Museum / Science Museum Spots in Chiba Area

  • Museum of Aeronautical Sciences
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    4.0
    284 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.

    While In Tokyo we were taken to this museum by friends who live in the area. Here you can see a lot of old interesting planes outside on a lawn area. The museum contains some great items and you can...

  • Nagisanoeki TATEYAMA
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    4.0
    95 Reviews
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    Chiba Pref. Tateyamashi Tateyama 1564-1
    "Tateyama Beach Station is multipurpose facility located along the Uchibo Nagisa Line Highway. It is adjacent to the Nagisa no Hakubutsukan (Beach Museum), a satellite collection of the Tateyama City Museum, which displays Boso Peninsula fishing implements (designated as Important Tangible Folk Cultural Property) and other exhibits related to the fishing industry on the Boso Peninsula. In addition to Umibe no Hiroba (""Seashore Plaza""), which exhibits living things found in Tateyama, there is an observation deck where visitors can watch the sunset over Tateyama Bay or see Mt. Fuji, as well as well as Tateyama Sunset Pier, the longest such pier in Japan. The commercial building contains a market where visitors can buy seafood and agricultural products directly from those who produced them, as well as a restaurant that serves dishes made with fresh, local ingredients."

    道の駅ですので店舗は17時には閉まってしまいますが、階上は展望台になっており館山湾の西に沈む夕陽を拝むことができました。店舗は魚屋さんも入っており地場鮮魚の購入も可能です。

  • Otaki Castle Museum
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    3.5
    91 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...

  • Chiba City Museum of Science
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    4.0
    69 Reviews
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    Chiba Pref. Chibashi Chuou-ku Chuou 4-5-1 Qiball (Kibor) 7 - 10 F
    This museum of science is located along the Togane-kaido Street in the center of Chuo Ward, Chiba City, just a short six-minute walk from Chiba-Chuo Station. It features a planetarium and an area with exhibits. The exhibit area is divided into three sections and offers interactive display each such as: “Geo Town” —where you can learn about the earth’s environment and space, “Techno Town” —where you can learn about science and technology in our daily lives, and “Wonder Town” —where you can learn about sound, light, and numbers.

    I am an educator from Canada and this is one of the very best child (and adult) engaging and friendly science museums/exhibits I have ever experienced. I would take my classes here every year if it...

  • Urayasu City Folk Museum
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    4.0
    50 Reviews
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    Chiba Pref. Urayasushi Nekozane 1-2-7
    This museum is located at Nekozane1-Chome, Urayasu City. This museum's permanent exhibit starts with the outdoor Urayasu Town display and moves indoors to themed exhibition rooms of Umiokakeru, and Umitotomoni, introducing the life of the fishing village and its relationship with the ocean when it was at its peak. In the museum is a cafe restaurant and on weekends, retro Japanese sweets are sold in atraditional period style building.

    We had difficullty to find the correct bus stop to take the bus to Urayasu Local Museum from Kasai Subway, fortunately we didnt give up easyly and we reached the Museum at the end. We are the only...

  • Sekiyado-jo Museum
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    3.5
    37 Reviews
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    Chiba Pref. Nodashi Sekiyadosangenya 143-4
    "Chiba Prefectural Sekiyado-jo Museum has a tower that is a replica of the one at Sekiyado Castle. The theme of the museum is ""The River and the Industries Related to It."" It exhibits materials connected with the history and folk customs of Sekiyado, in its role in transport on the Tone River, and the history of the Sekiyado domain and Sekiyado Castle as shown in models and videos. The museum also sponsors lectures about the history of Sekiyado and the local cuisine, experiential learning sessions, and other such events."

    The museum excellently describes the key role of Sekiyado for river transport & communications in the Kanto area before rail & roads. There are displays showing how the Tone river, by early 18th...

  • Kasori Shell Mounds Museum
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    4.0
    32 Reviews
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    Chiba Pref. Chibashi Wakaba-ku Sakuragi 8-33-1
    Kasori Shell Mounds Museum is located inside Kasori Shell Mounds Jomon Site Park. Kasori Shell Mound is Japan's largest shell mound from the Jomon period (10000 B.C.E.?300 B.C.E.) and has been designated a Special Historic Site of Japan. The museum's permanent exhibits are centered around earthenware and stone implements excavated from the mound. Visitors can deepen their knowledge of the characteristics of Jomon period shell mounds and the history of research about them. Twice a year there are classes about making Jomon earthenware, and during summer vacation, it offers educational activities about the Jomon period, including lectures and classes, and experiential learning programs.

    Kasori Shell mound was designated as a Special Historical Site on Oct 13, 2017. This is the largest shell mound in Japan. It is said that this shell mound is older than 5000 years. There is a...

