History / Culture / Tour Spots in Chiba Area

  • 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.

    Just took an easy stroll along Messe Makuhari to see the light up. Not completed yet but still nice for a start. Christmas is still far a way but in Japan after Halloween they are ready for Christmas.

  • Katori Jingu
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    4.5
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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.

    It was my 1st visit and best ever experience to see the annual event Tauesai with Saotome girls. the event I saw was annual event schefuled on every 1st saturday and sunday.

  • Museum of Aeronautical Sciences
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    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...

  • Naritasan Shinshoji Temple
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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.

    醫王殿は、平成29年(2017年)開基1080年祭記念事業として建立された。御本尊は薬師如来は、病からの苦痛取り除き、延命に功徳があるとして崇められ信仰されている。

  • Kiyomizu-dera Temple
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    10 Reviews
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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."""

    I just went up out of curiosity and was completely bowled over by the atmosphere. Getting up to the temple is a hard, steep walk. Dont forget to pick up a stick to lean on! Theyre down at the...

  • Hoki Museum
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    Chiba Pref. Chibashi Midori-ku Asumigaokahigashi 3-15
    Displaying 450 works by approximately 50 artists, ranging from great masters to young artists, the Hoki Museum is the first museum in Japan dedicated to works of realism. Designed in three stories, one above ground, two below, the layered galleries are long corridors, with a section of the building appearing to float in air. Reservations are recommended for the very popular Italian cuisine restaurant Hanau located inside the museum.

    地下1Fにあるカフェ、他に眺めの良い本格的イタリアンレストランもあります。ナッツ3種盛りの千葉の小皿は鑑賞の小休止に良いですね。昨年秋の豪雨災害で被害があり休館中ですが、早期再開を祈ります。

  • Chiba-jinja Shrine
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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...

  • Awa-jinja Shrine
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    103 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...

  • Daifukuji Temple (Gake Kannon)
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    131 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...

  • Minato Oasis Nagisanoeki Tateyama
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    Chiba Tateyama-shi 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。

  • Kasamori-Kannon Temple
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    76 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...

  • Chiba City Museum of Art
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    70 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...

  • Meiji Shrine
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    Chiba Pref. Matsudoshi Kamihongou 2087
    "This shrine located in Matsudo City, Chiba Prefecture is dedicated to Kuni no Tokotachi no Kami, and holds an annual festival every October. In addition, the annual festival prays for bountiful harvests and to ward off evil, and the city-designated intangible cultural property ""Sanbiki Shishimai"" (three lions dance) is performed. It is close to Toke Station on the JR Sotobo Line, and is visited by many worshipers."
  • Oohi-jinja Shrine (Funabashi Daijingu Shrine)
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    77 Reviews
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    Chiba Pref. Funabashishi Miyamoto 5-2-1
    This Shinto shrine is three minutes on foot from the Keisei Main Line's Daijingushita Station and 15 minutes on foot from Funabashi Station on the JR Sobu Line. It was founded when Yamato Takeru-no-Mikoto enshrined Amaterasu Sume Omikami there for worship after suppressing Japan's eastern regions. It is the largest and oldest shrine in the Funabashi region. Sumo wrestling takes place at its main annual festival on October 20 and has a history of more than 400-years. It's even recorded the shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu watched Sumo bouts here.

    Beautiful arrangement of shrines located in central Funabashi near the old lighthouse, we had a pleasant and peaceful walk through ,i noted there is a small arena also for young Sumo wrestlers.The...

  • Chiba City Museum of Science
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    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...

  • Tamasaki Shrine
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    52 Reviews
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    Chiba Pref. Chouseigunichinomiyamachi Ichinomiya 3048
    The Engishiki Jinmyocho, a list of shrines compiled in the Heian period, includes the name of the Tamasaki Shrine. It has long been the primary shrine of the Kazusa region, and has kept the ancient rites all that time. The main building is rare in that it is built in the black-lacquered Gongen-zukuri style, and is quite beautiful. Other sights are t a monument with a haiku from Basho, and the stands of yew plum pines. The Kazusa Kagura sacred music is present seven times a year, and is designated an Intangible Folk Cultural Property by Chiba Prefecture.

    Its nothing special, but its the only shrine around, so we went for New Years. Its been under construction for a very long time, no end in sight. That means its not very pretty looking right now...

  • Sekiyado-jo Museum
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    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...

  • Hokekyoji Temple
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    94 Reviews
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    Chiba Pref. Ichikawashi Nakayama 2-10-1
    This temple is located at Nakayama2-Chome, Ichikawa City. This temple was established by combining the Hokkeji and Honmyoji temples during the Kamakura period. The shrine of the founder within the premises is built in a rare hiyoku-irimoya construction style and is designated a national important cultural property. Also known for its beautiful cherry blossoms, in the spring and autumn the Senbue and Oeshiki ceremonies are held, and an open market antique is hosted at the same time.

    Hokekyouji is one of the main temples of the Buddhist Nichiren sect. Nichiren is the founder of the sect founded in the twelfth century, one of the newer Buddhist sects that emerged in the Kamakura...

  • Katsushika Hachimangu Shrine
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    Chiba Pref. Ichikawashi Yawata 4-2-1
    This Shinto shrine was founded at the end of the 9th century, branching off from Iwashimizu Hachimangu Shrine on the order of Emperor Uda. It honors Emperor Ojin, Empress Jingu, and Tamayorihime-no-Mikoto. Worshiping there is said to ward off misfortune and invite good luck, help with smooth childbirth, provide a safe childhood, and so on. A sacred ginkgo tree on the grounds known as the Senbon Icho is estimated to be 1,200 years old and is a National Natural Monument.

    敷地を覆う塀や生け垣がないので開放的な印象を受けました。千本イチョウという樹があります。複数の樹木が集まって一つの樹を成しているように見えました。 参道の横にトイレがあります。

  • Makata Shrine
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    43 Reviews
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    Chiba Pref. Naritashi Daikata 1
    This shrine is located in Narita City, Chiba Prefecture. The over 1,300-year old large Japanese cedar tree on the grounds is said to be the biggest in eastern Japan, and has now become popular as a power spot. Besides the Setsubun Festival and Otaue Festival (rice-planting festival) held in February and April, there is also an annual festival praying for bountiful harvests and to ward off evil on the last Sunday of July.

    An incredible x rated shrine. Well worth a visit - hilarious with somber overtones. Quite extraordinary.

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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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