Map showing location of Inzai in Chiba
Prefecture (as of 2006).
is a city located in the north-west of Chiba, Japan. It is located in the important area connecting Tokyo and Narita.
As of late October 2005, the city has an estimated population
of 61,802. The total area is 53.51
River that flows in the north, Teganuma Lake that lies in the north-west, Imba Lake that lies in the south-east of the city,
the city is also surrounded by natural environment such as natural
The most famous part of the city is Chiba
that was planned in 1957. In 1959, people started to
reside in it. It stretchs 18 km from east to west and 3 km from
north to south. The growth of Chiba New Town and the surrounding
cities gives impact to the growth of Inzai City.
In 1954 Inzai as a town
founded after merging four towns and villages
(mura); Inzai as a city
was founded on April
Declarations of the people of Inzai
There are many declarations made by the people of Inzai such as the
Declaration of the Healthy City
People Charter, Anti-nuclear and Peace City Declaration.
Declaration of the Healthy City
The declaration is as follows.
Our city is blessed by abundant of natural environment.
Health is the city treasure.
Our health always becomes our responsibility.
That all people are living happily is our hope.
Inzai, city that connects people and nature with smile.
Let's make a healthy city while practicing health
We aim to make a city where we can live healthy and brightly.
Therefore, we declare Healthy City Inzai!
Inzai People Charter
Our Inzai is a city with abundant trees and beautiful cosmos flower where beautiful Tone river flows.
We determine this carter to make a better city and to preserve
peace and prosperity while inheriting
history and tradition built by our ancestor.
Let's love nature and make a comfortable city to live.
Let's obey the rule, help each other, and make a bright city.
Let's improve our education and make city with a beautiful
Let's make a city that takes care of the elders and children.
Let's make a rich, powerful, and healthy city.
Anti-nuclear and Peace City Declaration
Permanent peace of the world is all mankind hope.
In particular, we who live in the only nuclear bomb victim country
in the world, hope that the
Hiroshima and Nagasaki disaster will not happen again.
50 years after the World War 2, Inzai City declares Anti-nuclear
and Peace City to establish
permanent peace of the world and hope that all nuclear weapons are
Inzai's main train stations are Kioroshi Station and Kobayashi
Station (JR Narita Line), and Chiba New Town Chūō Station and Inzai
Makinohara Station (Hokuso Kodan Line) and the public transport
between the stations is served by bus and taxi.
The 356 and 464 National Roads go through the city.
There are thirteen public elementary schools, six public junior
high schools, one senior high school, and two private universities
in Inzai City. The universities are Tokyo Denki University
and Tokyo Christian University
shares its campus with Tokyo Christian Theological Seminary.
Inba High School 
operated by the Chiba Prefectural Board of
, serves Inzai.
The city also has 4 public libraries. They are
- Omori Library, with 154,020 collections
- Kobayashi Library, with 42,605 collections
- Sofuke Library, with 69,661 collections
- Oguradai Library, with 134,978 collections
There are many tourism spots in Inzai, such as
- Kobayashi Farm's Sakura
- Kioroshi Park Monument
- Tone River Morning Fog
- Cosmos Bridge Evening Scenery
The tourism in Inzai is promoted by Inzai City Tourism
The main shopping centers in Inzai are:
- Jusco Chiba New Town
- AEON Chiba New Town Shopping Center
- Joyful Honda Chiba New Town
- Makinohara MORE
- Makinohara Festival Outlet
- Big Hop
With the construction of the SOGA power plant of Tokyo Electric
Company (Tepco), the city actively encouraged and invited companies
to build Data Centers in the city.
Mitsui Sumitomo and CSK are two such organizations that have
constructed world class data centers in Inzai.
Other companies are known to have purchased land to construct data
centers in the near future.
The people started living in Inzai area during the stone age. There
are some stone tools
found in Kikaribyo
that are used by people at that time.
During this era, Kioroshi became a port at the bank of Tone
Meiji and Taisho Era (1868-1926)
In 1889, Kioroshi-machi, Omori-mura, Funoho-mura, Eiji-mura was
The Meiji Era
is also the golden age for
in Tone River sailing from
Tokyo to Choshi.
After Narita railroad, Kioroshi Station, and Kobayashi Station was
built, the houses surrounded Tone River were moved to Kioroshi
Showa and Heisei Era (1926-now)
In 1942, pilot training center was built in Sofuke. This place was
also hit by Allied Forces air raids. After the war, because of many
troubles, it was abandoned and became plantation field.
In 1954 Inzai as a machi was founded after mergering 4 machi
. At that time the population is about
11,000. The development of Chiba New Town, Kobayashi, Kioroshi, and
Omori affected the population growth. Finally, Inzai as a city was
founded on April 1, 1996.
Yokappe Yume Festival
The festival is held once a year in Kioroshi and Rokken Area.