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Chiba(Chiba Prefecture,British: Chiba Prefecture) IsJapan OfKanto regionに 位置 す るPrefecture.Prefectural office location TheChiba.

Capital AreaConfigurePrefecture population-The population densityIs 6th[1],areaIs the 28th largest. PrefectureFinancial capability indexIs the 5th place in Japan[2], The number of passengers visiting Japan is the third largest in Japan[3]AndCentral business district OfMakuhari New City,Asia regionLeadingInternational trade fairIs the venueMakuhari Messe, By the number of international passengers, the number of cities in service, and the amount of tradeJapan OfNarita International Airport, One of the three major ports in Japan, Tokyo PortChiba Port, Japan's largest fishing port with the largest amount of landingChoshi fishing port, The largest number of visitors in JapanDisney Resort, Only in JapanInternational standard layer cross section and locationCertified byChibanian (Chiba era)The stratum that became the name of the geological ageChiba section, Has the largest number in JapanBeachRich in natureMinamiboso Quasi-National Park-Suigo Tsukuba Quasi-National ParkAnd so onTourism-Resort,outstandingSocial infrastructure,RichRegional resourcesBalancedIndustrial structureIs the core[4]. Average annual income by academic distinctionHighestRegion TheChiba City Utase Elementary SchoolIt is 1064 million yen in the school district.


The population of the prefecture6,268,585Person, area5,157.61square kilometer(Km2).1920(Taisho 9) October 10,CensusThe population of the prefecture was about 100 million. Then continue to increase,1983(Showa 58) Over 10 million people on October 1,2002(14) exceeded 9 million on September 17. Since then, the population has continued to increase[5][6].

Within the prefecture市町村There are 54 municipalities (37 cities, 16 towns, 1 village) within the prefectureGovernment-designated city TheChiba,Core city TheFunabashi-Kashiwa,Business nuclear cityIs ChibaNarita City-Kisarazu-Inzai City.

Japan OfKanto regionLocated on the southeast side, the prefecture area isTokaidoProsper to the muscles from ancient timesRitual systemSince then, the three countries of BosoKazusa(South total)・Awakuni(Boshu) Whole land,Shimosa(Hokuso) Consists of a part of.1873(6th year of Meiji)May 6In the northwestInba PrefectureAnd southernKisarazuMerged, and at the border of the two former prefecturesChibaChiba City, which was also home toChuo-ku(Ruins of the castlearoundPrefectural officeIs installed,ChibaWas established.

The prefecture has a population of 100 million.Government-designated city OfChibaBeginning withCore cityHas a maximum population of approximately 64Funabashi, In 50 citiesIchikawa City-Matsudo-shiIs the core city of 40 citiesKashiwa, In 30 cities市 原 市Another characteristic is that there are a large number of local governments with a population of 20 cities, which is the same as that of six core cities. Chiba CityNational Strategic Special Zone-International Conference Tourist City-Urban regeneration special district·globalMICEcity[7]Has been designatedInternational organizationThe land use plan centering on business and housing mainly in the country, includingMakuhari New CityCentered onKanto regionOpen to a world of unique importance inInternational cityPlay the role of.

The proportion of flat land is large,Large habitable areaIt’s also oldHousing developmentThe population is dense in the northwestern part of the prefecture. EspeciallyHigh economic growthAnd due to the overcrowding of urban areas,Commuting five-sided strategyAtDouble lineWentSobu Main Line-Joban Line,Keisei LineThe cities located along the lineDowntownMany, large scaleTrade areaThe population around the station, which has a strong base and agglomeration, tends to increase remarkably[8].. in recent yearsUrban redevelopmentIs progressing, in 813 cities and districts nationwideFinancial capability indexNo. 1Urayasu city[9]And the 4th placeNarita City[10]No. 7 in Japan for 1 consecutive yearsInzai City[11], Matsudo City, which is the number one city in Japan where it is easy to raise children[12],finance-system-FacilityThe number of cities that are fulfilling is increasing. In particular, he opened the business by inheriting the personality presented in the New Commute Five Direction OperationKeiyo LineAlong the line (Shin Urayasu,Minami Funabashi,Makuhari BaytownEtc.),Tsukuba ExpressAlong the line (Nagareyama Otakanomori[13],KashiwanohaSmart cityな ど[14]),Hokuso Line-Shin-Keisei LineRailway line[15](Shin-KamagayaSuch),Toyo ExpresswayAlong the line (Yachiyo Midorigaoka,Yachiyo CentralSuch),Tokyo Bay Aqua LineHas improved convenienceSodegaura・Kisarazu City (Kazusa Aqua City[16]), etc.,New residential areaDevelopment accelerated,Central Tokyo,Narita International Airport-Tokyo International Airport[17]Because of the good access toLarge apartment,Residential areaStands in the forest,Commercial facilityEnriched and maintainedpublic facility, A natural rich living environment[18].. Town where you want to buy and live[19]Also inCapital AreaNo. 1 Funabashi City, No. 5 Kashiwa City, No. 6Nagareyama(Nagareyama Otakanomori), No. 7Narashino-shi(Tsudanuma) And has received support mainly from the family layer aimed at settlement.

Each region has various characteristics and has a well-balanced industrial structure (Agriculture:-Fishery:-Industrial-Commercial).Pacific beltComposeKeiyo Industrial Area(Urayasu cityからFuttsu) The coast of Tokyo BayUrbanization-IndustrializationIs progressing,Three major ports in JapanAs a large-scale facility for core industries related toPower plant,Steel mill,Refinery,ShipyardIn addition,Container terminal,distribution center,LNG terminal,Petroleum complexEtc. are located. The amount of shipment of industrial products isChukyo-Keihin-Hanshin Industrial Area4th place in Japan after[20].. on the other hand,dairyThe birthplaceMineoka MakiAnd Japan's three major fishing portsChoshi fishing portSuch,The Pacific Ocean,Kanto PlainUtilizing the terrain ofSuburban agriculture・Fishery is well developed, and in the plainsUpland field-Rice cultivationIs popular, and in the hillsdairyIs thriving. Agricultural output is the third largest nationwide[21]5th in total fishery production[22]And one of the nation's leading.Trading portAs the largest trade amount in JapanNarita International AirportAnd Japan's three major trading portsChiba PortHave.2015The prefecture's gross domestic product for the year was 20 billion yen.GDPHave a larger scale[23].


The place name "Chiba" isHeian periodAn early compilation of the history of royal envoys "Japanese later"Than,Ritual systempreviousChiba Kokuzo(National constructionName) and since the ritual systemChiba(countyFirst name).

Although there are various theories about the origin of the place name, the oldest existing document appears to be:JapanThe oldest existingWakashuIsManyoshu]GuardOf Chiba-gunOtabe foot person 755(Tenpyo KatsuhoOf a sad first love left in his hometown by a soldier who went to a distant place in (7 years)Anti-personal song[24]As a result, the beginning of the song is written as "Chibano Nino (Chiba nono)"[25]. Also,Nara periodof"Japanese calligraphy"When"Record of Ancient MattersEmperor Oshin YamatoからOmi countryOn the way toYamashiroIn the hills of UjinoKuzuno"Chiba's", which appears in the national anthem hoping for the whole area, means "a lot of leaves flourish".PillowWas used asOki(National scholar) Has been considered since then, and is regarded as an important material for knowing the desire "place name in hope of prosperity of land and descendants" entrusted to the place name "Chiba"[26].

Please refer to the following for the details of Waka from "Manyoshu", Vol. 20, No. 4387.

From "Manyoshu" "Vol. 20, No. 4387"
Chinami no Nuno Kano Kano Nami Noh Homa Asahi, etc.
千葉Includes Kodashi Kashiwa from Nono, but loves Aya
千葉As Kashiwa-no-ha of Kodote hasn't fully opened yet, her young, innocent girl (daughter) is so painful that she has come a long way without touching her hands.

Please refer to the following for the details of Waka from "Nippon Shoki" "Kayo Sanshihara".

From "Nippon Shoki" "Kayo Sanshiwara"
Chiron Noh Koufu Angryan Example Maru Shimochi Satoshi 嘾蘆 菀珥野朋 Mother's Metaphor
千葉If you look at Kuzuno, you'll see a hundred thousand homes
千葉Looking at Kuzuno, you can see many rich and prosperous houses. It can also be seen in the most prosperous parts of the country.


It is the prefectural capital of Chiba Prefecture.ChibaAroundcompassIf you write a circle withNansei IslandsOther than the Japanese archipelago, it is located within a radius of 1,000 kilometers. As a geographical featureKanto PlainThe south is surrounded by the east and south of the Pacific Ocean, and the west is surrounded by Tokyo Bay and the sea on three sides.Boso PeninsulaIt has become.平野hillsOccupies most of the prefecture's land and is above 500 meters above sea levelMountainIt is the only prefecture in Japan that does not have. Due to the geographical condition that it is a peninsula as it goes to the south, there is a problem of blindness like a blind alley from the viewpoint of land transportation, and at the same time, since it faces the open ocean, it has been open since ancient times and foreign culture has been introduced. There was also the good side that it was easy. In addition, the neighboring prefectures are demarcated by the Tone River, Edo River, Tokyo Bay, and the Pacific Ocean.ResuscitationHas played a role as a land. in recent yearsTokyo Bay Ferry,Tokyo Bay Aqua LinePeninsularity has been mitigated by the opening of[27].

Terrain, vastHabitable placeAnd a hugecoastlinehave. It is a prefecture with few undulations,Kanto PlainThe northern part of which is the coast (Tokyo Bay-The Pacific Ocean) Or river (Tone River-EdogawaEtc.) along the lowlandsShimosa PlateauConsists of. On the southern sideBoso HillsAlthough it is a hilly area such as, the highest peak is 408 meters above sea levelMt. AtagoyamaAnd out of all prefecturesHighest peak(Point) is the lowest.Therefore, it is blessed with a relatively warm climate.At an altitude of 329 metersJogsan,KanoyamaEtc.Minamiboso Quasi-National Park,Suigo Tsukuba Quasi-National Parketc,Scenic spotsIs also abundant.

The Tokyo Bay side of the Boso PeninsulaUchibo(Uchibo), on the Pacific sideSotoboIt is called (Sotobou) and there are many landfills along Tokyo Bay.Urayasu cityThe area has increased. Therefore, the area of ​​the prefecture is temporarilyAichiSometimes exceeded[28].. At the mouth of Tokyo BayTateyama BayThere,Uraga SuidoOn the other side ofMiura Peninsula(KanagawaThere is). Along the Pacific OceanKujukuri beachFacingKujukuri PlainSpreads. In the southern peninsulaBoso Hills, Kazusa Hills and Kazusa Plateau in the central part of the peninsula, and the northern part of the peninsula in theShimosa PlateauAnd these plateaus and hillsJomon period OfErosionMade byValley bottom plain(Yatsuda) Can also be seen. On the other hand, from the northern part to the central part of the peninsula, the Edogawa Lowland in the northwest, the Tokyo Bay Lowland in the west, the Tonegawa Lowland in the north, and the Kujukuri Alluvial Lowland in the east are distributed around the Shimosa Plateau.

averageAbove sea levelIs 46 meters, which is the second lowest value after 43 meters in Okinawa Prefecture.[29]. for that reason,Jomon KaishinThe largest scale was around 4000 BC,Old Tokyo Bay(South) andKatori seaIt has been separated from Honshu by (North) and laterAkahori River-SakagawaIt was in a state of being connected at a very high altitude where the ground was excavated.

InbaIs connected to two rivers, the Nagato River and the Inba Floodway. The Nagato River is a river that flows from the Inba Swamp to the Tone River.Inba drainage channelIs characterized by having the role of draining water to Tokyo Bay when it becomes difficult for the Nagato River to drain the Inba swamp during flooding of the Tone River.

The feature is that the end of the prefecture is protruding. The northernmost part of the prefecture is the Sekijuku district of Noda City (Sekijuku Clan Ofcastle town), and the others project into the seaCapeIt has become.

  • Easternmost prefecture:Inubozaki(Choshi
    • 140 degrees 52 minutes 10 seconds east longitude. The easternmost tip of the Kanto region. Strictly speaking, the cape at the northern end of Kimigahama on the north side of Inubozaki is about 11 seconds east of the east longitude, which is statistically the easternmost point.Inubozaki LighthouseNearby,EurasiaThe westernmost pointPortugal OfCape RocaA friendship monument with is built.
  • Westernmost prefecture:Futomu Rin(Futtsu
    • 139 degrees 44 minutes 21 seconds east longitude. The remains of a turret built during the Taisho era from the Meiji era in Tokyo Bay to protect Tokyo BayFirst seawallSecond seawallThere is a seawall. Since these two artificial islands belong to Chiba Prefecture, strictly speaking, the second seawall is the westernmost point of the prefecture.


TertiaryLayers andCretaceousSedimentary layer. There are many academically valuable geological formations in the prefecture. As a typical example, in the easternmost Inubozaki, the formations of the dinosaur period from 1 to 3000 million years ago (sandstoneMudstoneAlternating layers) and can be seen as a Cretaceous shallow sea sedimentNatural treasureHas been designatedTop XNUMX geological features in JapanHas also been selected.

Chiba section(市 原 市), about 77 years agoStrataCan be seen, the last in the history of the earthGeomagnetic reversal(Matsuyama-Brune reversal) OccurredPleistoceneIs extremely valuable as a boundary between the first half and the middle half ofInternational standard layer cross section and location It became a candidate for (Global Boundary Stratotype Section and Point, abbreviation: GSSP). Officially January 2020, 1International Union of Geological SciencesByInternational standard layer cross section and locationThe period from 77.4 years ago to 12.9 years ago is "Chibanian(Chibanian,千葉Era) was to be named[30]..It is the first time that Japanese place names have been used in the geological age, and it is said that they will not be used in the future. "Geomagnetic reversal layer in Tabuchi, Yoro River basinIn the name of the countryNatural treasureIs also specified.

JogsanThe stone that is quarried around is called[31], Of these, the ones that can be found near the summit of Mt. Nokogiri are called Kanaya stone and former famous stone[32], Takatoseki is what you can get at Mt. These are made of tuff from the Takeoka Formation of the Kazusa Group. The Kazusa Group isMiura PeninsulaIt is known that it was formed at the same time as the Miura Group distributed in Japan[31].MinamibosoAt Arakawa2009ToQuarryNew mineral(Chiba stone) Has also been discovered.




Most of Chiba Prefecture consists of plains and low mountains, so there are few rapid and large rivers, and many such rivers flow from other prefectures like the Tone River.

Tone River,Isumigawa,Yoro River,Kuriyama River,Obitsugawa,Ichinomiya River,Koitogawa,Minami Shiragame River,Murata River,Sakudagawa,Kidogawa,Shiota River,Kuwana River,Tegagawa


Inba,Teganuma,Kasumigaura,Otone water,Both total water,Narita water, Tosou water,Tone Canal,Tone River estuary weir, Kurobe River sluice,Kita Chiba waterway,Boso waterway,Gyotoku movable weir,Edogawa Locks (Edogawa Locks)

Kameyama Lake,Takataki Lake,Fengei Lake,Lake Yakuru,Oroike Pond,Lake Mishima,Yodaura,Lake Iwame, The beach pond,Fengei Lake


The Pacific Ocean,Tokyo Bay,Tateyama Bay,Kashima Nada,Uraga Suido

Narai Port Coast, Kaminagai Coast,North Kujukuri Coast, Yokoshiba coast, Ichinomiya coast, Taito fishing port coast, Nisui/Izumiura coast, Okitsu port coast, Tojo coast, Shirahagi coast, Chikura coast, Tateyama port coast, Toyama coast, Katsuyama fishing port coast,Futomu Rin, Kisarazu Coast, Chiba Port CoastMakuhari beach-Kemi River Beach・Inagenohama, Chiba Port Coast (Funabashi District) Funabashi Port Water Park[33]

Tidal flat

Sanbanze,Yatsu tidal flat,Bansu tidal flat,Futtsu tidal flat


Abo Sanmei Mountain (Toyama,Iyogatake),Mt. Atagoyama,Jogsan,Kanoyama,Kiyosumiyama, Abo Takayama,Sankoriyama,Mineoka Sengen,Mt. Takago


There are many springs in Chiba prefecture[34],KururiIn the area, multiple residents managewellThere,Name waterKnown as[35].

