Aichi Prefecture

prefecture of Japan

Aichi Prefecture (愛知県, Aichi-ken) is a prefecture in the Chūbu region of Japan on the island of Honshu.[1] The capital city is Nagoya.[2]

Japanese transcription(s)
 • RomajiAichi-ken
Official seal of Aichi
Location of Aichi in Japan
Location of Aichi in Japan
Country Japan
 • GovernorHideaki Ōmura (since February 2011)
 • Total5,153.81 km2 (1,989.90 sq mi)
Area rank28th
 (February 1, 2011)
 • Total7,408,640
 • Rank4th
 • Density1,400/km2 (3,700/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codeJP-23
Prefectural flowerKakitsubata (Iris laevigata)
Prefectural treeHananoki (Acer pycnanthum)
Prefectural birdScops-owl (Otus scops japonicus)
Prefectural birdKuruma prawn (Penaeus japonicus)
Number of districts7
Number of municipalities54
Emblem of Aichi Prefecture.svg


Aichi prefecture was created by merging Owari Province and Mikawa Province.[3]



Aichi has a strong industry. Cars are made here. Commerce, farming and fishing are also important areas of the economy.


Aichi faces Ise Bay and Mikawa Bay to the south.

The prefecture borders Shizuoka Prefecture to the east, Nagano Prefecture to the northeast, Gifu Prefecture to the north, and Mie Prefecture to the west.

National ParksEdit

National Parks are established in about 17% of the total land area of the prefecture.[7]

Shrines and TemplesEdit

Oguni jinja, Kotonomama Hachiman-gū, Sengen jinja and Mishima jinja are the chief Shinto shrines (ichinomiya) in the prefecture. [8]

Related pagesEdit


  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2002). "Aichi-ken" Japan Encyclopedia, p. 11; "Chūbu" at p. 126.
  2. Nussbaum, "Nagoya" at p. 685.
  3. Nussbaum, "Provinces and prefectures" at p. 780.
  4. Rising Sun, Inuyama in Aichi Prefecture; retrieved 2012-3-13.
  5. "Aichi Prefecture shows the glory of culture, industry -- past and present," Archived 2012-01-19 at the Wayback Machine Japan Times. January 13, 2006; retrieved 2011-11-28.
  6. Expo 2005 Aichi, Japan; retrieved 2012-3-13.
  7. Japan Ministry of the Environment, "General overview of area figures for Natural Parks by prefecture"; retrieved 2012-8-27.
  8. "Nationwide List of Ichinomiya," p. 1 Archived 2013-05-17 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-8-27.

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Aichi prefecture at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 35°10′48.68″N 136°54′48.63″E / 35.1801889°N 136.9135083°E / 35.1801889; 136.9135083