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Map of Japanese provinces (1868) with Wakasa Province highlighted

Wakasa Province (若狭国 Wakasa no kuni?) was an old province of Japan in the area of Fukui Prefecture on the island of Honshū.[1] It was also known as Jakushū (若州?) or Reinan (嶺南?).

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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