Map of Japanese provinces (1868
) with Bingo Province highlighted
Bingo Province (備後国 Bingo no kuni) was an old province of Japan in the area of the eastern part of Hiroshima Prefecture on the island of Honshū. Along with Bizen and Bitchū Provinces, it was sometimes called Bishū (備州).
The province had borders with Bitchū, Hōki, Izumo, Iwami, and Aki Provinces.
The ancient capital city of the province was in the area of Fuchu.
View of Bingo Province, woodblock print by Hiroshige
In the Meiji period, the provinces of Japan were converted into prefectures. The maps of Japan and Bingo Province were reformed in the 1870s.
Shrines and Temples
Kibitsu jinja was the chief Shinto shrine (ichinomiya) of Bingo.
Media related to Bingo Province at Wikimedia Commons