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Map of Japanese provinces (1868) with Wakasa Province highlighted

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The province had borders with Echizen, Ōmi, Tamba, Tango, and Yamashiro Provinces.

The ancient capital city of the province was Obama.


Jingu-ji at Obama in Wakasa Province

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

Shrines and Temples

Wakasahiko jinja was the chief Shinto shrine (ichinomiya) of Wakasa. [3]

Related pages


  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Wakasa no Kuni" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 1025.
  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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