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Map of Japanese provinces (1868) with Hyūga Province highlighted

Hyūga (日向国; Hyūga no kuni) was an old province of Japan on the east coast of Kyūshū, corresponding to the modern Miyazaki Prefecture. Hyūga bordered on Bungo, Higo, Ōsumi, and Satsuma Provinces.

The ancient capital was near Saito.


Historical record

In the 3rd month of the 6th year of the Wadō era (713), the land of Hyūga-no kuni was administratively separated from Ōsumi Province (大隈国). In that same year, Empress Gemmei's Daijō-kan continued to organize other cadastral changes in the provincial map of the Nara Period.

In Wadō 6, Mimasaka Province (美作国) was sundered from Bizen Province (備前国); and Tamba Province (丹波国) was divided from Tango Province (丹後国).[1] In Wadō 5 (712), Mutsu Province (陸奥国) had been severed from Dewa Province (出羽国).[1]

During the Sengoku Period, the area was often divided into a northern fief around Agata castle (near modern Nobeoka), and a southern fief around Obi castle, near modern Nichinan. The southern fief was held by the Shimazu clan of nearby Satsuma for much of the period.



  1. ^ a b Titsingh, p. 64.

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This article incorporates text from OpenHistory.


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