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  • Makuhari Messe
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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.
  • Naritasan Shinshoji Temple
    Travel / Tourism
    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.
  • Mother Farm
    7 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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.

    Very large farm, with activities for both kids and adults. Went cow milking, it was fun. All in Japanese but International Language (sign language) helped and staff spoke adequate English, so it was...

  • Hondo-ji Temple
    Travel / Tourism
    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."
  • Narita Yume Bokujo (Narita Dream Dairy Farm)
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Naritashi Nagi 730
    Narita Yume Bokujo is a tourist dairy farm located in Nagi, Narita City. Besides interacting with the animals, there are a wide range of other activities for visitors to enjoy, including Segway rides, tractor-drawn wagon rides, an adventure playground, and a dog run, etc. There is also a campsite with parking for cars, which has saunas, coin-operated showers, etc. At Narita Yume Bokujo’s shop, visitors can buy first-class dairy products, as well as a range of other food products and local specialty gift items.
  • Chiba-jinja Shrine
    127 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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.

    During a recent family trip through Chiba we stopped off at this shrine to share with our children a little about Japanese culture. This shrine was inviting to us and my children loved seeing the...

  • Museum of Aeronautical Sciences
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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.
  • Nokogiriyama Ropeway
    150 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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.

    Went yesterday (August 21, 2018) and it was really cloudy so when we went to the top we barely saw through the clouds which wasn't bad but it was the same view all around. The ropeway for 2 round...

  • Daibutsu Hiroba
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Awagunkyonanmachi Motona 184 Nippon Terauchi
    Daibutsu Hiroba is an open space in the precincts of Nihonji Temple. In 1783, Ono Jingoro Hidenori worked with the monks for three years to carve a large statue Yakushi Ruriko Nyorai, one of the forms of the Buddha, surrounded by small statues of the Jizo bodhisattva, representing prayers. There is also a cluster of 1,500 stone sculptures representing rakan (people who are on their way to enlightenment), as well as a Hyakushaku Kannon near the summit of Mt. Nokogiri. These are lots of statues scattered around the temple precincts.
  • Lake Kameyama
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Kimitsushi Toyoda ツキ Kawamata
    This dam lake is located on the upstream part of Obitsu River. It shows scenic beauty in all four seasons—perfect for hiking, fishing, or enjoying a boat ride. In fall, the Kameyama Autumn Festival is held, and viewing scarlet maple leaves from the tour boat is quite popular. Also, there are hiking events and viewings of the opening of Kameyama Dam on occasion.
  • Chiba Port Tower
    176 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Chibashi Chuou-ku Chuoukou 1
    From Chiba Port Tower at Port Park overlooks Tokyo Bay. The scenery from the fourth floor viewing promenade is wonderful in the daytime, but the evening is even more beautiful. Only visible twice a year in February and October, “Diamond Fuji” is a must see. At these times the sun seems to shine from the peak of Mt. Fuji like a great diamond.

    Located at Chiba port park, at a height of 125 meters, it is the tallest structure in the region offering a view point - observation deck offering glimpses of the bay area and surrounding Chiba...

  • Chiba City Museum of Art
    61 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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...

  • Ninomiya-jinja Shrine
    19 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Funabashishi Miyama 5-20-1
    "This Shinto shrine is said to have been built by decree of the Emperor Saga between 810 and 823. It was a popular place of worship as it was the guardian shrine of the area's 23 villages. Compiled in the year 905, the Engi-shiki Jinmyo-cho lists it as Samukawa-jinja Shrine, one of the two leading sanctuaries in Chiba County, but the bell installed in 1303 has an insignia reading ""Ninomiya,"" so some think its name was bestowed in the Kamakura period. It's an important venue for the Shimosa Miyama Seven-Year Festival, a Chiba Prefecture Intangible Folk Cultural Property. Portable sanctuaries from the area shrines converge on the grounds during the Anzan Orei Taisai Festival."

    1200年ほどの歴史ある神社です。 七五三と年末年始は大変賑わいます。 丑年と未年に開催の7年祭には、付近の4市9神社を挙げての大祭があり、次回は2022年でしょうかね。

  • National Museum of Japanese History
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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.
  • Chofukujuji Temple
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Chouseigunchounanmachi Chounan 969-1
    Chofukujuji Temple was founded by the Tendai monk Saicho in 798 in response to a request from Emperor Kanmu. It is famous for having the longest official name of any temple in Japan: Sanzugato Gokurakutomon Rengedaijo Amidabo Taihei yasan Honjitsujoin Chofukujuji. An elephant stone statue on the grounds named Kichizo-kun is supposed to fulfill wishes for health and long life. Increased wealth, and a happy family life to people who rub its feet.
  • Roadside Station Shonan
    Travel / Tourism
    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.
  • Tokyo Bay Ferry Kanaya Port
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Futtsushi Kanaya 4303
    The Tokyo Bay Ferry connects the Kanaya area of Futtsu City, Chiba Prefecture to Kurihama of Yokosuka City, Kanagawa Prefecture. One can enjoy a panoramic view of Tokyo Bay, the expansive ocean, and even Mt. Fuji during the 40 minute one way ride. Boso Peninsula sea and land souvenirs are also available for purchase on board. The Boso gold egg custard pudding using Eiko-ran eggs of Kimitsu is popular.
  • Doggy's Island Resort & Villa
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Yachimatashi Koyaru 624
    Visit this dog resort in a rich natural setting for a special time with your pup. You can reach it from Tokyo in as little as 55 minutes by car. It boasts Japan's largest natural lawn dog park at about 7,000 square meters, as well as a cafe terrace and a natural buffet restaurant that also has a menu for your pet. The lodge adjacent to the dog park has four types of rooms with amenities that include toilet sheets, dog towels, and poop bags.
  • Cape Futtsu
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Futtsushi Futtsu 2280
    Cape Futtsu is a narrow land formation resembling a crane jutting its beak into Tokyo Bay. At the tip of the cape is the Meiji Memorial Observation Tower from which one can see the expansive ocean, downtown Tokyo and even Mt. Fuji. Many people visit Cape Futtsu for swimming in the ocean or in the jumbo pool, and for clamming as well.
  • KAPPY Visitor Center
    4 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Katsurashi Tona 815-56
    This tourist information center is in Tona, Katsuura City. In addition to providing information on area restaurants and tourist attractions, they hold various workshops and classes where you can make bamboo crafts or tonbo balls (glass beads), do yoga, and more. They also rent out bikes for sightseeing.


Chiba Main Areas


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ーmost famous as the home of Narita Airportー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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