Kansai

Kansai is the western region of the main island of , second only to region of Eastern Japan in population. The area is also known as Kinki District, literally "near the capital", and its three big cities — , Kyoto, and — as Keihanshin.
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Ōsaka is the third largest city in , with a population of over 17 million people in its greater metropolitan area. Photo: Kaiza96, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Prefecture is a prefecture of located in the Kansai region of . Photo: 663highland, CC BY 2.5.

Kyōto was the capital of for over a millennium, and carries a reputation as the nation's most beautiful city and its cultural capital. Photo: Neep, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Hyōgo Prefecture is a prefecture of located in the Kansai region of . Photo: 663highland, CC BY 2.5.

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Prefecture is in the Kansai region of . It contains both a coastal region to the north, and broad, more densely populated basins in the south. Photo: Inkey, CC BY-SA 2.0.

Prefecture is a prefecture of located in the Kansai region of . Photo: Kiwachiiki, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Prefecture is in Kansai region of . See also Biwako Visitors Bureau for tourism information in English. Photo: 663highland, CC BY 2.5.

Prefecture is a prefecture of located in the Kansai region of . Photo: Inkey, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Prefecture is a prefecture of located in the Kansai region of . Photo: 663highland, CC BY 2.5.

Kansai

Latitude of center
35° or 35° north
Longitude of center
135.5° or 135° 30' east
Population
22,800,000
Elevation
271 metres (889 feet)
Geo­Names ID
1859449

