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

Head of Prefectural Government

Mr. IKEDA Toyohito, Governor
Inaugurated September 2022 (first term)




1,876.91 km2 (smallest of all 47 prefectures)


925,408 (as of October 1, 2023; estimated)
Male: 447,691 Female:477,717


Nominal: JPY 3.7344 trillion
Real: JPY 3.6311 trillion (FY2020)


Takamatsu City


Kagawa lies in northeastern Shikoku, at the center of Setonaikai National Park—the first national park ever designated in Japan. The prefecture is half-moon-shaped, with the Sanuki Mountains in the south and the Sanuki Plain stretching across the north. Rivers originate in the Sanuki Mountains and flow northward into the sea.
To the north, the Seto Inland Sea is spanned by the Seto Ohashi Bridge, which connects Kagawa with Okayama Prefecture. To the east and south is Tokushima Prefecture, and to the west is Ehime Prefecture. The coastline totals 736 km. The sea is dotted with a multitude of islands, which form a beautiful landscape. The climate is temperate and there is little rain throughout the four seasons.

Main industries

Gloves, transportation machinery, food products


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

Number of visitors

7,770,000 (2022)

Administrative divisions

Kagawa Prefecture (8 cities, 9 towns)

Official website

Sources: Official website of Kagawa Prefecture; Kagawa Prefecture Population and Migration Estimates Report 203, Kagawa Prefecture Economic Data and Forecast for 2020(Statistics and Research Division, Kagawa Prefecture); Kagawa Prefecture Tourism Traffic Report2022 (Exchange Promotion Division)

(As of March, 2024)