Japan Map

Regions of Japan

S.N.RegionPopulation in MillionsArea in km²Prefectures contained
1Hokkaidō5.483,000Hokkaidō
2Tōhoku8.9167,000Akita, Aomori, Fukushima, Iwate, Miyagi, Yamagata
3Kantō43.332,000Chiba, Gunma, Ibaraki, Kanagawa, Saitama, Tochigi, Tōkyō
4Chūbu21.467,000Aichi, Fukui, Gifu, Ishikawa, Nagano, Niigata, Shizuoka, Toyama, Yamanashi
5Kansai (also known as Kinki)22.533,000Hyōgo, Kyōto, Mie, Nara, Ōsaka, Shiga, Wakayama
6Chūgoku7.332,000Hiroshima, Okayama, Shimane, Tottori, Yamaguchi
7Shikoku3.819,000Ehime, Kagawa, Kōchi, Tokushima
8Kyūshū14.544,000Fukuoka, Kagoshima, Kumamoto, Miyazaki, Nagasaki, Ōita, Okinawa, Saga

Prefectures of Japan

S.N.PrefecturePrefecture (Japanese)CapitalCapital (Japanese)RegionMajor IslandPopulationArea (km2)Density (/km2)Distr.MunicipalitiesISOArea Code
1Aichi愛知県Nagoya名古屋市ChūbuHonshū7,484,0945,172.481,446.90754JP-2352
2Akita秋田県Akita秋田市TōhokuHonshū1,022,83911,637.5487.9625JP-0518
3Aomori青森県Aomori青森市TōhokuHonshū1,308,6499,645.59135.7840JP-0217
4Chiba千葉県Chiba千葉市KantōHonshū6,224,0275,157.651,206.80654JP-1243
5Ehime愛媛県Matsuyama松山市ShikokuShikoku1,385,8405,676.11244.2720JP-3889
6Fukui福井県Fukui福井市ChūbuHonshū787,0994,190.49187.8717JP-1877
7Fukuoka福岡県Fukuoka福岡市KyūshūKyūshū5,102,8714,986.401,023.401260JP-4092
8Fukushima福島県Fukushima福島市TōhokuHonshū1,913,60613,783.74138.81359JP-0724
9Gifu岐阜県Gifu岐阜市ChūbuHonshū2,032,53310,621.29191.4942JP-2158
10Gunma群馬県Maebashi前橋市KantōHonshū1,973,4766,362.28310.2735JP-1027
11Hiroshima広島県Hiroshima広島市ChūgokuHonshū2,844,9638,479.45335.5523JP-3482
12Hokkaido北海道Sapporo札幌市HokkaidōHokkaidō5,383,57983,424.3168.666180JP-01011-016
13Hyōgo兵庫県Kōbe神戸市KansaiHonshū5,536,9898,400.96659.1841JP-2873
14Ibaraki茨城県Mito水戸市KantōHonshū2,917,8576,097.06478.6744JP-0829
15Ishikawa石川県Kanazawa金沢市ChūbuHonshū1,154,3434,186.09275.8519JP-1776
16Iwate岩手県Morioka盛岡市TōhokuHonshū1,279,81415,278.4083.81033JP-0319
17Kagawa香川県Takamatsu高松市ShikokuShikoku976,7561,876.72520.5517JP-3787
18Kagoshima鹿児島県Kagoshima鹿児島市KyūshūKyūshū1,648,7529,186.94179.4843JP-4699
19Kanagawa神奈川県Yokohama横浜市KantōHonshū9,127,3232,415.833,778.20633JP-1445
20Kōchi高知県Kōchi高知市ShikokuShikoku728,4617,103.93102.5634JP-3988
21Kumamoto熊本県Kumamoto熊本市KyūshūKyūshū1,786,9697,409.35241.2945JP-4396
22Kyoto京都府Kyoto京都市KansaiHonshū2,610,1404,612.19565.9626JP-2674
23Mie三重県Tsu津市KansaiHonshū1,815,8275,774.40314.5729JP-2459
24Miyagi宮城県Sendai仙台市TōhokuHonshū2,334,2157,282.22320.51035JP-0422
25Miyazaki宮崎県Miyazaki宮崎市KyūshūKyūshū1,104,3777,735.31142.8626JP-4598
26Nagano長野県Nagano長野市ChūbuHonshū2,099,75913,104.29154.81477JP-2026
27Nagasaki長崎県Nagasaki長崎市KyūshūKyūshū1,377,7804,132.09333.4421JP-4295
28Nara奈良県Nara奈良市KansaiHonshū1,365,0083,691.09369.8739JP-2974
29Niigata新潟県Niigata新潟市ChūbuHonshū2,305,09812,584.10183.2930JP-1525
30Ōita大分県Ōita大分市KyūshūKyūshū1,166,7296,340.71184318JP-4497
31Okayama岡山県Okayama岡山市ChūgokuHonshū1,922,1817,114.50270.21027JP-3386
32Okinawa沖縄県Naha那覇市KyūshūRyūkyū Islands1,434,1382,281.12628.7541JP-4798
33Osaka大阪府Ōsaka大阪市KansaiHonshū8,838,9081,905.144,639.90543JP-2706x
34Saga佐賀県Saga佐賀市KyūshūKyūshū833,2452,440.68341.4620JP-4195
35Saitama埼玉県Saitamaさいたま市KantōHonshū7,261,2713,797.751,912863JP-1148
36Shiga滋賀県Ōtsu大津市KansaiHonshū1,413,1844,017.38351.8319JP-2577
37Shimane島根県Matsue松江市ChūgokuHonshū694,1886,708.24103.5519JP-3285
38Shizuoka静岡県Shizuoka静岡市ChūbuHonshū3,701,1817,777.42475.8535JP-2254
39Tochigi栃木県Utsunomiya宇都宮市KantōHonshū1,974,6716,408.09308.2526JP-0928
40Tokushima徳島県Tokushima徳島市ShikokuShikoku756,0634,146.65182.3824JP-3688
41Tokyo東京都Shinjuku新宿区KantōHonshū13,513,7342,190.936,168.10139JP-1303x; 042
42Tottori鳥取県Tottori鳥取市ChūgokuHonshū573,6483,507.05163.6519JP-3185
43Toyama富山県Toyama富山市ChūbuHonshū1,066,8834,247.61251.2215JP-1676
44Wakayama和歌山県Wakayama和歌山市KansaiHonshū963,8504,724.69204630JP-3075
45Yamagata山形県Yamagata山形市TōhokuHonshū1,122,9579,323.15120.4835JP-0623
46Yamaguchi山口県Yamaguchi山口市ChūgokuHonshū1,405,0076,112.30229.9419JP-3583
47Yamanashi山梨県Kōfu甲府市ChūbuHonshū835,1654,465.27187527JP-1955