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

Tamba Province (丹波国 , Tamba no kuni), also known as Tanba, was an old province of Japan in the area of Hyōgo Prefecture on the island of Honshū. Along with Tango Province, it was sometimes called Tanshū (丹州 ).

The province had borders with Harima, Ōmi, Settsu, Tajima, Tango, Wakasa, and Yamashiro Provinces.

The ancient capital city of the province was in the area of modern Kameoka.


Hiroshige Kanesaka
View of Tamba Province, woodblock print by Hiroshige, 1853

In 713 (Wadō 6, 3rd month), Tamba was separated from Tango.

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

Shrines and Temples

Izumo daijinjū was the chief Shinto shrine (ichinomiya) of Tamba.

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