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Location of Ichihara in Chiba
Location of Ichihara in Chiba
 • MayorTakayoshi Sakuma (since June 2003)
 • Total368.20 km2 (142.16 sq mi)
 (August 2010)
 • Total279,031
 • Density758/km2 (1,960/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeGinkgo
- FlowerCosmos
- BirdJapanese Bush-warbler
Phone number0436-22-1111
Address1-1-1 Kokubunjidai Chūō, Ichihara-shi, Chiba-ken 290-8501
WebsiteCity of Ichihara

Ichihara (市原市 Ichihara-shi?) is a Japanese city in Chiba Prefecture on the island of Honshū.[1]


Ichihara is in the area of ancient Kazusa province.[2]

2011 earthquake

On Friday, March 11, 2011, the Tōhoku earthquake caused damage in Ichihara. Natural gas storage tanks were set on fire by the earthquake.[3]


Ichihara is on the east coast of Toyko bay.[4] In other words, it is on the west coast of Bōsō Peninsula.[5]

Related pages


  1. Whitney, Willis Norton. (1889). Concise Dictionary of the Principal Roads, Chief Towns and Villages of Japan, p. 210.
  2. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Kazusa" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 502.
  3. "Japan earthquake causes oil refinery inferno". Daily Telegraph (UK), 11 March 2011; . AlertNet, "Natural gas storage tanks burn at Cosmo oil refinery in Ichihara city", 11 March 2011; retrieved 2012-3-22.
  4. _____. (2003). "Ichihara," Encyclopedia Britannica (2006), Vol. 6, p. 235.
  5. US War Dept. (1945). Civil affairs handbook, Japan. Prefectural Studies: Volume 5, p. 87.

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