Ichinomiya, Chiba

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Tamasaki Jinja torii gate
Tamasaki Jinja torii gate
Flag of Ichinomiya
Official seal of Ichinomiya
Location of Ichinomiya in Chiba Prefecture
Location of Ichinomiya in Chiba Prefecture
Ichinomiya is located in Japan
Coordinates: 35°22′N 140°22′E / 35.367°N 140.367°E / 35.367; 140.367Coordinates: 35°22′N 140°22′E / 35.367°N 140.367°E / 35.367; 140.367
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Chiba Prefecture
District Chōsei
 • Total 23.02 km2 (8.89 sq mi)
Population (November 2012)
 • Total 12,501
 • Density 543/km2 (1,410/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Japanese black pine
- Flower Lilium auratum
Phone number 0475-42-2111
Address 2457 Ichinomiya, Ichinomiya-machi, Chōsei-gun, Chiba-ken 299-4396
Website Town of Ichinomiya HP

Ichinomiya (一宮町?, Ichinomiya-machi) is a town located in Chōsei District, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. As of 2012, the town had a population of 12,501 and a population density of 543 persons per km².[1] The total area of the town is 23.02 square kilometres (8.89 sq mi).[2][3]


Ichinomiya is located on the Pacific coast of central Bōsō Peninsula, encompassing the area of the popular Kujūkuri Beach.[2] The area has a warm maritime climate with hot summers and mild winters.

Ichinomiya is relatively flat compared to the interior of the Bōsō Peninsula. The highest elevations in the town are at Mount Shiroyama 150 metres (490 ft), a former castle site, Mount Takafuji 83 metres (272 ft), and Mount Gundari 70 metres (230 ft).[4][5][6]

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The area of present-day Ichinomiya has been inhabited since prehistoric times. The area takes its name from the Tamasaki Shrine, the Ichinomiya, or first shrine of Kazusa Province. During the Sengoku period, the Satomi clan, the virtually independent rulers of the Bōsō Peninsula, established a castle at Ichinomiya. During the Edo period, a 13,000 koku feudal domain called Ichinomiya Domain ruled the area. After the start of the Meiji period, the area rapidly developed as a summer health resort, with many noted politicians, military figures, artists and writers establishing summer residences. Ichinomiya Town was created within Chōsei District during the cadastral reform of April 1, 1889.


The primary industry of Ichinomiya is specialized agriculture, with concentration on tomato, melons and fruits. The tourist and resort industry is also a major component of the local economy.




Local attractions[edit]


  1. ^ 一宮町 [Town of Ichinomiya] (in Japanese). Ichinomiya, Chiba Prefecture, Japan: Town of Ichinomiya. 2012. Retrieved Nov 26, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "一宮町" [Ichinomiya]. Nihon Rekishi Chimei Taikei (in Japanese). Tokyo: Shogakukan. 2012. OCLC 173191044. dlc 2009238904. Retrieved 2012-11-26. 
  3. ^ "一宮(町)" [Ichinomiya]. Nihon Daihyakka Zensho (Nipponika) (in Japanese). Tokyo: Shogakukan. 2012. OCLC 153301537. Archived from the original on 2007-08-25. Retrieved 2012-11-26. 
  4. ^ "もうひとつの城址「城山」" [Another Castle Site, "Shiroyama"]. Ichinomiya, Chiba Prefecture, Japan: Town of Ichinomiya. 2008. Retrieved Oct 26, 2012. 
  5. ^ "史蹟 高藤山と「古蹟の碑」" [Mount Takafuji and Kofun Marker Historical Site]. Ichinomiya, Chiba Prefecture, Japan: Town of Ichinomiya. 2008. Retrieved Oct 26, 2012. 
  6. ^ "軍荼利山" [Mount Gundari]. Retrieved Oct 26, 2012. 

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