Hello GIS enthusiasts, IGISMAP has now published the latest GIS vector data of Japan administrative levels. Links for downloading the shapefiles of the important administrative divisions of Japan are provided in the following. You can also download these data in KML, GeoJSON or CSV formats.
- All data available are in GCS datum EPSG:4326 WGS84 CRS (Coordinate Reference System).
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Download Free Shapefile Data of Japan
Japan and formally Nihonkoku is an island country in East Asia. It is situated in the northwest Pacific Ocean, and is bordered on the west by the Sea of Japan, while extending from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north toward the East China Sea, Philippine Sea, and Taiwan in the south. Japan is a part of the Ring of Fire, and spans an archipelago of 6852 islands covering 377,975 square kilometers (145,937 sq mi); the five main islands are Hokkaido, Honshu (the “mainland”), Shikoku, Kyushu, and Okinawa. Tokyo is the nation’s capital and largest city, followed by Yokohama, Osaka, Nagoya, Sapporo, Fukuoka, Kobe, and Kyoto.
Download Japan Regions Shapefile Data
Japan have 8 regions as follows:
- Chubu Region
- Chugoku Region
- Hokkaido Region
- Kanto Region
- Kinki Region
- Kyushu Region
- Shikoku Region
- Tohoku Region
Download Japan Prefectures Shapefile Data
Japan is divided into 47 prefectures, which rank immediately below the national government and form the country’s first level of jurisdiction and administrative division. Following GIS Data contains the polygons of these 47 prefecture division boundaries of Japan.
Download Japan Municipalities Shapefile Data
Other GIS Data:
- Download Japan Highway Lines Shapefile
- Download Japan Railway Lines Shapefile
- Download Japan Airport Locations Shapefile
- Download Japan Ferry Terminal Locations Shapefile
Please note that the Japan data provided here is license under Open Data Commons Open Database License (ODbL). Please review the same before using it. If you want data under different license you can also look over to the post : Download Free Shapefile Maps – Country Boundary Polygon, Rail-Road, Water polyline etc
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