  • Abiko City Museum of Birds
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    4.0
    29 Reviews
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    Chiba Pref. Abikoshi Kounoyama 234-3
    This museum has three permanent exhibits: Around Tega Marsh, The World of Birds, and Harmony Among People and Birds. Visitors learn more about birds here through displays that include seasonal reproductions of Tega Marsh, bird specimens from around the world, and a restored fossil Archaeopteryx. The museum also runs hands-on educational workshops and nature programs at Tega Marsh and other nearby sites.

    Being a birdwatcher, this is one of the must see museums in Japan. It houses a wide collection of bird species from Japan and worldwide. Information from bird anatomy to types of feathers are...

  • Suigo Sawara Dashi Kaikan
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    3.5
    25 Reviews
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    Chiba Pref. Katorishi Sawara B 3368
    The Suigo Sawara Dashi Kaikan gives a thorough introduction to the Sawara Dashi Festival and its Sawara Bayashi festival music that has been passed down over 300 years. The floats, sculptures, and large dolls on exhibit are replaced around the time of the summer and the autumn festivals, letting visitors enjoy new exhibits every year. The Sawara Dashi Festival and its Sawara Bayashi festival music are National Important Intangible Folk Cultural Properties.

    佐原の大祭で使われる山車の実物が展示されている。その大きさもそうだが、彫刻などの装飾がすごく凝っていて、お金がかかっていることがよく分かる。佐原はかつて水運で栄え、豊かな商人がたくさんいたそうだが、その繁栄がよく分かる。

  • Tateyama City Museum
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    4.0
    21 Reviews
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    Chiba Pref. Tateyamashi Tateyama Within 351-2 Shiroyama Park
    "This museum is in Shiroyama Park, the site Tateyama Castle. It was inhabited by the Satomi clan who governed the surrounding area for about 170 years. The museum has exhibits on the history of the Satomi clan as well as the Awa region and local folk customs. They hold history themed classes and lectures too. Tateyama Castle's Hakkeden Museum at the top of the hill has exhibits pertaining to the historic novel ""The Chronicles of the Eight Dog Heroes of the Satomi Clan of Nanso"" by Bakin Kyokutei with its Satomi clan themes."

    安房国で、170年間栄えた里見氏の歴史を中心に、安房の歴史と民俗を展示している博物館です。 しかしながら、交通アクセスは、よくありません。 JR内房線館山駅東口下車してから、 JRバス、または日東バスで、「城山公園前」下車してから徒歩3分くらいです。

  • Matsudo Museum
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    4.0
    21 Reviews
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    Chiba Pref. Matsudoshi Sendabori 671
    "Matsudo Museum is located inside Forest and Park for the 21st Century. The concept behind it is ""Seeing, Touching, and Feeling with Your Whole Body,"" and it contains exhibits portraying the history of Matsudo, dating back to Paleolithic times. An exhibit that recreates Matsudo's mammoth apartment block project Tokiwadaira Danchi, gives visitors a feeling for everyday life in the late 1950s and early 1960s."

    松戸の歴史がわかります。時代ごとに展示されていてとてもわかりやすいです。 個人的にお気に入りは当時の団地を再現した展示施設です。とても懐かしい思いになるはず。

  • Noda City Museum
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    4.0
    16 Reviews
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    Chiba Pref. Nodashi Noda 370-8
    This museum exhibits local materials related to the history, culture and traditions of Noda City. Besides permanent exhibits themed on the life and culture of those who lived in Noda and displays of materials related to the famous local product of soy sauce, it has special exhibits covering a wide range of themes such as Noda's architecture, folk arts, soy sauce barrels, senbei rice crackers and the Tone Canal.

    Noda city museum is a public museum of the city of Noda. There are two main facillities:a public museum and a comunity center. For me, the comunity center was nicer than the public museum because of...

  • Ichikawa City History Museum
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    4.0
    13 Reviews
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    Chiba Pref. Ichikawashi Horinouchi 2-27-1
    "Ichikawa City History Museum contains displays of the city's history and culture, beginning with the Kamakura period (1185?1333). The exhibits are divided into three categories: ""Seaside,"" ""Waterways and Roads,"" and "" Plateaux,"" with displays of people's lives, and an area with exhibits related to local industries. In addition to a permanent exhibit, ""Local Traditions and People,"" which has displays about people, cultural artifacts, and folkloric events connected with Ichikawa, the museum also sponsors temporary exhibits and opportunities for experiential learning. "

    入場料が無料なので魅力で、博物館の見学が終わったら、森や緑の中を散歩できます。 松戸や市川から、路線バスでも行けます。

  • Chiba Prefectural Central Museum, Ohtone Branch
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    3.5
    8 Reviews
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    Chiba Pref. Katorishi Sawara Ha 4500
    This museum is adjacent to the Suigo Sawara Ayame Park at the edge of Yodaura Bay. They have a permanent exhibition that teaches about the area including with themes of the nature and history of the Tone River and the Agriculture of Chiba Prefecture. There are many historical items related to water transport on the Tone River, such as a 1/5 scale takasebune model boat. Some exhibits showcase the history of this waterfront area with film and audio, and the museum's many small-scale displays are intriguing. There is also an aquarium and a pond on the premises where you can observe the flora and fauna of the Tone River. There are fun activities for kids, too, like feeding the carp in the pond.

