Download Japan Administrative Boundary Shapefiles – Regions, Prefectures, Municipalities and more

Download Japan Shapefile

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.

Japan National Boundary
Japan National Boundary

Download Japan National Outline Boundary Shapefile

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
Japan Region Boundaries
Japan Region Boundaries

Download Japan Region Boundaries Shapefile

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.

Japan Prefecture Boundaries
Japan Prefecture Boundaries

Download Japan Prefecture Boundaries Shapefile

Download Japan Municipalities Shapefile Data

Japan Municipality Boundaries
Japan Municipality Boundaries

Download Japan Municipality Boundaries Shapefile

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