uzen (羽前国 ; -no kuni) is an old province of Japan, which today composes the major part of Yamagata prefecture. ... Ugo (羽後国 ; -no kuni) is an old province of Japan, which today composes the major parts of Akita prefecture and Yamagata prefecture. ... Tōkaidō (東海道) (literally, East Sea Route) is the name of several things: National Route 1, which links Tokyo and Osaka; The Tokaido Main Line, which links Tokyo and Kobe; One of the Edo Five Routes, which linked Edo (now Tokyo) and Kyoto along the shore (see below); and An ancient... Iga Province (伊賀国; -no kuni) was an old province of Japan in the area that is today western Mie prefecture. ... Shima (志摩国; -no kuni) or Shishu (å¿—å·ž shishÅ«) was a province of Japan which consisted of a peninsula in the southeastern part of modern Mie Prefecture. ... Categories: Old provinces of Japan | Japan geography stubs ... Mikawa (三河国, Mikawa no kuni) is an old province in the area that today forms the eastern half of Aichi Prefecture. ... Categories: Japan geography stubs | Old provinces of Japan ... Categories: Japan geography stubs | Old provinces of Japan ... Categories: Japan geography stubs | Old provinces of Japan ... Kai province (甲斐国; -no kuni) is an old province in Japan that corresponds to Yamanashi prefecture today. ... The article incorporates text from OpenHistory. ... The article incorporates text from OpenHistory. ... Hiroshige ukiyo-e showing harbor in Awa Awa (安房国; -no kuni) was an old province of Japan which is today a part of Chiba prefecture. ... Kazusa (上総国; -no kuni) was an old province in the area of the Boso Peninsula of Honshu that is today the central part of Chiba prefecture. ... Categories: Japan geography stubs | Chiba Prefecture | Old provinces of Japan ... Categories: Japan geography stubs | Old provinces of Japan ... The article incorporates text from OpenHistory. ... Echizen (越前国; -no kuni) was an old province of Japan, which is today the northern part of Fukui prefecture. ... The article incorporates text from OpenHistory. ... The article incorporates text from OpenHistory. ... Etchu (越中国; EtchÅ«-no kuni) was an old province in central Honshu, on the Sea of Japan side. ... The article incorporates text from OpenHistory. ... The article incorporates text from OpenHistory. ... Categories: Japan geography stubs | Old provinces of Japan ... Categories: Japan geography stubs | Old provinces of Japan ... Tajima (但馬国; -no kuni) was an old province of Japan in the area that is today northern Hyogo. ... Categories: Japan geography stubs | Japan | Old provinces of Japan ... Hiroshige Uragawa (1797-1858):Rice field in Hoki province Hoki (伯耆国; Hōki-no kuni) was an old province of Japan in the area that is today the western part of Tottori prefecture. ... Izumo (Japanese: 出雲国; Izumo no kuni) was an old province of Japan which today consists of the eastern part of Shimane prefecture in the Chugoku region. ... The article incorporates text from OpenHistory. ... Oki (隠岐国; -no kuni) was an old province of Japan, which consisted of the Oki Islands in the Sea of Japan, located off the coast of the provinces of Izumo and Hoki. ... Harima (播磨国; -no kuni) or Banshu (æ’­å·ž banshÅ«) was a province of Japan in the part of Honshu that is the southwestern part of present-day Hyogo Prefecture. ... The article incorporates text from OpenHistory. ... Bizen (備前国 -no kuni) was a province of Japan on the Inland Sea side of Honshu, in what is today the southeastern part of Okayama Prefecture. ... Bitchu (備中国 -no kuni) was a province of Japan on the Inland Sea side of western Honshu, in what is today western Okayama Prefecture. ... Bingo (備後国 -no kuni) was a province of Japan on the Inland Sea side of western Honshu, comprising what is today the eastern part of Hiroshima Prefecture. ... Aki (安芸国; -no kuni) or GeishÅ« (芸州) was a province in the Chugoku region of western Honshu, comprising the western part of what is today Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. ... Suo (周防国 Suō no kuni) was a province of Japan in the area that is today the eastern part of Yamaguchi Prefecture. ... Nagato (Japanese: 長門国, Nagato no kuni), often called Choshu (é•·å·ž, ChōshÅ«), was a province of Japan. ... The Nankaido (南海道), literally meaning southern road was both an ancient region of Japan and a ancient road which comnected provincial capital in this region. ... Kii (紀伊国; -no kuni) or Kishu (紀州 kishÅ«) was a province of Japan in the part of Honshu that is today Wakayama and the southern part of Mie Prefecture. ... Awaji (淡路国; -no kuni, former 淡道) was an old province of Japan covering Awaji Island, between Honshu and Shikoku. ... Awa (阿波国; -no kuni) was an old province of Japan in the area that is today a part of Tokushima prefecture on Shikoku. ... Sanuki (讃岐国; -no kuni) was an old province of Japan on the island of Shikoku, with the same boundaries as modern Kagawa Prefecture. ... The article incorporates text from OpenHistory. ... The article incorporates text from OpenHistory. ... Saikaido is one of the main circuits of Tokugawa Japan. ... Chikuzen (筑前国; Chikuzen no kuni) was an old province of Japan in the area that is today part of Fukuoka Prefecture on Kyushu, but without the southern and eastern parts of Fukuoka. ... Chikugo (筑後国; Chikugo no kuni) was an old province of Japan in the area that is today the southern part of Fukuoka prefecture, on Kyushu. ... Buzen (豊前国; -no kuni) was an old province of Japan in northern Kyushu, which bordered on Bungo and Chikuzen provinces. ... Bungo (豊後国; Bungo no kuni) was an old province of Japan in eastern Kyushu, which bordered on Buzen, Hyuga, Higo, Chikugo, and Chikuzen provinces. ... The article incorporates text from OpenHistory. ... The article incorporates text from OpenHistory. ... The article incorporates text from OpenHistory. ... Satsuma (薩摩国; -no Kuni) was an old province of Japan that is now the western half of Kagoshima prefecture on the island of Kyushu. ... Iki (壱岐国;, Iki no-kuni) was a province of Japan which occupied the entire area of Iki Island. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Hokkaido â–¶ (help· info) (北海道 Hokkaidō, literal meaning: North Sea Route, Ainu: Mosir), formerly known as Ezo, is the second largest island and largest prefecture of Japan. ... Oshima (渡島国, -no kuni) was a short-lived province located in Hokkaidō. ... Shiribeshi (後志国, -no kuni) was a short-lived province in Hokkaido Prefecture. ... Iburi (胆振国, -no kuni) was a short-lived province located in Hokkaido. ... Ishikari (石狩国, -no kuni) was a short-lived province located in Hokkaido. ... Teshio (天塩国, -no kuni) was a short-lived province located in Hokkaido, corresponding to all of modern-day Rumoi Subprefecture and the northern half of Kamikawa Subprefecture History August 15, 1869 Teshio Province established with 6 districts 1872 Census finds a population of 1,576 1882 Provinces dissolved in Hokkaido... Kitami (北見国, -no kuni) was a short-lived province located in Hokkaido. ... Hidaka (日高国, -no kuni) was a short-lived province located in Hokkaido. ... Tokachi (十勝国, -no kuni) was a short-lived province in Hokkaido. ... Kushiro (釧路国, -no kuni) was a short-lived province in Hokkaido. ... Nemuro (根室国, -no kuni) was an old province in Japan in what is today Nemuro Subprefecture, Hokkaido. ... Chishima (千島国, -no kuni) was a province of Japan created during the Meiji Era. ...

