|Dates||7 April – 10 November|
|Champions|| Honda FC |
2nd JFL title
3rd D3 title
|Relegated|| Shizuoka Sangyo University |
|Goals scored||457 (2.99 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Masao Yamamoto (14 goals total)|
|Highest attendance||3,783 (Round 16,|
Honda vs. YKK AP)
|Lowest attendance||125 (Round 7,|
SE Osaka vs. Sony)
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|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Qualification or relegation|
|1||Honda FC (C)||17||13||2||2||39||14||+25||41|
|2||Sagawa Express Tokyo||17||12||3||2||49||22||+27||39|
|9||Sagawa Express Osaka||17||6||6||5||27||23||+4||24|
|11||Kyoto BAMB 1993||17||6||3||8||21||25||−4||21|
|15||Shizuoka Sangyo University (R)||17||4||2||11||20||32||−12||14||Promotion/Relegation Series|
|16||Jatco SC (O)||17||3||4||10||16||28||−12||13|
|17||Alouette Kumamoto (R)||17||3||4||10||16||28||−12||13||Relegation to Regional Leagues|
|18||Profesor Miyazaki (R)||17||2||5||10||20||40||−20||11|
|Home \ Away||ALO||ALU||BAM||DEN||EHI||HON||JAT||KSU||OTP||PRO||SEO||SET||SON||SSU||TOC||TOT||YKK||YEL|
|Kyoto BAMB 1993||1–2||1–4||2–1||1–2||2–3||1–2||4–0||0–0|
|Sagawa Express Osaka||6–0||0–1||1–0||3–2||2–1||2–2||0–1||0–0|
|Sagawa Express Tokyo||5–0||3–1||2–1||1–3||2–2||1–3||2–2||5–3||9–0|
|Shizuoka Sangyo University||3–0||2–5||1–3||2–0||0–2||0–2||1–1||1–2||0–2|
|1||Sagawa Express Tokyo|
|Sagawa Express Tokyo|
|13||Kyoto BAMB 1993||2,716||511||211||336||−4.3%|
|14||Sagawa Express Tokyo||2,966||533||145||330||−7.8%|
|16||Shizuoka Sangyo University||2,413||583||178||302||−42.0%|
|18||Sagawa Express Osaka||2,159||386||125||270||n/a†|
Source: [ citation needed ]
† Team played previous season in Regional Leagues.
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|Ain Food||0 – 1||Jatco SC|
|Report||井上 祥司 |
|Jatco SC||1 – 2||Ain Food|
|河合 崇泰 ||Report||濱中 貴志 |
|河合 崇泰 |
|4 – 2|
Series tied 2–2. Jatco F.C. won the series 4–2 in penalty shootout and stayed in JFL.
|SP Kyoto||0 – 0||Shizuoka Sangyo University|
|Shizuoka Sangyo University||0 – 0||SP Kyoto|
|田口 一成 |
|3 – 5|
Series tied 0–0. Sagawa Printing won the series 5–3 in penalty shootout and earned promotion to JFL. Shizuoka Sangyo University were relegated to Tōkai regional league.
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