Leisure / Outdoors Spots in Chiba Area

  • Tokyo Disneyland
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    4.0
    223 Reviews
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    Chiba Pref. Urayasushi Maihama 1-1
    A Disney theme park built around the image of a kingdom of dreams and magic located inside the Tokyo Disney Resort in Urayasu City, Chiba Prefecture. The park is divided into seven differently themed lands, including an American townscape, storybook world, and futuristic space port. The park’s symbol is the gleaming white Cinderella’s Castle. Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, and other Disney favorites appear in the park parade and greet park visitors. The park is famous for its roller coasters such as Big Thunder Mountain as well as a variety of attractions modeled after animated and live action movies. The Tokyo Disney Land Electrical Parade Dreamlights held at night is so popular some fans come just to watch it.

    The main Tokyo Disney Resort store for park merchandise, without having enter the parks. Much like before the pandemic, you could now walk in to do shopping without having to wait in a queue for...

  • Tokyo Disney Sea
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    Chiba Pref. Urayasushi Maihama 1-1
    A Disney theme park focused on the ocean located inside the Tokyo Disney Resort in Urayasu City, Chiba Prefecture. The park is divided into seven differently themed ports, such as one modeled after a port town and another after an ancient ruins excavation site. In addition to Mickey Mouse, characters from properties such as The Little Mermaid and Aladdin appear in the park parade and greet park visitors. The park’s attractions include not only animation-themed rides but also those modeled after live action movies such as Indiana Jones and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. At night, a fantastic and impressive water show is held on the lake in the center of the park which makes use of water screens, laser beams, pyrotechnics, and lights.
  • IKSPIARI
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    4.0
    1209 Reviews
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    Chiba Pref. Urayasushi Maihama 1-4
    This business area—IKSPIARI—is divided into nine zones according to theme, with 140 charming restaurants and shops to make a street filled with entertainment and fun. The centrally-located square is reminiscent of the outdoor amphitheaters of Europe, and is home to many events. There is also a movie theater, so you can enjoy a meal, shopping, and a movie—perfect for kids and adults.

    Ikspiari is the Tokyo Downtown Disney. It is one of the stops on the monorail so it was very convenient to get to, especially since we stayed at the Hilton Tokyo Bay. We came here twice during our 3...

  • Funabashi Andersen Park
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    4.0
    311 Reviews
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    Chiba Pref. Funabashishi Kanehorichou 525
    Funabashi Andersen Park located in Funabashi City, Chiba Prefecture is a lush green leisure park, and boasts strongly rooted popularity with families. The park consists of a total of five sections: a fairytale zone with a theme of the fairytales written by H.C.Andersen who was a children’s story writer from Denmark where Funabashi City has a sister city; a flower castle zone; a Wanpaku Land zone which has one of the major obstacle courses in Japan; a kids’ museum zone where creative activities can be enjoyed at eight ateliers and a nature experience zone utilizing existing forest and wetlands, so you can enjoy the whole day there.

    I took my 3 kids here today. From our place it is quite far. We took a train and bus. Since it is our first time to go to this place, I don’t know much about the place. The kids were having fun...

  • Keisei Rose Garden
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    4.0
    155 Reviews
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    Chiba Pref. Yachiyoshi Owadashinden 755
    At the Keisei Rose Garden, a variety of flowers including 10,000 bushes of 1,600 varieties of roses are planted over 30,000 square meters. Visitors can enjoy plants and trees here that change with the seasons. The garden has roses ranging from purebred and heirloom varieties to the latest cultivars, and visitors have fun learning about their background as they mill around. The garden also holds various seminars and fairs.

    Really amazing, with the Typhoons and great wind and storms the roses are still holding. It would have been really lovely if the garden was not hit by the storm, nevertheless it was still a pretty...

  • Narita City Sakura No Yama Park
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    4.5
    311 Reviews
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    Chiba Pref. Naritashi Komaino 1338-1
    In this park are transplanted all of the cherry trees that were about to be lost during the construction of Narita International Airport. Many people visit this park, located on an elevated knoll, where airplane takeoffs and landings can be watched up close while viewing the beautiful cherry blossoms.

    A great spot to come and see the planes take off and land. Beautiful to visit during Sakura season and autumn but really good all year round for the planes!

  • Museum of Aeronautical Sciences
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    4.0
    296 Reviews
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    Chiba Pref. Sambugunshibayamamachi Iwayama 111-3
    The Museum of Aeronautical Sciences is the place to learn about the science of aviation and aviation technology. Museum visitors can enjoy the outdoor exhibition plaza, which displays Cessnas, helicopters, and other aircraft. The indoor portion of the museum contains exhibits of aviation-related art and serves as the site for pre-licensing seminars for aspiring aeronautical radio operators. The museum shop sells scale models of aircraft and a large selection of other aviation-related souvenirs and novelties.

    Big & spacious place to walk around to view the aeroplanes. I did not buy tickets to enter the building. I just hung around outside & walked around to peek into the aeroplanes.

