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Country  Japan
District  Katori
Area  46.16 km²
Local time  Tuesday 7:42 AM
Prefecture  Chiba Prefecture
Region  Kantō
Phone number  0478-86-1111
Population  14,852 (Apr 2012)
Bird  Japanese reed bunting
Tōnoshō httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediacommonsthu
Time zone  Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Address  4713-131 Sasakawa Katori-gun, Tōnoshō -machi, Chiba-ken 285-8510
Weather  6°C, Wind NW at 18 km/h, 84% Humidity

Tōnoshō (東庄町, Tōnoshō-machi) is a town located in Katori District, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. As of April 2012, the town had an estimated population of 14,852 and a population density of 322 persons per km2. The total area was 46.16 km2.


Map of Tonosho, Katori District, Chiba Prefecture, Japan


Tōnoshō is located in far northeastern Chiba Prefecture. It is bordered to the north by the Tone River, which also forms the border with Ibaraki Prefecture. The land is mostly flat, and much is from 40–50 meters above sea level in average elevation.

Neighboring municipalities

  • Choshi, Chiba
  • Asahi, Chiba
  • Katori, Chiba
  • Kamisu, Ibaraki
  • History

    The area around Tōnoshō has been inhabited since at least the Japanese Paleolithic, and archaeologists have found stone tools and tombs from the Kofun period. During the Kamakura and Muromachi periods, the area was under control of the Chiba clan. After the start of the Edo period, much of the area of Tōnoshō was part of Omigawa Domain, a minor feudal domain under the Tokugawa shogunate. After the Meiji Restoration, the villages of Tōjō, Tachibana, Jindai and Sasagawa were founded on April 1, 1889 within Katori District of Chiba Prefecture. Sasagawa was elevated to town status on August 1, 1907. The area rapidly developed with the coming of the Narita Line railway and the development of the Kashima Industrial Complex in neighboring Ibaraki Prefecture after World War II. The town of Tōnoshō was created on July 20, 1955 through the merger of Sasagawa with Tachibana, Jindai and Tōjō villages.


    Tōnoshō is a regional commercial center whose economy is primarily agricultural, with some light manufacturing industries. The main crops include rice and turnips. Industry includes fish processing and the production of soy sauce.


  • JR East - Narita Line
  • Sasagawa - Shimōsa-Tachibana
  • Highway

  • Japan National Route 356
  • Noted people

  • Motoo Hayashi - politician
  • References

    Tōnoshō Wikipedia

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