List of regions of Japan

Administrative divisions
of Japan
Map of the regions of Japan. From north to south: Hokkaidō (red), Tōhoku (yellow), Kantō (green), Chūbu (cyan), Kansai (blue), Chūgoku (orange), Shikoku (purple) and Kyūshū & Okinawa (grey)

The regions of Japan are not official administrative units, but have been traditionally used as the regional division of Japan in a number of contexts. For instance, maps and geography textbooks divide Japan into the eight regions, weather reports usually give the weather by region, and many businesses and institutions use their home region as part of their name (Kinki Nippon Railway, Chūgoku Bank, Tōhoku University, etc.). While Japan has eight High Courts, their jurisdictions do not correspond to the eight regions below.


From north to south, the traditional regions are:[1][2]

Each region contains several prefectures, except the Hokkaidō region, which covers only Hokkaidō.

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беларуская: Рэгіёны Японіі
Esperanto: Japanaj regionoj
한국어: 일본의 지방
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Bahasa Indonesia: Wilayah (Jepang)
עברית: חבלי יפן
Nederlands: Regio's van Japan
日本語: 日本の地域
norsk nynorsk: Japanske regionar
Simple English: List of regions of Japan
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українська: Регіони Японії