  • Kamogawa Sea World
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    Chiba Pref. Kamogawashi Higashichou 1464-18
    An aquarium park with animal performances and displays recreating natural habitats where you can come in contact with the ocean and learn the importance of the environment in which its creatures live. This stunning and vast aquarium facility boasts 16 areas and the vibrant orca and dolphin shows are popular with adults as well as children. Watch out for the sprays of water during the performances! Be sure to bring a disposable raincoat or vinyl sheet if you don’t want to get wet.
  • Chiba Prefecture Makuhari Seaside Park
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    3.5
    136 Reviews
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    Chiba Pref. Chibashi Mihama-ku Hibino 2-116
    Beautiful Chiba Prefecture Makuhari Seaside Park overflows with greenery and water. It’s split into seven blocks, A-G. B block has a wide open grassy lawn, and C block has a traditional Japanese garden, Mihamaen, with the teahouse Shoraitei. F block holds the Chiba Marine Stadium, which hosts not only baseball games but a variety of other events as well.

    近隣にZOZOマリンスタジアムや幕張メッセもあり、イベントが定期的に開催されているにぎやかな場所です。ただ、なにもない時はとても静かで、近所の住人も利用しているようです。ぼーっとしたい時、イベントで騒ぎたい時いずれにしてもオススメです。 ZOZO Marine Stadium and Makuhari Messe has near here also has many events...

  • Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art
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    4.5
    135 Reviews
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    Chiba Pref. Sakurashi Sakado 631
    An art museum located in Sakado, Sakura City. Its collection includes roughly 1,000 works gathered by DIC Corp. and related companies—from Rembrandt, Monet, Picasso, Chagall to abstract works, Dadaism, Surrealism, and even post-war Western art and modern Japanese art. Nearby, you’ll find walking paths surrounded by nature, a restaurant, a tea house, and a retail shop.

    The Kawamura Kinen Museum is a museum with a large, beautiful garden. I went there to see an exhibition featuring photographs of Japanese people, taken by a british photographer over 150 years ago...

  • Country Farm Tokyo German Village
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    Chiba Pref. Sodegaurashi Nagayoshi 419
    From the beginning of November through to the beginning of April every year, from sunset to 20:00, visitors to the Country Farm Tokyo German Village, famous for its winter illuminations, can enjoy a fantastic world colored with three million lights. It is a different world from the gardens during the day where visitors can enjoy all sorts of flowers throughout the year. The place is said to be one of the three biggest illuminations in the Kanto region.
  • Sakura Castle Ruins Park
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    4.0
    125 Reviews
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    Chiba Pref. Sakurashi Jounaichou
    Said to be the remnants of castle for the shogun’s council members, like Hotta household, the Sakura Castle Ruins form the center of this ruins-based park. Here you’ll find various remnants of Sakura Castle, like the tower and dry moat. There’s also the Sakura Castle Park Center, which displays important historical materials, artifacts, old pictures, and models of Sakura Castle, and the Sankeitei, a tea house modeled after the Koho-an tea house in Kyoto’s Daitoku-ji Temple. The park is also famous for its plants, with cherry trees, peonies, plum trees, irises and many other flowering trees.

    If you like Samurai history then well worth a visit, it gives a sense of the size of the site of the defence system and how it worked

  • Ichikawa Zoological and Botanical Garden
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    4.0
    86 Reviews
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    Chiba Pref. Ichikawashi Omachi 284-1
    "The Ichikawa Zoological and Botanical Garden houses lesser pandas, orangutans, monkeys, various small animals, and birds. The theme of the zoo is ""Encounters with Animals,"" and in the petting zoo area, visitors can touch marmots. Also on the grounds are a nature garden, a rose garden, and an ornamental botanical garden, all with free admission. A miniature railroad has also been installed in the zoo."

    北総鉄道の大町駅が最寄り駅。駐車場は500円で大人の入場料は440円。規模は小さいがオランウータンやレッサーパンダもいて楽しめる。周囲は梨園が多くて環境は良い。子供連れの場合、歩く距離が少なく園内に遊具もあるから引率者は、それほど疲れない。

  • Kashiwa-no-Ha Park
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    4.0
    99 Reviews
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    Chiba Pref. Kashiwashi Kashiwanoha 4-1
    Kashiwa-no-Ha Park is situated on a 45-hectare site and contains open spaces with natural landscaping, a barbecue area, and large-scale playground equipment, along with sports facilities, such as a general running track, tennis courts, a gymnasium, and baseball field. The park also contains a center for cultural facilities, including a library area and art galleries and a Japanese-style garden. There is also conservatory that displays tropical plants and foliage plants and a rose garden. Local residents of all ages visit this park, which is used for sports lessons, training sessions, and flea markets.

    This park offers a calm and serene atmosphere if you would like to go for a relaxing walk. It is especially beautiful during the cherry blossom season.

  • Shimizu Park Camp Site
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    4.0
    127 Reviews
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    Chiba Pref. Nodashi Shimizu 906
    This forest campground utilizes the woods located on the northwest side of Shimizu Park, and is a place where you can enjoy outdoor leisure activities on the spacious grounds. It also has an automobile campground, bungalows and day camping area, so you can go camping in a variety of forms. In addition, there is also a fishing spot with over 2,000 rainbow trout.

