l 地理位置 Location
Fujisawa is in the center of the Kanagawa Prefecture, as a part of the Kanto region. It faces Sagami Bay of the Pacific Ocean. Fujisawa covers an area of 69.51 square kilometers. In 2007, the population of the city reached 400,853.
l 優勢產業 Competitive industries
Fujisawa has a mixed economy with a strong industrial base. Isuzu retains a large truck factory near Shonandai, Kobe Steel has a factory in the east of the city. In addition, many other well-known Japanese companies also have plants and factories in the city.
Fujisawa has extensive commercial shopping facilities and has the largest commercial city center on the Shonan coast. Fujisawa is also a bedroom community for Yokohama and Tokyo.
l 旅游資源 Tourism resources
Fujisawa is a tourist town that faces Shonan Beach, looks out at Mt. Fuji in the distance and where about 13 million people visit a year. Its beautiful coast is often referred to as the “Miami Beach of the East” and is thrived by people who enjoy marine sports. Enoshima, one of the most popular sightseeing spots, has maintained its prosperity by the pilgrims and people who enjoy sightseeing.
Its good rail and adequate road connections make it a very popular destination for day trippers from the Kanto region. Surfing and beach volleyball tournaments in summertime attract visitors, especially younger people.
Tourist attractions of Fujisawa mainly include: Enoshima Island, Shirahata Shrine, Shōjōkō-ji and Kugenuma Beach, etc.
l 歷史文化 History and culture
The area around present-day Fujisawa has been inhabited for thousands of years. The town of Fujisawa was elevated to city status on October 1, 1940. Then, it was continuously expanded.
For many Chinese people, Fujisawa is known as the place where Nie Er, a talented Chinese composer who made the national anthem of the People's Republic of China, namely the March of the Volunteers, drowned when swimming in the sea near the Kugenuma Beach. On November 1, 1954, with the spontaneous donation of the citizens of Fujisawa, the Monument to Nie Er was established at the Kugenuma Beach. In 1963, the Institute for Conservation of the Monument to Nie Er was established. The monument was rebuilt and expanded for two times later. So far, it has become an important symbol for the friendship between China and Japan.
l 城市圖片 Pictures