Some brief periods

    • Chichibu (some time before 645, merged into Musashi)
    • Aizu (some time before 645, merged into Mutsu)
    • Ho (some time before 645, merged into Mikawa)
    • Shinaga (some time before 645, merged into Sagami)
    • Izumi Gen (circa 716 to circa 738, divided from Kawachi)
    • Yoshino Gen (circa 716 to circa 738, divided from Yamato)
    • Suwa (circa 721 to circa 738, divided from Shinano)
    • Iwaki (circa 718 to circa 724, divided from Mutsu)
    • Iwase (circa 718 to circa 724, divided from Mutsu)

Suwa (諏方国; -no kuni) is an old province located in Tosando of Japan for a brief period of time, which today composes the southern part of Nagano prefecture. ... Iwaki (石城国 ; -no kuni) is an old province of Japan lasting for a brief period of time in Nara period. ... Iwase (石背国 ; -no kuni) is an old province of Japan lasting for a brief period of time in Nara period. ...

Today

These province names are considered to be mainly of historical interest. They are also used for the name of items most of which was popularized in or after Edo period. Examples include sanuki udon, iyokan, and awa odori. The Edo period (Japanese: 江戸時代, Edo-jidai), also called Tokugawa period, is a division of Japanese history running from 1600 to 1867. ... UDON Entertainment Corporation is a studio (or art collective) of Asian-influenced, and mostly Asian American, comic book creators. ... The iyokan (伊予柑), also known as anadomikan (穴門みかん), is a Japanese citrus fruit. ...


See also

Detailed maps of the provinces at different times can be found at: During most of the Joseon Dynasty, Korea was divided into eight provinces (do; 도; 道). The eight provinces boundaries remained unchanged for almost five centuries from 1413 to 1895, and formed a geographic paradigm that is still reflected today in the Korean Peninsulas administrative divisions, dialects, and regional distinctions. ... The British Isles are divided into the following traditional counties (also vice counties or historic counties). ...

