It’s not hard to see that Chiba Prefecture (千葉県, Chiba-ken) is more than just a bed town for its western neighbor Tokyo. In fact, many tourists might find it impossible to avoid the prefecture – Narita Airport is one of the three major international gateway hubs into Japan.
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!
In Chiba, Sakura City Municipal Organization Enforcement hosts the Sakura Tulip Festa in the month of April. A field of endless..
A special exhibition at the Hoki Museum in Chiba celebrates the 10th anniversary of the museum's opening.
Each year in June, the Suigo Sawara Ayame Park is home to an iris festival where over 1.5 million irises of 400 varieties bloom..