    We really enjoyed our trip to Shimizu Park. Its a whole day affair. The obstacle courses are fun and challenging. Make sure you: bring a change of clothes including shoes, wear sneakers...

  • Suigo Sawara Aquatic Botanical Garden
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    3.5
    48 Reviews
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    Chiba Pref. Katorishi Ougishima 1837-2
    At Suigo Sawara Aquatic Botanical Garden you can experience the old-fashioned ambience of a Japanese riverside district. It is located in Suigo-Tsukuba Quasi-National Park. Visitors come to enjoy the Ayame Festival in June with one and one and a half million Japanese irises of 400 varieties including Edo, Higo, and Ise, as well as the Hasu Festival from July to August with around 300 varieties of lotus flowers. Many other events are also held.

    「千葉県香取市にある市営植物園である。水郷筑波国定公園の表玄関として水郷地帯を代表する観光施設。」とWikipediaにはあるけれど、水郷地帯を代表する観光施設だなどとは到底思えない、田舎感丸出しのお粗末な施設。あやめ部分はまだしも、ハス園のほうは、もっとどれがどの品種か明確にわかるように区分けするべきだ。種名札はあっても、同じ圃場(区画)に植え付けてあるから、どれがどれかを判別できない。種名札も...

  • Showa no Mori
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    4.0
    100 Reviews
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    Chiba Pref. Chibashi Midori-ku Tokechou 22
    This municipal park located in Tokecho, Chiba Prefecture is 2.3 kilometers long and 0.8 kilometers wide and covers a 105.8 hectare area (equivalent to 23 Tokyo Domes). It is the largest within Chiba City and Chiba Prefecture. This family friendly park not only has walking and cycling courses, but other outdoor activity facilities for camping, barbecue, and a Forest Village, as well as an athletic course, and an observatory tower. With over 200 cherry trees, an iris garden, an azalea garden, and flower fields for Chiba City’s symbolic four flowers (the rape blossom, sunflower, cosmos, and daffodil) within the grounds, making this park a haven for flower lovers.

    凧あげをしたり、シャボン玉を吹いたり、フリスビーをしたりしました。すべり台やアスレチック遊具もあります。 また売店も駐車場もあります。 祭日は結構混みあっていますが、広いので余裕が有ります。

  • Chiba Kodomo no Kuni KidsDom
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    4.0
    87 Reviews
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    Chiba Pref. Ichiharashi Yamakura 1487
    Filled with fun attractions, KidsDom park for infants and kids is popular with moms and dads. Equipped with indoor play equipment, a pool, and a fishing pond, the park offers a variety of seasonal and activity workshops on weekends and in summer break. The barbecue area can be reserved as late as one day in advance.

    ゴーカートに4人の孫は大喜びでした。 恐竜の展示も迫力あって 楽しかったです。 釣り堀で鯉釣りに 挑戦しましたが 寒いと池の底に 潜ってしまいエサに くいつかないとのことですが 14匹釣れました。 風が冷たい日でしたが 孫達は喜んで遊びました。

  • Otaki Castle Museum
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    3.5
    99 Reviews
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    Chiba Pref. Isumigunotakimachi Otaki 481
    This history museum’s permanent exhibition focuses on Boso’s castle and its castle town, both in the medieval era and in recent times. The museum exhibits artifacts related to it, like armor, antique equipment, and ancient documents, as well as materials on life in samurai society and the castle town. Since Honda Tadakatsu was once the castle’s lord, it was built on the famous Otaki ruins of the Kazusa clan’s inner citadel (Tadakatsu was one of the four generals that served Tokugawa Ieyasu).

    Ootaki is an old castle town that was ruled by Katsuie Honda, a prominent subordinate of Ieyasu Tokugawa in the late 16th century. The township has preserved many of its Edo period merchant houses...

  • Akebonoyama Nogyo Koen (Agricultural Park)
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    4.0
    58 Reviews
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    Chiba Pref. Kashiwashi Fuse 2005-2
    This green park was opened in 1995, the 40th anniversary of Kashiwa City’s official organization into a municipality. Famous for its flowers, the garden has a plum grove, a bamboo thicket, lotus ponds, and Dutch windmills along with tulips, dandelions and cosmoses. In the flower field—with beautiful flowers blooming in each season. The restaurant serves up local ingredients, while the retail shop has a fully-equipped kids’ room, making it quite popular for families. Various events related to forestry, cuisine and diet are held throughout the year.

    秋桜が見頃の頃訪れてみました。平日でも大勢のお客様がいらしていましたね。風車と青空のコントラストが見事でした。フォトスポットとして散策路に絵の額縁や扉、仮設の展望台などが設営されていました。

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The Boso Peninsula forms the main body of Chiba prefecture, and this is where you’ll find its endless warm water beaches and jagged mountains. Further inland, Narita - most famous as the home of Narita Airport - is a secret haven of tradition and history in the form of centuries-old Shinshoji Temple and quaint wooden Edo buildings. Chiba prefecture is also home to both Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea.

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