Filipinos in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan

Filipinos in Kyoto Prefecture have a registered population of 2,770 individuals as of 2022, the 20th largest group of Filipinos in Japan by prefecture, ahead of Fukushima and behind Niigata.[1]

Major cities

More than half of Kyoto Prefecture’s population of Filipinos is concentrated in the capital city of Kyoto, with 1,439 Filipino residents. Maizuru and Fukuchiyama are distant second and third, with 261 and 234 Filipino residents, respectively.[1:1]


Cities of Kyoto Prefecture with sizable Filipino population.[1:2][2] Darker color indicates higher population.

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Kyoto Prefecture

Kyoto Prefecture (京都府, Kyōto-fu) is a prefecture of Japan located in the Kansai region of Honshu. Kyoto Prefecture has a population of 2,561,358 (as of October 2021) and has a geographic area of 4,612 square kilometers. Kyoto Prefecture borders Fukui Prefecture to the northeast, Shiga Prefecture to the east, Mie Prefecture to the southeast, Nara Prefecture and Osaka Prefecture to the south, and Hyōgo Prefecture to the west.[3]

Kyoto is the capital and largest city of Kyoto Prefecture, with other major cities including Uji, Kameoka, and Maizuru.[3:1]

Kyoto Prefecture’s economy is supported by industries such as tourism and high-technology manufacturing.


Map of Japan with Kyoto Prefecture in red.[4]

Population by city, town and village

Filipinos are found throughout Kyoto Prefecture, except for the town of Kasagi and the village of Minamiyamashiro.[1:3]

City, town or village 2022 2021
All 2,770 2,455
Kyoto 1,439 1,225
Maizuru 261 245
Fukuchiyama 234 239
Kyōtango 118 122
Uji 115 110
Kameoka 77 71
Kumiyama Town 77 54
Ayabe 68 61
Yawata 63 56
Nagaokakyō 46 47
Kyōtanabe 45 21
Seika Town 36 26
Yosano Town 33 30
Miyazu 32 31
Kizugawa 30 29
Jōyō 29 27
Mukō 21 16
Kyōtamba Town 20 19
Nantan 17 17
Ōyamazaki Town 4 5
Ide Town 2 0
Ujitawara Town 1 1
Wazuka Town 1 1
Ine Town 1 2
Kasagi Town 0 0
Minamiyamashiro Village 0 0

Historical population

After declining in the mid-2000s, the population of Filipinos in Kyoto Prefecture has seen a slow increase during the last 20 years.


Population of Filipinos in Kyoto Prefecture and Tokyo from 1984 up to present.[5][6]

References


  1. 第3表 市区町村別 国籍・地域別 在留外国人 (Table 3: Foreign Residents by City, Ward, Town, Village and by Nationality/Region. 3 December 2022) (XLSX). e-Stat政府統計の総合窓口. Immigration Services Agency of Japan (7 July 2023). Retrieved 13 December 2023. ↩︎ ↩︎ ↩︎ ↩︎

  2. Cities of Kyoto Prefecture with sizable Filipino population. © reon (Timog.net) CC-BY-SA-3.0. Original graphic © lincun (Wikipedia Commons) CC-BY-SA-3.0. Data used: Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan. ↩︎

  3. Kyoto Prefecture. Wikipedia contributors. Wikipedia. Retrieved 18 December 2023. ↩︎ ↩︎

  4. Map of Japan with Kyoto Prefecture in red. © lincun (Wikipedia Commons) CC-BY-SA-3.0. Data used: Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan. ↩︎

  5. 都道府県別 国籍(出身地)別 外国人登録者 (Registered Foreigners by Prefecture and Nationality (Place of Birth) 1984 to 2023) e-Stat政府統計の総合窓口. Immigration Services Agency of Japan. Retrieved 18 December 2023. No available data for the years 1985, 1987, 1989, 1991 and 1993. ↩︎

  6. Population of Filipinos in Kyoto and Tokyo. © reon (Timog.net) CC-BY-SA-3.0. ↩︎