Ise Bay

Expansion of the Ise Bay with coast opposite Toshi -shima ( purple ) or Cape Daio - zaki ( purple blue) as südwestlichstem point

The Ise Bay (Japanese伊 势 湾, Ise -wan, Eng. Ise Bay) is a bay on the Japanese Pacific coast.

On an artificial island in the north of Ise Bay is the Chubu airport.


The bay is bounded on the north by the Nōbi level with the mouth of the "Three Kiso Rivers " (木 曽 三 川, Kiso Sansen ) Ibi, Nagara and Kiso in the northwest, the estuaries of Nikko, Shōnai and Tempaku in the Northeast, and in the south of the Shima Peninsula. In the east, the Mikawa Bay closes, which is separated from the Atsumi Peninsula from the Pacific Ocean. Only in the south-east of the bay is open to the Pacific Ocean. The southeastern end of which forms Cape Irago - misaki (伊 良 湖 岬, Irago - misaki, 34 ° 34 '46 "N, 137 ° 0' 58 " O34.579305555556137.01611111111 ) as an extreme end of the Atsumi Peninsula. For the south-western end there are two definitions. The implementing regulation for Japanese Water Pollution Act in Clause 4 Cape Daiozaki (大王 埼, 34 ° 16 ' 34 "N, 136 ° 53' 57 " O34.276111111111136.89916666667 ) at the eastern end of the Shima Peninsula. In this definition, the bay has a size of 2130 sq km with 49 m as the lowest point. Addition, however, is also the further north coast (34 ° 30 ' 21 " N, 136 ° 49' 57 " O34.505833333333136.8325 ) taken as a limitation, opposite the island Toshi Island. This results in an area of ​​about 2000 km ².


In September 1959, the bay is named for the Ise -wan Typhoon, the, Typhoon No. 15 was called international " Typhoon Vera " and in Japan, where the storms are normally numbered chronologically was. Winds over 250 km / h, floods and landslides devastated the area around the bay: About 5,000 people were killed and 1.5 million were left homeless. After the typhoon dams were erected around the bay and taken other measures for coastal protection, to minimize the number of casualties in a future typhoon.