Handa is located in the center of Chita Peninsula and facing the sea.
Handa was established in 1937.
It had flourished in shipping business and a brewing industry for a long time and was developing as a center city of politics, economy and culture in Chita area.
In the gentle hilly country, summer is cool by refreshing sea breeze and winter is relatively warm.
Handa has various special products which make use of the rich nature.
The Town of Taketoyo has a long history as a port and because of the railroad (JR Taketoyo Line). In 1899, a port called "Taketoyo Port" was opened. This port and six other ports of cities and towns nearby were merged to form, "Kinuura Port" in 1957. They reclaimed land from the sea and constructed factories on it to make the foreshore into an industrial zone in 1960's. Mainly steel and scrap iron are exported to China, U.S., Singapore, and Malaysia from Kinuura Port. Coal, rice, and millet are imported from Australia, U.S., and China.
Two railroads, JR Taketoyo Line and Meitestu Kowa Line run through the town and have four stations. JR Taketoyo Line is one of the most historical railroads in Japan. It was opened in 1886.
The traditional industries in the town center around the production of soy sauce, miso (fermented soybean paste), and the like. Since the climate is mild on the peninsula, rice and dairy farming, and modern agriculture such as flower (carnations) and vegetable cultivation have been developed. The new elements in the industrial base of Taketoyo include chemical products, glass, and pharmaceuticals.