So much space (Photo: Image: williamcapra)
Early Sep
Late Nov
So much space (Photo: Image: williamcapra)

Mother Bokujo Autumn Festival 2024

In Chiba, mother's is the place to be

Venue: Mother Farm When: Early Sep - Late Nov 2024

Imagining wide, open spaces in Japan can be a chore, but anyone who has stepped outside of Tokyo proper will know that open space abounds. And space is good, especially when travelling with children.

In Chiba Prefecture, about two hours away in Futtsu City lies a sprawling vastness of green known as Mother Bokujo. Filled with farm animals, petting zoos, amusement and adventure rides, flower viewing, eateries and handcrafts, Mother Bokujo simply blooms with fun for the family.

Every year, Mother Bokujo holds its annual Autumn Festival. This event features the running of the sheep, daily chances to feed the animals and even a chance for children to reenact the story of the Three Little Pigs. Adults can try their hands at catching a runaway piglet (it's actually a lot of fun), riding the barrel rodeo, riding the flying fox over the farm, and taste testing hand made sausages.

For more information on times and costs for some of these activities, do check out the Mother Bokujo website.

Getting there

If you are not driving, then take the JR Line from Shinjuku, Tokyo or Chiba stations to Kimitsu Station. A direct shuttle bus can then take you to the farm.

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Elizabeth S 2 years ago
Some of the coastline there is so beautiful overlooking Tokyo Bay on one side and dense green on the other. Autumn is a great time to go there.
Kim 5 years ago
Love this place! Loads of fun for the kids and kids at heart...thanks for sharing the details about the festival!
Sleiman Azizi Author 5 years ago
It's a great place, especially for families.

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