Narashino

Narashino

Narashino, city (1990 pop. 151,471), Chiba prefecture, E central Honshu, Japan, on Tokyo Bay. It is a newly developed suburb of Tokyo and has a large metals industry.
is a city located in Chiba, Japan, adjacent to the western seaside of Chiba City, in Greater Tokyo.

As of August 2006, the city has an estimated population of 158,782 and the density of 7,564.6 persons per km². The total area is 20.99 km².

Notable places

Narashino is home to the Yatsu Higata (谷津干潟), a protected wetlands for migratory birds. The spring and summer months see an increase of jellyfish and small crabs to the wetlands.

Also found in Narashino is the Yatsu Bara-en (谷津バラ園), a rose garden which displays over 6000 individual blossoms in May and October. The garden was founded with Yatsu Yūen (谷津遊園), an amusement park which was managed by Keisei Electric Railway and closed in 1982. When the park was closed, the city bought the garden, and has managed it since that time.

Transport

Three railway companies, East Japan Railway Company (JR East), Keisei Electric Railway and Shin-Keisei Electric Railway operate commuter railways in the city connecting it with the surrounding areas.

Communication

The local number for telephone is 047 (omit the zero from overseas telephones). The postal code is 275.

History

The city was founded on August 1, 1954 replacing the town of .

Sister city

Tuscaloosa, Alabama is Narashino's sister city.

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