Kisarazu, Chiba

Kisarazu (木 更 津市jap, - shi) is a located in Chiba Prefecture Japanese industrial and port city.

Kisarazu exceeded 1976, the 100,000 -inhabitant border. Kisarazu is so Japanese standards, a rather small town. Sometimes the population of Kisarazu is counted in the Tokyo area.


Kisasazu located on the Boso Peninsula.

Adjacent Cities and Towns

  • Ichihara
  • Kimitsu
  • Sodegaura


The location on the Bay of Tokyo provides balanced maritime climate. The temperatures are very mild, because Kisarazu is located near the 35th degree of latitude, which is about the same width as Cyprus. The current coming from the equatorial region of warm Kuroshio current, which passes east to Japan to Alaska, has such a strong heating effect, that in the winter in Kisarazu falling snow.

The location right on the sea resulting in less hours of sunshine and an average of at least 10 rain days per month. The wettest month is September, falling almost 180 mm of rainfall at the 20 days of rain on average. The driest time of the year is in December and January, with about 50 mm of rainfall per month. The climate is humid all year round.


According to legend, the boat of Prince Yamato was captured while crossing the Bay of Tokyo from strong waves and threatened to capsize. In response, the mistress of Prince Yamato sacrifice to the sea god to appease them, which it did. When the prince reached the shore, he went up the mountain Oda and looked out to sea after his beloved. The fact that the prince probably lingered for a long time, gave the city its name: the name comes from the Japanese Kisarazu Kimi sarazu on what " not the prince went " means so much.

In the delta of the Obitsu is located Kisarazu developed in antiquity and in the Middle Ages as an important trading town. In the Tokugawa or Edo period (1603-1867) Kisarazu received the exclusive right to seafaring between Edo (former name of Tokyo ) and Boso.

Today Kisarazu was founded in 1942 by the merger of Kisarazu with the villages Ivane, Kiyokawa and Namioka, three other villages were in the years to 1955 yet integrated in the city. 1965 ferry service was taken after Yokohama and Kawasaki, and then the port is classified as a major seaport since 1968. Since 1992, Kisarazu is considered an important industrial city.


The Tokyo Bay Aqua Line is considered the only attraction of the city and connects Kisarazu with Kawasaki on the opposite side of Tokyo Bay, another important industrial region. The Tokyo Bay Aqua Line Bridge is a tunnel construction and the fourth longest underwater tunnel in the world.



  • Tokyo Wan Aqua -Line: by Kawasaki
  • Tateyama highway: after Tateyama
  • National Road 16 to Saitama, Hachioji, Yokohama and Yokosuka


  • JR Uchibō line: to Chiba or Kamogawa
  • JR Kururi line: after Kimitsu


  • Kisarazu is a port city

Coat of arms

The coat of arms is based on the symbol木(ki ), which means tree and is the first kanji in the city name. The circle symbolizes the harbor, the opening of the circle of the harbor entrance.

Industry and Infrastructure

Kisarazu is a transfer point for goods of all kinds, and therefore the commercial center of the region. The industry is specialized in any particular direction, but consists mainly of classic heavy industry such as steel production, engineering and petrochemical companies. In 1994, the DNA Research Institute was opened in Kazusa Technology Park.