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Map of Japanese provinces with Iga province highlighted

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The province had borders with Ise, Ōmi, Yamato, and Yamashiro.

The capital city of the province was Ueno, also called Iga-Ueno.[2]

History

View of Iga Province, woodblock print by Hiroshige, 1853

In the Meiji period, the provinces of Japan were converted into prefectures. The maps of Japan and Iga Province were reformed in the 1870s.[3]

Geography

Iga is a small mountain ringed basin (the Ueno basin) in the center of the Kansai region.

Shrines and Temples

Aekuni jinja was the chief Shinto shrine (ichinomiya) of Iga.[4]

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References

Other websites

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