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
Big In Japan
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|
||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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