List of websites of Japanese local governments

Contents

  1. Prefecture (都道府県)
  2. Ordinance-designated cities (政令指定都市)
  3. Related Links

1.Prefecture (都道府県)

Japan consists of 47 prefectures each of which has a directly elected governor (知事) and a local government. The following table is a list of the websites of the prefectural governments in Japanese and English languages. Most of these websites provide other language versions such as Chinese, Korean etc. Note that though the names of the capital cities often coincide with the names of their prefectures, they always have separate governments. For example, Kyoto city is situated in Kyoto prefecture and both of them have their own government respectively. That means that in Kyoto city two local governments co-exist; Kyoto prefectural government and Kyoto city government.

PrefectureCapital City
北海道 Link to an external siteHokkaido Link to an external site 札幌(Sapporo)
青森 Link to an external siteAomori Link to an external site 青森(Aomori)
岩手 Link to an external siteIwate Link to an external site 盛岡(Morioka)
宮城 Link to an external siteMiyagi Link to an external site 仙台(Sendai)
秋田 Link to an external siteAkita Link to an external site 秋田(Akita)
山形 Link to an external siteYamagata Link to an external site 山形(Yamagata)
福島 Link to an external siteFukushima Link to an external site 福島(Fukushima)
茨城 Link to an external siteIbaraki Link to an external site 水戸(Mito)
栃木 Link to an external siteTochigi Link to an external site 宇都宮(Utsunomiya)
群馬 Link to an external siteGunma Link to an external site 前橋(Maebashi)
埼玉 Link to an external siteSaitama Link to an external site さいたま(Saitama)
千葉 Link to an external siteChiba Link to an external site 千葉(Chiba)
東京 Link to an external siteTokyo Link to an external site 新宿(区)(Shinjuku)
神奈川 Link to an external siteKanagawa Link to an external site 横浜(Yokohama)
新潟 Link to an external siteNiigata Link to an external site 新潟(Niigata)
富山 Link to an external siteToyama Link to an external site 富山(Toyama)
石川 Link to an external siteIshikawa Link to an external site 金沢(Kanazawa)
福井 Link to an external siteFukui Link to an external site 福井(Fukui)
山梨 Link to an external siteYamanashi Link to an external site 甲府(Kofu)
長野 Link to an external siteNagano Link to an external site 長野(Nagano)
岐阜 Link to an external siteGifu Link to an external site 岐阜(Gifu)
静岡 Link to an external siteShizuoka Link to an external site 静岡(Shizuoka)
愛知 Link to an external siteAichi Link to an external site 名古屋(Nagoya)
三重 Link to an external siteMie Link to an external site 津(Tsu)
滋賀 Link to an external siteShiga Link to an external site 大津(Otsu)
京都 Link to an external siteKyoto Link to an external site 京都(Kyoto)
大阪 Link to an external siteOsaka Link to an external site 大阪(Osaka)
兵庫 Link to an external siteHyogo Link to an external site 神戸(Kobe)
奈良 Link to an external siteNara Link to an external site 奈良(Nara)
和歌山 Link to an external siteWakayama 和歌山(Wakayama)
鳥取 Link to an external siteTottori Link to an external site 鳥取(Tottori)
島根 Link to an external siteShimane Link to an external site 松江(Matsue)
岡山 Link to an external siteOkayama Link to an external site 岡山(Okayama)
広島 Link to an external siteHiroshima Link to an external site 広島(Hiroshima)
山口 Link to an external siteYamaguchi Link to an external site 山口(Yamaguchi)
徳島 Link to an external siteTokushima Link to an external site 徳島(Tokushima)
香川 Link to an external siteKagawa Link to an external site 高松(Takamatsu)
愛媛 Link to an external siteEhime Link to an external site 松山(Matsuyama)
高知 Link to an external siteKochi Link to an external site 高知(Kochi)
福岡 Link to an external siteFukuoka Link to an external site 福岡(Fukuoka)
佐賀 Link to an external siteSaga Link to an external site 佐賀(Saga)
長崎 Link to an external siteNagasaki Link to an external site 長崎(Nagasaki)
熊本 Link to an external siteKumamoto Link to an external site 熊本(Kumamoto)
大分 Link to an external siteOita Link to an external site 大分(Oita)
宮崎 Link to an external siteMiyazaki Link to an external site 宮崎(Miyazaki)
鹿児島 Link to an external siteKagoshima Link to an external site 鹿児島(Kagoshima)
沖縄 Link to an external siteOkinawa Link to an external site 那覇(Naha)

2.Ordinance-designated cities (政令指定都市)

Prefectures consist of wards, cities, towns and villages (区市町村). Local Governments of "ordinance-designated cities" are delegated most of the administrative powers and responsibilities normally attached to the prefectural governments. The following table is a list of websites of the ordinance-designated cities in Japanese and English languages. Most of these websites provide other language versions such as Chinese, Korean etc.

CityPrefecture
札幌 Link to an external siteSapporo Link to an external site 北海道(Hokkaido)
仙台 Link to an external siteSendai Link to an external site 宮城(Miyagi)
さいたま Link to an external siteSaitama Link to an external site 埼玉(Saitama)
千葉 Link to an external siteChiba Link to an external site 千葉(Chiba)
横浜 Link to an external siteYokohama Link to an external site 神奈川(Kanagawa)
川崎 Link to an external siteKawasaki Link to an external site 神奈川(Kanagawa)
相模原 Link to an external siteSagamihara Link to an external site 神奈川(Kanagawa)
新潟 Link to an external siteNiigata Link to an external site 新潟(Niigata)
静岡 Link to an external siteShizuoka Link to an external site 静岡(Shizuoka)
浜松 Link to an external siteHamamatsu Link to an external site 静岡(Shizuoka)
名古屋 Link to an external siteNagoya Link to an external site 愛知(Aichi)
京都 Link to an external siteKyoto Link to an external site 京都(Kyoto)
大阪 Link to an external siteOsaka Link to an external site 大阪(Osaka)
Link to an external siteSakai Link to an external site 大阪(Osaka)
神戸 Link to an external siteKobe Link to an external site 兵庫(Hyogo)
岡山 Link to an external siteOkayama Link to an external site 岡山(Okayama)
広島 Link to an external siteHiroshima Link to an external site 広島(Hiroshima)
北九州 Link to an external siteKitakyushu Link to an external site 福岡(Fukuoka)
福岡 Link to an external siteFukuoka Link to an external site 福岡(Fukuoka)
熊本 Link to an external siteKumamoto Link to an external site 熊本(Kumamoto)