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Map of Japanese provinces (1868) with Inaba Province highlighted

Inaba Province (因幡国 Inaba-no kuni?) was an old province of Japan in the area of Tottori Prefecture on the island of Honshū.[1] It was sometimes called Inshū (因州?).

The province had borders with Harima, Hōki, Mimasaka, and Tajima Provinces.

The ancient capital city of the province was at Tottori city.


Tottori Castle in Hōki Province, early Meiji period
Ruins of Tottori Castle, 2010

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

Shrines and Temples

Ube jinja was the chief Shinto shrine (ichinomiya) of Inaba. [3]

Related pages


  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Inaba" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 385.
  2. Nussbaum, "Provinces and prefectures" at p. 780.
  3. "Nationwide List of Ichinomiya," p. 2; retrieved 2012-1-17.

Other websites

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