Kumano Shimizu(Showa'sOne hundred famous waters), live waterKururi(Heisei famous water XNUMX selections

nature Park

National park
Minamiboso Quasi-National Park,Suigo Tsukuba Quasi-National Park
Prefectural nature park
Prefectural Yoro Valley Oku Kiyosumi Nature Park,Prefectural Kujukuri Nature Park, Prefectural Inba Tega Nature Park,Prefectural Takagoyama Nature Park,Prefectural Mineokayama Natural Park,Prefectural Toyama Nature Park, Prefectural Otone Nature Park, Prefectural Kasamori Tsurumai Nature Park


Japanese Meteorological AgencyThe average annual temperature is 15.7℃ (maximum average temperature 19.6℃, minimum average temperature 12.3℃)[36]).

It belongs to the climate on the Pacific side. It is a prefecture with many plains and few undulations, and the average elevation in the mountains is low. FurtherThe Pacific OceanOffshoreKuroshio(Warm current) Is flowingFrostAs a result, there are relatively few climates throughout the year,Pacific climate(Oceanic climate) Belongs to.Inland climatecharacteristicFern phenomenon,Radiation coolingLess susceptible to真 冬日 OfHeavy snow,Cold injury,真 夏日 OfIntense heatIs rarely observed,Meteorological disasterIs also hard to get up.

In the Pacific coast, etc., it is cool due to the effects of ocean currents and winds,真 夏日Few daysSummer resortIs. On the other hand, inland areas such as the Shimosa Plateau and the mountains (Boso Hills) are located in the coastal areas of Minamiboso and the northeast, which have a mild ocean climate.Inland climateGet closer to. In recent years, the progress of urbanization has been remarkable, and in urban areas (mainly northwestern prefectures)Heat islandThe phenomenon is occurring.

The points shown in the weather forecast, etc.Weather stationAnd the former weather station (now the special area weather station)Choshi(Northeast), Chiba (Northwest), Katsuura (Southeast),Tateyama City(Southwestern part) is a point with a strong oceanic climate, so there are quite a few points that are far from the temperature in the prefecture.

The inland region from northwest to northeast of the prefecture has a strong inland climate. In ChibaWakaba kuInland areas such as are also included. Especially,佐 倉 市,Narita City,KatoriAroundTsukubaIt is the region with the coldest weather in the prefecture to spray. The average minimum temperature in January is -1 ℃ in Narita, -2.4 ℃ in Sakura, and sometimes -2.0 ℃ to -5 ℃.

  • Northwestern part of the prefecture(Tokatsu area, Kashiwa City, Abiko City, Matsudo City, etc.)

Kashiwa,Matsudo-shi,AbikoNagareyama City, Noda City, Kamagaya City, etc. belong to the densely populated area along the coast.Ichikawa City,FunabashiThe inland areas of the Katsunan area such as this also fall under this category. Since it is located inland, it is not easily affected by the warm air blown from the coast.South coast lowAt the time of passage, it is the only prefecture in the prefecture to record snowfall by staying as snow without changing to rain.

In recent years, due to the influence of the heat island phenomenon, the coldness of winter has eased, especially in urban areas, while summers tend to be tropical nights, similar to the climate of central Tokyo.The weather forecast for northwestern Chiba Prefecture is based on the weather at the former Chiba weather station, so it often differs from the actual weather and temperature in the Tokatsu area.Therefore, in 2002, "Higashi Katsushika" was designated as a secondary subdivision area in the Japan Meteorological Agency forecast warning category.[37]The division was born.

  • Gulf area(Keiyo area, Urayasu city, etc.)

It shows the coastal area adjacent to Tokyo Bay from Urayasu City to Ichikawa City, Funabashi City, Chiba City, and Ichihara City. There are few farmland, and the prefecture has a high population density along with the northwestern part of the prefecture. For this reason, summer is sometimes a tropical night, and winter is less likely to be below freezing. It is most affected by the heat island in the prefecture, which is similar to the climate of central Tokyo. The lowest average temperature in January in Chiba City was 1 degrees Celsius, which is higher than the Kamogawa 1.9 degrees Celsius and Tateyama 1.5 degrees Celsius in Minamiboso, and the third highest temperature after Choshi 1.0 degrees Celsius and Katsuura 2.7 degrees Celsius. Northern Chiba PrefectureSouth coast lowDuring the snow,Chiba Thesnow,(I.e.,市 原 市Then.(I.e.,(I.e.There are many cases.

  • Northeastern prefecture (Kujukuri area, Choshi city, Mobara city, etc.)

The area facing the Pacific Ocean along Kujukurihama has a maritime climate, with mild climate throughout the year in Chiba Prefecture. EspeciallyChoshiIs the coolest in the Kanto plains, and the lowest temperature in winter is the highest in the prefecture. Therefore, summer is a summer resort, and many in winter.touristVisits. Since there is little influence of heat island, winter often becomes winter day when entering a little inland[38].. During the winter season, when the low pressure on the south coast is passed, warm air is often involved in this area, so it is very unlikely that there will be snow. In addition, although it is generally cool in summer, the southern inland areas such as Mobara City are prone to heat even in the daytime in Japan.

  • Southern part of the prefecture(Minamiboso area, Tateyama city, Ichihara city, Katsuura city, etc.)

The southern part is often combined with a mild climate, but in reality, it has a warm coastal area and cold inland mountains (Boso Hills), the climate is different in the outer bout (the Pacific side) and the inner bout (the Tokyo Bay side).

Since the inland mountainous areas are hilly areas with high altitudes, the difference in temperature between the year and year is large, resulting in an inland climate. In winter, at Amedas市 原 市(Ushiku) And Kimitsu City (Sakahata), the average minimum temperature in January and February is below freezing, and it often gets cold, and in high altitude mountains, heavy snow can sometimes occur.Ichihara City (Ushiku) has an inland climate and often records hot days in the prefecture.However, it is cool in the morning and evening, and there are few tropical nights.Kimitsu City (Sakahata)Kameyama LakeIt is one of the cool spots with an altitude of about 120 meters, as it is cool from the location close to.

On the other hand, warm coastal areas, especially the Minamiboso areaKuroshioDue to the influence of ocean currents, the climate is warm year-round andBeachHas been opened, and many winter resortstouristVisits. The Sotobo coastal area is particularly warm, with little frost,MinamibosoThe southernmost part of the Kanto region is the earliest spring in the Kanto region.On the other hand, the inner bunch is not as warm as the outer bunch, and at the Tateyama Special Area Meteorological Observatory, the average minimum temperature in January is 1 ° C, which is lower than that of Chiba City, and winter days may be observed.Although it belongs to the southern part of the weather classification, Kisarazu City has almost the same climate as Chiba City.

In summer, in SotoboOnjuku Town,KatsuuraIt is cool under the influence of ocean currents and winds, and the average maximum temperature in August in Katsuura is only 8°C, and we have never recorded a hot day in the past.真 夏日Few daysSummer resortBut also.

Chiba climate (Meteorological Agency / Meteorological Statistics InformationThan)
 Shimosa PlateauTokatsu areaKeiyo area
SakuraKatoriNarita[39]AbikoFunabashi千葉ChoshiYoko ShibaMobara市 原 市
Warmest month25.6
Coldest month3.3
Precipitation amount
Most months200.8
Minimum month38.8

Flora and fauna

Flora and fauna

Japanese monkeys and sika deer inhabit the southern part of the Boso Peninsula. On the other hand, bears found in other prefectures do not live[40].

Below are the major flora and fauna that live on land in Boso[41][42].

Flora and fauna of the sea/river

The terrain is surrounded on three sides by the sea, and various ecological systems have been built due to the relationship between terrain and ocean currents.

Tokyo BayClosed water areaIt is an area of ​​sea where the inflow and outflow of seawater is small. Multiple rivers pour,eutrophicationThe impact ofred tide,Blue tideSuch phenomenon is frequently occurring. Behind the baySanbanzeAndFuttsu tidal flat,Banshu tidal flatThe vast tidal flats such as still remain. These tidal flatsClams,StupidInhabits shellfish such as and from spring to summerSquid huntingIs being done.Ashiharagani,Thistle such ascrustaceanFromTern,CormorantSuch asbirdsAlso inhabits[44]To do. At the mouth of the Obitsu RiverMinistry of the Environment OfRed listAtEndangeredInhabited by the Tokyo Bay Species, which are endemic to Tokyo Bay and are designated as IBs.[45],Ashihara (Yoshihara)Is formingReedIncluding,Red radishSuch plants andEelgrassSuch asSeaweedInhabit[46].

Located near the boundary between Futtsu City and Konan TownCape MyoganeFrom the waters south of the surroundings,CoralLive in[47].. this is,KuroshioAffected bySea water temperatureThis is because seawater with high transparency flows in. And from this neighborhoodTokyo Bay Submarine ValleySpread,Mega mouse,Honey sharkPrecious such asdeep seaMany living things inhabit. In the waters around Tateyama CityReef coralAre distributed[48].. Japan has a wide range of reef-building corals due to the warm currents of the Kuroshio Current, and the reef-building corals of Tateyama are the northern limit.

In addition to Tokyo Bay andTateyama BayAroundJapanese sea bass,Japanese rockfishToWebfoot octopus,StingrayA rich variety of fish inhabit.

From the coast around Tateyama to Isumi areaLobsterAbundantly inhabits,Isumi CityAnd the prefecture as a whole has the highest catch in Japan. In Kamogawa citySpecial Natural MonumentIs also specified inSea breamThere is. This is because you can see a red sea bream swimming in the shallow sea that does not swim in the shallow sea near the sea surface.[49].

The Boso Peninsula may have a low altitude, so there is no Tanigawa with a low water temperature. for that reason,Pebble,MayflyIs low overall,Yamame troutAnd large egg-shapedSwordfishDoes not live[41].

Alien organisms

Once in KatsuuraGyokawa IslandThere is a tourist resort called, and it is said that it escaped from this facilityKyonAre breeding around Katsuura City, and it is said that there are thousands of them in the prefecture.[50].. In addition, such as Bansu tidal flat and Futtsu tidal flatSakigro tamatsu metaThe shellfish called[51].. Originally, this was a shellfish that lived only in tidal flats near the coast of China and in the Seto Inland Sea, but it is said that it was mixed in when importing clams from China and other countries. This shellfish is a native species because it preys on bivalves such as clams.TsumetagaiIt has become a natural enemy of many clams on the tidal flat[52].


Region and population

Area classification

There are 37 cities, 6 districts, 16 towns, and 1 village under the prefecture. All towns in the municipality are read as "town" and villages as "mura". Regional divisions by prefectural offices are classified into 4 areas and 6 divisions according to the jurisdiction of the prefectural offices and regional promotion offices. The total population of the prefecture is 6,275,916. Population is as of June 2021, 3Estimated population.

Total fertility rateIs 1.32Tokyo metropolitan areaAlthough it is high in (1 prefecture and 3 prefectures), it is below 1.42 nationwide (2014) However, the total population is still on the rise, especially in Funabashi City, Ichikawa City, Matsudo City, Nagareyama City, Urayasu City, Yachiyo City, and Kashiwa City, which are close to Chiba City and Tokyo's 23 wards. On the other hand, the number of cities and towns located at the outermost edge of the Tokyo commuting area, such as the eastern part of the prefecture, is decreasing.As a result, population growth has been flat.Chiba Prefecture has a sense of crisis about the expected population decline and aging, and is focusing on child-rearing support and securing a labor force at an early stage.[53].

4 regions

Central area 2,059,308
West area 3,162,617
East region 308,880
South area 745,111

Prefectural Office/Regional Promotion Office Jurisdiction

  • Chiba/Ichihara (prefectural government) 1,220,438
  • Katsunan Area Promotion Office (Funabashi City) Jurisdiction 1,561,048
  • Higashi Katsushika area promotion office (Matsudo City) jurisdiction area 1,416,364
  • Inba Area Promotion Office (Sakura City) Jurisdiction 882,844
  • Katori Area Promotion Office (Kato City) Jurisdiction 117,839
  • Haisheng Regional Development Office (Asahi City) Jurisdiction 184,548
  • Sanmu area promotion office (Togane-shi) affiliation area 221,009
  • Chosei Area Promotion Office (Mobara City) Jurisdiction 157,782
  • Isumi Area Promotion Office (Otaki Town) Area 81,418
  • Awa Area Promotion Office (Tateyama City) Affiliation 138,529
  • Kimitsu Regional Development Office (Kisarazu City) Jurisdiction area 321,346
Chiba/Ichihara 1,249,776
Chiba,市 原 市
Katsunan 1,683,433
Ichikawa City,Funabashi,Narashino-shi,Yachiyo,Urayasu city
Higashi Katsushika 1,518,493
Matsudo-shi,Noda-shi,Kashiwa,Nagareyama,Abiko,Kamagaya city
Hokuso 714,411
佐 倉 市,Yotsukaido-shi,Shirai City,Inzai City,Narita City,八 街市,富 里 市,印 旛 郡
Katori 103,943
155,467 people
Tojo total 142,797
Yamatake 197,317
Togane,Sanmu City,Oamishirasato,Sanmu-gun
Isumi 67,824
Katsuura,Isumi City,Isumi-gun
Minamiboso 323,728
Awa 118,727
Tateyama City,Kamogawa,Minamiboso,Awa-gun


Population distribution by age in Chiba and Japan (2005)Chiba Prefecture Population Distribution by Age and Gender (2005)
Green-All over Japan

Changes in the population of Chiba prefecture
Ministry of Internal Affairs and CommunicationsStatistics Bureau CensusThan

Prefecture municipalities population. Population is as of June 2021, 3, and the number of households is as of March 1, 2010.[54]

市町村Total number (people)Number of households (households)Special mention matter
1Chiba981,738402,402Government-designated city (April 1992, 4)
3Ichikawa City496,657218,098
4Funabashi641,499257,727Core city (April 2003, 4)
5Tateyama City44,69220,431
10Narita City130,68952,310
11佐 倉 市169,05965,608
15Kashiwa433,941158,131Core city (April 2008, 4)
17市 原 市268,038111,587
22Kamagaya city109,37041,518
25Urayasu city169,74972,254
28八 街市66,43026,596
29Inzai City103,67729,542
30Shirai City61,67321,220
31富 里 市49,47020,037
35Sanmu City48,19619,571
36Isumi City35,57015,056
37Shisui Town20,2788,572
40Tako Town13,8045,313
41Tojo Town13,0854,644
43Kujukuri Town14,6526,483
44Shibayama Town6,9162,510
45Yokoshiba Hikarimachi22,2718,124
47Mutsuzawa Town6,7612,449
48Chosei Village13,6564,995
49Shirako Town10,2804,345
50Nagara Town6,6642,676
51Chonan Town7,3682,908
52Otaki Town8,7623,651
53Onjuku Town6,7693,184
54Konan Town7,0273,513

Changes in prefectures and municipalities

After the Meiji era
After Showa
  • 1933(Showa8 years)May 2 -Choshi-cho, Maritime-gun and 3 other municipalities are unitedChoshiInauguration.
  • 1934(9)May 11 -Ichikawa Town, Higashi Katsushika County, Hachiman Town and 2 other towns and villages are unitedIchikawa CityInauguration.
  • 1937(12)May 4 -Higashi Katsushika-gun Funabashi Town and 4 other municipalitiesFunabashiInauguration.
  • 1939(14)May 11 -Awa-gun Tateyama Hojo-cho and 2 other cities are united,Tateyama CityInauguration.
  • 1942(17)May 11 -Kisarazu-cho, Kimitsu-gun and 3 other villagesKisarazuInauguration.
  • 1943(18)May 4 -Matsudo-cho, Higashi-Katsushika-gun and 2 other villages are unitedMatsudo-shiInauguration.
  • 1950(25)May 5 -Noda Town, Higashi Katsushika County and 3 other villagesNoda-shiInauguration.
  • 1951(26)May 3 -Sawara-cho, Katori-gun and other 3 municipalities are unitedSawaraInauguration.
  • 1952(27)May 4 -Mobara-cho, Chosei-gun and 5 other villages are integratedMobaraInauguration.
  • 1954(29)
    • May 3 -Narita Town and 6 other villages in Inba DistrictNarita CityInauguration.
    • Same day-5 towns and villages in Sakura Town, Inba District佐 倉 市Inauguration.
    • April 4-Togane-cho, Sanmu-gun is a municipal organization,ToganeInauguration.
    • May 7 -Soka-gun, Yokaichi-cho and 9 other villagesYokaichiInauguration.
    • On the same day-Asahi-cho, KaigunAsahiInauguration.
    • May 8 -Chiba-gunTsudanuma TownIn Chiba City (oldMakuhari Town) Part of the name was changed and renamedNarashino-shiInauguration.
    • May 9 -Kashiwa-cho, Higashi-Katsushika-gun and other three municipalities are merged into a municipal system, and Tokatsu City is established.May 11ToKashiwaIs renamed.
  • 1958(33)May 10 -Katsuura Town, Isumi CountyKatsuuraInauguration.
  • 1963(38)May 5 -Ichihara, Ichihara, Goi, and 3 other cities市 原 市Inauguration.
  • 1967(42)
    • January 1-Nagareyama-cho, Higashi-Katsushika-gun is a municipal organization,NagareyamaInauguration.
    • On the same day-Chiba-gun Yachiyo-cho is a municipal organization,YachiyoInauguration. Chiba-gun disappeared.
    • October 10-Minamisou-cho, Ichihara-gun, Kamo village transferred to Ichihara. Ichihara-gun disappeared.
  • 1970(45)May 7 -Higashi Katsushika-gun Abiko Town is a municipal organizationAbikoInauguration.
  • 1971(46)
    • March 3-Kamogawa-cho, Awa-gun and 31 other citiesKamogawaInauguration.
    • September 9-Kamagaya-cho, Higashi-Katsushika-gun is a municipal organization,Kamagaya cityInauguration.
    • Same day-Municipality of Kimitsu Town,KimitsuInauguration.
    • On the same day-Futtsu Town, Kimitsu DistrictFuttsuInauguration.
  • 1972(47)
  • 1981(56)May 4 -Urayasu-cho, Higashi-Katsushika-gun is a municipal organization,Urayasu cityInauguration.
    • On the same day-Yotsukaido-cho, Inba-gun is a municipal organization,Yotsukaido-shiInauguration.
After Heisei
  • Currently 37 cities, 16 towns and 1 village. Of which, 6 wards are in Chiba City.

