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船 橋 市
Geographical location in Japan
Funabashi (Japan)
Red pog.svg
Region : Kanto
Prefecture : Chiba
Coordinates : 35 ° 42 '  N , 139 ° 59'  E Coordinates: 35 ° 41 '40 "  N , 139 ° 58' 58"  E
Basic data
Surface: 85.64 km²
Residents : 639.107
(October 1, 2019)
Population density : 7463 inhabitants per km²
Community key : 12204-1
Flag / coat of arms:
Flag / coat of arms of Funabashi
Flower : Camellia sasanqua
town hall
Address : Funabashi City Hall
2 - 10 - 25 , Minato-chō
Funabashi -shi
Chiba  273-8501
Website URL:
Location of Funabashi's in Chiba Prefecture
Location of Funabashis in the prefecture

Funabashi ( Japanese 船 橋 市 , -shi ) is a city in Chiba Prefecture on Honshū , the main island of Japan .

On the coast of Funabashi to the Pacific Ocean there are fishing areas and one of the largest fish markets in the region. Steel and wood products are also manufactured in the city . The agricultural machinery manufacturer and agricultural technology group Kubota operates one of the largest production facilities in Funabashi with the Keiyo plant and around 9,000 employees. The region is also known for its fruit products, especially pears and grapes. In addition, watermelons, persimmons and mandarins are also grown.


Funabashi is located east of Ichikawa and about 20 km from Tokyo , west of Chiba and south of Kashiwa on Tokyo Bay . The city is widely known for its privileged location in the Tokyo metropolitan area.

Culture and sights

There is a Hans Christian Andersen theme park in Funabashi . Here you will find a fairytale world, a large windmill and playgrounds on an area of ​​approx. 37 hectares. The park is a replica of Hans Christian Andersen's hometown, Odense in Denmark. Odense is also one of Funabashi's twin cities.

With the extremely popular fictional character Funassyi , a pear, the city of Funabashi has a semi-official mascot that has gained fame far beyond the borders of Japan. Funassyi has u. a. released a special music album at Universal Japan and produced an animated TV series. In addition, the world's first flagship store opened in 2015 in the LalaPort Tokyo Bay Mall in Funabashi.

Shop with Funassyi products


  • The metal and textile industries, optical industry, electrical and automation technology, agriculture and fishing are among those economically significant.
  • The technology group Toyo Engineering Corporation , based in neighboring Narashino , has been operating a branch and production facility here since 2013. The precision machine manufacturer DMG Mori , best known for CNC milling and turning machines, is represented with a production facility and its own campus. Huawei began building a $ 45 million network equipment factory in 2017, the first of its kind in Japan.
  • Bosch Packaging Technology develops and assembles process and packaging machines as well as robotics for the food and pharmaceutical industries at the Funabashi location.
  • With Sapporo Beer , one of the largest Japanese beer producers is represented in Funabashi's Keiyo district, 40 percent of the total production for the Japanese market is covered here.
  • With the Funabashi Morino City Project, a large-scale conversion and housing development project was carried out on over 17 hectares of a former factory site. The focus was on combining urban infrastructure and sustainable building and living, as well as an ecological approach to energy use. In particular, electromobility was also given a lot of consideration. For this purpose, the city of Funabashi received the ÉcoQuartier certificate from the French Ministry of Housing in 2016.


Town twinning

sons and daughters of the town

Neighboring cities and communities

Web links

Commons : Funabashi  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Funabashi-shi., accessed December 10, 2019 .
  2. ^ HC Andersen Park. Retrieved May 14, 2018 (ja-JP).
  3. DMG MORI CO., LTD. GLOBAL WEB SITE | COMPANY | About DMG MORI | Operation bases | Offices / campuses in Japan | Chiba campus. Retrieved May 14, 2018 .
  4. Huawei building first Japanese plans in overseas offensive. Retrieved May 14, 2018 (UK English).
  5. ^ Bosch Packaging Technology website. Retrieved June 6, 2018 .
  6. ^ Sapporo Beer Chiba Factory. Retrieved May 14, 2018 (ja-JP).
  7. ^ Nomura Real Estate Development Co., Ltd .: About the City | Funabashi Morino City. Retrieved May 14, 2018 .