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

Harima Province (播磨国 Harima no kuni), also known as Banshu (播州), was an old province of Japan in area of Hyōgo Prefecture on the island of Honshū.

The province had borders with the provinces of Tajima, Tamba, Settsu, Bizen, and Mimasaka.

The provincial capital city was Himeji on the Ishikawa River.

History

45 - Harima Province, Maiko Beach, from the series Famous Places in the Sixty-odd Provinces, MFAB 21.9533
View of Harima Province, woodblock print by Hiroshige, 1853-1856

In the Meiji period, the provinces of Japan were converted into prefectures. The maps of Japan and Harima Province were reformed in the 1870s.

Temples and Shrines

Iwa jinja was the chief Shinto shrine (ichinomiya) of Harima.

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