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Chiba

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Photo: Onjuku Chuo Beach – Izu navi / CC BY 2.0

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American Road Trip Buffet 2024

American Road Trip Buffet 2024

Apr 27th - Jun 30th

From late April until the end of June, you can experience a slice of Americana at the at ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel Narita "American..

Narita Gion Matsuri 2024

Narita Gion Matsuri 2024

Early Jul

Narita Gion Festival, celebrated for three days in July, features elaborate festival floats, omikoshi portable shrine processions,..

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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
Region Kanto
Island Honshu
Capital Chiba
Population 6,216,289
Area 5,157.64 km²

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.

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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