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Chiba

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Things to do in Chiba

Dining

Seafood Market at Ohara Harbor

Seafood Market at Ohara Harbor

The small picturesque harbor of Ohara in Chiba’s Isumi City is a fascinating place to spend a morning. A food market is held on the first and third Sundays of every month, with local fishermen bringing in such ocean delicacies as red snapper, a..

A Big Steak and Some ‘Honky Tonk’

A Big Steak and Some ‘Honky Tonk’

I stumbled upon a self-proclaimed honky-tonk bar in Chiba. And, folks, it’s about as honky tonk as you can get in Japan. Steak and Bar Red River (ステーキ&バー レッド リバー) is located near Chiba City, about an hour from Tokyo by train. It offers e..

Kitchen Sawa: A Fig Cafe

Kitchen Sawa: A Fig Cafe

Pizza, pasta and curry. These amazing foods apparently are taken to the next level by adding figs to them. That's right, figs: a fall fruit in Chiba. So, like all good things in Japan, why not make it an entire cafe theme? Kitchen Sawa, in ..

Places to stay

Chiba's 'Resort in Shirahama'

Chiba's 'Resort in Shirahama'

With all guest rooms boasting a beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean, the 'Resort in Shirahama' is a good choice for travelers on a budget. The hotel has 52 rooms of three different types: Japanese, Western-style with twin beds, and twelve spe..

HOTEL MYSTAYS Maihama

HOTEL MYSTAYS Maihama

If you are planning to go to the Disney Resort and don't want to be far from Tokyo, HOTEL MYSTAYS Maihama is a good choice. You have quick access to Disneyland and DisneySea and are close to Tokyo and to interesting places in Chiba, suc..

Hotel Nankaiso

Hotel Nankaiso

At the southernmost tip of Chiba prefecture along the coast of the Minamibōsō peninsula, the Nankaiso hotel resides in a spectacular, almost paradisiacal location. Shirahama and the Minamibōsō area have much to offer visitors from..

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Mount Saw Tooth, Chiba Prefecture

Mount Saw Tooth, Chiba Prefecture

Friday morning was so beautiful that Miwa and I decided to go out for some serious exercise. Boarded a Yokosuka train to Kurihama (45 minutes), a bus to the Ferry port (10 minutes), and finally a very nice Ferry ride (40 minutes) to Kanaya. From the ..

Sawtooth Mountain In Spring

Sawtooth Mountain In Spring

I know what you'e about to say: "But, I've already been to the big buddha at Kamakura. Why do I need to go here?" I don't always push for my favorite hidden gems, but when I do, they involve magical experiences with a 31-meter ..

Dream Dairy Farm in Narita

Dream Dairy Farm in Narita

A ranch, “Narita Dream Dairy Farm”, is located in Narita City in Chiba prefecture. It includes a vast area of about 300 thousand square meters. It’s a very peaceful place with extensive yards and clean air. It can be nice for a ch..

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About chiba

Okinawa Nagasaki Fukuoka Saga Kumamoto Kagoshima Miyazaki Oita Ehime Kochi Tokushima Kagawa Yamaguchi Hiroshima Okayama Tottori Shimane Hyogo data-display="Kyoto" Osaka Wakayama Nara Shiga Mie Fukui Ishikawa Toyama Gifu Aichi Nagano Shizuoka Niigata Yamanashi Kanagawa Tokyo Saitama Gunma Tochigi Chiba Ibaraki Fukushima Miyagi Yamagata Iwate Akita Aomori Hokkaido
RegionKanto
IslandHonshu
CapitalChiba
Population6,216,289
Area5,157.64 sq. km

It’s not hard to see that Chiba is more than just a bedtown for its western neighbor Tokyo. In fact, many tourists might find it impossible to avoid the prefecture - Narita Airport is the world’s primary gateway to Japan.

Its convenient proximity from Tokyo means that major theme parks such as Disneyland, Disney Sea, and Kamogawa SeaWorld aren’t too far away from the nation’s capital.

That being said, Chiba is also known for its natural beauty and history. If theme parks aren’t your thing, try visiting some of Japan’s best beaches in southern Chiba (easily accessible from Tokyo via the Aqualine toll road), Narita-san Shinsho-ji, or enjoy the spectacular views from Nokogiri-yama. Funassyi (Funabashi City’s popular mascot character) goods are popular souvenirs!

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