Hizen is a province in Total War: Shogun 2, Rise of the Samurai, and Fall of the Samurai.


Situated on the north-west of Kyushu, Hizen is a wealthy province whose coastal location and proximity to the Asian mainland makes it an important centre for trade with foreigners. It was from Hizen that Toyotomi Hideyoshi launched his ill-fated invasions of Korea, culminating in a Japanese defeat at the hands of combined Korean and Chinese armies.

Total War: Shogun 2Edit

Hizen has extremely close proximity to trade nodes: ships built from its port can reach the silk trade node next to it in just one turn. It can also increase trade profits thanks to its naval tradition. Finally, it has very fertile soil. These qualities make it an excellent province to own. 

Hizen is bordered by Tsukushi to the east. The only other way to access (or invade) Hizen is by sea.

Fall of the SamuraiEdit

  • Clan: Hirado
  • Port: Harbour
  • Fertility: Very Fertile
  • Specialty/Resource: Coal

Hizen is one of only four provinces with coal, and, along with Buzen, it is one of only two such provinces in the east. Coal reduces the cost of shipbuilding, and is therefore an excellent target for invasion by nearby Saga, Satsuma, Choshu, and Tosa. It also has very fertile soil, making it one of the wealthiest provinces in Fall of the Samurai.

Hizen borders Tsukushi to the east and Hiroshima to the south. It is also near the islands of Goto and Tsushima, to the west and north respectively.

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