Regional characteristics


It is a densely populated area and occupies most of the prefecture's population. It is divided into the central area of ​​the prefecture, the Inba area, the Kuzunan area, and the Tokatsu area, and it is often integrated into the northwestern part. In a narrow sense, except for around Chiba City,Higashi Katsushika(Current Funabashi and Abiko) May refer to the range. In the sports world, Katsunan and Tokatsu are especially famous as the “soccer kingdom”. Looking at the amateur world,High school soccerIs one of the battlegrounds inFunabashi City Funabashi High School,Narashino Municipal Narashino High SchoolHas achieved multiple national titles several times, and there are many strong schools both privately and publicly.

Central prefecture area
ChibaAnd surrounding areas,市 原 市Some of the northern part of Uchibo and Inba area may also enter. A prefectural office is located in Chiba City, which is the center of politics, economy, and culture within the prefecture. It has a certain distance from Tokyo, so it has a Bettown-like aspect,Kawasaki SteelWas a castle town, and along the Tokyo BayKeiyo Industrial AreaIs located and is the central base of the industry, so there is a large influx of people during the day.Saitama,横 浜 市Is different from. Also in ChibaMakuhari New CityAroundMulti national company,Foreign-affiliated companies,International organizationas well as the National agency(Government office) Research and training institutions are located, and Chiba Branch and Higashi Kanto Branch of each large company are opened.Branch economy cityTherefore, there are not a few relocated people, and the population will increase and decrease in society at the end of the year and at the beginning of the year. Also, culturally, there are many points of contact with the northeastern and southern parts of the prefecture. On the other hand, in areas near Tokyo such as Mihama-ku, the contact point with the center of Chiba City is small,Chiba citizenThe form is different, such as many, and is almost the same as in the Katsunan area.
Inba area
Inland industrial estates are being constructed and residential land is being advancedChiba New Town,Narita New TownWhile large-scale new towns such as these have been created, much nature remains in the surrounding area. On the inland side,HokusoorInbaIt is called (however, "Hokuso" may refer to the entire former Shimozoku region, such as the Tokyo Bay coast and Tosou region).Chiba New TownIn the western part of the world, there are many people commuting to Tokyo, so there are many residents of ChibaNarita CityIs used by about 3100 million people per yearNarita International AirportIs a business base city where aviation related industries are located,佐 倉 市In addition to the large number of commuters coming from the surrounding areas, in the east there are many commuters to Chiba City.Tone RiverAlong is a rural area,IbarakiThere are also many exchanges with. It is also an area where agriculture is active in the prefecture, such as watermelons, melons, pears, carrots, and peanut cultivation.
Katsunan area
Narashino-shiから(I.e.-UrayasuOverSobu LineThe area along the line isShin-Keisei LineLarge-scale housing estates have been constructed along the lines and on the coast. Often classified as the same as the Tokatsu region,Joban LineUnlike Tokatsu along the line, there is a certain degree of contact with the central area of ​​the prefecture because it runs along the same Sobu line that runs to Chiba station. Population increases due to inflow of residents from all over the country. In the waterfrontDisney Resort,Funabashi LaLaportCommercial facilities and leisure facilities are lined up. So-called"Chiba citizenUrayasu is the city with the lowest average age of residents.
Tokatsu area
Generally, it often refers to the area centering on the north of the area along the Joban Line, and many people are commonly called Chiba Tomin. Tokatsu has little connection with the central prefecture area centering on Chiba City, and the local editions of national newspapersChiba city peripheral versionTokatsubanIs divided intoIbarakiThere are more exchanges withSaitamaHave a close relationship with. Despite being in Chiba prefecture, it is very different from other areas in the prefecture in that it has little local awareness as a citizen of Chiba prefecture.Sakai StationThe surrounding area is one of the best commercial districts in the prefecture, and it is also a bustle surpassing the center of Chiba city.Noda-shiThe area is partlyNo accentIs a zone,Tochigi-IbarakiIt is close in terms of language and culture.


Mainly refers to the Katori area, the Haibo area and part of the Tojo area,Kujukuri beachIncluding areas along. In generalNational Route 51,National Route 126Points along the line.Tone RiverIn the area alongDeer(Kashima CitySuch asIbarakiDeeper relationships with the Southeast)ChibaGreat interaction with.KatoriからKashima CityFormed along the Tone River leading toMizugoWith a beautiful coastlineKujukuri beachHave a tourist spot such as. Once prospered as a key point of canal transportation on the Tone River,Katori Jingu ShrineFamous Shinto shrines and temples are settled and the historic cityscape remainsSaharaIt is also known as Katori city and one of Japan's leading fishing ports and soy sauce producing areasChoshiHave been developed since ancient times. Agriculture is flourishing and the climate around Choshi is relatively warm, so melons, cabbage, and plants are cultivated in fields.Narita AirportEasternShimosa PlateauThe regions that make upTosouIt is called "Katori Tidal Flat Hachimangoku," and the rice paddy area spreads out, and it is also the production area for the branded rice "Tako rice. There are many professional baseball players from this area in the sports world,Chiba Prefectural Choshi Commercial High School,Choshi Municipal Choshi High School,Yokoshiba Keiai High SchoolGraduates stand out.


It is quite different between the northern part of the Uchibo coastal area (where it is close to the central part of the prefecture, so it is often not classified in the southern part), where residential land is advanced and where factories are located, and the Minamiboso and Sotobo regions, which are also the prefecture's largest tourist areas. ing.

Kimitsu/Kisarazu area
KimitsuUp to the seasideKeiyo Industrial AreaThere are many factories lined up, and residential land is also in progress. Great exchange with the central prefecture area.KisarazuKanagawaKawasaki CityTieTokyo Bay Aqua LineOn the Kanagawa sideHaneda airportIs a general transit point for tourists fromUmihotaru Parking AreaIs characterized by a large number of customers[55].. In recent years, Kisarazu and other cities are close to Tokyo via the Aqua Line, so it has become a commuting area to Tokyo.Boshu dialectIt retains its originality in terms of culture, such as the influence of. On the other hand, in the inland area, the mountains of the Boso hills are spread out, leaving many untouched nature.
Minamiboso area
Minamiboso (south Boso Peninsula) has a particularly warm climate and is a prefecture flowerRape blossom,PoppiesIs being cultivated. The fishing industry is thriving,Katsuura Fishing PortIs one of the leading domesticbonitoThe landing port ofIsumi City OfOhara Fishing PortIs the best in JapanLobsterIt is a landing fishing port[56].. Many areasBoso HillsIt is a low-lying forest area represented bySouth totalIt is called. This areaEdo PeriodIt is called Boshu stone from the latter halfStoneHas been developed since it was cut out from the mountain, and there are still houses and fences made of Boso stone in the surrounding area. In addition, the main building was built in Boshu stone, etc.[57]It can be seen that it is a stone that has been used in close contact with the area for many years.


Prefectural government

Prefecture symbol

  • Prefecture badge
    • The prefecture badge is a graphic representation of katakana (h) and (c). (1909(42th year of Meiji)May 12Enacted)
  • Prefecture flag
    • The prefectural flag has a prefectural emblem in the center, the ground is a sky blue that represents hope and development, and the mark isRape blossomThe one with the light yellow border. (1963(38)May 7Enacted)
  • Prefecture song
  • Prefecture flowers
    • The flower of the prefecture is "Nanohana".1954(Showa 29) In MarchNHKWas open to the public. It has not been officially decided.
  • Gymnastics in prefecture
    • Gymnastics in the prefectureNanohana GymnasticsIt is stipulated that there are products for the elderly and children.
  • Prefecture logo[58]
    • A logo designed based on the hiragana "chiba". There are "vertical writing" and "horizontal writing", and there are "colored letters on a white background" and "white letters on a colored background", respectively. In addition, there are also hiragana and Roman letters (CHIBA).2006(18)May 11Published.

Prefectural political history

  • 1874(Meiji7 years): Chiba's first decree (Prefectural order)Kazu ShibaharaIs appointed.
  • 1877(Meiji 10): Prefectural OrdinanceKazu ShibaharaPublished "".
  • 1879(Meiji 12): Held the first prefectural assembly election. 1 new members are elected from each county.
  • 1880(13th year of Meiji): Civil rights administration company "After schoolWas formed.
  • 1911(Meiji 44): The opening ceremony of the new prefectural office is held.
  • 1924(Taisho13 years):Chiba Prefectural LibraryInstalled.
  • 1928(Showa3rd year): Conducted the first Chiba prefectural assembly election by ordinary election. Usually in the first election,Shojiro Kawashima11 people are elected.
  • 1939(Showa 14):National mobilizationThe secretariat is set up in the prefectural office.
  • 1940(Showa 15):Taisei Tsubasa CouncilChiba Chapter established.
  • 1941(Showa 16): The 1st Taisei Tsubasa Council held in Chiba Prefecture.
  • 1942(Showa 17): Chiba PrefectureWing admirersFormed. In the winged election, 9 wing candidate candidates and 2 non-recommended candidate winners. 91 members of the Chiba Prefectural Branch of the Manchurian Pioneering Youth Volunteer Team are Watanaman.
  • 1946(Showa 21): The 82nd Military Administration (later) was set up in the Chiba Prefectural Office and was put under protection.
  • 1947(Showa 22): FirstPrefectural governorBy public election,Tamanosuke KawaguchiIs elected.Farmland reformExecuted the first agricultural land acquisition by. Formed.Chiba Prefectural PoliceInauguration.
  • 1950(25): Construction of Kawasaki Steel Chiba Works is decided by the prefecture and Chiba City's attraction activities.
  • 1952(Showa 27): Established.
  • 1958(Showa 33):Kujukuri shooting rangeUnlimited shooting cancellation for (Camp Kakatakai)U.S. ForcesIs a notification.
  • 1959(Showa 34): The Chiba Prefectural Council was formed to prevent the US-Japan security revision. Rulemaking.
  • 1961(Showa 36): Created.Yawata SteelSigned the Kimitsu invitation agreement.
  • 1962(Showa 37): New prefectural office building completed.
  • 1963(Showa 38): Enforced.
  • 1964(39): 10 prefectures established. Announced.
  • 1968(43): Chiba Prefectural Pollution Research Institute (current) is established in Ichihara City.
  • 1973(Showa 48): The 28th Anniversary Business Ceremony was held. Held the XNUMXth National Sports Festival (Wakashio National Athletic Meet) Summer Games.
  • 1981(56): Formulated.
  • 1982(Showa 57):Trans-Tokyo Bay RoadEstablished Construction Promotion Council.
  • 1983(58): Formulated.
  • 1996(Heisei8 years): Prefectural main government building (current main government building) completed.
  • 1999(11): Chiba Prefecture long-term vision "" is formulated.
  • 2000(12): Determined.
  • 2002(14) September 9: Abolished.
  • 2006(18): The "Ordinance for the Creation of Chiba Prefecture, which makes it easy for both people with and without disabilities to live together" was established, the first ordinance to eliminate discrimination for persons with disabilities nationwide.


  • Present Governor of Chiba Prefecture (9th generation of private election)
    • Toshito Kumagai(Kumaga Itoshihito)2021(3nd year of Reiwa)May 4 -
  • About successive governorsList of Governor of ChibaSee.

Prefectural assembly


Heisei 29 year
  • Group I (Financial Power Index 0.5 or higher)


  • FY19 financial strength index 0.76
  • FY18 financial strength index 0.70
  • FY17 financial strength index 0.65
  • FY16 financial strength index 0.63

public facility

Prefectural Cultural Hall
  • Chiba Cultural Center(Chuo-ku, Chiba)
  • Chiba Prefectural Tohso Cultural Center (Asahi City)
  • Chiba Prefecture Nanso Culture Hall (Tateyama City)
  • Aoba-no-mori Park Arts and Culture Hall (Chuo-ku, Chiba)
Prefectural library
Prefectural Museum

2004(16)May 4The usage fee for the prefectural museums and art galleries became charged.

Prefectural Museum of Art
Sports Facilities
Prefectural park
Prefectural forest

Administrative services


Public in ChibaSewerThe penetration rate has been below the national average for many years,2009According to a survey at the end of March (21), it was 3%, which is about 5% lower than the national average.[61].. In the northwestern cities such as Chiba City and Kashiwa City, the penetration rate is over 80% across the board, but in Tateyama City and Asahi City, it is lower than 10%. Many areas are not covered[61].. The ratio of water supply population is 94.1%, which is 26th in Japan, and the pavement ratio of main roads is 99.9%, which is the 1st place in Japan.[62].. As mentioned above, the infrastructure of Chiba Prefecture cannot be said to be at a high level in Japan, and the prefectural office's prefectural soil maintenance department and others are working to improve it.

Chiba Internet Broadcasting Station

"Chiba Prefecture Internet Broadcasting Station" is an Internet television broadcast operated by Chiba Prefecture. Governor's regular press conference, weekly Chiba Prefecture, introduction of prefectural hospitals, etc. are prepared for 7 channels to serve as public relations for prefectural government[63].


Economic and industrial

Major companies headquartered in the prefecture


Ichikawa City


Urayasu city



Other municipalities


  • As a place with a temperate climate and flat land, and close to Tokyo and Kanagawa, which are major consumption areas,Suburban agricultureIs thriving. Agricultural output is 27 (2015No. 4 in Japan according to the statistics. FY24 of harvest amount by item (2012) Statisticsshallot-turnip-Spinach,Green pea,Edamame,Shanda,pearIs the number one harvest in Japan,Radish,Ginseng,Satoimo,Broad bean,watermelon,LoquatIs the second largest nationwide. Othercabbage,GingerIs the 3rd place in Japan,Burdock,TomatoProduction of such crops is also active. Rice production, dairy farming, and flower production are also active. In addition,No twentieth century The1888(Meiji 21)Matsudo-shiIt is said that the tree that was discovered from the garbage dumping site is the origin. In Minamiboso, the cultivation of flowers using the warm climate is thriving,2015(27) degree is the second largest in Japan.
  • As a special productpeanutsIs famous nationwide. Famous as a pioneer of peanut cultivation in Chiba prefecture, Sozo Kanaya is looking for crops that can grow well on thin land that has just been cleared,1878(11th year of Meiji),Prefectural orderRecommended to start growing peanuts. After that, the cultivated area spread rapidly from the tidal flat region (a region that spans Sosa and Maritime counties) to Sanbu, Katori, and Inba counties, and became a representative crop of Chiba prefecture. After his death, Kanaya was recognized for his achievements.1906(Meiji 39) Minister of Agriculture and Commerce,1968(Showa 43) Commended by the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry. Also,AsahiThe "Peanut Monument" is built at Ise Grand Shrine in Kamazawa. By the way, peanuts were first cultivated in Chiba prefecture.1876It is said that Makino Manemon (Meiji 9) is the first.
  • JapanesedairyIt is said to be the birthplace.Tokugawa YoshimuneByKyoho13 years(1728) Imported white cow (Hakugyu) from India,[64]CurrentMinamiboso(OldMaruyama TownIt is said that the origin of dairy products started in.Raw milk3rd in the country in terms of production (2000(12)).

