The Pizzeria Bosso restaurant sits nearby Ichihara Lakeside Museum, overlooking Lake Takataki in Ichihara, central Chiba.
It's not necessarily easy to find good pizza in Japan, but Pizzeria Bosso does a fantastic job. With everything cooked fresh in their wood-fired oven, choose from a range of pizzas on the menu, including Margherita (¥1,980), Farmhouse (¥1,980), Otaki boar sausage and Yachimata peanut (¥2,080) varieties.
There are numerous reasons to visit this area beside the pizza: the art museum (renewed in 2013) and lakeside views, the art sculptures and walking opportunities around Lake Takataki are all worth making the trip here.
Nearby, a Fujiwara-style water pump sits beside the lake, next to a 28 m tall observation tower. The view from the top of the tower has been designated as one of the 100 best views across Chiba.