Tomisato City hall
Location of Tomisato in Chiba Prefecture
|• Total||53.91 km2 (20.81 sq mi)|
|Population (April 2012)|
|• Density||931/km2 (2,410/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Flower||Salvia splendens|
|Address||652-1 Nanaei Tomisato-shi, Chiba-ken 285-8510|
|Website||City of Tomisato|
Tomisato is located in northern Chiba Prefecture, very close to Narita Airport.
Tomisato Village was founded on April 1, 1889 within Inba District, Chiba Prefecture. On April 1, 1985 it was elevated to town status, and later was elevated to city status on April 1, 2002.
Tomisato is a regional commercial center whose economy is primarily agricultural. The main crops are rice and watermelons. Traditionally, the area was known for horse ranching. The city is also a bedroom community for workers at Narita Airport.
Tomisato is not currently served by railway. The Narita Railway Company’s Yachimata Line operated from 1914-1940. However, there are two stations within one kilometer of Tomisato's border. One is in Shisui, and two (two station lines sharing one site) are in Narita.
- City of Tomisato official website (Japanese)