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Photo: Nara City Sightseeing Information Center, Kofuku-ji Temple
Photo taken by Tatehiko Yano
Tokushima Prefecture

Head of Prefectural Government

Mr. Kamon Iizumi, Governor
Assumed governorship of Tokushima Prefecture (fifth term) in May 2003





4,146.75 km2 (2018)
36th largest of Japan's 47 prefectures


735,970 (as of October 2018)
Men: 351,066  Women: 384,904
44th most populated of Japan's 47 prefectures


Nominal: JPY 3. 837 trillion
Real: JPY 2.9955 trillion (both in FY2015)

Location of prefectural offices

Tokushima City

Geographic features

 Located on the eastern edge of Shikoku Island, Tokushima is bordered by the Inland Sea and the Kii Channel in the North, and the Pacific Ocean in the South. Forests cover about 76% of the Prefecture, and the North and South geographic divide is punctuated by the central Shikoku Mountain Range. In a dramatic contrast to the South, where mountains stretch to the coast and there is little flat land, the flow of the Yoshino River sculpts the North into wedge-shaped plains.

Main industries

Chemical engineering; Electrical components and devices manufacturing; Electrical circuit production; Electrical machine and appliance production; Food production (2014)

Prefectural symbols

Prefectural tree: The yamamomo
Prefectural flower: The sudachi flower
Prefectural bird: The white heron

Number of visitors

19,509,000 (2017)

Administrative divisions

Tokushima Prefecture --- 8 cities, 15 towns, 1 village

Official website

Sources (including and not limited to): Tokushima Prefectural Government website

(As of May, 2019)