List of agricultural products

Grains and vegetables
  • melon: Asahi City (formerly Iioka Town), Choshi City
  • Loquat: Minamiboso City (Imperial gift)
  • watermelon: Tomisato City (Imperial gift)
  • Pear: Ichikawa City, Matsudo City, Kamagaya City, Shirai City (the largest production in Japan)
  • Strawberry: Sanmu City, Tojo Town, Oamishirasato City
  • Orange
  • FIG
  • Plum
  • Oyster
Livestock products

*6th in Japan


Fishing industry

The fishing industry is prosperous because the prefecture is in contact with the sea on three sides, and the catch of lobsters has been the highest in Japan for many years.

The total amount of fisheries production (21 annual report of agriculture, forestry and fisheries statistics) is the 6th largest in the country, especiallyChoshi Fish HarborIs one of the nationwideFishing portHas become. There are also fishing ports in Tateyama and Katsuura,sardine,mackerelOften landed. In Tokyo BaySeaweedAre also being farmed. In the past, aquaculture was often performed in the inner part of Tokyo Bay such as Chiba City where a shallow tidal flat spreads, but this has disappeared with the reclamation of the coast. Currently, seaweed cultivated in the shallow waters of Kisarazu, Futtsu, Funabashi, etc. is prized as "Edomae nori". Good scent and tasteAsakusanoriThere are also attempts to revive the.

List of seafood

River products


  • Since the Edo periodSoy sauce-sweet sake such asBrewing industryIs thriving. In particular, it has an outstanding history and production volume of soy sauce in Japan, and is the number one soy sauce producing area in Japan. Many soy sauce factories are constructed outside Japan.
  • Chiba PortAnd its surrounding landfillsKeiyo Industrial AreaWith the birth of, the heavy chemical industry flourished. One of the characteristics of the prefecture's industry is the high weight of the chemical industry and the food industry.
  • 市 原 市Then, the industry is thriving, and the factory scale is the top in the prefecture.
  • MobaraAbundant in the surrounding areaNatural gasThe industry that usesMobara OfNatural gasThe largest production volume in Japan.
  • Natural gas deposit (Gas field) FromIodineIs one of the most produced minerals in the world and is almost the only mineral resource that Japan exports to the world. Chiba's annual production is about 5,700t (1999(11)), accounting for about 87% of the whole country. Japan accounts for about 35% of the world's iodine production, but Chiba Prefecture is also the world's largest source of iodine.

List of industrial products

Major companies with factories in the prefecture

Life and transportation




toll road
National road
Prefectural road


The number of stations in Chiba prefecture is 336, more than 230 stations compared to Saitama prefecture (100 stations) and Kanagawa prefecture (352 stations). this isSobu Main LineKeisei Main Line-Keisei Chiba LineThis is because there are competing routes between stations and the area of ​​the prefecture is relatively large.

JTB publishing,Kotsu Shimbun(Excluding "Tokyo Timetable" which does not have the symbol of the prefecture representative station)TimetableThe prefecture's representative station inChiba StationAndChiba Prefectural OfficeandChiba City HallConnect to at the same stationChiba City Monorail Line 1Along the line,Chiba Prefectural Sports CenterTo2Located along the line. The station with the most passengers in the prefectureNishi-Funabashi StationThe average daily number of passengers is about 70. Connecting both stationsSobu LineIt is directly connected to central Tokyo across the Edo River in the western part of Ichikawa City. Run in parallelSobu Rapid LinePasses Nishi-Funabashi station, and next to the stationFunabashi StationStop at.

The railway lines are concentrated in the northwestern region, where the population density is high, and the Sobu Main Line and Keisei Main Line/Keisei Chiba Line have been competing since the Taisho era, especially in the Kunan area. In 1969, the subway Tozai Line (currently:Tokyo Metro Tozai Line) In 1989Toei Subway Shinjuku LineEach has been opened and connected to the station of the Sobu line, but the Sobu rapid line competing in the city center passes through the connected station. In 1990Keiyo LineHas opened its entire line, improving convenience to Tokyo Disney Resort and Makuhari New City. During weekday rush hoursShinkiba Station - Soga StationThe non-stop commuting rapid train runs 35.6 km between the two, and also serves as a bypass route for the Sobu Rapid Line. Opened in 2001Disney Resort Line TheMaihama StationIt is a line that connects each facility of Tokyo Disney Resort and operates a single ring road counterclockwise.

Tokatsu areaJoban Rapid LineJoban LineUndertakes transportation to the city center, but in 2005Metropolitan New City Railway Tsukuba ExpressHas opened up and has come to compete with them. The Ueno Tokyo line opened in 2015, until thenUeno StationJoban Rapid Line, which was the departure and arrival, has begun to enter central Tokyo.Connect with Joban LineRyutetsu Nagareyama LineIs near TokyoIC card ticketIs a local line of small and medium-sized private railways that cannot be used, and all lines are single tracks.The line that runs through the Kanan area and the Tokatsu areaMusashino Line,Tobu Noda Line,Shin-Keisei Electric Railway Shin-Keisei LineThere are three routes, all of which go through Matsudo City and Funabashi City.The Musashino Line has been operating directly with the Keiyo Line since 3, and is the only of these three lines to enter central Tokyo.Tobu Noda Line in 1988Sakai Station --The double tracking between Funabashi Station has been completed, and in 2020, express operation was started in the same section.Most of the Shin-Keisei Line was laid before the warRailroad Regiment Exercise LineIt is a linear shape with a large number of curves.

Inba areaHokuso Railway Hokuso LineCrosses the east and west, and in 2010Keisei Narita Airport LineOpened and became a new access railway to Narita Airport. Directly connects the city center with Narita AirportSkyliner TheInba Nippon Medical School StationFrom 160 to the east side of the new line section km / hDriving is taking place. Nearest station to Naritasan Shinshoji TempleNarita Station TheNarita Airport StationThe line extends in four directions including the direction, but all of themNarita LineIt is in the form of one line. Another nearest stationKeisei Narita StationOther than Keisei Main LineKeisei Higashi Narita LineEntered and opened in 2000Shibayama Railway LineMutual direct operation with. The business distance of the Shibayama Chiyoda Line is 2.2 km, which is the shortest line among Japanese railway operators. Only in Chiba PrefectureNew transportation systemIs a routeYamaman Eucalyptus Hill Line TheEucalyptus hillIt has been opened as an access route for, and as of 2021, the non-air-conditioned vehicle that was originally opened is still operating.

Sakura Station - Matsugishi StationThere are two lines, the Sobu Main Line, which passes through the Yamatake area, and the Narita Line, which passes through the Katori area. The Narita line train is located next to Matsugishi Station.Isogo StationGet on. The stationChoshi Electric Railway LineIt is a connection station with and on the wayKaikashima StationIs the station located in the easternmost part of the Kanto region. Sobu Main LineNaruto StationTogane LineAnd the Narita lineKatori StationKashima LineConnect to.

Soga Station- Awakamogawa StationBetween the Kimitsu area and the Awa areaUchibo LineAnd through the Nagasei and Isumi areasSotobo LineThere are two routes. The Uchibo Line passes through the Keiyo Industrial Area, and the freight line on the sea sideKeiyo Rinkai Railway Rinkai Main LineRun in parallel.Compete with the Sotobo lineKeisei Chihara LineThe whole line is a single line, the fare is high and the use is sluggish.

Kisarazu StationConnect withKururi LineIs the only non-electrified line on the JR line in Chiba Prefecture, and IC card tickets cannot be used. Cross the Boso PeninsulaKominato Railway LineIsumi Railway Isumi Line TheKazusa Nakano StationAll are single-line non-electrified routes. The number of passengers on the southern railway lines has been declining due to the opening of the Tokyo Bay Aqua Line in 1997 and the opening of highway buses one after another. Limited Express "Sazanami”Will be operated only on weekdays, and all regular trainsKimitsu StationIt was shortened to arrival and departure.

As of 2019, the route in the prefecture with the highest congestion rate during the morning rush hour is 199% of the Tokyo Metro Tozai Line, and the busiest section isKiba StationからMonzen-nakacho StationIt is a section up to.The congestion rate fell below 1989% in 200 when the Toei Subway-Shinjuku Line was fully opened, but in 1996Toyo High Speed ​​Railway Toyo High Speed ​​LineHowever, the congestion rate has been flat at around 200% up to the present, as the company opened and operated direct through. Since 2014, it has become the most congested route on Japanese railways. Next to this is the Sobu Line,Kinshicho StationからRyogoku StationIt is 194% in the section up to.The congestion rate was over 1995% until 240, but it fell below 2013% in 200 due to the replacement with a wide car body and a decrease in the number of transport personnel.

On the other hand, the Keisei Main Line has a re-congested section during rush hours.Daijingushita StationからKeisei Funabashi StationThe congestion rate is as low as 127%.This is because the Sobu Rapid Line, which runs parallel to the city center from Funabashi Station, is overwhelmingly advantageous in terms of required time and destination.Aoto StationFrom the city center sideToei Subway Asakusa LineGo directly toKeisei Oshiage LineDue to its convenience.

It is electrified except for the Kururi Line, Kominato Railway Line, Isumi Railway Isumi Line, and Keiyo Rinkai Railway Rinkai Main Line.




  • Urayasu Heliport
  • Fuse Heliport
    • THC (Air Transportation Business)
  • Makuhari New City Heliport


Taking advantage of the geography that faces most of the sea, many industrial ports andFishing port,MarinasThere is. The following is an excerpt from that.

Industrial port
Fishing port
Ferry port
  • Ichikawa Marina
  • Inage Yacht Harbor
  • Choshi Marina

Medical and welfare

Disaster base hospital


Vocational school
Special school
high school
Junior high school
primary school

Mass media

News (Chinese)

PrefectureSankei ShimbunOther thanNational newspaper,Tokyo Newspaper TheEvening paperArea to deliver.

  • Whole prefecture newspaper
  • Local newspaper
    • Inage Shimbun (Chiba City applicants, distributed to each household, Head Office Chiba City)
    • Kashiwa Shimin Shimbun (Kashiwa City applicants, distributed to each household, head office Kashiwa City)
    • Bunichi Shimbun (Tateyama City, Kamogawa City, Minamiboso City, Kyonan Town, applicants, distributed to each household, head office Tateyama City)
    • Shin-Chiba Newspaper (Headquarters Kisarazu City)
    • Boso Jiji Shimbun (Headquarters Kisarazu City)
    • Nikkan Joso Newspaper (Choshi, head office)
    • Mass Daily (Headquarters in Choshi City)
    • Sotobo Shimbun (Kamogawa City, Katsuura City applicants, distributed to each household, head office Kamogawa City)
    • Regional newspaper(Headquarters Yachiyo City)

TV station

Prefectural broadcast OfChibateleIn addition to the,Wide area broadcasting OfNHK Broadcast Center(NHK General-NHK E Tele)WhenKey station in Tokyo5 stations (Nippon TV-TV Asahi-TBS-Television Tokyo Channel 12, Ltd.-Fuji Television Network, Inc) Is targeted for broadcasting throughout the prefecture,Broadcast target areaoutsideTOKYO MXHigashi Katsushika area and Katsura South area[65]The reception area is mainly for[66].

Radio stations

*For foreign language broadcastingInterFMIs the target area for broadcasting in the prefectureChibaNarita International AirportBut only[67], Generally Higashi Katsushika area and Katsura South area[65]Is a broadcasting area[68].FM Tokyo(TOKYO FM),J-WAVEIs also a broadcasting area centered on the Higashi-Katsushika area and the Kanan area.[69][70][71].

AM radio is a broadcasting station that has a transmitting station described later,TBS Radio,Nippon Cultural Broadcasting, Inc.Is the target area for broadcasting.

Cable TV

Category: Cable TV station in ChibaSee.

Broadcasting station with transmitting station

In addition to the above, the parent station transmitting stations of the following broadcasting stations are in Chiba Prefecture.

Also in various places in the prefectureNHK Broadcast CenterAnd there are relay stations for 5 wide area commercial broadcasters.[73].*For the transmission channel, see the website of the Kanto Bureau of Communications, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (Digital relay station opening information).



Traditional dialect (Chiba dialect) AsTosoubenIs in the east,Boshu dialectIs spoken in the South, but it tends to decline in the youth. In the northwestern and urban areas where there are many migrants from other prefectures, mainlyMetropolitan dialectIs being spoken.

Food culture:

local cuisine

Local ramen

Local ekiben

Chiba StationHamaben series
  • Clamming lunch
  • Yakihama Bento (1940(Traditional ekiben that appeared in (Showa 15))
  • Katsuura bonito seared with pickled seafood
  • Yakihama bowl (characterized in clam-shaped ceramic containers)
  • Big catch
Chiba Station Rape Tonkatsu Ekiben
  • Ton and bento
  • Field mustard lunch
  • JUMBO cutlet lunch
Echiben in the curtain of Chiba station
  • Shimoda bento
  • Wakashio bento
  • Adult holiday
  • Chiba Manyo
Chiba station/seasonal ekiben
  • Autumn mushroom rice lunch
  • Seafood lunch cooked rice lunch (December-limited ekiben)
  • Unagi bento (limited-time ekiben before and after the day of the ox)
Other ekiben at Chiba station
  • Manyoken grilled meat lunch
  • Manyo Sushi
  • Donto Chirama Festival Sushi Sushi
  • Sashimi sushi
  • Sea bream gourmet rice flower bream
  • Minamiboso flower picking lunch
Goi StationEkiben
  • Clams
  • Boso handbill
Kisarazu StationEkiben
  • Discerning Yokocho barbe Q lunch
  • Kisarazu Udon
  • Fishing
Awakamogawa StationEkiben
  • Boso Peninsula Unito Sazameshi (Equipment of Awakamogawa Station on the Sotobo Line)
  • Wakashi lunch
  • San ga yaki
  • Abalone chirashi
  • Boso Peninsula Sea Urchin
  • Maybe inside the curtain
Tateyama StationEkiben
  • Whale lunch

Traditional crafts

Traditional crafts designated by the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry
Traditional crafts
Textiles, costumes, etc.
  • : Mobara
  • : Chonan
  • : Yachiyo City
Musical instrument
  • : Katori City
  • :Ichigawa City
  • :Sanmu City
  • : Asahi
  • : Kujukuri Town
  • : Kujukuri Town
  • : Kimitsu City
  • : Kamagaya City
  • : Ichihara
  • : Katori City

Special products/special products

Processed goods
Local sake

List of sake makersSee

Dairy products
Agricultural products
Marine Products
Livestock products
Ornamental plant
  • (Naritasan Spiritual Medicine): Narita City
Art supplies/pigments


Chibahigh school baseballThere are a large number of participating schools in local competitions nationwide[74]Above all, unlike other prefectures, there are many schools, both public and private, that have good abilities, so the prefecture's representative schools have been changing every year for a long time.National High School Baseball ChampionshipIn the memorial tournament, it may be divided into Nishi Chiba district and East Chiba district. Hardball baseball club's summerNational High School Baseball Championship Chiba TournamentThen every yearChiba Marine StadiumOpening and closing ceremonies were held in many of the qualifying gamesChiba baseball field,Aoba Forest Baseball FieldDone in[75].
In high school soccerFunabashi City Funabashi High School,Narashino Municipal Narashino High School,Ryu Keizai University Kashiwa High SchoolThere are many strong people in the Tokatsu district centered on[76].. Compared to other prefectures,National High School Soccer ChampionshipIt is also called "the fierce battle zone" of high school soccer because there are few cases where the same school participates as a prefecture representative in a row (the national championship of the previous year may disappear in the prefecture competition)[76].. There are many schools that participate in the prefectural tournament, and because it is divided into the first to the third, it is often the case that the prefectural representative has not been decided by the time the tournament for the national high school soccer championship is decided. Local competitions will be held on the grounds of competition facilities or schools in each region, and the semi-finals and finalsFukuda Electronic Arena,Kashiwanoha Park General StadiumEtc.

