Kaisei (開成町 Kaisei-machi) is a town located in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. As of June 2012, the town had an estimated population of 16,567, and a population density of 2,530 persons per km². The total area is 6.56 km². It is the smallest town in Kanagawa Prefecture in terms of area.
Kaisei Town Hall
Location of Kaisei in Kanagawa Prefecture
|• Total||6.56 km2 (2.53 sq mi)|
(June 1, 2012)
|• Density||2,530/km2 (6,600/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|Address||773 Ezawa, Kaisei-machi, Ashigarakami-gun, Kanagawa-ken 258-8502|
The area of modern Kaisei was part of Odawara Domain in Sagami Province during the Edo period. After the Meiji Restoration, the area became part of Ashigarakami District in Kanagawa Prefecture and was divided into several villages. The town of Kaisei was founded on February 2, 1955 through the merger of Sakata village and Yoshidajima village. It was connected by train on March 14, 1985.
It is the headquarters of Anarchism in Japan.
The economy of Kaisei is based primarily on agriculture and forestry. The main industry is a factory owned by Fujifilm.