Travel / Tourism Spots in Chiba Area

  • Naritasan Shinshoji Temple
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    2159 Reviews
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    Chiba Pref. Naritashi Narita 1
    Naritasan Shinshoji Temple is a lead temple in the Chisan school of Shingon located in Narita, Chiba Prefecture. In order to suppress a revolt by Tairano Masakado which broke out in the Heian period, it began with the fact that Kobo Daishi was spiritually enlightened by the high priest Kancho as Acala was enshrined and became the principal image of worship at the temple. Many well-known figures had strong faith including such figures as Minamotono Yoritomo, Mito Mitsukuni and Ichikawa Danjuro, and Narita Fudo prompted many commoners to have faith. On the grounds of the temple, there are very big gardens maintained which cover an area of approximately 3.5 times that of Tokyo Dome, and you can see seasonal plants in the garden.

    This is my third visit to Shinshouji. This time I took my wife for the first time. It would be much help and enjoyable if you can hire (for free) a guide to take you around the area. The history and...

  • Makuhari Messe
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    Chiba Pref. Chibashi Mihama-ku Nakase 2-1
    A convention center capable of hosting domestic and international trade fairs, product fairs, exhibitions, events, and meetings. There’s always a host of fun programs being conducted at Makuhari Messe. In addition to 11 exhibition halls, there’s also numerous conference rooms, restaurants, and other facilities; the size of the structure will astound you. The shortest access routes for international exhibition halls 1-8 and 9-11, the Makuhari Event Hall, and the international conference rooms all differ, so be sure to check where the event you’re interested in is before heading out.
  • Katori Jingu
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    321 Reviews
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    Chiba Pref. Katorishi Katori 1697-1
    Katori Jingu shrine is located in the Katori district of Katori City. It is the Grand Head Shrine of all the Katori shrines in Japan, of which there are around 400. The shrine is dedicated to the worship of Futsunushi-no-okami, a deity who appears in the Japanese legend “Izumo no Kuniyuzuri.” The Main Hall and the Rou-mon (two-storied gate), which were built in 1700, have both been designated as national Important Cultural Properties.

    Katori Jingu Shrine is amazing! I found out about this place through Katoris official English Facebook page, Little Edo Sawara. They talk about the history of the shrine and have amazing pictures...

  • Museum of Aeronautical Sciences
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    294 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...

  • Nokogiriyama Ropeway
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    169 Reviews
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    Chiba Pref. Futtsushi Kanaya 4052-1
    This ropeway connects Sanroku Station of Futtsu City’s Kanaya with Sancho Station on top of Mt. Nokogiri. It is a four-minute ride, with 15-minute waits between cars, and it operates year-round (though it is closed for inspection for a part of January every year.) You can enjoy a 360-degree panoramic view of the area around Mt. Nokogiri from the car. Also, Mt. Nokogiri was selected as one of “Kanto’s Top 100 Fuji Views.” If you make use of the early morning service on New Year’s Day, you can enjoy a great view of the “Red Fuji” sunrise.

    With 500 yen it saves you from puffing up the hill. Nice views on the ropeway car. Once you get off at the hill top, head to the observatory above the station for a small souvenir counter and a small...

  • Mother Farm
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    7 Reviews
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    Chiba Pref. Futtsushi Tagura 940-3
    A fun and entertainment-oriented farm which raises flowers and animals. The farm also operates a motorhome campground and camping cottages in July and August, and the conveniences offered here make the farm particularly popular with families. What makes Mother Farm so special is its numerous areas and activities, including a petting zoo, seasonal flowers, fruit picking, flower picking, handicraft classes, and adventure. There’s also shopping—choose from among an abundance of unique Mother Farm souvenirs.

    店の前にイスとテーブルがたくさん置かれており、ペットも可なので犬と一緒に休憩しました。土曜日だったので混雑しており、ソフトクリームを購入するのに25分かかりました。ソフトクリームのキャラメルナッツは美味でした。

  • Roadside Station Shonan
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    3.5
    111 Reviews
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    Chiba Pref. Kashiwashi Minowashinden 59-2
    This roadside station is located near Tega ohashi Bridge, and has a direct sales agricultural area that sells agricultural products such as vegetables freshly harvested that day and eggs, processed goods and prepared dishes. The adjoining restaurants utilize local ingredients to offer Chinese cuisine, pasta, freshly-baked bread, cakes and sweets like soft-serve ice cream. Bicycle rentals are available on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays, and they can be returned at any of seven rental bicycle stations around Teganuma.

    手賀沼遊歩道の道中にあります。わざわざ訪れるにはには小さいけれど、散歩やサイクリングの途中に立ち寄るには最適です。 The shop is not so big. It is located on the walking course of Teganuma. You can see beautiful scenery on sunny day.

