List of villages in Japan

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A village (, mura) [lower-alpha 1] is a local administrative unit in Japan.

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It is a local public body along with prefecture (, ken, or other equivalents), city (, shi), and town (, chō, sometimes machi). Geographically, a village's extent is contained within a prefecture.

It is larger than an actual settlement, being in actuality a subdivision of a rural district (, gun), which are subdivided into towns and villages with no overlap and no uncovered area.

As a result of mergers and elevation to higher statuses, the number of villages in Japan is decreasing.

Currently 13 prefectures no longer have any villages: Tochigi (since March 20, 2006), Fukui (since March 3, 2006), Ishikawa (since March 1, 2005), Shizuoka (since July 1, 2005), Hyōgo (since April 1, 1999), Mie (since November 1, 2005), Shiga (since January 1, 2005), Hiroshima (since November 5, 2004), Yamaguchi (since March 20, 2006), Ehime (since January 16, 2005), Kagawa (since April 1, 1999), Nagasaki (since October 1, 2005), Saga (since March 20, 2006).

The six villages in the Northern Territories dispute are not included in the list below.

Villages

VillageJapanesePrefectureDistrictArea (in km^2)
Shinshinotsu 新篠津村Hokkaido Ishikari 78.04
Shimamaki 島牧村 Shimamaki 437.18
Makkari 真狩村 Abuta 114.25
Rusutsu 留寿都村119.84
Tomari 泊村 Furuu 82.28
Kamoenai 神恵内村147.80
Akaigawa 赤井川村 Yoichi 280.09
Shimukappu 占冠村 Yūfutsu 571.41
Otoineppu 音威子府村 Nakagawa (Teshio) 275.63
Shosanbetsu 初山別村 Tomamae 279.51
Sarufutsu 猿払村 Sōya 589.97
Nishiokoppe 西興部村 Monbetsu 308.08
Nakasatsunai 中札内村 Kasai 292.58
Sarabetsu 更別村176.90
Tsurui 鶴居村 Akan 571.80
Yomogita 蓬田村Aomori Higashitsugaru 80.65
Nishimeya 西目屋村 Nakatsugaru 246.02
Inakadate 田舎館村 Minamitsugaru 22.35
Rokkasho 六ヶ所村 Kamikita 252.68
Higashidōri 東通村 Shimokita 295.27
Kazamaura 風間浦村69.55
Sai 佐井村135.04
Shingō 新郷村 Sannohe 150.77
Tanohata 田野畑村Iwate Shimohei 156.19
Fudai 普代村69.66
Noda 野田村 Kunohe 80.80
Kunohe 九戸村134.02
Ōhira 大衡村Miyagi Kurokawa 60.32
Kamikoani 上小阿仁村Akita Kitaakita 256.72
Ōgata 大潟村 Minamiakita 170.11
Higashinaruse 東成瀬村 Ogachi 203.69
Ōkura 大蔵村Yamagata Mogami 211.63
Sakegawa 鮭川村122.14
Tozawa 戸沢村261.31
Ōtama 大玉村Fukushima Adachi 79.44
Ten'ei 天栄村 Iwase 225.52
Hinoemata 檜枝岐村 Minamiaizu 390.46
Kitashiobara 北塩原村 Yama 234.08
Yugawa 湯川村 Kawanuma 16.37
Shōwa 昭和村 Ōnuma 209.46
Nishigō 西郷村 Nishishirakawa 192.06
Izumizaki 泉崎村35.43
Nakajima 中島村18.92
Samegawa 鮫川村 Higashishirakawa 131.34
Tamakawa 玉川村 Ishikawa 46.67
Hirata 平田村93.42
Kawauchi 川内村 Futaba 197.35
Katsurao 葛尾村84.37
Iitate 飯舘村 Sōma 230.13
Tōkai 東海村Ibaraki Naka 37.98
Miho 美浦村 Inashiki 66.61
Shintō 榛東村Gunma Kitagunma 27.92
Ueno 上野村 Tano 181.85
Nanmoku 南牧村 Kanra 118.83
Tsumagoi 嬬恋村 Agatsuma 337.58
Takayama 高山村64.18
Katashina 片品村 Tone 391.76
Kawaba 川場村85.25
Shōwa 昭和村64.14
Higashichichibu 東秩父村Saitama Chichibu 37.06
Chōsei 長生村Chiba Chōsei 28.29
Hinohara 檜原村Tokyo Nishitama 105.41
Toshima 利島村(Ōshima)4.12
Niijima 新島村27.52
Kōzushima 神津島村18.58
Miyake 三宅村(Miyake)55.27
Mikurajima 御蔵島村20.54
Aogashima 青ヶ島村(Hachijō)5.96