Also Known As

  • Arabic: Kansai
  • Arabic: كانسائي
  • Arabic: كانساي
  • Arabic: منطقة كانسائي
  • Arabic: منطقة كانساي
  • Arabic: منطقة كينكي
  • Arabic: منطقه كانساي
  • Armenian: Կինկի
  • Asturian: Rexón de Kansai
  • Azerbaijani: Kansay
  • Azerbaijani: Kansay regionu
  • Basque: Kansai eskualdea
  • Basque: Kinki eskualdea
  • Belarusian: Кансай, рэгіён
  • Belarusian: Кансай
  • Belarusian: Кінай
  • Belarusian: Кінкі
  • Belarusian: рэгіён Кансай
  • Bengali: কান্‌সাই অঞ্চল
  • Catalan: Kansai
  • Catalan: Kinki-chihō
  • Catalan: Kinki
  • Catalan: Regió de Kansai
  • Catalan: Regió de Kinki
  • Catalan: 近畿
  • Catalan: 近畿地方
  • Catalan: 関西
  • Central Kurdish: ناوچەی کانسای
  • Chinese: Kinki tē-hng
  • Chinese: 近畿
  • Chinese: 近畿圈
  • Chinese: 近畿地區
  • Chinese: 近畿地方
  • Chinese: 近畿廣域圈
  • Chinese: 近畿廣域圏
  • Chinese: 關西
  • Chinese: 關西地方
  • Croatian: Kansai, regija
  • Croatian: Kansai
  • Croatian: Kansai regija
  • Czech: Kansai
  • Czech: Kinai
  • Czech: Kinki
  • Dutch: Kansai
  • English: Kansai region
  • English: Kinki region
  • Esperanto: Kansai
  • Esperanto: Kansai regiono
  • Esperanto: Kansajo
  • Esperanto: Kinki-regiono
  • Esperanto: Kinki
  • Esperanto: Kinki regiono
  • Finnish: Kansai
  • Finnish: Kinki
  • French: Kansai
  • French: Kansaï
  • French: Kinai
  • French: Kinaï
  • French: Kinki
  • French: Région du Kansai
  • French: Région du Kansaï
  • French: région du Kansai
  • French: région du Kansaï
  • Georgian: კანსაი
  • German: Goki
  • German: Gokinai
  • German: Kansai
  • German: Kinai
  • German: Kinai-Ebene
  • German: Kinki
  • Hakka Chinese: Khiûn-ki Thi-fông
  • Hausa: Kinki
  • Hebrew: מחוז קינקי
  • Hebrew: קנסאי
  • Hindi: कंसाई क्षेत्र
  • Hindi: कान्साइ क्षेत्र
  • Hindi: किन्की क्षेत्र
  • Hungarian: Kanszai
  • Iloko: Kansai
  • Indonesian: Kansai
  • Indonesian: Kinki
  • Indonesian: Wilayah Kansai
  • Irish: Kansai
  • Italian: Kansai
  • Italian: Kinai
  • Italian: Kinki
  • Italian: Regione di Kinki
  • Japanese: 畿央
  • Japanese: 近畿2府4県
  • Japanese: 近畿
  • Japanese: 近畿圏
  • Japanese: 近畿地方
  • Japanese: 関西圏
  • Japanese: 関西地区
  • Japanese: 関西地方
  • Javanese: Kansai
  • Korean: 간사이
  • Korean: 간사이 지방
  • Korean: 관서지방
  • Korean: 관서 지방
  • Korean: 긴끼지방
  • Korean: 긴끼 지방
  • Korean: 긴키
  • Korean: 긴키지방
  • Korean: 긴키 지방
  • Korean: 일본 관서지방
  • Korean: 일본 관서 지방
  • Korean: 칸사이
  • Korean: 칸사이 지방
  • Korean: 칸사이지방
  • Korean: 킨키
  • Korean: 킨키 지방
  • Lao: Rehion ti Kansai
  • Latvian: Kansai reģions
  • Lithuanian: Kansai regionas
  • Lithuanian: Kansajaus regionas
  • Lithuanian: Kinki
  • Lithuanian: Kinki regionas
  • Macedo-Romanian: Kansai
  • Macedonian: Кансај
  • Malay: Kansai
  • Malay: Kawasan Kansai
  • Marathi: कन्साई
  • Min Nan Chinese: Kīn-ki Tē-hng
  • Northern Frisian: Kansai
  • Norwegian: Kansairegionen
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Kansai
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Kansairegionen
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Kansai
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Kansairegionen
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Kinki
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Kinkiregionen
  • Pampanga: Kansai labuad
  • Persian: منطقه کانسای
  • Persian: ناحیهٔ کانسای
  • Persian: ناحیه کانسای
  • Persian: کانسای
  • Persian: کینکی
  • Polish: Kansai
  • Polish: Kinki
  • Polish: Region Kinki
  • Polish: region Kinki
  • Portuguese: Kansai
  • Portuguese: Kinai
  • Portuguese: Kinki
  • Portuguese: Região de Kansai
  • Quechua: Kansai suyu
  • Romanian: Kansai
  • Romanian: Regiunea Kansai
  • Russian: Кансай
  • Russian: Кинай
  • Russian: Кинки
  • Russian: Район Кансай
  • Russian: Район Кинки
  • Russian: Регион Кансай
  • Russian: Регион Кинки
  • Scots: Kansai region
  • Serbian: Kansai
  • Serbian: Кансаи
  • Serbian: Кансај
  • Serbian: Кинки
  • Serbo-Croatian: Kansai
  • Sinhala: කන්සායි කලාපය
  • Slovak: Kansai
  • Slovak: Kinki
  • Slovenian: Kansai
  • South Azerbaijani: کانسای بؤلگه‌سی
  • Spanish: Kansai
  • Spanish: Kansai region
  • Spanish: Kinai
  • Spanish: Kinki
  • Spanish: Region de Kansai
  • Spanish: Region de Kinai
  • Spanish: Region de Kinki
  • Spanish: Región de Kansai
  • Spanish: Región de Kinai
  • Spanish: región de Kansai
  • Spanish: región de Kinki
  • Sundanese: Kansai
  • Sundanese: Kinki
  • Sundanese: Kinki region
  • Sundanese: Wewengkon Kansai
  • Swedish: Kansai
  • Swedish: Kinai
  • Swedish: Kinki
  • Tagalog: Kansai
  • Tagalog: Kansai region
  • Tagalog: Rehiyong Kansai
  • Tagalog: Rehiyon ng Kansai
  • Thai: คันไซ
  • Thai: คิงกิ
  • Thai: ภาคคันไซ
  • Thai: ภูมิภาคคันไซ
  • Turkish: Kansai
  • Turkish: Kansai Bölgesi
  • Ukrainian: Кінкі
  • Ukrainian: Регіон Кінкі
  • Urdu: کانسائی علاقہ
  • Vietnamese: Cận Kỳ
  • Vietnamese: Kansai
  • Vietnamese: Kinki
  • Vietnamese: Vùng Kansai
  • Vietnamese: Vùng Kinki
  • Waray (Philippines): Kansai
  • Welsh: Kansai
  • Western Panjabi: کینسائی
  • Wu Chinese: 近畿地方
  • Yue Chinese: 近畿地方
  • Yue Chinese: 關西地方
  • Kinki Chiho
  • Kinki Chihō
  • Kinki District

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