サ ッ カ ー
American Football
  • Honda Boxing Gym (Chuo-ku, Chiba)
  • Inage Boxing Gym (Inage Ward, Chiba City)
  • Funabashi Dragon Gym (Funabashi City)
  • Land Boxing Gym (Funabashi City)
  • Ishimaru Boxing Gym (Narashino City)
  • Ceres Boxing Sports Gym(Kashiwa City)
  • Tsuchihashi Boxing Gym (Sakura City)
  • Keiyo Boxing Gym (Ichihara City)
水 泳
  • Chiba Swimming Federation

Bicycle competition

Air race

2003ToRed bullStarted with the planAerobatic flightBy pilotAir raceCollective term for the series.International Aviation FederationIt is an official race.

2015As an air race Japan venueChibaMihama OfMakuhari Seaside ParkIs held inRunway,Hanger,Control facilitySpecial airfields such asUrayasu cityIs set up in. In Urayasu City General Park,Public viewingIs being done.


surfingIt is known as a thriving place for international competitions such as "WQS series" and "International surfing competition"[77].

In particularKujukuri beach OfTsurigasaki coast(Shitashita) is one of the best surfing points in Japan,2020 Tokyo OlympicsHas become a surfing competition venue in[78].

Chiba National Athletic Meet

2010(22)May 9More in ChibaYume Peninsula Chiba National Athletic Meet(65thNational Athletic Meet) Was held. Tournament mascot characterChibaBecame the official mascot of Chiba Prefecture.

2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics

Makuhari Messeas well as the Tsurigasaki coast The2020 Tokyo Olympics and ParalympicsIt is a competition venue.

Competition venueLocationCompetition
Makuhari MesseChibaChibafencing,Taekwondo,wrestlingGoal ball, Taekwondo,Sitting volleyball,Wheelchair fencing
Tsurigasaki coastSurfing venueChibaChosei-gunIchinomiyasurfing-


The number of tourists in Chiba Prefecture isAbout 1 million(Total number, 2017[79]), and one of Japan's best tourists. The total number of guests is about 1833 million. The number of foreign tourists is 1112 million, and the total number of overnight stays is 456 million (2019)[80].

TokyoAdjacent toTrain,highwayIn addition to transportation networks such asNarita International AirportWhen,Tokyo Bay Aqua LineThroughTokyo International AirportThis makes the environment easier for domestic and foreign tourists to visit. By region, the Higashi-Katsushika area is the largest with about 5957 million, followed by the Chiba area (about 3122 million), the Inba area (about 2556 million), the Kimitsu area (about 2455 million), and the Awa area (about 1172 million). ), and these five regions account for more than 5% of the total. In terms of the number of tourists by month, January was the largest with approximately 8 million, followed by August (approximately 1 million), July (approximately 2019 million), and May (approximately 8 million). Has become.

Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and TourismAccording to the survey, “Sports and recreation” had the largest number of tourists with about 6797 million people (composition ratio 37.9%), which was the most common among tourists according to the categories such as tourist spots in “Common Criteria for Tourist Information”. "Culture" is about 2706 million (composition ratio 15.1%), and "festivals and events" is about 2699 million (composition ratio 15.1%).

In the south, there are vast sandy beaches facing the sea on three sides, and there are abundant nature and tourism, including Minamiboso Quasi-National Park and Mizugo Tsukuba Quasi-National Park. In the northwestDisney Resort,Shopping center,博物馆There are many facilities. NortheastNaritasan Shinshoji Temple,SaharaIn areas with a historical atmosphere such as, there are many foreign tourists using Narita Airport. In the coastal areas, there are beaches that make use of the vast sandy beaches and seashell hunting grounds that use tidal flats. AlsoIsumi Railway,Choshi Electric RailwayLocal lines such as are also used for sightseeing.

In Futtsu City, Kamogawa City, mainly to attract touristsOra bowlExists. These rice bowls are not divided according to the cooking method, etc., and different rice bowls at different stores jointly appeal to each other with the same name to encourage tourists to visit the stores and consume them. Oragadon is often published in tourist guidebooks and is famous in the prefecture.Local gourmetIs. In addition, because both fisheries and agriculture are well developed, processed fruits such as pears and Boshu loquat and whale meat were used.Whale sauceOr processed peanuts or sea bream rice crackersgiftIt is sold as a thing. Some local souvenirs are sold by Choshi Electric Railway, etc.Wet rice crackerIs famous.

Cultural property

National treasure

  • National Museum of History and Folklore(Sakura City)
    • Song Edition Chinese Book (Keigen)-61 books
    • Song version of the Han Chinese Book (Keigen)-60 books
    • The History of Song Version (Book by Yoshio Huang)-90
    • Nukata-ji Temple Namijo-ri (Azabu)-1 scoop
    • Goutain's Remarks (Bunho 1rd Year Tool Note Calendar) Handwritten Book-XNUMX Volume

National special natural monument

Important traditional buildings preservation area

Japanese heritage

Designated cultural property

Includes a list of the number of cultural properties designated by the country and prefectures, and one duplicate designation of national scenic spots and natural monuments[81].

TypesCountry designationPrefecture designationTotal
Tangible cultural propertyBuilding287098
A painting72633
Ancient document51318
Archeological material34043
Historical material21417
Intangible cultural property088

Cultural property

Tangible folklore

Cultural property

Intangible folklore

Cultural property

MemorialHistoric site2782109
Scenic spot437
Natural treasure165067

Foreign relations

Works set in Chiba Prefecture

Celebrities from Chiba Prefecture


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Kanagawa(Kanagawa Prefecture,British: Kanagawa Prefecture) IsJapan OfKanto regionに 位置 す るPrefecture.Prefectural office location The横 浜 市.

Capital AreaForm part ofPopulation by prefectureAre adjacentTokyoSecond place after[1],Daytime populationas well as the The population densityIs Tokyo,OsakaIt is the third place after.Prefecture gross productAlso in Tokyo,Aichi, Is the 4th place after Osaka prefecture[2].. Within the prefectureGovernment-designated cityIs the only three in the country (横 浜 市-Kawasaki City-Sagamihara City) so,areaIs the 43rd largest[3][4].villageIt is,Kiyokawa VillageThere is only one village. Average annual income by academic distinctionHighestRegion TheKawasaki City Miyamaedaira Elementary SchoolIt is 1044 million yen in the school district.


Kanagawa PrefectureKantoA prefecture located in the southwestern part of the regionSagami countryWhole area andMusashi countryPart of is applicable. The population is 9,216,009 (as of June 2020, 9)[5]Occupies about 6.9% of the total population, and the area is 2416.17.square kilometer (kilometer2) Occupies about 0.6% of the country[3].

Within the prefecture市町村The number is 33, of whichCityIs 19,townIs 13,villageIs 1 (Kiyokawa Village). Within the prefectureGovernment-designated city The横 浜 市-Kawasaki City-Sagamihara City3 cities,Core city TheYokosuka1 cities,Special city at the time of enforcement TheOdawara city-Yamato-Hiratsuka-Atsugi-ChigasakiThe five cities.

Eastern prefecture横 浜 市,Kawasaki CityIt is,Urbanization,IndustrializationIs progressing,Tokyo BayFacingKeihin Industrial AreaForm a corner. The western part of the prefecture is rich in greeneryTanzawa areaからAshigara Mountains,Mt. HakoneAre connected,Sakawa RiverFlowsAshigara PlainToOdawara Castle Ofcastle town-Odawara cityOpen. The central part of the prefectureSagamihara City,EbinaIn plain areas such asUrbanization-IndustrializationIs progressing,Sagami RiverFlowsHiratsukaからSagami BayPour into. The southeastern part of the prefecture is along the seaChigasaki,FujisawaOpen,Kamakura ShogunateWas placedKamakura cityFromMeijiSince thenYokosukaThere isMiura PeninsulaOverMiura HillsAre lined up.

The prefecture area is oldSagami countryThe center of Sagami Bay and the Sagami River basin flourished.Kawasaki CityAnd occupy most of Yokohama cityMusashi countryThe area of ​​the Kotokaido (Yakurazawa return) And small-scale agricultural and fishing villages were formed mainly along the coast of Tokyo Bay. SagamiKokufuLocation is not specified, Hiratsuka City,Oiso TownThere is a theory that it was placed in Ebina and Odawara.

Heian periodからSamuraiActivities became more active,Conqueror General-Yoritomo GengenByKamakuraToKamakura ShogunateWas placed.Kamakura PeriodIs the beginning (there are various opinions about the opening time). In KamakuraTsuruoka Hachimangu ShrineMany shrines and temples were built withKamakura GozanWas also maintained and functioned as a samurai city. Then custodyHojoThe Kamakura Shogunate operated byMasterThe scholarship cannot be given, and it causes a revolt nationwide. The shogunate itselfNitta YoshisadaDestroyed by the attack of Kamakura.Takashi AshikagabyMuromachi PeriodThe times change. In the Muromachi periodKamakura publicIs set up as the Shogunate of the East,administrationThe battle is constant and finallyKamakura public TheIbarakiFurukawaMoved toFurukawaNext, the end of Kamakura, the capital of the samurai, will be celebrated. At that time, the cityscape of Kamakura was destroyed, and the continuity of the city up to the present was lost.

Sengoku periodToHojo SounCut out Sagami and Izu, the first in JapanSengoku DaimyoBecomes Then continued for 5 generationsMr. GohojoOdawara, the base ofKantoI went to the conquest. At the timeOdawara CastleThe development below is in the westYamaguchiIn contrast to the eastOdawaraWas even told.Japan最初 のWater supplyWas also maintained in this era. HoweverHideyoshi HashibaHe was forced to surrender before his advance, and Hojo as a Sengoku Daimyo was cut off. When Hideyoshi conquered the whole country, Mr. Hojo's territory wasTokugawa IeyasuIeyasu moved from OdawaraEdoMoved to. afterwardsEdo PeriodToEdo ShogunateThe Tokaido was developed as a transportation route to Edo where the area was located, and the development of the coastal area of ​​Tokyo Bay has advanced. The prefecture area is under the direct control of the shogunate.Deputy officialDominated landFlag book-LordMany of the points were arranged. Headquartered in the prefecture since the middle of the Edo periodDamingArea (Clan) Is westernOdawara Domain(Odawara City) and two small clan (Ogino Yamanaka Domain(Nakaogino, Atsugi City), Musashi Kanazawa Domain (Mutsuura Domain, Kanazawa Ward, Yokohama City)), but on the other handEnclaveMany areas are placed (Karasuyama Domain(TochigiNasu Karasuyama),Sakura clan(Chiba佐 倉 市),Nishidaira Domain(Aichi岡 崎 市) Etc.), the rule within the prefecture was subdivided into mosaics.BakumatsuToYokohama portWas opened,Meiji EraUpon entering, it developed mainly in the coastal area of ​​Tokyo Bay.

Before and after the war,Keihin Industrial AreaWith the development of commerce and industry aroundTokyo extreme concentrationAccompanyBed townSince the population has increased due to the change to urbanization, the prefecture was designated by the Act on Special Measures for Promoting Independence of Depopulated Areas.Depopulated areaHas not existed for a long time. But,2017May 3WithAshigarashimoManazuru townWas designated as a depopulated area[6]. See below (#population) Like Yokosuka City or Odawara City,MiuraThere are some areas where the population is stagnant or decreasing, andAshigara upper areaEtcMountainous areaIt is no different from other prefectures in that it has such a problem.


The prefecture name isTokaidoProsper to the muscles from ancient timesPost townKanagawa(Currently Yokohama CityKanagawa ku),andBakumatsuToTobe Town(Currently Yokohama CityNishi-wardMomijigaoka) Was placed inKanagawa magistrate's officeDerived from[7]. The origin of these "Kanagawa" isKeikyu Main LineKeikyu Higashi-Kanagawa StationLength 300 that was flowing nearbyMetersIt is a road now because of the name of Ogawa[8].


Kanagawa PrefectureKanto regionLocated at the southwestern end of theKilometers (km), about 60 km north-south.The prefecture area is the whole of Sagami ProvinceMusashi countryKuraki-gun-Tachibanaju-Tsuzuki-gun(Current part of Kawasaki City and Yokohama City). To the west is the Tanzawa mountainsYamanashiIn the Hakone mountainsShizuokaContact with. EastTokyo BayFacing theTokyo Bay Aqua LineThroughChibaContact. South isSagami BayFacing the Miura PeninsulaThe Pacific OceanProject to. In Kawasaki City in the northeastTamagawaThe lower stream is the boundary with Tokyo, but belongs to Tokyo in the middle stream.Inagi-shi,Tama City,Machida-shiExtends south of the Tama River, and Machida City is southwest of it.SakaigawaOf the prefectureSagamihara City,YamatoIs in contact with.

Land use area (2003) Is森林・The wilderness accounts for 39.2%,Residential land26.5%, agricultural land 8.8%, road 7.9%, and water surface 3.8%.

The highest peak in the prefectureMount KasumigatakeAt (1,673 m)Sundong Maru(1,601 m),Mount OmuroFollowed by (1,588 m).The length of the riverSagami River(55.6 km) is the longest, Sakai River (52.1 km),Nakatsugawa(32.8 km) continues.The area of ​​the lake isLake Ashinoko(7.1 km2) Is the widestLake Miyagase (4.6 km2),Sagami Lake(3.3km2) Continues.


The prefecture area is largely divided into the eastern hilly region (east of Sakaigawa), the central lowland (Sakaigawa-Sagamigawa), and the western mountainous region (west of Sagamigawa) by the Sakaigawa and Sagamigawa that flow southward in the central part.coastalThe length of the line is about 430 km and it is very varied.

Eastern part: Tama Hills, Miura Peninsula

What characterizes the terrain in the eastern part of the prefecture sandwiched between the Tama River and the Sakai RiverTama HillsIt is a hilly terrain centered on. TokyoTama areaOf the Tama Hills that continue from the southwest, the ones that belong to the prefecture are the low-lying surfaces at an altitude of 70 to 90 m in the south.Separate the slope on the Tokyo Bay side and the slope on the Sagami Bay sideWatershedIs biased to the west, and on the Tokyo Bay side of the Tama River tributaryMisawa RiverAnd Gotanda River,Tsurumi RiverAnd its tributariesOnda River,furtherZushi River,Ooka RiverBy the Sagami Bay side slope,Kashio RiverAnd its tributariesErosionDispersed valleys (Tanito) are distributed.

Kawasaki CityTakatsu WardSouth to YokohamaKohoku ku-Tsurumi ku-Kanagawa kuThe hill to the top is about 40 to 60 m above sea level, which is one step lower than this hill surface.Diluvial plateauThen, from the place name in Tsurumi WardShimosueyoshi PlateauCalled. The same applies to hills such as Nogeyama, Kuboyama and Negishidai in central Yokohama.AccumulationIt is considered a face, and also on the opposite bank of the Tama RiverMusashino PlateauIt is also compared to Ebaradai and Yodohashidai in the southeastern part. The Tama River flows between the Musashino Plateau in the north and the Tama Hills and Shimosueyoshi Plateau in the south,Alluvial lowlandTo form. KawasakiKawasaki kuAnd TokyoOta-kuTo the south (Kamata/Rokugo/Haneda area)deltaHowever, the artificial topographical alteration is remarkable.

