Tomiyama, Chiba

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Former municipality
Location of Tomiyama in Chiba Prefecture
Location of Tomiyama in Chiba Prefecture
Tomiyama is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°01′59″N 139°58′22″E / 35.03306°N 139.97278°E / 35.03306; 139.97278Coordinates: 35°01′59″N 139°58′22″E / 35.03306°N 139.97278°E / 35.03306; 139.97278
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Chiba Prefecture
District Awa
Merged March 20, 2006
(now part of Minamibōsō)
 • Total 40.34 km2 (15.58 sq mi)
Population (March 20, 2006)
 • Total 5,841
 • Density 145/km2 (380/sq mi)
 • Tree Hinoki
 • Flower Rosemary
 • Bird Japanese white-eye
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)

Tomiyama (富山町, Tomiyama-chō) was a town located in Awa District, Chiba Prefecture, Japan.

As of March 20, 2006, the town had an estimated population of 5,841 and a density of 145 persons per km2. The total area was 40.34 km2.


Tomiyama was located at the southwest end of Chiba Prefecture, in an inland area of the southern Bōsō Peninsula, with a small shoreline facing the entrance to Tokyo Bay on the Pacific Ocean. The town had a temperate maritime climate with hot, humid summers and mild, cool winters.


The area around Tomiyama was the setting of the Nansō Satomi Hakkenden, and eopic novel by Edo period author Kyokutei Bakin. Tomiyama Town was created on February 11, 1955 from the merger of former Iwai Town and Heguri Village.

On March 20, 2006, Tomiyama, along with the towns of Chikura, Maruyama, Shirahama, Tomiura and Wada, and the village of Miyoshi (all from Awa District), was merged to create the city of Minamibōsō.


The economy of Tomiyama was largely based on horticulture (primarily herbs and flowers), and summer tourism.




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