  • Roadside Station Mizu no sato Sawara
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    121 Reviews
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    Chiba Pref. Katorishi Sawara B. 3981-2
    This roadside station on the Tone-Suigo Line sells specialty products and local produce. Their food court offers a variety of items including set meals and ramen noodles made with local ingredients, as well as soba and udon noodles, stone oven baked pizza, and other Western fare. There is also a marina with landings for sightseeing boats and canoes. They rent bicycles, and you can observe water birds and more in the natural area downstream from the facility.

    Japanese michi-no-eki are always great places to stop - a cross between a local produce market and a service station. We stopped for a while in the Sawara michi no eki on the way back from Choshi...

  • Chiba-jinja Shrine
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    146 Reviews
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    Chiba Pref. Chibashi Chuou-ku Innai 1-16-1
    Chiba-jinja Shrine is the main shrine of the bodhisattva Myoken, who offers protection for people who are of ages considerably considered unlucky. Myoken, the principal god enshrined here, is the spirit of the North Star, the Pole Star positioned at the center of the heavens, and he shares the shrine with the gods Futsu and Yamato Takeru no Mikoto. This shrine is said to be efficacious against bad luck during two types of unlucky ages, and it is a favorite place for people to pray for good luck or to celebrate special events in their lives.

    ここは、最寄りの千葉駅から15分ほどの神社です。有名ではないですが、建造物が珍しい形なので1度は行ってもいいと思います。 Chiba Shrine has 15min from nearest station by walk.Its not famous but very rare shape shrine so I think just 1 time should to go here...

  • Hondo-ji Temple
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    4.0
    140 Reviews
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    Chiba Pref. Matsudoshi Hiraga 63
    "Hondo-ji Temple is a famous temple of the Nichiren sect that has been nicknamed ""the hydrangea temple"" and ""the autumn leaf temple."" In early summer, over 10,000 hydrangea plants and 5,000 irises adorn the temple grounds with their blossoms, and in autumn, about 1,000 maple trees turn a brilliant red and yellow."

    We loved the Sakura and the peaceful atmosphere. Don’t miss the gold top of one building. It is pretty stroller friendly too.

  • Awa-jinja Shrine
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    106 Reviews
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    Chiba Pref. Tateyamashi Daijingu 589
    Awa-jinja Shrine, said to date from 660, includes the Kaminomiya (main shrine), Shimonomiya (auxiliary shrine), Itsukushimasha (subordinate shrine), and Kotohirasha (subordinate shrine). The primary Kami honored here is Ame-no-Futodama-no-mikoto, who is the kami of all Japan’s industry. After visiting, please stop at the Azuchi Tea House in the shrine grounds.

    I came here on Saturday noon. There arent much people, which make the place silent harmonically with a lot of trees. This shrine is surrounded by mountains, so you can feel good Japanese nature...

  • Kiyomizu-dera Temple
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    Chiba Pref. Isumishi Misakichoukamone 1270
    "Kiyomizu-dera Temple is located near Otowa no Mori Park in Kamone, Misaki-cho, in the city of Isumi. It has long history, having been built in 807 by Sakanoue no Tamuramaro. Its principal votive figure is the Thousand-Armed Kannon, and this temple is the 32nd of the 33 places sacred to the bodhisattva Kannon in Bando (the old name for the Kanto Region). Within the precincts are sculptures of the 47 samurai of the Ako domain whose plot to avenge their lord was immortalized in the play ""Chushingura."""
  • Roadside Station Hakko-no-sato Kozaki
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    53 Reviews
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    Chiba Pref. Katorigunkouzakimachi Matsuzaki 855
    Kozaki is known for fermentation. In Kozaki, blessed with abundant water and fertile land, the Japanese hometown flavor still thrives. At this roadside station (rest area), the popular cafe restaurant, serves local fresh vegetables and fermented products. It is famous for Miso Malt Yakidon rice bowl that received the Jalan travel magazine Road-1 Jalan Award. Besides a restaurant serving cuisine with the fermentation catalyzing koji, Oryzae, the roadside station offers selected fermented goods from around the nation at the Fermentation Market.

    Very interesting places to visit. Its low-key comfortable and relaxing. A tour staff a really nice and did a great job.

  • Daifukuji Temple (Gake Kannon)
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    138 Reviews
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    Chiba Pref. Tateyamashi Funakata 835
    "The popular name for Daifukuji Temple is ""Gake Kannon"" (""Cliff Kannon""). Located in Funakata in the city of Tateyama, it was founded by the Nara period (eighth century) monk Gyoki, who was on a walking pilgrimage of the eastern provinces. It is said that he carved an image of Eleven-headed Kannon into the cliff face of Mt. Funakata as a way of praying for safety on the seas and bountiful fishing for the local fishermen. A temple devoted to Kannon is built in front of the image to guard it, and from inside, visitors can enjoy a panoramic view of Tateyama Bay and Izu Oshima Island."

    Traveling to the southern part of Boso Peninsular in Chiba Prefecture used to be a long trip on single lane roads, but with the completion of the motorway, it has become much more accessible. The...

