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Map of Japanese provinces (1868) with Bungo Province highlighted

Bungo Province (豊後国 Bungo no kuni?) was an old province of Japan in the area of Ōita Prefecture on the island of Kyūshū.[1] Along with Buzen Province, it was sometimes called Hōshū (豊州?).

Bungo had borders with Buzen, Hyūga, Higo, Chikugo, and Chikuzen Provinces.


In the Meiji period, the provinces of Japan were converted into prefectures. Maps of Japan and Bungo Province were reformed in the 1870s.[2]

Shrines and temples

Yusuhara Hachiman-gū

Sasamuta-jinja and Yusuhara Hachiman-gū were the chief Shinto shrines (ichinomiya) of Bungo.[3]

Related pages


  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Bungo" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 90.
  2. Nussbaum, "Provinces and prefectures" at p. 780.
  3. "Nationwide List of Ichinomiya," p. 3; retrieved 2012-1-18.

Other websites

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