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Nakayama is between Narita And Haneda International Airport

中山・下総・散歩道

Funabashi City / The Short Summary Of Funabashi-shi

Funabashi city is the second largest city in Chiba prefecture located on the middle of the Narita International Airport and Tokyo Station. It takes about 45 minutes from the Narita International Airport by Keisei Line, and it takes only 25 minutes from Tokyo Station by Sobu Line of JR East, then 1/3 of people work at the business area in Tokyo. The city is easy to live, so the population of Funabashi City is over 600 thousands people.

The name of the city 'Funabashi' is named after the legend that The twelfth Emperor Keiko and his son the Prince Yamatotakeru, one of the most famous and popular hero in history built a bridge across the Ebi-gawa river on their way of the Eastern Expansion, especially the style of the bridge that was built with wooden road set on many boats lined on the river is called funabashi in Japan. The birdge is called 'Hashi' and a boat is 'Fune', then the bridge made by boats is called 'Funabashi'. The name 'Funabashi ' first appeared on Azumakagami, the book records the history of Kamakura Bakufu, so it mghit be called Funabashi in kamakura period. It developped a post station town on Chiba Kaido road to Narita Shinshoji Temple.

Carrots and Pears are famous agricultural products, and also sanbanse nori is famous products of its fishing industry. Moreover Funabashi takes the largest amount of Japanese sea basses in Japan, so the city is located on the first depth of Tokyo Bay, 'Sanbanse' is very famous for preserving winter places for the waterflows. It has many natural products from the sea and the earth, and it is in the Tokyo metoropolitan areas. Therefore Funabashi city is very easy to live.


The Landmarks
Funabashi Andersen Park
Funabashi Sanbanse Kaihin-koen
Nakayama Race Course


参考
船橋市ホームページ
デジタル大辞林
ブリタニカ国際大百科事典
ウィッキペディア

The Map Of Funabashi City