A New Town on Reclaimed Land
Makuhari Shintoshin is a new city located on an expanse of flatland reclaimed from the originally shallow coastline. It was developed as a futuristic international city with a fusion of work, life, study, and play. Directly affected by the bursting of the“bubble” economy in the early 1990s, growth stalled for a lengthy period. In recent years, however, as the tendency to return to Tokyo has tapered off, and large stores have opened outlets in the area, Makuhari Shintoshin has evolved in a mature city with a unique balance.