GAZETTEER OF JAPAN
The Gazetteer of Japan is prepared by the Government of Japan(the Geospatial Information Authority of Japan, and the Hydrographic and Oceanographic Department of the Japan Coast Guard), based on the resolution of the United Nations Conference on the Standardization of Geographical Names.
The Gazetteer is a comprehensive compilation of standardized geographical names of features in Japan including municipalities, residential areas, natural features and undersea features.
It records roughly 3,900 geographical names including 6 items: Grid Square Code, Japanese spellings (Kanji and Hiragana), Romanized spellings, geographic coordinates (latitude and longitude) and classification.
- Preface (312KB PDF)
- GAZETTEER OF JAPAN 2007 (1,457KB PDF)
- Please refer here for the English names of Japanese islands.
(Official English appellation of ”Geographical Survey Institute” in the preface was changed to ”Geospatial Information Authority of Japan” on 1 April 2010.）
（Note）Above update information will be included in next revised edition of GAZETTEER OF JAPAN.