The main ridge of Tama Hills is the highest point in YokohamaEnkaizan(153 m) ・ Continue to Miura Peninsula via Omaruyama (156 m).Most of the Miura PeninsulaMiura HillsKamakura in a valley opened along a small river that is occupied byZushi, Yokosuka and other cities are distributed. However, due to the lack of flat land, in Yokosuka, urbanization progressed from an early stage to the top of the hill, and in other areas as well.High economic growthSince the latter half of the term, residential land development has been carried out through large-scale topographical changes. In the south of Yokosuka City, in the south of the valley of the Heisaku River, the Kinugasa Fault, the Kitatake Fault, and the Takeyama Fault extend west-northwest-southeast.Active faultAre in parallel. This active fault groupUraga SuidoSandwiched betweenBoso PeninsulaContinue to the south. South of the Takeyama Fault at the southern end of the peninsulaMiuraIt is roughly divided into three stagesCoastal terraceDevelops and a flat land spreads on the terrace. The end of the river valley that erodes the terraces in a dendritic manner submerged,Oil potIn the bayDrowning valleyAre distributed.

Central area: Sagami Plain

In the central part of the prefectureSagami RiverA stair-shaped flat land spread in the middle and lower reachesSagami PlainCall. In a broad sense, it may be part of the Kanto Plain, but it is separated by the Tama Hills and is considered to be an independent sedimentary basin due to its geological structure. The Sagami Plain formed by the sedimentation of the Sagami River is an old sedimentary surfaceSagamino PlateauIt is divided into the Sagamihara Plateau and the Sagamigawa Lowland, which is the current surface of deposition (the Sagamigawa Lowland is sometimes called the "Sagami Plain").

The Sagamino Plateau is a diluvial plateau that occupies most of the area between the left bank of the Sagami River and the Sakai River, and the stair-like topography that is noticeable along the Sagami River on the west side was formed after the last interglacial period.River terraceIs. In the northern part of Sagamihara city (former city area), it is divided into three large flat surfaces, but the Takaza plateau, which is located at the southwestern end of the plateau and has a different geological origin, and the sedimentary surface of an older age are slightly hills. In particular, there are more than a dozen steps of flat surfaces such as the remaining Zama Hills. On the other hand, there is a diluvial plateau called Nakatsu plateau on the right bank of the Sagami River.Aikawa TownIt extends from the eastern part to the northern part of Atsugi City, but its scale is smaller than that of the Sagamino Plateau.

The Sagami River changes the flow path to the south near Toma, Sagamihara City,Ebina・From both Atsugi to both sidesNatural embankmentBack swampDevelopedAlluvial lowlandTo form. This lowland runs out of the Tanzawa mountains in the westKinme RiverThe water system will form a wide plain in the central part of the prefecture together with the lowlands formed on the right bank of the Sagami River. It is an area that was developed early in Sagami,KokubunjiWas erected,Samukawa TownSagami countryIchinomiyaIsSamukawa ShrineIs sedentary. On the Sagami Bay from Hiratsuka to Fujisawa,Jomon KaishinMore than 10 rows of sand banks are distributed to reflect the receding coastline after the high tide.Shonan coastKnown as the sandy beach,Sakawa RiverIt is believed that the erosion is significant due to the unbalanced supply with the dam construction etc.

West: Tanzawa/Hakone Volcano

The mountains in the western part of the prefecture are located between eachHadano BasinAshigara PlainBy Tanzawa Mountains in the north, in the eastOiso Hills, Hakone Volcano in the western part and Ashigara Mountains.

The straight steep cliff that borders the Oiso hills on the northeastern edge of the Ashigara plain is due to a very active active fault called the Kofutsu-Matsuda fault zone.Yamakita town OfJinnawa faultExtended toKaminawa/Koufutsu-Matsuda Fault Zone TheEast JapanPutNorth American plateIzu PeninsulaPutPhilippine Sea PlateIs considered the boundary of. In the Tanzawa mountains, the Izu Peninsula that has moved from the south on the Philippine Sea PlateHonshuIt is a mountainous region that was formed by the collision with the hill, and the Oiso hill is a hill that was raised due to the accumulation of active activities in the Kannawa-Koufutsu-Matsuda fault zone. The Kannawa/Koufutsu-Matsuda fault zone is located at the bottom of Sagami Bay.Sagami TroughFollowed by1703(Genroku16 years)Genroku earthquake,1923(Taisho12 years)Kanto earthquake(Great Kanto Earthquake) Large asEarthquakeHas become the epicenter of.

Hakone volcanoIzu/Ogasawara arcBelongs to and doubleOuter ringHaving a largeCompound volcanoIs. Started activities about 65 years ago,Atami - Mishima - Gotenba -A huge volcano with the foot of Odawara was formed. Since the huge eruption about 25 years ago, Mt. Shiragin-Daikanzan- Mikuniyama - Mt. Kintokizan - Myojingatake - MyoseigatakeThe first to call the outer ring (old paddle mountain)calderaBy the time of the major eruption about 6 years ago, a new caldera was formed, with Mt. Byobushi as the outer paddle mountain on the east side (new paddle mountain). PresentCentral crater hillIsKamiyama,KomagatakeStarted about 3 years ago and grew over the old central crater cone that had been formed before that. From central crater hillPyroclastic flow,Mountain collapseDeposits were flowing around the north side(I.e.Damming theSengokuhara,Lake AshinokoWas formed. Even today at Hakone VolcanoOwakudani(Fumarolic area of Hakone volcano)Fumarolic activity was seen atHakone hot spring,Yugawara OnsenAnd many moreSpaAre distributed.


Almost the whole landKöppen climate classificationaccording toWarm and humid climateHowever, the high altitude areas of the Tanzawa MountainsWest coast marine climateorSubarctic humid climateare categorized. Pacific climate(However, the old one in Sagamihara CitySagamiko Town・OldFujino Town・OldTsukui TownArea isCentral highland climateLocated in the Pacific Ocean side, it is warm and has a lot of rainfall. There are five temperature observation points in the prefecture, including the meteorological observatory, which is the lowest among all prefectures. The ordinance-designated city of Sagamihara is limited to rainfall observation at two points, and even in Kawasaki City, Amedus itself, including rainfall observation points, has not been installed.Japanese Meteorological Agency OfForecast warning regulationsThen.east(Representative location: Yokohama)Western part(Representative location: Odawara)Eur-lex.europa.eu eur-lex.europa.euWill be announced. However, the boundary between “East” and “West” according to this classification is not the Sagami River, but the entire Sagamihara City including the old city area on the east bank of the Sagami River is in the “West”, and conversely, Hiratsuka City/Oiso located on the west side of the Sagami River. The town, Ninomiya, belongs to the "eastern part".2010May 5The regulations have been revised toWeather warning-WarningIs now announced in units of municipalities, but the former "secondary subdivisions" (the municipalities are referred to as "secondary subdivisions" after the revision), which was the previous announcement unit, remain unchanged.Area that gathered municipalitiesIt is used by the media as appropriate. The divisions within the prefecture including this are as follows.

  • east
    • Yokohama/Kawasaki-Yokohama, Kawasaki
    • Shonan-Kamakura, Fujisawa, Chigasaki, Yamato, Ebina, Zama, Ayase, Samukawa
    • Miura Peninsula-Yokosuka City, Zushi City, Miura City, Hayama Town
  • Western part
    • Sagamihara-Sagamihara
    • Central prefecture-Hadano, Atsugi, Isehara, Aikawa, Kiyokawa
    • Ashigara on-Minami Ashigara, Nakai, Oi, Matsuda, Yamakita, Kaisei
    • Seisho-Hiratsuka, Oiso, Ninomiya, Odawara, Hakone, Manazuru, Yugawara

Yokohama/Kawasaki, Shonan, Miura Peninsula, SaishoOceanic climate, Sagamihara, Keno, and AshigaraInland climateAlso has.

Local climate features

Normal values ​​in various parts of Kanagawa prefecture (statistical period: 1981-2010, source:Meteorological Agency / Meteorological Statistics Information
Average price
Eastern/Coastal areaInland/Tama HillsWest/CoastWest/Mountain area
Sagamihara Chuo 
Sagami Lake
Lake TanzawaHakone
(° C)
Warmest month26.7
Coldest month5.9
Precipitation amount
Most months233.8
Minimum month54.8
  • Keihin地区 -The coastal area from Kawasaki City to Yokosuka City corresponds to the Keihin area. The climate of this area is particularly strongly affected by Heat Island, because Yokohama has a weather station near the sea,Winter dayThere is almost no difference in the minimum temperature in winter, and even in the same city of Yokohama, there is a big difference from inland areas. Summers are hot and there are many tropical nights. In addition, because of the high temperature, there is less snowfall due to low pressure on the south coast than inland.
  • Shonan-Miura Peninsula - ShonanArea andMiura PeninsulaHas a temperate maritime climate and is unlikely to frost. The summer is not too hot, and the climate is mild and mild throughout the year. Miura City, the southernmost tip of the Miura Peninsula, has the lowest annual rainfall in the prefecture.
  • Tama Hills・Inland plain -It has almost the same climate as the Tama area of ​​Tokyo,Sagamihara City,AtsugiIn addition to YokohamaKawasaki CityInland areas are also applicable. Winters are cold and there are many winter days.EbinaThe average temperature in January is the lowest at the AMeDAS site in the prefecture, and the average minimum temperature is -1 degrees below freezing, sometimes dropping to 0.7 degrees below freezing.It often causes heavy snowfall due to the low pressure on the south coast, and even after the 5s, it has recorded snowfall of around 1980-30 cm.On the other hand, in the inland area, the Tanzawa Mountains hinder the inflow of the north wind, so it is harder to snow in the southwestern part, and it is less likely to snow in the center of Atsugi City and Isehara City.On the other hand, snow cover will increase in western Yokohama, where the influence on the right is small.Summer gets quite hot during the dayExtremely hot dayThere are also many. Despite being overpopulated, Ebina is the only Amedas temperature observation point in this region.
  • Seisho - Sagami RiverWest ofOdawara city,HadanoPlains such as in the winterSouth coast lowWhen passing through, since it often involves warm air, it often causes rain or sleet, and almost no snowfall occurs. However, since it gets cold on a clear morning, there are more winter days than in the Keihin coastal area. Also, summer is relatively easy to spend. Annual precipitation is also higher than in the east.
  • SagamiMountainous region -In the mountainous area adjacent to Yamanashi PrefectureSagamihara CityGreen DistrictoldSagamiko Town,Tsukui Town,Fujino TownAreaHakone townIt becomes inland climate and cold is severe. The summer is cool and a summer resort. In winterSouth coast lowByHakone,TanzawaBrings a considerable amount of snow in such mountain areas. Moreover, the annual rainfall in the western mountainous areas around Hakone Volcano becomes the highest rainfall area in the prefecture, and the annual rainfall tends to decrease toward the east.
Graph (monthly value)
  • Based on data from the Yokohama Local Meteorological Observatory
  • Yokohama/Tokyo 1971-2000, Odawara, Ebina 1979-2000 average

nature Park

National park
Fuji Hakone Izu National Park
National park
Tanzawa Mt. Ooyama National Monument
Prefectural nature park
Prefectural Tanzawa Mt. Ooyama Nature Park, Prefectural Jinma Sagami Lake Natural Park, Prefectural Manazuru Peninsula Natural Park, Prefectural Okuyugawara Natural Park


Population: X NUM X people

There are the following 19 cities, 6 counties, 13 towns and 1 village.All town readings are "town" and villages are "mura".There are six regional divisions: Yokohama area, Kawasaki area, Yokosuka Miura area, prefecture central area, Shonan area, and prefecture west area.[9].

Yokohama area

Population in the area: 3,757,630

Kawasaki area

Population in the area: 1,539,522

Yokosuka Miura area

Population in the area: 693,553

Central prefecture area

Population in the area: 1,578,806

  • City
  • town
  • village
  • *Sagamihara City was previously included in the "prefecture central area", but on March 2006, 18Tsukui DistrictTsukui Town-Sagamiko TownWith the incorporation of, the prefecture integrated the agency (prefectural government synthesis center) that has jurisdiction over the area of ​​the former Tsukui-gun 4 towns that had been called the "Tsukui area".Prefectural north area prefectural government synthesis centerWas installed. Tsukui-gun, March 2007, 19Shiroyama Town-Fujino TownWith the incorporation of, the entire new Sagamihara city has become a “prefecture north area”.
    2008(20) On April 4st, the Prefectural Central Regional Prefectural Government Center and the Prefectural North Regional Prefectural Government Center were integrated.Prefectural center prefectural government synthesis center[10]Was installed. Along with this, Sagamihara City is once again included in the “prefectural central area”.
  • * Zama City (Zama Town at that time) was originally a part of Sagamihara City (Sagamihara Town at that time).
  • * Also called the north phase area.

Shonan area

Population in the area: 1,310,322

West area of ​​prefecture

Population in the area: 336,176

*Population is as of June 2020, 9

Wide skirt

According to the Geographical Survey Institute's nationwide prefectural areas, the area of ​​Kanagawa prefecture is 2416.17km.2Is[11].

The ends of north, south, east, and west of Kanagawa Prefecture are as follows:[12].. North endMt. Shoutousan, The southern endJogashimaAwasaki, the eastern endKawasaki Ukishima Junction, The west endMount Mikuni (Kanagawa prefecture, Yamanashi prefecture, Shizuoka prefecture)It is the Mikuni Pass in the north of. In addition, include the center of gravity[13]. AlsoStatistics BureauAccording to the 22 national census, the center of gravity of the population is in Zenbe Town, Asahi Ward, Yokohama City.[14].

Center of gravity
35°25′03′N 139°20′14′E

Northern end
35°40′22′N 139°08′01′E
Center of gravity
35°27′04.25′N 139°30′36.54′E
West end
35°24′17′N 138°54′57′E
Kanagawa Prefectural Government Office Location
35°26′52′N 139°38′33′E
Eastern end
35°31′07′N 139°47′46′E

Southern tip
35°07′44′N 139°37′44′E


Primitive period

PaleolithicThere are few archaeological sites and they have not been excavated.Jomon textMany archaeological sites can be seen throughout the prefecture, and as a typical archeological siteKatsusaka type earthenwareBecame the origin ofKatsusaka Ruins(country'sHistoric site), and a huge ruin of the largest village in Japan was excavated.Okada ruins, The oldest in JapanShell moundIsNatsushima shell mound(National historic site) etc.Yayoi period ruins Otsuka ruins were built on a hillYayoi PeriodIt is a moated settlement in the middle period.At Saikachido Ruins, from the area close to the moated settlement of Otsuka Ruins and the earthworks that spread around itSquare gutter tombThe group [1] was discovered, and it was confirmed that it was of the same age.Ring moatIt became clear that it was a graveyard for the people who lived in (Otsuka Ruins)Yayoi PeriodIt is an extremely rare example that a large moated settlement in Japan was completely excavated.As a result of clarifying the overall picture of both ruins, the remaining part is considered to be a valuable ruin where the living area and the grave area can be grasped integrally.1986(Showa 61)Historic siteSpecified in.

Ancient times

5st centuryIn the first half,Yamato kingshipSubordinate to.Sagami RiverIn the basinKouzo Aibu,Sakawa RiverIn the basinKokuzo, Kamakura Betsu was appointed near Kamakura and Miura.Emperor AnkanNew Year (534?) to Tachibana-gun and Kuraki-gunTonkuraIs provided.

From ancient times to the Middle Ages, the wealthy among the inhabitants became even richer by expanding the cultivated land and transporting tribute goods, and accumulated self-defense force to protect it. There are a number of indigenous officers dispatched from the center to Sagami and Musashi.

Kanagawa prefecture area is Sagamihachi county[Annotation 2]And Musashikuni Sangun[Annotation 3]Consists of. The government agency (Country) Was called Kokufu. The Kokufu of Sagami country was first placed in Ebina and later moved. Although the location of the relocation destination is not clear,Japanese name Juju"according toOzumi-gun[15], "Irohajisho"Yuya District[Annotation 4]It is said that there was The capital of Musashi is Fuchu, Tokyo.Ookutama ShrineIt is said to be in the vicinity. From the shrine grounds, building traces and floor tiles, which are considered to be the national government's Wakiden, have been unearthed.Emperor ShomuByBalance13 years(741) Was issued to all over the countryKokubunji(Monks and Nunnery) was built.Musashi KokubunjiIs located in Kokubunji City, Tokyo, and the monastery is a Todaiji style cathedral arrangement in which the Nakamon, Kondo and Auditorium are aligned. The temple area is 3-4 towns and squares (about 15ha), belongs to the largest in the country.Sagami Kokubunji TempleIs located in Kokubun, Ebina City. The monastery has a corridor of 160m east-west and 120m north-south, and is a Horyu-ji style cathedral with a main hall, a tower and an auditorium in the east and west.Hakuho styleTherefore, it is considered that the Gunji Uji Temple was renovated. The nunnery is lined with the Nakamon, Kondo, and Auditorium, and there are sutras and a bell tower on both sides of the auditorium.[16].

