Inzai City Hall
Location of Inzai in Chiba Prefecture
|• - Mayor||Sanyo Yamazaki (since July 2004)|
|• Total||123.80 km2 (47.80 sq mi)|
|Population (April 2012)|
|• Density||723/km2 (1,870/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|-Tree||Japanese Black Pine|
|Address||2364 Omori, Inzai-shi, Chiba-ken 270-1396|
Inzai is located in the important area of northern Chiba Prefecture connecting Tokyo and Narita. Besides Tone River that flows in the north, Teganuma Lake that lies in the north-west, Imba Lake that lies in the south-east of the city, the city is also surrounded by natural environment such as natural forest.
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The area of Inzai has been inhabited since the Japanese Paleolithic period, with some stone tools having been found in Kikaribyo that were used by people during that time. During the Edo period, the village of Kioroshi developed as a port at the bank of Tone River.
After the Meiji Restoration, on April 1, 1889, the town of Kioroshi, and the villages of Omori, Taisha, Funoho, Rokugo, Munakata, Hongo and Eiji were founded. The Meiji Era is also the golden age for steam ships in Tone River sailing from Tokyo to Chōshi. Taisha was raised to town status on March 1, 1913 and renamed Omori Town. In 1942, a pilot training center was built in Sofuke. This place was hit by Allied air raids in World War II. After the war the training center was abandoned.
On December 1, 1954 the town of Inzai was founded through the merger of the towns of Kioroshi and Taisha, and the villages of Eiji and Funaho. At the time the population was about 11,000.
The main shopping centers in Inzai are:
- Jusco Chiba New Town
- AEON Chiba New Town Shopping Center
- Joyful Honda Chiba New Town
- Makinohara More
- Makinohara Festival Outlet
- Big Hop
- JR East - Narita Line
- Hokusō Railway Company - Hokusō Line
There are thirteen public elementary schools, six public junior high schools, one senior high school, and two private universities in Inzai. Inba High School is operated by the Chiba Prefectural Board of Education.
- Tokyo Denki University
- Tokyo Christian University, which shares its campus with Tokyo Christian Theological Seminary.
- Juntendo University
- Omori Library
- Kobayashi Library
- Sofuke Library
- Oguradai Library
- Yokappe Yume Festival – A festival is held annually in Kioroshi and Rokken Area.
- Kobayashi Farm's Sakura
- Kioroshi Park Monument
- Tone River Morning Fog
- Cosmos Bridge Evening Scenery
Notable people from Inzai
- Ōtori Tanigorō – sumo wrestler
- Yōko Maki – actress
- Makiko Furukawa – Olympic volleyball silver medalist
- Miki Honoka - fashion model and actress (Mischievous Kiss: Love in Tokyo)
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- Inzai City official website (Japanese)