Kyonan-machi (lat. 35, long. 13) is located in the south- western portion of Chiba Prefecture’s Boso Peninsula, facing the Tokyo Bay. The town was created in 1959 (Showa 34) when the three villages of Katsuyama, Hota, and Sakuma were combined. In Kyonan-machi, we enjoy a moderate and comfortable climate year-round. The present population is approximately 7,500. The total area of the town is 44.9 square kilometers.
Completed in 1993, this dam was built for agricultural use. Currently, recreational facilities are in the process of being constructed around the dam. This is also an excellent spot for seeing cherry blossoms (sakura), Japanese apricot blossoms, suisen (Japanese daffodil or narcissus), or just enjoying nature.
Narcissus blooms relatively early compared to other kinds of narcissus. In the warm Boso Peninsula, it starts to bloom at the end of November. The southern slope of Mt. Nokogiri is said to be the best place to grow narcissus, and you can see it growing throughout the area.
Suisen Road(Narcissus road) in the Ezuki area, famous for flower viewing, offers a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the beauty and elegant aroma of the flower. Stop by and experience it for yourself!
In the Katsuyama area, there is a small mountain called Daikoku-yama. It has an approximate height of 80 meters and stands 500 meters west of Awa-Katsuyama Station, looking out over the ocean. On the north side, caves and the remains of ancient peoples were discovered about fifty years ago. On the east side you will find the graves of whalers from the middle of the Meiji period. On the south side there is a small temple called Kan’non-do.
In 1990 an observation tower was built on top of Daikoku-yama, styled after the Katsuyama Castle in Edo during the Genroku period. During the day, it is only a short hike up the mountain to enjoy a beautiful view of Tokyo Bay and the surrounding areas.
Kyonan Map(In Japanese)
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The road of Okuzure area and Sakuma dam Map(In Japanese)