Enki ceremony internal companyasAshkami-gunToSanda ShrineIn Yuya DistrictKawago Shrine, In Ozumi-gunMaedori Shrine, Takamuro Shrine,Koza-gunToSamukawa Shrine(Meishin Taisha) and others are enshrined.

中 世

First time in Kamakura in the Middle AgesShogunateOpened and became the center of samurai politics (Kamakura Period).
Muromachi PeriodIn the Muromachi Shogunate,Kanpachi)as well asWorth,IzuXNUMX countries (initiallyMutsuDewaIt was XNUMX countries includingOshu searchTo control the authority)Kamakura PrefectureIs placed. Substantial political affairs is the head of Kamakura PrefectureKamakura publicNot the assistantKanto areaIt was under the direct control of the Kanto region.

Sengoku periodToOdawara CastleBased inSengoku DaimyoHojoDestroyed the former ruling power and solidified its position as the champion of Kanto. Under the superior rule of Mr. Gohojo,OdawaraHas grown into the largest city in the Kanto region (castle town). Trade independently with Japan and make it to the castleTojin TownHolding a third generationHojoIs the first water supply in JapanOdawara Hayakawa WaterWas built, and it was one of the most developed cities in Japan as it was called "West Yamaguchi, East Odawara."

The early modern period

Edo PeriodToOdawara DomainThere was, but there are many Hatamoto territories,Miura Anjin(William Adams)ButTokugawa IeyasuからMiura PeninsulaIt is famous that he worshiped the territory.Since the middle of the Edo period, the Odawara domain and other branches of the domain have been based in the current prefecture.Ogino Yamanaka DomainAnd Musashi Kanazawa Domain (Mutsuura Domain), and a clan based outside the prefecture (Karasuyama Domain,Sakura clan,Nishidaira DomainA lot of enclaves were placed. The Odawara DomainSagami RiverAlthough it possessed a certain amount of territory to the west (it did not cover the entire area), the control of all of the shogunate territory, Hagimoto territory, and Daimyo territory was subdivided in the east of the Sagami River.RemunerationThere are so many villages that it is said that there is no single-yen control that fosters regional cohesion within the current prefecture.

In the early Edo period, Tokugawa Ieyasu liked falconry, and the Kosugi Goten (currentlyKawasaki CityNakahara), Kanagawa Goten (横 浜 市), Fujisawa Goten (CurrentFujisawa),Nakahara palace(CurrentHiratsuka) And other general residences were set up. The use of these palace is the third generalTokugawa IemitsuIt was carried out until the generation ofTokugawa YoshimuneIt was revived in the generation.

19st centuryFrom the beginning of the foreign ship (so-called "Black ship]) began to appear in the waters around Japan, and has sought to open Japan. In some countries, there was a force to force “opening and opening of ports”. The security of the coastal area became a political issue, and the Aizu clan in Kanagawa Prefectureculture7 years(1810) Started construction of Daiba and Jinya in Kannonzaki, Nishiuraga and Misaki. Aizu clan officers were stationed in these camps and conducted military training. In an emergency, a system was established to levy fishing and luggage vessels from coastal villages. After that, the arrival of the black ship did not stop,BunseiNew Year (1818) In May, a British ship1822) Is a British whaling ship off Susaki (Chiba),Tempo8 years(1837In June, the American merchant ship Morrison arrived off Uraga. Security was strengthened by the arrival of these black ships one after another, and it was decided to widely mobilize the people of the coastal villages in an emergency, and the name owner and village officials would share the security officers. The area became to be at the forefront of defense.Hiroka3 years(1846) In May, when the US Bittle fleet arrived in Edo Bay, a total of more than 5 ships and more than 3000 agricultural and fishermen were mobilized and mobilized for defense.[17].


Edo Shogunate TheAnsei5 years(1858)ofUS-Japan Amity and Trade Treaty,Japan-UK Amity Trade Treaty(Ansei Five-Country Treaty), we decided to open "Kanagawa" in the port, but due to foreigners' occupancy in a busy placeArrogantConcerned about troubles such as turmoil, the opening of the port was opened in Yokohama Village (near the current Kanagawa Prefectural Office) on the opposite bank, which is easy to control access to and away from the road. This was a treaty violation, but the Shogunate urged Yokohama to be included in Kanagawa.[18].. Initially, the Western powers claimed to have violated the treaty, but the diplomatic debate will soon end. This is because Kanagawa-juku has declined as Yokohama's harbor facilities and other facilities have improved, and Yokohama has begun to develop.

Ansei 6 years (1859), Yokohama and the neighboring areas (Kanagawa-juku,Hodogaya-juku,Honmoku, Negishi, etc.)Kanagawa magistrateThe Kanagawa magistrate's office is located in Kurashiki-gun, Musashikuni.Tobe Village(Yomigaoka, Nishi-ku, Yokohama,Kanagawa Prefectural Library(Near),KannaiThe current Kanagawa Prefectural Office is located (Nippon Odori, Naka-ku, Yokohama) at the Kanagawa Transport Office (YokohamaCustomsThe predecessor) was placed. The Kanagawa magistrate was in charge of the administration of the area around Yokohama, as well as the administration of the walking area for foreign residents, which was designated as "from Yokohama to Shirikata" in the treaty.

Modern and contemporary

Keio4 years(MeijiFirst year)May 3(1868May 4), the Tobe Office (internal affairs) and Kanagawa Transport Office (foreign affairs) of the Kanagawa Magistrate's Office have been requisitioned by the new government army.Yokohama CourtNext[19], Then the same yearMay 4(May 5) Was renamed Yokohama CourtKanagawa CourtAnd underneathTobe Court(Internal Affairs),Yokohama Court(Foreign Affairs) was set up[20].. In addition, the same yearMay 6(May 8)Kanagawa PrefectureNext[21],same yearMay 9(May 11)KanagawaWas renamed to[22].. Munenori Terashima was appointed to the prefectural office of Kanagawa prefecture. In a half year, the mechanism was changed and renamed four times. In addition, in the history of Kanagawa Prefecture, the March 4th of Keio (April 4th 3), when the Yokohama Court was established, is designated as the "Meeting Day of the Standing Office".[23].

At the time of establishment, Kanagawa Prefecture will take over the affairs of the former Kanagawa Magistrate's Office and Kanagawa Court, and will be in charge of the administration of the former Shogunate territory and Flag Honjo territory between "Rokugo River (Tama River) and Sakawa River, from Yokohama to Juri Shikata". Was done. The area at the time of launch was MusashikuniTachibanaju133 villages,Tsuzuki-gun77 villages,Kuraki-gunOut of 50 villages,Tama-gun(See the Tama counties after division for details to determine the complexity),Sagami countryKamakura District77 villages,Miura-gun89 villages,Koza-gunOut of 103 villages,Ozumi-gunOut of 104 villages (Odawara Domain20 villages,Mutsuura Domain(Including territory 1 village),Aiko-gun12 villages (including 3 villages of the Odawara domain),Tsukui DistrictOf these, 30 were villages (including 15 villages of the Odawara domain). However,Fujisawa InnPartial affairs of Tokaidosuji in the west and villages west of the Sagami RiverNirayamaIs in charge of,Ogino Yamanaka DomainIn connection with the coordination with the jurisdiction of the Mutsuura Domain (Kanazawa Domain in Bushu), the actual control relationship is intricate.

2th year of Meiji (1869), in the Kanagawa area, the Odawara clan, Ogino Yamanaka clan, and Mutsura clanRedemptionIn June (July) of the same year, each lordWisdomWas appointed to the central government.Meiji4May 7(1871May 8)ofAbandoned DomainAfter the same yearMay 11(May 12) Kanto prefectures have been merged and reorganized, and the jurisdiction of Kanagawa prefecture is MusashiKuraki-gun-Tachibanaju-Tsuzuki-gunandSagami countryOut ofMiura-gun-Kamakura DistrictWas taken[24].. In addition, of Sagami countries, west of SakaigawaKoza-gun-Ozumi-gun-Taaya-gun-Aiko-gun-Tsukui District-Ashigarakami District-AshigarashimoThe area ofIzukuniSet up the prefectural office in Odawara with the whole areaAshigaraWas to belong to. On the other hand, Kanagawa PrefectureKoza-gunAlso, since Tama-gun, Musashi-kuni is included in the area for foreigners to walk, it submitted a petition to the government that it should be under the jurisdiction of Kanagawa prefecture as before.Tokyoas well as the IrumaThe whole area of ​​Tama-gun divided intoAshigaraCame to belong toKoza-gunAnd againKanagawaI belonged to. As a result,Tama areaBecame the jurisdiction of Kanagawa Prefecture, and the Sagami RiverAshigaraIt became a prefectural border with. In addition, Nakano Village and 31 other villages (laterHigashitama District.. The current Nakano Ward and Suginami Ward are the following Meiji 5May 8(1872May 9) Has been transferred to Tokyo again[25].1876(9th year of Meiji)May 4ToAshigaraWas abolished, the former Sagami country area of ​​the prefecture was in Kanagawa prefecture, and the former Izu country area wasShizuokaWas incorporated into[26].. At this point, the original shape of the current Kanagawa prefecture was completed. However, the reorganization of the administrative area from above ignores the living feelings of local residents,Ashigara10 years have passed since the abolition of1886(19th year of Meiji), praying for revival[27].

1878(11th year of Meiji),County, town and village organization lawBy the prefectureYokohama WardandKuraki-gun-Tachibanaju-Tsuzuki-gun-Nishitama County-Minamitama County-Kitama-gun-Miura-gun-Kamakura District-Koza-gun-Ozumi-gun-Taaya-gun-Ashigarakami District-Ashigarashimo-Aiko-gun-Tsukui District15 counties were organized (the former Tama county area retransferred to Tokyo PrefectureHigashitama DistrictBecame)[28].. afterwards1893(26th year of Meiji)May 4, Nishitama, Minamitama, and Kitatama were re-transferred to Tokyo.[29], The current prefecture area is confirmed. afterwards1896(29th year of Meiji)May 3,County systemWhen enforcement ofOzumi-gunTaaya-gunHas been integratedNaka-gunBecomes

Centering on Yokohama, which is an open port city of Tokyo in modern timesKeihin Industrial AreaWas formed, and commerce and industry developed.

1923(Taisho11 years)May 9 OfGreat Kanto Earthquake(Kanto Earthquake)OdawaraMiura PeninsulaIt suffered a great deal of damage because the epicenter was directly below. Also, a large-scaleCity planningAt that timeMilitary capitalMetSagamihara CityThe remnants remain on the roads of the grid even today.

Second World WarThen,1944(Showa19 years onwards,横 浜 市And other coastal cities were hit by air raids and gunfire.

Located in Yokosuka City, which controls the entrance to Tokyo BayYokosuka PortFrom before the warJapanese NavyIt is one of the largest military ports, even after the warJMSDFSelf-defense fleetCommandUS Navy7th fleetThere is a command center. Also,Sagamihara City-ZamaSpread toCamp Zama,Ayase-YamatoStraddleAtsugi Navy Airfield,Sagamihara City OfSagami General Supply Depot,US Army Sagamihara HousingCurrently in Kanagawa PrefectureOkinawaThere are many US military-related facilities next to. These facilities are2001(Heisei13 years)American terrorist attacksAs a result, each facility has been given a high degree of caution, and the security level has not decreased since then.


The Municipal Administration Division has announced it as of March 3 of each year (January 31 from 26)Basic Resident RegisterThe figures in the population are shown in the table below. (Unit/Person) Before 15[1]See.

Heisei 168,600,10953,252
Heisei 178,644,03143,922
Heisei 188,693,37349,342
Heisei 198,741,02547,652
Heisei 208,798,28957,267
Heisei 218,848,32950,040
Heisei 228,885,45837,129
Heisei 238,906,59021,132
Heisei 248,917,36810,778
Heisei 268,940,00111,415
Heisei 278,950,66010,659
Heisei 288,961,72411,064
Heisei 298,969,5307,806
Heisei 308,972,7703,420
Heisei 318,976,9544,184

The population is193914 million people (Showa 200),1956Since the number of people exceeded 31 million in (Showa 300), it has increased by 7 million almost every 100 years.2012(24)May 6Currently, it is the second largest in all prefectures with 907 people (population density is Tokyo,Osaka3rd place after). Also,2010から2015Population growth rate in Tokyo,Okinawa,埼 玉It is the third place after.

Total fertility rateIs less than 1.28 and 1.37 in the whole country (2009), the total population is still increasing, especially in Yokohama, Kawasaki, and Sagamihara.Return to the city centerAs a result, there are many people moving in from municipalities within the prefecture. On the other hand, the number of municipalities located at the outermost edge of the Tokyo commuting area, such as Yokosuka, Miura, and Odawara, is on the decline. As a result, population concentration in urban areas has progressed, and as of 2012 (Heisei 24), approximately 41% of Kanagawa residents are Yokohama citizens, 16% are Kawasaki citizens, and 8% are Sagamihara citizens. That is, more than half of the prefecture's population横 浜 市,Kawasaki City,Sagamihara CityWill be concentrated on. On the other hand, for example, the population decline in Miura City has become noticeable, for example, by introducing the Miura City Settlement Promotion System, in which the population of 5 people will be interrupted and a 10 yen incentive will be given to settlers of detached houses. ..

Population distribution by age in Kanagawa and Japan (2005)Kanagawa Prefecture Age and Gender Population Distribution (2005)
Green-All over Japan

Changes in the population of Kanagawa prefecture
Ministry of Internal Affairs and CommunicationsStatistics Bureau CensusThan


Prefectural government

History of the prefecture

  • Keio 4th year/Meiji XNUMXst yearMay 3(1868(April 4): Kanagawa magistrate's office is under the jurisdiction of the Meiji government and renamed Yokohama Court.
  • same yearMay 4(May 5 of the same year): The Yokohama Court is renamed to Kanagawa Court.
  • same yearMay 6(August 8th of the same year): The name of the Kanagawa Court is changed to Kanagawa Prefecture.
  • same yearMay 9(November 11th): Kanagawa PrefectureKanagawaRenamed to.
  • Meiji 4 YearMay 7(August 1871, 8):Abandoned DomainByMutsuura DomainTheMutsuura,Ogino Yamanaka DomainTheOgino Yamanaka Prefecture,Odawara DomainTheOdawaraRenamed to.
  • same year9: Abolished Rokuura prefecture and integrated it into Kanagawa prefecture.
  • Same month: Ogino Yamanaka Prefecture,NirayamaThe entire area of ​​Ogino Yamanaka prefecture and the former Nirayama prefectureSagami country-IzukuniArea belonging to is integrated into Odawara prefecture.
  • same yearMay 11(December 12 of the same year): Odawara PrefectureAshigaraRenamed to.TokyoandIrumaTransferred from Tama-gun.
  • 1876(9th year of Meiji)May 4: Abolish Ashigara Prefecture and integrate the area that belongs to the former Sagami country of Ashigara Prefecture to Kanagawa Prefecture.
  • 1893(26) April 4: Tama 1 counties (Kitama-gun,Minamitama County,Nishitama County) Is retransferred to Tokyo.

