Memorize the 47 prefectures of Japan


#1

Japan is divided into 47 prefectures, which are like its equivalent to states/provinces.

Map for reference: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/43/Regions_and_Prefectures_of_Japan.svg

Below, they are in approximate geographic order from north to south, and in the order that most Japanese people tend to list them in. I’ve placed gaps between the regions of Japan for easier memorization.

  1. Hokkaido

  1. Aomori
  2. Iwate
  3. Miyagi
  4. Akita
  5. Yamagata
  6. Fukushima

  1. Ibaraki
  2. Tochigi
  3. Gunma
  4. Saitama
  5. Chiba
  6. Tokyo
  7. Kanagawa

  1. Niigata
  2. Toyama
  3. Ishikawa
  4. Fukui
  5. Yamanashi
  6. Nagano
  7. Gifu
  8. Shizuoka
  9. Aichi

  1. Mie
  2. Shiga
  3. Kyoto
  4. Osaka
  5. Hyogo
  6. Nara
  7. Wakayama

  1. Tottori
  2. Shimane
  3. Okayama
  4. Hiroshima
  5. Yamaguchi

  1. Tokushima
  2. Kagawa
  3. Ehime
  4. Kochi

  1. Fukuoka
  2. Saga
  3. Nagasaki
  4. Kumamoto
  5. Oita
  6. Miyazaki
  7. Kagoshima

  1. Okinawa

#2

Correction: I misspelled Yamanashi in the list and somehow my spell-checker didn’t catch it. It’s fixed now.