Regions and Prefectures of Japan

Japan has 8 regions and 47 Prefectures. They are as follows:

  1. Hokkaido: Hokkaido
  2. Tohoku: Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi, Akita, Yamagata, Fukushima
  3. Kanto: Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma, Saitama, Chiba, Tokyo, Kanagawa
  4. Chubu: Niigata, Toyama, Ishikawa, Fukui, Yamanashi, Nagano, Gifu, Shizuoka, Aichi
  5. Kansai: Mie, Shiga, Kyoto, Osaka,Hyogo, Nara, Wakayama
  6. Chugoku: Tottori, Shimane, Okayama, Hiroshima, Yamaguchi
  7. Shikoku: Tokushima, Kagawa, Ehime, Kochi
  8. Kyushu: Fukuoka, Saga, Nagasaki, Kumamoto, Kagoshima, Okinawa
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Map: Eight Regions of Japan
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Map: Prefectures of Japan. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons.