|Dates||30 March – 23 November|
|Champions|| Otsuka Pharmaceuticals |
1st JFL title
1st D3 title
|Relegated|| Kyoto BAMB 1993 |
Jatco SC (folded)
|Goals scored||724 (3.02 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Tatsuya Furuhashi (31 goal total)|
|Highest attendance||4,123 (Round 18,|
SE Osaka vs. SE Tokyo)
|Lowest attendance||83 (Round 24,|
Kokushikan vs. Printing)
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|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Promotion or relegation|
|1||Otsuka Pharmaceuticals (C)||30||23||3||4||65||21||+44||72|
|4||Sagawa Express Osaka||30||16||6||8||48||29||+19||54|
|5||Sagawa Express Tokyo||30||15||7||8||54||37||+17||52|
|16||Kyoto BAMB 1993 (R)||30||2||4||24||26||68||−42||10||Promotion/Relegation Series|
|Home \ Away||ALO||BAM||DEN||EHI||HON||JAT||KSU||OTP||PRI||SEO||SET||SON||TOC||TOT||YKK||YMC|
|Kyoto BAMB 1993||2–0||1–1||1–2||0–2||2–0||1–2||0–3||0–3||0–2||1–2||1–3||2–5||1–2||2–2||2–3|
|Sagawa Express Osaka||1–1||3–1||0–0||1–3||1–0||1–3||1–2||0–1||4–0||1–0||1–1||0–0||2–1||2–0||5–1|
|Sagawa Express Tokyo||2–2||3–2||3–0||2–4||0–1||1–1||2–0||3–0||0–0||1–0||3–2||0–0||3–0||2–1||0–2|
|8||Sagawa Express Osaka||8,403||4,123||114||560||+107.4%|
|12||Kyoto BAMB 1993||4,745||423||255||316||−6.0%|
|13||Sagawa Express Tokyo||4,400||681||103||293||−11.2%|
Source: [ citation needed ]
† Team played previous season in Regional Leagues.
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|Gunma Horikoshi||3 – 2||Kyoto BAMB 1993|
| Koyama |
|Report||丸山 展生 |
|Kyoto BAMB 1993||0 – 5||Gunma Horikoshi|
|Report|| Mori |
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