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

Head of Prefectural Government

Mr. Keizo Hamada, Governor
Assumed governorship of Kagawa Prefecture (third term) in September 2018




1,876.78 km2
(smallest area of all 47 prefectures)


956,069 (as of October 1, 2019; estimated)
Men: 463,917 Women: 492,152


Nominal: JPY 3.8459 trillion
Real: JPY 3.7509 trillion (in FY2017)


Takamatsu City

Geographic features

Positioned in the northeast of Shikoku, Kagawa is located in the center of the Seto Inland Sea National Park, the first national park ever designated in Japan. The prefecture is half-moon-shaped; the Sanuki Mountains run across the southern portion and the Sanuki plains run across the north of the prefecture. The source of local rivers is in the Sanuki Mountains; the rivers flow northward into the Seto Inland Sea.

In the north lies the Seto Inland Sea over which the prefecture is connected to Okayama Prefecture by the Seto Ohashi Bridge. The east and south are adjacent to Tokushima Prefecture and the west is adjacent to Ehime Prefecture.

The coastline extends for 722 km. The sea is dotted with a multitude islands, which form a beautiful landscape. The climate is temperate and there is little rain throughout the four seasons.

Main industries

Primary metal, transportation machinery, food, petroleum and coal products, metal products


Prefecture flower/tree: Olive
Prefecture bird: Little cuckoo
Prefecture animal: Deer
Prefecture fish: Yellowtail

Number of visitors

9,416,000 (2018)

Administrative divisions

Kagawa Prefecture (8 cities, 9 towns)

Official website

Sources: Official Website of Kagawa Prefecture, Kagawa Prefecture Statistics and Research Division “Kagawa Prefecture Population and Migration Estimates Report 2019", “Kagawa Prefecture Economy Calculation & Estimate for 2017”, Exchange Promotion Division “Kagawa Prefecture Tourist Movement Report 2018”.

(As of August, 2020)