Most populated cities in Japan
The Prefectures of Japan
___ The most populated cities in Japankeywords: most populated cities of Japan, largest cities of Japan, city proper, urban agglomeration
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List of cities in Japan with the most inhabitants for the latest available year (reference year 2014).
The Links will lead you to the official city page.
|Cities ranked by city proper1 population|
||Maps and more...||Inhabitants||Prefecture||Region|
|Tokyo *||Map of Tokyo||9 124 000||Tokyo Prefecture||Kantō|
|Yokohama||Map of Yokohama||3 700 000||Kanagawa Prefecture||Kantō|
|Osaka||Map of Osaka||2 684 000||Osaka Prefecture||Kansai|
|Nagoya||Map of Nagoya||2 274 000||Aichi Prefecture||Chūbu (Tōkai)|
|Sapporo||Map of Sapporo||1 919 000||Hokkaido Prefecture||Hokkaido|
|Kobe||Map of Kobe||1 545 000||Hyogo Prefecture||Kansai|
|Fukuoka||Map of Fukuoka||1 483 000||Fukuoka Prefecture||Kyushu|
|Kyoto||Map of Kyoto||1 473 000||Kyoto Prefecture||Kansai|
|Kawasaki||1 437 000||Kanagawa Prefecture||Kantō|
|Hiroshima||1 174 000||Hiroshima Prefecture||Chūgoku (San'yō)|
|Sendai||Map of Sendai||1 000 000||Miyagi Prefecture||Tōhoku|
|Kitakyūshū **||964 000||Fukuoka Prefecture||Kyushu|
|Chiba||963 000||Chiba Prefecture||Kantō|
*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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