Wakasa Province (若狭国, Wakasa no kuni) was an old province of Japan in the area of Fukui Prefecture on the island of Honshū. It was also known as Jakushū (若州) or Reinan (嶺南).
The province had borders with Echizen, Ōmi, Tamba, Tango, and Yamashiro Provinces.
The ancient capital city of the province was Obama.
In the Meiji period, the provinces of Japan were converted into prefectures. The maps of Japan and Wakasa Province were reformed in the 1870s.
Wakasahiko jinja was the chief Shinto shrine (ichinomiya) of Wakasa.
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