Chikugo Province facts for kids

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Provinces of Japan-Chikugo
Map of Japanese provinces (1868) with Chikugo Province highlighted

Chikugo Province (筑後国 Chikugo no kuni) is the name of a old province of Japan in the area that is today the southern part of Fukuoka Prefecture on the island of Kyūshū. Along with Chikuzen Province, it was sometimes called Chikushū (筑州)

Chikugo had borders with Hizen, Chikuzen, Bungo, and Higo Provinces.


The ancient capital city of the province was near Kurume, Fukuoka.

In the Meiji period, the provinces of Japan were converted into prefectures. Maps of Japan and Chikugo Province were reformed in the 1870s.

Timeline of notable events

  • 1359 (Enbun 4): Battle of Chikugo River (Chikugogawa), Ashikaga gain a military victory.
  • 1361 (Enbun 6) : Imperial forces led by Kikuchi Takemitsu capture Dazaifu.

Shrines and Temples

Kurume kourataisha
Kōra taisha

Kōra taisha was the chief Shinto shrine (ichinomiya) of Chikugo.

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