  • Ino Tadataka Memorial Hall
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    108 Reviews
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    Chiba Pref. Katorishi Sawara I 1722-1
    This museum showcases the achievements of Ino Tadataka who created the first surveyed map of Japan. It is located south of JR Sawara Station on Prefectural Road 55, across the river from his former residence. The memorial is divided into periods depicting Tadataka's life until he was 50 years old and the period incorporating his work on the national survey. It also features interesting aspects of his life such as his character and the fact that he traveled to various shrines and temples starting in his 30s. There is also a display of his journals and the tools he used for surveying, and you can compare his map to others of the period from around the world to understand the extent of his precision.

    Tadataka Ino is a historical Japanese who made the first Japanese map by himself using his foot. This Museum has his maps on display. The map is accurate even if compared to todays one. And it is...

  • Choshi Port Tower
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    81 Reviews
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    Chiba Pref. Choushishi Kawaguchichou 2-6385-267
    Choshi Port Tower is an observation tower located in Kawaguchi Town, Choshi City. The Tower was built using a twin-tower design. From the Observation Lobby area on the third floor level, at a height of 43.05 meters above the ground, there are marvelous views of Choshi fishing harbor; from the Observation Room on the fourth floor level, visitors can use the binoculars provided to look out over the Pacific Ocean and the Tonegawa River; there are 360-degree panoramic views, enabling visitors to view fish being landed at Choshi fishing harbor or view the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean right out to the horizon. The second floor has an exhibition hall that is used for a variety of exhibitions and special events; there are shops on the first floor.

    Located a little way along the coats from the lighthouse, with a view over the fishing port, the Port Tower also has exhibitions and stalls of interest on its lower floor.

  • Tanjoji Temple
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    131 Reviews
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    Chiba Pref. Kamogawashi Kominato 183
    Tanjoji Temple was built in 1276 in the present-day Kominato area of the city of Kamogawa, the birthplace of Nichiren, the founder of Nichiren Buddhism. It was moved to its present location after an earthquake in 1703. In 1758, a fire destroyed all the temple buildings except Niomon Gate. This surviving structure has been designated a Prefectural Tangible Cultural Property. On February 16 of each year, a festival called Shuso Goko Tan-e is held to commemorate Nichiren's birthday. A portable shrine with an image of Nichiren as a child is carried around in a procession called O-Neri Gyoretsu.

    This is the Buddhist temple of the Nichiren sect built in the place where Nichiren was born. This is a sacred place located in Kominato, in Southern Chiba, facing the Pacific Ocean. Nichiren was born...

  • Kasamori-Kannon Temple
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    80 Reviews
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    Chiba Pref. Chouseigunchounanmachi Kasamori 302
    Founded by Saint Saicho, the patriarch of Tendai Buddhism in 784, this ancient Kasamori Kannon temple, is so called because of its eleven-faced Kannon. Designated the 31st Kannon in the Bando 33 Kannon Pilgrimage, the Kasamori Kannon Temple has been recognized as a sacred place for centuries. The kannon hall is built atop a large boulder, and is the only four directional kakezukuri structure in Japan, and thus designated a National Important Cultural Property.

    Kasamori Kannon was founded in B.E.1327 and the main hall of the temple was built in B.E.1571. The temple is located on the mountain surrounded by the forest. To reach the temple, you must climb up...

  • Roadside Station Wadaura W ao!
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    80 Reviews
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    Chiba Pref. Minamibousoushi Wadachounigaura 243
    This roadside station sells local specialty processed whale products, fresh vegetables, fresh flowers, crafts and prepared dishes. The adjoining restaurant offers menu items such as the Wadahama Tokusei Kujira-don with whale sashimi and fried dishes, and a set meal with seasonal local fish sashimi. In addition, the takeout corner sells soft-serve ice cream using Miyoshi-mura milk and Boso honey, croquettes with whale meat, and meat buns.

    ドライブ途中の食事で寄りました。 レストランでクジラ料理が食べれます。 クジラのフライが美味しそうでした。 でもここの唐揚げ定食がとても美味しい! 大ぶりな唐揚げは揚げ色は薄いがしっかりと味がついていてジューシー。 久しぶりに美味しい唐揚げを食べました。

  • Chiba City Museum of Art
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    71 Reviews
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    Chiba Pref. Chibashi Chuou-ku Chuou 3-10-8
    The collection at Chiba City Museum of Art focuses on works by artists with a close connection to the Boso Peninsula and paintings of scenes from the Boso Peninsula. Its collection includes paintings from the Edo period (1603?1868), woodblock prints from the Edo through early Showa periods (1926?1989), and Japanese and Western modern art. It has no permanent exhibits but instead sponsors rotating exhibitions and exhibitions of its holdings, lectures, and workshops. The museum is housed in the remodeled and restored Chiba branch of Kawasaki Bank and shares the building with the ward office of Chuo-ku. There is also a restaurant and a library in the building.

    Not a grand gallery but provide a good glimpse of works from local artists. The set up is nice and is worth a visit if you are in the area. The very friendly atmosphere made me feeling welcome...

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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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