Where in Japan are You From? Does Your Birth Prefecture Change Who You Are?

Mar 18, 2019


 

 

 

Are There Big Differences Between People Depending on Birth Prefecture They Are From? 

 

Do you travel a lot around Japan or do you chat much with your Japanese friends? Not only the sightseeing spots are different, but characteristics are also different depending on prefectures in Japan.
Even though Japan is quite a small island compared to other countries, did you know there are different characteristics for Japanese depending on their prefectures? They differ from northern parts to the southern parts of the country.

This article will show you the unique characteristics of the major Japanese prefectures.

By the end of this article, you’ll be curious and itching to ask your Japanese friends which prefecture they’re from!

 

1. What Kind of People are from Hokkaido?

 

 

 

 

When thinking of Hokkaido, the major things that come to mind are snow, skiing, sushi, ramen or crab. Hokkaido attracts people with its beautiful scenery. Let’s see what kind of characters both men and women have from Hokkaido:

 

The character of men from Hokkaido:

They are generous and don’t care about the details. They’re very logical so they don’t really focus on pointless matters. They’re attracted to new things and are very curious, so they don’t carry prejudice to people from other prefectures. Generally, they are quite shy but they love people very much.

 

The character of women from Hokkaido:

They hate gender discrimination and are strong-minded but open-hearted. Same as men, the women from Hokkaido don’t have any prejudice to people originating from other prefectures. Generally, they are earnest and work very hard.

 

 

2. What Kind of People are from Miyagi?

 

 

 

 

Miyagi is very famous for beef tongue, and once you eat it, you’ll fall in love. Let’s see what kind of people are from Miyagi:

 

The character of men from Miyagi:

They are very patient and stubborn, sometimes in a good way. They’re easygoing and like to chat with people. They think things over very carefully and are proud of themselves.

 

The character of women from Miyagi:

They are generous, optimistic and enthusiastic. They like to chat with people and have a light-hearted disposition. They like to stand-out based on the strong guts they have.

 

 

3. What Kind of People are from Tokyo?

 

 

 

 

Many people from other countries come to visit Tokyo and most of the expats are living in Tokyo either for business, studying or living permanently. Tokyo is a very lively and big city. Let’s see what people of Tokyo are like:

 

 

The character of men from Tokyo:

People think men from Tokyo are cool, but they are people of deep humanity. They don’t obsess over their Tokyo city roots in the same way other prefectures do.

The character of women from Tokyo:

They are powerful and proud of themselves. They always want to be perfect and fashionable, so they don’t like an unstylish way of living. They’re very intelligent and down-to-earth.

 

 

4. What Kind of People are from Aichi?

 

 

 

 

In Aichi Prefecture, Nagoya castle is a very famous spot for sightseeing. Let’s see what the personality for men and women from Aichi is like:

 

The character of men from Aichi:

They love their hometown very much, and it is said they don’t welcome other prefecture citizens. People from Aichi are known to scrimp and save so they usually don’t waste money.

The character of women from Aichi:

They are very patient and good at socializing so they accept others without any criticism.

 

5. What Kind of People are from Osaka?

 

 

 

 

Osaka is also one of the most popular places that internationals in Japan want to visit for sightseeing throughout the year. Let’s see what kind of people from Osaka are like:

 

The character of men from Osaka:

They are very cheerful and good talkers. They love new things and are sensitive to the latest trends.

The character of women from Osaka:

They are very cheerful and good talkers, similar to men from Osaka. They love jokes and like to hear funny stories. They have lots of energy and are very active in general.

 

 

6. What Kind of People are from Kyoto?

 

 

 

 

Not only expats but Japanese people also love to travel to Kyoto. There are many delicious foods, and beautiful temples are everywhere. Let’s see what kind of people are from Kyoto:

 

The character of men from Kyoto:

They are quite cool and want to be pros in their hobbies and interests. It’s thought they’re not particularly open-hearted, but it’s just because they have the artisan spirit.

The character of women from Kyoto:

They have so much consideration for others and are mature for their age. They prefer traditional things compared to cutting-edge things.

 

 

7. What Kind of People are from Fukuoka?

 

 

 

 

Major popular things about Fukuoka would be Ramen, hot springs and beautiful scenery. Many Japanese people love Fukuoka because the food is extremely good. Let’s see what Fukuoka born people are like:

 

The character of men from Fukuoka:

They are stubborn, but in a good way, and have a strong sense of justice. They’re loyal to people and have big hearts.

The character of women from Fukuoka:

They are strong-willed and responsible. They prefer to stay in their hometown rather than moving to other prefectures. Generally, they have an independent spirit.

 

 

8. What Kind of People are from Okinawa?

 

 

 

 

Okinawa is always a popular place for summer vacation. Summer is the best season for enjoying the beach. Let’s see what kind of character men and women from Okinawa have:

 

The character of men from Okinawa:

They are very cheerful and social people. They love much about their hometown and care about their neighbors. They are quite conservative and respect traditional events.

The character of women from Okinawa:

They’re very cheerful and have an open-minded spirit. They’re active and hard workers. Generally, they’re optimistic and don’t care so much about meticulous detail.

 

 

As you can see your birth prefecture in Japan can say a lot about you as a person. 

 

 

We hope this helped you find the differences between character for each prefecture in Japan.
Everyone is different, and everyone is special, right?

 

YAE
Japan

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