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Former provinces of Japan

Aki | Awa(Kanto) | Awa(Shikoku) | Awaji | Bingo | Bitchu | Bizen | Bungo | Buzen | Chikugo | Chikuzen | Chishima | Dewa | Echigo | Echizen | Etchu | Harima | Hida | Higo | Hitachi | Hidaka | Hizen | Hoki | Hyuga | Iburi | Iga | Iki | Inaba | Ise | Ishikari | Iwami | Iyo | Izu | Izumi | Izumo | Kaga | Kai | Kawachi | Kazusa | Kii | Kitami | Kozuke | Kushiro | Mikawa | Mimasaka | Mino | Musashi | Mutsu | Nagato | Nemuro | Noto | Oki | Omi | Oshima | Osumi | Owari | Sado | Sagami | Sanuki | Satsuma | Settsu | Shima | Shimosa | Shimotsuke | Shinano | Shiribeshi | Suo | Suruga | Tajima | Tamba | Tango | Teshio | Tokachi | Tosa | Totomi | Tsushima | Wakasa | Yamashiro | Yamato Aki (安芸国; -no kuni) or GeishÅ« (芸州) was a province in the Chugoku region of western Honshu, comprising the western part of what is today Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. ... Hiroshige ukiyo-e showing harbor in Awa Awa (安房国; -no kuni) was an old province of Japan which is today a part of Chiba prefecture. ... Awa (阿波国; -no kuni) was an old province of Japan in the area that is today a part of Tokushima prefecture on Shikoku. ... Awaji (淡路国; -no kuni, former 淡道) was an old province of Japan covering Awaji Island, between Honshu and Shikoku. ... Bingo (備後国 -no kuni) was a province of Japan on the Inland Sea side of western Honshu, comprising what is today the eastern part of Hiroshima Prefecture. ... Bitchu (備中国 -no kuni) was a province of Japan on the Inland Sea side of western Honshu, in what is today western Okayama Prefecture. ... Bizen (備前国 -no kuni) was a province of Japan on the Inland Sea side of Honshu, in what is today the southeastern part of Okayama Prefecture. ... Bungo (豊後国; Bungo no kuni) was an old province of Japan in eastern Kyushu, which bordered on Buzen, Hyuga, Higo, Chikugo, and Chikuzen provinces. ... Buzen (豊前国; -no kuni) was an old province of Japan in northern Kyushu, which bordered on Bungo and Chikuzen provinces. ... Chikugo (筑後国; Chikugo no kuni) was an old province of Japan in the area that is today the southern part of Fukuoka prefecture, on Kyushu. ... Chikuzen (筑前国; Chikuzen no kuni) was an old province of Japan in the area that is today part of Fukuoka Prefecture on Kyushu, but without the southern and eastern parts of Fukuoka. ... Chishima (千島国, -no kuni) was a province of Japan created during the Meiji Era. ... Dewa (出羽国; -no kuni) is an old province of Japan, which today composes Yamagata prefecture and Akita prefecture, except for the city of Kazuno and the town of Kosaka. ... The article incorporates text from OpenHistory. ... Echizen (越前国; -no kuni) was an old province of Japan, which is today the northern part of Fukui prefecture. ... Etchu (越中国; EtchÅ«-no kuni) was an old province in central Honshu, on the Sea of Japan side. ... Harima (播磨国; -no kuni) or Banshu (æ’­å·ž banshÅ«) was a province of Japan in the part of Honshu that is the southwestern part of present-day Hyogo Prefecture. ... Hida (飛騨国; -no kuni) is an old province located in Tosando of Japan, which today composes the northern part of Gifu prefecture. ... The article incorporates text from OpenHistory. ... Categories: Japan geography stubs | Old provinces of Japan ... Hidaka (日高国, -no kuni) was a short-lived province located in Hokkaido. ... The article incorporates text from OpenHistory. ... Hiroshige Uragawa (1797-1858):Rice field in Hoki province Hoki (伯耆国; Hōki-no kuni) was an old province of Japan in the area that is today the western part of Tottori prefecture. ... The article incorporates text from OpenHistory. ... Iburi (胆振国, -no kuni) was a short-lived province located in Hokkaido. ... Iga Province (伊賀国; -no kuni) was an old province of Japan in the area that is today western Mie prefecture. ... Iki (壱岐国;, Iki no-kuni) was a province of Japan which occupied the entire area of Iki Island. ... Categories: Japan geography stubs | Japan | Old provinces of Japan ... Categories: Old provinces of Japan | Japan geography stubs ... Ishikari (石狩国, -no kuni) was a short-lived province located in Hokkaido. ... The article incorporates text from OpenHistory. ... The article incorporates text from OpenHistory. ... Categories: Japan geography stubs | Old provinces of Japan ... Izumi (和泉国; -no kuni) or Senshu (泉州 senshÅ«) was a province of Japan, which today composes the south-western part of Osaka Prefecture (not