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

Tango Province (丹後国 , Tango no Kuni) was an old province in the area of Kyoto Prefecture on the island of Honshū. Along with Tamba Province, it was sometimes called Tanshū (丹州 ).

The province had borders with Tajima, Tamba, and Wakasa provinces.

Maizuru or Miyazu was the capital city of the province.


Brooklyn Museum - Ama No Hashidate in Tango Province from the Series Three Views of Japan (Nihon Sankei) - Utagawa Hiroshige (Ando)
View of Tango Province, woodblock print by Hiroshige, 1852-1858

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

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


Tango faced the Sea of Japan.

Shrines and Temples

Kono jinja was the chief Shinto shrine (ichinomiya) of Tango.

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