Successive governors

Prefectural assembly

Chair/Vice Chair

Chairman and Vice Chairman as of September 2018, 9[30]

  • Chair: Hideaki Kiryu (LDP, Konan Ward, Yokohama City)
  • Vice-chairman: Takeo Saito (Kanagawa Democratic Party for the People, Independent Club, Fujisawa City)
Parliamentary group

As of September 2018, 30

  • 103 members (constant 105)
  • 14 groups
Parliamentary nameDesignationAbbreviationNumber of members
LDPKanagawa Prefectural AssemblyLDPLDP48
Constitutional Democratic Party・Citizenship Club Kanagawa Prefectural AssemblyConstitutional Democratic Party / Civil Rights ClubRitsumin17
KomeitoKanagawa Prefectural AssemblyKomeitoFairness10
KanagawaNational Democratic Party・Independent club Kanagawa Prefectural AssemblyKanagawa National Democratic Party/Independent Club民主8
Prefectural Government Kanagawa Prefectural AssemblyPrefectural governmentPrefectural government6
Japan Communist PartyKanagawa Prefectural AssemblyJapan Communist PartyCommunist6
My townMy townWa town1
Kanagawa network movementKanagawa netGod1
Kanagawa bond societyKanagawa bond societyKizuna1
Aiko ClubAiko ClubLove1
Democratic Mirai KanagawaDemocratic Mirai KanagawaPeople1
Yokohama GreeneryYokohama GreeneryGreen party1
Kawasaki Prefectural ClubKawasaki Prefectural ClubRiver Ku1
Total number of members (14 groups)103
Election constant

Total 49 constituencies Constant 105 (2018(30)May 9Current)[31]. In addition, the ``Ordinance on the number of members of the Kanagawa prefectural assembly, the constituencies and the number of members who should be elected in each constituency'', which stipulates partial changes and some joint wards, has already been established, 2019 Will be enforced from the general election for which the date will be announced for the first time after March 3, 1[32]. The following is current, ie before the amendments mentioned above are reflected.

横 浜 市Tsurumi ku3
Kanagawa ku3
South ward2
Hodogaya Ward2
Asahi ku3
Kanazawa ku2
横 浜 市Kohoku ku4
Green District2
Totsuka ku3
Izumi ku2
Kawasaki CityKawasaki ku2
Kawasaki CityNakahara3
Takatsu Ward2
Sagamihara CityGreen District2
South ward3
Kamakura city2
Odawara city2
Zushi City/Hayama Town1
Minamiashigara city1
Samukawa Town1
Oiso Town/Ninomiya Town1
On Ashigara1
Aikawa Town/Kiyokawa Village1


Heisei 20 year
  • Budget general account amount ¥1 billion
  • Number of staff 77105
    • Breakdown 51443 education staff, 17050 public security staff (police), 8612 general staff
    • Total personnel expenses ¥7877 million
    • Personnel expense ratio to general account 46.8%
Heisei 19 year
  • Financial capability index 0.92
    • Group I (Financial Power Index 0.5 or more, less than 1.0) 17th out of 1 municipalities
  • General account expenditure 1 billion yen
  • Proportion of independent financial resources 81.3%
  • General revenue ratio 79.2%
Heisei 18 year
  • Fiscal strength index 0.86
    • Group I (Financial Power Index 0.5 or more, less than 1.0) 16th out of 2 municipalities
  • General account expenditure 1 billion yen
  • Proportion of independent financial resources 69.2%
  • General revenue ratio 79.3%
Heisei 17 year
  • Fiscal strength index 0.82
    • Group I (Financial Power Index 0.5 or more, less than 1.0) 10th out of 2 municipalities
Heisei 16 year
  • Fiscal strength index 0.81
    • Group I (Financial Power Index 0.5 or more, less than 1.0) 8th out of 2 municipalities

Kanagawa Internet Broadcasting Station

"Kanagawa Internet Broadcasting Station" is an Internet TV broadcast operated by Kanagawa Prefecture. Governor regular press conferences, prefectural government video clips, channels for spot commercials, etc. have been prepared for public relations of prefectural government.[Annotation 5].

National politics

House of Representatives
Kanagawa PrefectureProportional section OfSouth Kanto blockBelongs to (constant 22),Small districtThere are 18 wards (18 constants) in the prefecture.
House of Councilors
House of Councilors ordinary election OfKanagawa Prefecture Election DistrictIs a constant 8 (number of elections 4)[33].

Economic and industrial

The total product of the prefecture in 20 is 2008 billion yen. When converted into dollars, it is equivalent to around 30 billion dollars,G20Of participating countriesRepublic of South Africa,アルゼンチン OfGDP (GDP). Prefectural income per capita is 319.9 million yen[34]. The number of workers by industry isPrimary industry4 people,Secondary industry117 people,Tertiary industryIs 295.


Commerce and industry

The number of establishments (including industry) in the prefecture is 309,441 establishments with a nationwide share of 4.9%, and the number of employees (including manufacturing industry) is 337 with a national share of 4,752% (2001(13)). Both are in Tokyo,Osaka,AichiIt is the 4th place in the country after. 40.5% of establishments are wholesale/retail, restaurants, 29.1%Service industryFollows. In addition, 31.7% of employees are in the service industry, followed by wholesale/retail and restaurants at 29.5%.

The chemical industry ranks No. 1 ahead of Tokyo, Osaka and Aichi.

The prefecture has 10,966 business establishments and 421,464 employees. In particular, the coastal areas of Yokohama City and Kawasaki City facing Tokyo Bay are prosperous as the Keihin Industrial Zone. The amount of manufactured goods shipped is 18 billion yen, which is the second largest in Japan after Aichi Prefecture.

The number of business establishments involved in commerce in the prefecture is 74,540 establishments (14,764 establishments for wholesale trade, 59,776 establishments for retail trade), and the number of employees is 621,811. The nationwide share of the number of business establishments is 4.62%, which is the fourth largest in Japan after Tokyo, Osaka and Aichi prefectures.

Yokohama port,Kawasaki Port,Yokosuka PortThe total trade value of these three ports is 3 billion yen for exports and 8 billion yen for imports, accounting for 3,112% and 4% of the national total, respectively. In terms of nationwide port trade value, Yokohama PortNarita Airport,Nagoya Port,Tokyo PortIt is the 4th largest in Japan (after 13), Kawasaki Port is 11th, and Yokosuka Port is 29th. More than 7% of exports are machinery and transportation equipment. Mineral fuels account for 3% of imports, followed by foodstuffs such as machinery and transportation equipment at about 15%, respectively.

Within the prefecture, urban areas such as Yokohama and Kawasaki,Enoshima,KamakuraShonan area, such as Miura Peninsula beach, Tanzawa/Mt. Ooyama, Sagami Lake and other outdoor fields,Hakone,Yugawara townThere are many leisure facilities and tourist attractions such as hot springs. The number of tourists in the prefecture is 1 million (7,118, the highest ever). Of these, 6,000 million are day-trip tourists. By region, the Yokohama-Kawasaki area has the largest number of day-trip tourists at 2008, and the Hakone-Yugawara area has the largest number of overnight guests at 1.

Agriculture, forestry and fisheries

The number of farmers in the prefecture is 29,681 (17), which is 1% of the total number of households in the prefecture. Management cultivated land area is 16,978haOf these, 76.7% are fields and orchards (fields 53.6%, trees 23.1%). The planted area per unit is smaller than the national average, but land productivity is very high. Utilizing the advantage of the land close to the large consumption area,cabbage-RadishSuch asVegetables,milk,豚 肉,flowersProduction is thriving. Fruit treePearandOrangeThere is a lot of production. In the western and central mountainous regionsteaIs produced and sold under the unified brand of "Ashigara tea". Also,Harumi (rice)Is 28Japan Grain Inspection AssociationSince it has been certified as Special A in the taste ranking that is certified by, there is also a movement to promote branding. Agricultural output is 761 billion yen, and by municipality, Miura City (1 billion yen) ranked first, Yokohama City (111 billion yen) second, and Hiratsuka City (2 billion yen) third.
In addition,WineAnnual production of 34,676 kiloliters (22[35]), wine production is statistically the highest in Japan. This is a major sake brewing company in FujisawaMercianBecause there is a wine factory in.

The production of fisheries and aquaculture is 57,641t, of which 95.1% are sea surface fisheries. Held mainly in 25 fishing ports scattered on the Miura Peninsula,TunaLonglineThe offshore fishery by the sea and the coastal fishery by the large set net are popular. Especially designated as a specified third-class fishing portMisaki fishing portIs a base for tuna pelagic fisheries, and as of 2005, the landing amount was the second largest in Japan. In Sagami Bay, a unique fish food culture was born,Ositsuke,SUMIYAKI,Nagasaki MiyakiEtc. are considered valuable.

The forest area is 4 ha, which is about 95,278% of the prefecture's land (9% of which is private forest, 1% is national forest). Although the number of forest homes is increasing, the afforestation area has remained below 20 ha due to the decline in timber prices and refraining from logging. Looking at forest houses over 1 ha in the prefecture, forest houses of 1 to 3 ha account for 67.5% of the total, and the ownership scale is extremely small.

Major companies headquartered in the prefecture

横 浜 市
(Tsurumi Ward)
(Kanagawa Ward)
(Konan Ward)
(Hodogaya Ward)
(Asahi Ward)
(Isogo Ward)
(Kanazawa Ward)
(Kohoku Ward)
(Aoba Ward)
(Tsuzuki Ward)
(Totsuka Ward)
(Sakae Ward)

Life and transportation




There is no private airport in the prefecture. The nearest airport isTokyo International Airport-Narita International Airport(International flights). In addition, in the prefectures facing the Pacific Ocean in Japan, there are no private airports in Kanagawa prefecture.MieOnly.

Railway line

1991(3), the third in Japan,East JapanThe first electrification of all railway lines in the area was carried out (excluding freight lines). As in Osaka, Shiga and Kagawa prefectures,JRAll routes are main linesLocal transportation lineDoes not exist,Kanto regionThen onlyJR Tokai OfConventional lineIs on board. In addition, all major private railway and subway vehicles in the metropolitan area can be seen in the prefecture, including mutual access.[36].


Planned route

Transit Bus


General national road
Prefectural road
List of prefectural roads in Kanagawa PrefecturePlease refer to.


Long time agoMarine express(Kawasaki Port-Nachi Katsuura Port-Miyazaki Port・Hyuga Port),Shuttle highway line(Kurihama Port-Oita Port) Was open.

Medical and welfare

Disaster base hospital


Vocational school
Special school
high school
Junior high school
primary school

Mass media

Newspaper company

OtherNational newspaperChunichi Shimbun(Tokyo NewspaperThe general bureau/branch office/communication department is also located in the prefecture.


TV station

Other,Wide area broadcasting OfNHK Broadcast Center(General TV-Education tv)WhenKey station in Tokyo5 stations (Nippon TV-TV Asahi-TBS-Television Tokyo Channel 12, Ltd.-Fuji Television Network, Inc)ofBroadcast target areaIt has become. The above-mentioned stations have relay stations throughout the prefecture.

Radio stations

R/F Radio Japan's head office and concert hall are located in Yokohama, but most of the live programs are at the Tokyo branch (TokyoMinato-ku) Is produced and broadcast. Other AM3 stations in Tokyo (TBS Radio-Nippon Cultural Broadcasting, Inc.-Nippon Broadcasting System, Inc.) Has been the target area for broadcasting. Also for foreign language broadcastingInterFMThe target areas for broadcasting are Yokohama and Kawasaki[37].. In addition,TOKYO FM[38]-J-WAVE[39]Also in Yokohama and KawasakiBroadcast areaIt has become.

Community broadcasting station
Cable tv station

Cable TV station in Kanagawa Prefecture(reference)



Food culture:

local cuisine

Traditional crafts

Traditional crafts designated by the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry
Traditional crafts


Folk song
Local song


サ ッ カ ー

* OthersKanagawa Prefecture Soccer League,Kanto Soccer LeagueThere is also a team from Kanagawa prefecture.

volleyball - V League
American Football - X League
soft ball
Ice hockey - Asian League
Table tennis

A sports club with a farm base in the prefecture (excluding the above)


The number of tourists in Kanagawa prefecture is1 million(Total number, 2008 (Heisei 20)[41]By region, the areas of Yokohama and Kawasaki are the most, and the areas of lodging are the largest of Hakone and Yugawara. Also,Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and TourismAccording to a survey, the total number of overnight guests in Kanagawa prefecture is approximately 1000 million (2007 (19)).[42]), and in all 47 prefecturesOkinawaIn 7th place,Nagano,AichiLined up. Meanwhile, the number of foreign tourists reached 2019 million in 250, and the total number of overnight guests was 294 million.[43].

Tangible cultural property building

Foreign relations

Kanagawa Prefecture has friendly exchange relationships with the following domestic and overseas regions.

United States flag America-Maryland1981
Flag of the People's Republic of China Chugoku-Liaoning1983
German flag Germany-Baden-Württemberg1989
Republic of Korea flag South Korea-Gyeonggi-do1990
Ukrainian flag ウクライナ-Odessa1986
Malaya flag Malaysia-Penang1991
Swedish flag スウェーデン-Vestra Jotaland1998
Australian flag Australia-Gold Coast City1990
Japanese flag Japan·Toyama2008
Japanese flag Japan·Kagoshima2013

Works set in Kanagawa Prefecture

People from Kanagawa Prefecture


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注 釈

  1. ^ According to "Color of Kanagawa Prefecture" (established January 1978, 1), "blue (standard color chart 31PB 8721/2.5 based on Japanese Industrial Standard Otsu 5)". Nickname is "Kanagawa Blue".
  2. ^ Takaza/Ayukawa/Yoruki/Hozumi/Osumi/Ashikami/Footsteps/Kamakura/Miura (Miura) (Enki ceremonyby)
  3. ^ Tachibana, Tsuzuki, Kuraki (according to Enki ceremony)
  4. ^ It is estimated to be near the Hongo district of Oiso Town.
  5. ^ Kanagawa Internet Broadcasting Station


  1. ^ "Estimated population as of October 19, 10", Statistics Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications.
  2. ^ 17 Census/First Basic Tabulation Results"Result Summary"(Table 2 Main indicators by prefecture), Statistics Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications.
  3. ^ a b "Areas by prefecture"(19 area), Geographical Survey Institute.
  4. ^ Before and after, 42nd placeSagaAnd 44th placeOkinawa.
  5. ^ "Kanagawa Prefecture Population and Households", Kanagawa Prefectural Statistics Center.
  6. ^ Depopulated municipalities map, Kanagawa prefecture, National Depopulated Area Independence Promotion Federation.
  7. ^ "Information magazine "Arin" No. 401 "Why Kanagawa Prefecture, not Yokohama Prefecture" Yuichi HiguchiYurindo, April 13, 4.
  8. ^ "Kanagawa River" Kanagawa Shimbun Kanashi Publishing, page 10
  9. ^ Municipalities in Kanagawa Prefecture-Kanagawa homepage
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Prefectural center prefectural government synthesis center”(Japanese). Kanagawa. 2021/1/10Browse.
  11. ^ Area adjustment by prefectures, cities, towns and villages nationwide Geographical Survey Institute March 2013, 11 reading
  12. ^ Longitude/latitude (world geodetic system) of municipal offices and offices in Kanagawa Geographical Survey Institute March 2013, 2 reading
  13. ^ Longitudinal latitude and longitude of the north-east and west end points of the Kanto region and the center of gravity Geographical Survey Institute March 2013, 2 reading
  14. ^ Center of gravity of Japan-From the 22 Census Results- Statistics Bureau March 2013, 2 Reading
  15. ^ It is becoming clear that the vicinity of Shinomiya, Hiratsuka City is the national government.
  16. ^ Hideaki Ohnuki "Domination of the City and the Road to Independence" Akitoshi Kanzaki, Hideaki Onuki, Kinji Fukushima, Takeomi Nishikawa, "History of Kanagawa Prefecture", Yamakawa Publishing Co., Ltd., 2001, pp.42-45
  17. ^ Takeomi Nishikawa "A world that changes to embarkation to the international community" Akitoshi Kanzaki, Hideaki Onuki, Kinji Fukushima, Takeomi Nishikawa, "History of Kanagawa Prefecture," Yamakawa Publishing Co., Ltd., 2001, pp.254-256
  18. ^ Mayuko Sano "Edo of Allcock"Chuko Shinsho, 2003,ISBN 9784121017109
  19. ^ Keio 4th Decree Proclamation No. 178 - National Diet LibraryModern digital library
  20. ^ Keio 4th year Proclamation of Minister No. 178 -National Diet Library Modern Digital Library
  21. ^ The first year of the Meiji era, the proclamation of the Prime Minister 482 -National Diet Library Modern Digital Library
  22. ^ The first year of the Meiji era, the proclamation of the Prime Minister 778 -National Diet Library Modern Digital Library
  23. ^ Origin of the name of the prefecture, Anniversary of the government office - Kanagawa Prefecture
  24. ^