Ogasawara 小笠原村(Ogasawara)104.35
Kiyokawa 清川村Kanagawa Aikō 71.24
Yahiko 弥彦村Niigata Nishikanbara 25.17
Kariwa 刈羽村 Kariwa 26.27
Sekikawa 関川村 Iwafune 299.61
Awashimaura 粟島浦村9.78
Funahashi 舟橋村Toyama Nakaniikawa 3.47
Dōshi 道志村Yamanashi Minamitsuru 79.68
Oshino 忍野村25.05
Yamanakako 山中湖村53.05
Narusawa 鳴沢村89.58
Kosuge 小菅村 Kitatsuru 52.78
Tabayama 丹波山村101.30
Kawakami 川上村Nagano Minamisaku 209.61
Minamimaki 南牧村133.09
Minamiaiki 南相木村66.05
Kitaaiki 北相木村56.32
Aoki 青木村 Chiisagata 57.10
Hara 原村 Suwa 43.26
Minamiminowa 南箕輪村 Kamiina 40.99
Nakagawa 中川村77.05
Miyada 宮田村54.50
Achi 阿智村 Shimoina 214.43
Hiraya 平谷村77.37
Neba 根羽村89.97
Shimojō 下條村38.12
Urugi 売木村43.43
Tenryū 天龍村109.44
Yasuoka 泰阜村64.59
Takagi 喬木村66.61
Toyooka 豊丘村76.79
Ōshika 大鹿村248.28
Kiso 木祖村 Kiso 140.50
Ōtaki 王滝村310.82
Ōkuwa 大桑村234.47
Omi 麻績村 Higashichikuma 34.38
Ikusaka 生坂村39.05
Yamagata 山形村24.98
Asahi 朝日村70.62
Chikuhoku 筑北村99.47
Matsukawa 松川村 Kitaazumi 47.07
Hakuba 白馬村189.36
Otari 小谷村267.91
Takayama 高山村 Kamitakai 98.56
Kijimadaira 木島平村 Shimotakai 99.32
Nozawaonsen 野沢温泉村 Shimotakai 57.96
Ogawa 小川村 Kamiminochi 58.11
Sakae 栄村 Shimominochi 271.66
Higashishirakawa 東白川村Gifu Kamo 87.09
Shirakawa 白川村 Ōno 356.64
Tobishima 飛島村Aichi Ama 22.42
Toyone 豊根村 Kitashitara 155.88
Minamiyamashiro 南山城村Kyoto Sōraku 64.11
Chihayaakasaka 千早赤阪村Osaka Minamikawachi 37.30
Yamazoe 山添村Nara Yamabe 66.52
Soni 曽爾村 Uda 47.76
Mitsue 御杖村79.58
Asuka 明日香村 Takaichi 24.10
Kurotaki 黒滝村 Yoshino 47.70
Tenkawa 天川村175.66
Nosegawa 野迫川村154.90
Totsukawa 十津川村672.38
Shimokitayama 下北山村133.39
Kamikitayama 上北山村274.22
Kawakami 川上村269.26
Higashiyoshino 東吉野村131.65
Kitayama 北山村Wakayama Higashimuro 48.20
Hiezu 日吉津村Tottori Saihaku 4.20
Chibu 知夫村Shimane Oki 13.70
Shinjō 新庄村Okayama Maniwa 67.11
Nishiawakura 西粟倉村 Aida 57.97
Sanagōchi 佐那河内村Tokushima Myōdō 42.28
Kitagawa 北川村Kōchi Aki 196.73
Umaji 馬路村165.48
Geisei 芸西村39.60
Ōkawa 大川村 Tosa 95.27
Hidaka 日高村 Takaoka 44.85
Mihara 三原村 Hata 85.37
Tōhō 東峰村Fukuoka Asakura 51.97
Aka 赤村 Tagawa 31.98
Ubuyama 産山村Kumamoto Aso 60.81
Nishihara 西原村77.22
Minamiaso 南阿蘇村137.32
Mizukami 水上村 Kuma 190.96
Sagara 相良村94.54
Itsuki 五木村252.92
Yamae 山江村121.19
Kuma 球磨村207.58
Himeshima 姫島村Ōita Higashikunisaki 6.98
Nishimera 西米良村Miyazaki Koyu 271.51
Morotsuka 諸塚村 Higashiusuki 187.56
Shiiba 椎葉村537.29
Mishima 三島村Kagoshima Kagoshima 31.40
Toshima 十島村101.14
Yamato 大和村 Ōshima 88.26
Uken 宇検村103.07
Kunigami 国頭村Okinawa Kunigami 194.80
Ōgimi 大宜味村63.55
Higashi 東村81.88
Nakijin 今帰仁村39.93
Onna 恩納村50.82
Ginoza 宜野座村31.30
Ie 伊江村22.78
Yomitan 読谷村 Nakagami 35.28
Kitanakagusuku 北中城村11.54
Nakagusuku 中城村15.53
Tokashiki 渡嘉敷村 Shimajiri 19.23
Zamami 座間味村16.74
Aguni 粟国村7.65
Tonaki 渡名喜村3.87
Minamidaitō 南大東村30.53
Kitadaitō 北大東村13.09
Iheya 伊平屋村21.82
Izena 伊是名村15.42
Tarama 多良間村 Miyako 21.99

Notes

  1. As a standalone word, 村 is pronounced with the kun'yomi mura. As a bound morpheme, it also has the on'yomi son, for example in the compounds shichōson (市町村, "cities, towns and villages") and sonchō (村長, "village mayor"). As a suffix in village names, it can be either -mura or -son; -son is rather common for villages in Okinawa (check the list below).

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