What are the main cities in Japan

Japanese cities

By far the largest agglomeration in Japan is Tokyo with a population of 36,769,213.
This means that around 30 percent of the country's people live in the capital region.
It is also the largest metropolitan area in the world.
Other large agglomerations are: Ōsaka-Kobe-Kyōto 17,524,809 inhabitants, Nagoya 8,798,583 inhabitants, Fukuoka-Kitakyushu 4,273,637 inhabitants and Sapporo 2,565,519 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2006).

The following table contains the cities with more than 200,000 inhabitants, their names in German transcription and in Japanese, the results of the census of 1995, 2000 and 2005 (October 1st). The prefecture to which the city belongs is also listed. The population figures refer to the actual city, without the suburban belt.

 

 

 

Cities in Japan
rankSurnameResidentsprefecture
transcriptionJapanese1995 census2000 census2005 census
1.Tokyo東京7.967.6148.134.6888.483.050 Tokyo
2.Yokohama横 浜3.307.1363.426.6513.579.133 Kanagawa
3.Osaka大阪2.602.4212.598.7742.628.776 Osaka
4.Nagoya名古屋2.152.1842.171.5572.215.031 Aichi
5.Sapporo札幌1.757.0251.822.3681.880.875 Hokkaido
6.Kobe神 戸1.423.7921.493.3981.525.389 Hyogo
7.Kyoto京都1.470.9021.474.4711.474.764 Kyoto
8.Fukuoka福岡1.284.7951.341.4701.400.621 Fukuoka
9. Kawasaki川 崎1.202.8201.249.9051.327.009 Kanagawa
10.Saitamaさ い た ま1.078.5451.133.3001.176.269 Saitama
11.Hiroshima広 島1.108.8881.126.2391.154.595 Hiroshima
12.Sendai仙台971.2971.008.1301.024.947 Miyagi
13.Kitakyushu北九州1.019.5981.011.471993.483 Fukuoka
14.Chiba千葉856.878887.164924.353 Chiba
15.Sakai840.384829.636831.111 Osaka
16.Niigata新潟796.456808.969813.780 Niigata
17.Hamamatsu浜 松766.832786.306804.067 Shizuoka
18.Shizuoka静岡714.266706.513700.879 Shizuoka
19.Okayama岡山641.654652.679674.605 Okayama
20.Kumamoto熊 本650.341662.012669.541 Kumamoto
21.Sagamihara相 模 原570.597605.561628.638 Kanagawa
23.Kagoshima鹿 児 島594.430601.693604.387 Kagoshima
24.Funabashi船 橋540.817550.074569.829 Chiba
25.Hachiōji八 王子503.363536.046560.048 Tokyo
26.Matsuyama松山497.203508.266514.944 Ehime
27. Higashiōsaka東 大阪517.232515.094513.744 Osaka
28.Himeji姫 路470.986478.309482.307 Hyogo
29.Kawaguchi川口448.854460.027479.986 Saitama
30.Matsudo松 戸461.503464.841472.504 Chiba
31.Kurashiki倉 敷453.618460.869469.372 Okayama
32.Ichikawa市 川440.555448.642466.408 Chiba
33.Nishinomiya西宮390.389438.105465.338 Hyogo
34.Amagasaki尼 崎488.586466.187462.484 Hyogo
35.Ōita大分446.581454.424462.322 Ōita
36.Utsunomiya宇 都 宮435.357443.808457.557 Tochigi
37.Kanazawa金 沢453.975456.438454.607 Ishikawa
38.Nagasaki長崎475.259457.486442.624 Nagasaki
39.Yokosuka横須賀432.193428.645426.162 Kanagawa
40.Toyama富山417.595420.804421.156 Toyama
41.Fukuyama福山413.814416.547418.437 Hiroshima
42. Toyota豊 田383.800395.224412.131 Aichi
43.Machida町 田360.522377.494404.798 Tokyo
44.Hirakata枚 方400.144402.563404.004 Osaka