including the city of Osaka itself). ... Izumo (Japanese: 出雲国; Izumo no kuni) was an old province of Japan which today consists of the eastern part of Shimane prefecture in the Chugoku region. ... The article incorporates text from OpenHistory. ... Kai province (甲斐国; -no kuni) is an old province in Japan that corresponds to Yamanashi prefecture today. ... Kawachi (河内国; -no kuni) was a province of Japan, which today composes the south-eastern part of Osaka Prefecture. ... Kazusa (上総国; -no kuni) was an old province in the area of the Boso Peninsula of Honshu that is today the central part of Chiba prefecture. ... Kii (紀伊国; -no kuni) or Kishu (紀州 kishÅ«) was a province of Japan in the part of Honshu that is today Wakayama and the southern part of Mie Prefecture. ... Kitami (北見国, -no kuni) was a short-lived province located in Hokkaido. ... Categories: Japan geography stubs | Old provinces of Japan ... Kushiro (釧路国, -no kuni) was a short-lived province in Hokkaido. ... Mikawa (三河国, Mikawa no kuni) is an old province in the area that today forms the eastern half of Aichi Prefecture. ... The article incorporates text from OpenHistory. ... Mino (美濃国; -no kuni) is an old province of Japan, which today composes nearly the southern part of Gifu prefecture. ... The article incorporates text from OpenHistory. ... Mutsu (陸奥国; -no kuni) is an old province of Japan, which today composes Fukushima, Miyagi, Iwate and Aomori prefectures and the city of Kazuno and the town of Kosaka in Akita prefecture. ... Nagato (Japanese: 長門国, Nagato no kuni), often called Choshu (é•·å·ž, ChōshÅ«), was a province of Japan. ... Nemuro (根室国, -no kuni) was an old province in Japan in what is today Nemuro Subprefecture, Hokkaido. ... The article incorporates text from OpenHistory. ... Oki (隠岐国; -no kuni) was an old province of Japan, which consisted of the Oki Islands in the Sea of Japan, located off the coast of the provinces of Izumo and Hoki. ... Categories: Japan geography stubs | Old provinces of Japan ... Oshima (渡島国, -no kuni) was a short-lived province located in Hokkaidō. ... The article incorporates text from OpenHistory. ... The article incorporates text from OpenHistory. ... Sanuki (讃岐国; -no kuni) was an old province of Japan on the island of Shikoku, with the same boundaries as modern Kagawa Prefecture. ... Satsuma (薩摩国; -no Kuni) was an old province of Japan that is now the western half of Kagoshima prefecture on the island of Kyushu. ... Settsu province (摂津国, Settsu no kuni), Tsu province (津国, Tsu no kuni), or Sesshu (æ‘‚å·ž, SesshÅ«) was a province of Japan, which today comprises the eastern part of Hyogo Prefecture and the northern part of Osaka Prefecture. ... Shima (志摩国; -no kuni) or Shishu (å¿—å·ž shishÅ«) was a province of Japan which consisted of a peninsula in the southeastern part of modern Mie Prefecture. ... Shimo-Usa province (下総国 -no kuni) was a province of Japan located in and around the northern part of modern Chiba Prefecture on the island of Honshu. ... Categories: Japan geography stubs | Old provinces of Japan ... Shinano (信濃国; -no kuni) is an old province of Japan that is now present day Nagano prefecture. ... Shiribeshi (後志国, -no kuni) was a short-lived province in Hokkaido Prefecture. ... Suo (周防国 Suō no kuni) was a province of Japan in the area that is today the eastern part of Yamaguchi Prefecture. ... Categories: Japan geography stubs | Old provinces of Japan ... Tajima (但馬国; -no kuni) was an old province of Japan in the area that is today northern Hyogo. ... Categories: Japan geography stubs | Old provinces of Japan ... Categories: Japan geography stubs | Old provinces of Japan ... Teshio (天塩国, -no kuni) was a short-lived province located in Hokkaido, corresponding to all of modern-day Rumoi Subprefecture and the northern half of Kamikawa Subprefecture History August 15, 1869 Teshio Province established with 6 districts 1872 Census finds a population of 1,576 1882 Provinces dissolved in Hokkaido... Tokachi (十勝国, -no kuni) was a short-lived province in Hokkaido. ... The article incorporates text from OpenHistory. ... Categories: Japan geography stubs | Old provinces of Japan ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The article incorporates text from OpenHistory. ... Categories: Japan geography stubs | Old provinces of Japan ... Yamato (大和) is a province of Japan, which covers area of present Nara Prefecture. ...


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