Chiba

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About Chiba

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Narita

Narita

Narita is often bypassed by visitors who usually come and go from Narita Airport. However, the city has more to offer than just its airport, with its attractions interesting enough to make a day trip there worth. A popular place with tourists is Naritasan Temple. Omotesando, the street leading up to..

Minami-Boso

Minami-Boso

Minami-Boso is a city in southern Chiba prefecture that combines a rich history and culture with amazing mountain scenery and beaches. The city of around 39,000 people is a perfect day getaway from Tokyo, a 90-minute drive away. Tourists may visit the Takabe Shrine, the only shrine in Japan that wor..

Chiba City

Chiba City

Chiba city is often one of Japan’s underrated cities, passed over in favour of nearby Tokyo and Yokohama. However, this city of near one million residents has many sights and sounds to offer visitors. With urban parks popular and aplenty in Tokyo, you can avoid the crowd by hopping over to Chi..

Dining

Kikuya Sweets Shop in Noda City

Kikuya Sweets Shop in Noda City

Whether you are counting calories or strictly observing a vegan diet, wagashi, Japanese traditional sweets, are a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth the Japanese way. Perhaps you are more into savory, complex flavors. Kikuya, a wagashi confectione..

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..

Places to stay

Henn-na Maihama Hotel, Tokyo Bay

Henn-na Maihama Hotel, Tokyo Bay

Even at my age I still enjoy a day at Disney, especially during the holidays. The pageantry is second to none. Yes, I can still take the rides laughing and screaming with the best of them. This year we decided since we wanted to experience the nightt..

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..

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Ninja Cruise to Chiba Castle

Ninja Cruise to Chiba Castle

The Musashi Ninja Clan is offering a fantastic day-trip opportunity to wannabe ninjas this coming January. On 27th and 28th January, combine a boat cruise across Tokyo Bay—taking in the sights such as Umi-Hotaru on the Tokyo Bay Aqua-Line, Rain..

Sakuragi Shrine of Cherry Blossoms

Sakuragi Shrine of Cherry Blossoms

Sakuragi Shrine, founded in 851 by a member of the Fujiwara clan, is the oldest in Noda City. The shrine is well known for its gardens with cherry trees that bloom late and early, and for its many winter flowering cherry trees. Any time you visit, yo..

Shimizu Park

Shimizu Park

The sprawling grounds of Shimizu Park, situated on the grounds of a temple, is appealing to all kinds of visitors in every season. The park was established in 1894 when a local soy sauce merchant family leased land around Konjoin Temple to provide le..

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About chiba

Okinawa Nagasaki Fukuoka Saga Kumamoto Kagoshima Miyazaki Oita Ehime Kochi Tokushima Kagawa Yamaguchi Hiroshima Okayama Tottori Shimane Hyogo 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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