2 Chita Hatano Aichi-ken Japón Peninsula By Paco Barberá

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Chita Hatano Aichi-ken Japón Peninsula By Paco Barberá
Minamichita Town is located in the south of the Chita Peninsula and also includes two islands, Shinojima and Himakajima. It is understood that people have been living in this district from time immemorial, since 8 000 year old ruins were discovered here. Fishery and agriculture have long been prosperous, and the shipping industry was also prosperous because this district was located at an important place for transportation in the Edo period (1603 -1868). Sea Bathing Utsumi is the only beach in Tokai region with a beautiful white sandy beach. Yamami is represented by a simblic tower of dolphins. Shinojima and Himakajima are quiet isolated islands with beautiful beaches. chita hatano aichi-ken japon peninsula Chita hanto JML
18.09.2007 Mihama-cho is located on the south west coast of the Chita Peninsula in Aichi Prefecture. Facing Mikawa bay (三河湾)  to the east and Ise bay(伊勢湾) to the West, it covers some 46 sq km and has a population of 26,000.

Mihama-cho is a nice place to visit, with a mild climate, surrounded by the Mikawa Bay National Park (三河湾国定公園). You will find white sand beaches, golf courses, leisure spots (a well-known one is sea life park named, “Minami-Chita Beach Land”(南知多ビーチランド) , and some historical spots. It is a popular tourist spot year round.

Some of the main sights and attractions.

Noma-daibo Temple (野間大坊寺)-resting place of Yoshitomo Minamoto
This temple was build at the behest of *Emperor Shirakawa. In the temple precinct, you will find the graves of historic heroes such as *Yoshitomo Minamoto and *Yasuyori Taira. This special precinct includes a hondo (main hall), the kyakuden (reception hall) of a prefecturally designated cultural property, and a bonsho (temple bell) designated as an important national cultural asset.

Emperor Shirakawa
Personal name SADAHITO (1053-1129). 72nd emperor of Japan who abdicated the throne and then established a cloister government (insei) through which he maintained his power unburdened by the exacting ceremonial and family duties required of the legitimate Japanese sovereign. He thus established a precedent that allowed the Japanese emperor to abdicate and, once away from the court, to assume the real power of government.  


MINAMOTO YOSHITOMO (1123-1160), Japanese warrior whose support of Taira Kiyomori, the leader of the Taira clan, in the Hogen Disturbance (1156) was decisive in a Taira victory over the Minamoto clan, headed by Yoshitomo’s own father, Minamoto Tameyoshi. After Kiyomori’s victory, Yoshitomo was ordered to kill his father. He refused but another Minamoto officer, saying it would be a disgrace to allow a Taira to execute Tameyoshi, performed the deed. Dissatisfied with his share of the spoils, Yoshitomo in 1159 took advantage of Taira Kiyomori’s absence from the capital to attempt a coup d’etat. In the resulting Heiji Distu

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