    千葉県の博物館の支店的な存在です。佐原を中心にした、利根川周辺の歴史や風俗などぉ紹介しています。コンパクトながら、内容の濃い展示になっています。

  • Experience Museum Chiba Prefectural Boso-no-Mura
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    Chiba Pref. Imbagunsakaemachi Ryukakuji 1028
    Chiba Prefectural Boso-no-Mura lets you experience traditional Boso lifestyle and crafts yourself, and has displays on samurai, merchant, and farm families as well as ancient artifacts excavated from all over the prefecture to teach about the area’s culture. There’s so much to do, it’s fun no matter how often you visit!
  • Funabashi General Education Center Planetarium
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    3.5
    7 Reviews
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    Chiba Pref. Funabashishi Azumachou 834
    Just a 15-minute walk from the JR Higashi Funabashi Station, this planetarium is part of the Funabashi City General Education Center. Boasting the largest planetarium in Chiba Prefecture, the dome alone is 18-meter wide and the auditorium seats 255 people. Inside the dome is the largest projector in Chiba, lovingly called Cosmo-kun, which projects any variety of night sky scenes, and a staff member gives live commentary on the scene for that night’s sky. There are starry night sky presentations for various seasonal themes that play automatically as well for visitors to enjoy the powerful full-dome experience, and there are the constellation buttons that can be pressed to light-up to simulate the seasonal constellations.

    時期にもよりますが、だいたい一日に3-4回投映をやっております。ただし、平日は団体向けしか投映をやっていないためその点は注意です。観覧料は大人430円、子供210円です。

  • National Museum of Japanese History
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    Chiba Pref. Sakurashi Jounaichou 117
    The National Museum of Japanese History was founded in 1981 as a research institution to promote education with material displays and exhibitions on historical, archeological and folkloric research. In addition to its permanent exhibits, the museum also has plans for special exhibitions offering a limited chance to view highly valuable items, making it a place that truly deepens access to Japan’s history.
  • Aqua Line Naruhodokan
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
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    Chiba Pref. Sodegaurashi Shimonitta 1133 Sodegaura City Museum
    This is one of the Sodegaura City Local Museum's exhibition facilities. It's in Sodegaura Park. Established to commemorate the first anniversary of the Tokyo Bay Aqua Line, it has Aqua Line related models, items, and displays on the civil engineering technology used for its construction. The venue is sometimes used for other exhibitions, too.

    郷土博物館の右奥にあります。入場無料で館内撮影禁止は博物館に同じ。ロビーでは令和絡みのコラボ企画か「万葉集、花と樹の歌-瀧良子 植物画の世界-」を開催。展示ホールでの映像展示「東京湾の歴史と東京湾アクアライン」《約10分》はリクエストベースというか省エネモードで係員へお声がけが必要。

  • Kitachiba Water Supply Visitor Center
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
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    Chiba Kashiwa-shi Tobarishinden
    "This educational facility was built on the grounds of the Kitachiba No. 2 Pumping Station on the bank of Lake Teganuma. The No. 2 Pumping Station was built to regulate the water levels of Lake Teganuma, the Tega River, and the Saka River basin; prevent floods; and improve water quality. The center utilizes informational panels to explain the roles of the facility and how it was built. From some of the center's windows, visitors can see the station's sluice gates in operation. The center also distributes trading card-style ""Dam Cards"" with outlines of the sluice gates."

    手賀沼といえば水質の悪い池沼の代名詞でした。 近年ではだいぶ改善されているようですがそれでもきれいといえる状態ではありません。 その手賀沼をどのように浄化しているかなどを展示しています。 人が少なく静かなので散歩の途中にひと休みするのにもいいかもしれません。

  • Yatsu-higata Nature Observation Center
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    Chiba Pref. Narashinoshi Akitsu 5-1-1 Narashino City Yatsu tideland nature observation center
    This facility is in Yatsu Higata Park. It looks out over the Yatsu Tidal Flat, and a telescope lets you take in the unique environment with its over 110 varieties of birds that visit annually. Park employees who are tideland experts are always on hand, and apart from offering commentary on facility exhibits, they also conduct programs for making handicrafts with natural materials and hold observation classes. There is also a cafe where you can enjoy a meal on the waterfront.

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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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