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List of cities in Japan with the most inhabitants for the latest available year (reference year 2016).
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Cities ranked by city proper1 population - has a population of
City Name
Maps and more... Inhabitants Prefecture Region
Tokyo * Map of Tokyo 9 297 000 Tokyo Prefecture Kantō
Yokohama Map of Yokohama 3 723 000 Kanagawa Prefecture Kantō
Osaka Map of Osaka 2 694 000 Osaka Prefecture Kansai
Nagoya Map of Nagoya 2 298 000 Aichi Prefecture Chūbu (Tōkai)
Sapporo Map of Sapporo 1 954 000 Hokkaido Prefecture Hokkaido
Fukuoka Map of Fukuoka 1 543 000 Fukuoka Prefecture Kyushu
Kobe Map of Kobe 1 536 000 Hyogo Prefecture Kansai
Kawasaki   1 477 000 Kanagawa Prefecture Kantō
Kyoto Map of Kyoto 1 473 000 Kyoto Prefecture Kansai
Hiroshima   1 188 000 Hiroshima Prefecture Chūgoku (San'yō)
Sendai Map of Sendai 1 082 000 Miyagi Prefecture Tōhoku
Chiba   972 000 Chiba Prefecture Kantō
Kitakyushu **   959 000 Fukuoka Prefecture Kyushu
Source: Population News of Major Cities (Mar. 1, 2016)

*Data for city proper refer to 23 wards (ku) of the old city. The urban agglomeration figures refer to Tokyo-to (Tokyo Prefecture), comprising the 23 wards plus 14 urban counties (shi), 18 towns (machi) and 8 villages (mura). The 'Tokyo Metropolitan Area' (pop. 13 million)

If you want to know more about Tokyo Metropolis look at Megacities of the World.

**Including the wards of Kokura, Moji, Tobata, Wakamatsu and Yahata (Yawata).

1 City proper is defined as a locality with legally fixed boundaries and an administratively recognized urban status that is usually characterized by some form of local government.

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