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Tateyama, Chiba

Tateyama
館山市
City
Cape Sunosaki and Tateyama City
Cape Sunosaki and Tateyama City
Flag of Tateyama
Flag
Official seal of Tateyama
Seal
Location of Tateyama in Chiba Prefecture
Location of Tateyama in Chiba Prefecture
Tateyama is located in Japan
Tateyama
 
Coordinates:
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Chiba Prefecture
Area
 • Total 110.22 km2 (42.56 sq mi)
Population (April 2012)
 • Total 48,775
 • Density 443/km2 (1,150/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Camellia
Phone number 0470-22-3111
Address 1145-1 Hōjō, Tateyama-shi, Chiba-ken
Website Tateyama City HP
Tateyama City Hall

Tateyama (館山市 Tateyama-shi) is a city located in Chiba Prefecture, Japan.

As of April 2012, the city has an estimated population of 48,775 and a population density of 443 persons per km². The total area was 110.21 km².

The popular television drama Beach Boys, which originally aired on Japanese television in the summer of 1997, although with a plot set in the Shōnan region, was filmed largely in Tateyama.

Contents

  • Geography 1
    • Neighboring municipalities 1.1
  • Climate 2
  • History 3
  • Economy 4
  • Transportation 5
    • Railway 5.1
    • Highway 5.2
    • Airport 5.3
  • Sister city relations 6
  • Notable places 7
  • Noted people from Tateyama 8
  • Notes 9
  • External links 10

Geography

Tateyama is located at the far southern tip of the Bōsō Peninsula, facing the Pacific Ocean to the east and south, and the entrance to Tokyo Bay on the west.

Neighboring municipalities

Climate

Tateyama has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa) with very warm summers and cool winters. Precipitation is significant throughout the year, but is somewhat lower in winter.

Climate data for Tateyama, Chiba
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 10.9
(51.6)
10.9
(51.6)
13.4
(56.1)
18.2
(64.8)
22.1
(71.8)
24.5
(76.1)
27.9
(82.2)
30.0
(86)
26.9
(80.4)
22.1
(71.8)
17.7
(63.9)
13.4
(56.1)
19.83
(67.7)
Daily mean °C (°F) 6.0
(42.8)
6.4
(43.5)
8.8
(47.8)
13.9
(57)
17.9
(64.2)
20.9
(69.6)
24.3
(75.7)
25.9
(78.6)
22.9
(73.2)
17.5
(63.5)
13.0
(55.4)
8.2
(46.8)
15.48
(59.84)
Average low °C (°F) 0.6
(33.1)
1.3
(34.3)
3.7
(38.7)
9.2
(48.6)
13.6
(56.5)
17.7
(63.9)
21.3
(70.3)
22.6
(72.7)
19.5
(67.1)
13.2
(55.8)
8.1
(46.6)
2.6
(36.7)
11.12
(52.03)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 83.2
(3.276)
99.5
(3.917)
158.3
(6.232)
150.8
(5.937)
144.9
(5.705)
215.5
(8.484)
135.4
(5.331)
143.3
(5.642)
216.8
(8.535)
218.3
(8.594)
144.9
(5.705)
72.8
(2.866)
1,783.7
(70.224)
Average snowfall cm (inches) 1
(0.4)
1
(0.4)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
2
(0.8)
Average relative humidity (%) 61 63 66 73 76 82 83 80 80 76 72 66 73.2
Mean monthly sunshine hours 164.9 139.2 156.8 164.4 187.6 134.6 175.4 218.8 145.1 135.0 138.6 168.6 1,929
Source: NOAA (1961-1990) [1]

History

The area of present-day Tateyama was part of ancient Awa Province, dominated by the Satomi clan during the Sengoku period, who ruled from Tateyama Castle. After the Edo period, most of the territory was part of the feudal domain of Tateyama Domain (館山藩 Tateyama-han). After the start of the Meiji period, Tateyama Town (in Awa District), Chiba Prefecture was proclaimed on April 1, 1889. It annexed neighboring Toyosu Village on April 1, 1914, and merged with Hojo Town to form Tateyamahōjō Town on April 18, 1933.

The city of Tateyama was proclaimed on November 3, 1939, with the merger of Tateyamahōjō with Nago and Funagata towns. The city was a base for the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service until the end of World War II. Tateyama expanded on May 3, 1954 by annexing six surrounding villages.

Economy

The economy of Tateyama is based on commercial fishing, horticulture and summer tourism. The population of Tateyama surges during much of the summer. Tateyama is a popular destination for vacationing in the summer due to its proximity to Tokyo and its reputation as a "beach" or "surf town". There are numerous resort and holiday hotels dotting the coastline. Every August, tens of thousands of people gather on Hōjō Beach for the annual fireworks display.

Transportation

Railway

Highway

Airport

Sister city relations

Notable places

Noted people from Tateyama

Notes

  1. ^ "Tateyama Climate Normals 1961-1990".  
  2. ^ Bellingham Sister Cities Association,
  3. ^ Port Stephens Council and Sister Cities International
  4. ^ Tateyama Municipal Museum main building, Tateyama Castle
  5. ^ 渚の駅・たてやま:展望デッキや体験施設、完成 /千葉(Japanese)
  6. ^ Rekishi Kyōikusha Kyōgikai, ed. (2007). 石碑と銅像で読む近代日本の戦争 [Reading Japan's Modern Wars by Stone Memorials and Broze Statues] (in Japanese). Tōkyō: Kōbunken. p. 31.  

External links

  • Tateyama City official website (Japanese) (with some English)
  • LOC City shopping mall (Japanese)
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