45.Gifu岐阜407.134402.751399.921 Gifu
46.Fujisawa藤 沢368.651379.185395.997 Kanagawa
47.Toyonaka豊 中398.908391.726386.633 Osaka
48.Kashiwa362.880373.778381.016 Chiba
49.Nagano長野377.678378.932378.495 Nagana
50.Wakayama和 歌 山393.885386.551375.718 Wakayama
51.Toyohashi豊 橋352.982364.856372.471 Aichi
52.Ichinomiya一 宮353.999362.726371.446 Aichi
53.Nara奈良368.039374.944370.106 Nara
54.Asahikawa旭川360.568359.536354.988 Hokkaido
55.Okazaki岡 崎322.621336.583354.707 Aichi
56.Iwakiい わ き360.598360.138354.403 Fukushima
57.Suita吹 田342.760347.929353.853 Osaka
58.Takatsuki高 槻362.270357.438351.803 Osaka
59.Kōriyama郡山326.833334.824338.830 Fukushima
60.Takamatsu高 松334.731336.505337.895 Kagawa
61.Tokorozawa所 沢320.406330.100336.081 Saitama
62.Kawagoe川 越323.353330.766333.765 Saitama
63.Kochi高 知325.058333.621333.407 Kochi
64. Akita秋田331.597336.646333.047 Akita
65.Maebashi前 橋319.483320.465318.653 Gumma
66.Koshigaya越 谷298.523308.307315.782 Saitama
67.Naha那覇301.890301.032312.308 Okinawa
69.Aomori青森314.917318.732311.492 Aomori
70.Miyazaki宮 崎300.068305.755310.092 Miyazaki
71.Kurume久留 米302.741304.884306.439 Kagawa
72.Yokkaichi四日 市296.623302.102303.851 Mie
73.Ōtsu大 津276.332288.240301.664 Shiga
74.Kasugai春日 井277.589287.623295.795 Aichi
75.Hakodate函館318.308305.311294.212 Hokkaido
76.Akashi明石287.606293.117291.033 Hyogo
77.Fukushima福島285.754291.121290.867 Fukushima
78.Shimonoseki下 関310.717301.097290.693 Yamaguchi
79.Morioka盛 岡286.478288.843287.186 Iwate
80.Ichihara市 原277.061278.218280.241 Chiba
81.Yao八 尾276.664274.777273.474 Osaka
82.Ibaraki茨 木258.233260.648267.976 Osaka
83.Tokushima徳 島268.706268.218267.845 Tokushima
84.Kakogawa加古川260.567266.170267.103 Hyogo
85.Mito水 戸261.275261.562262.532 Ibaraki
86.Hiratsuka平 塚253.822254.633259.017 Kanagawa
87.Yamagata山形254.488255.369255.959 Yamagata
88.Fukui福井255.604252.274252.224 Fukui
89.Cure270.179259.224251.009 Hiroshima
90.Sasebo佐世保255.463251.232248.104 Nagasaki
91.Foxu府中216.211226.769245.626 Tokyo
92.Takasaki高崎238.133239.904245.023 Gumma
93.Hachinohe八 戸249.358248.608244.678 Aomori
94.Neyagawa寝 屋 川258.443250.806241.825 Osaka
95.Kasukabe春日 部238.598240.924238.499 Saitama
96. Fuji富士229.187234.187236.493 Shizuoka
97.Nagaoka長 岡235.272237.718236.355 Niigata
98. Sōka草 加217.930225.018236.268 Saitama
99. Chigasaki茅 ケ 崎212.874220.809228.430 Kanagawa
100.Matsumoto松本225.799229.033227.579 Nagano
101.Atsugi厚 木208.627217.369222.349 Kanagawa
102. Yamato大 和203.933221.218224.015 Kanagawa
103. Ageo上 尾206.090212.947220.223 Saitama
104.Takarazuka宝 塚202.544213.037219.853 Hyogo
105. Chofu調 布198.574204.759216.146 Tokyo
106.Ōta太 田203.599210.022213.300 Gumma
107. Joetsu上 越212.060211.870208.083 Niigata
108.Numazu沼 津216.470211.559208.001 Shizuoka
109.saga佐賀212.692208.783206.973 saga
110. Isesaki伊 勢 崎184.420194.393202.442 Gumma
111.Tottori鳥取197.959200.744201.727 Tottori
112.Kishiwada岸 和田194.818200.104200.984 Osaka
113.Tsukubaつ く ば182.327191.814200.546 Ibaraki