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Lake Spots in Chiba Area

  • Lake Hakkaku
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    Chiba Pref. Touganeshi Tougane
    "Surrounded by the hills of Tokigamine on three sides, the lake was originally a bowl shaped basin with a pond at its center. A piece of land jutting out into the lake from its west side is nicknamed ""Bentenjima."" Some 1,000 cherry trees have been planted around the lake and it is a well-known destination for cherry blossom viewing in the spring. Each year in April the Togane Cherry Blossom Festival is held here, attracting large numbers of tourists."
  • Takataki Dam (Lake Takataki)
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    Chiba Pref. Ichiharashi Takataki
    A dam and accompanying dam lake. Surrounding facilities include open grass fields, a memorial hall, and an aquatic plant botanical garden. The lake is also a fishing destination known for its black bass among other varieties, and a Japanese pond smelt fishing tournament is held here in winter. In addition, the Ichihara City Takataki Lake Sightseeing Fireworks Show is held at the lake each year in August.
  • Lake Teganuma
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    Abiko City, Chiba Prefecture, Kashiwa City
    A lake 37 kilometers in circumference located on the south side of the Tone River on the border between Abiko City and Kashiwa City. Area facilities include the Tega-ohashi Bridge, which spans the lake; walking paths; parks; museums; a botanical garden; and a roadside station. Visitors can enjoy cherry blossoms and other seasonal flowers, and as see a variety of water birds, such as ducks come here from Siberia to pass the winter. The Teganuma Fireworks Festival is held at the lake in summer.
  • Sakuma Dam
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    Chiba Pref. Awagunkyonanmachi Kamisakuma
    The area around this dam is maintained as Sakuma Dam Lake Shinsui Park, and facilities include walking paths, a field with picturesque views, and a daffodil garden. There's also a campground open from May to September. The park is a renowned destination for cherry blossoms, and some 2,200 cherry trees are planted on the grounds. The Yoritomo Cherry Blossom Festival is held at the park in line with its early blossoming Yoritomo cherries, which come into bloom from around mid-February; an additional Cherry Blossom Festival is held when varieties such as the park's Yoshino cherries bloom around mid-March.
  • Lake Imbanuma
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    Sakura City, Chiba Prefecture, Narita City, Inzai City etc.
    Straddling Sakura City and Narita City, this lake is the largest in Chiba Prefecture. Frequent land reclamation projects have been conducted at the lake since the Edo period (1603-1868), and today it is divided into two stormwater management reservoirs, one to the west and one to the north. The surrounding area is maintained as Chiba Inbanuma Park, with facilities such as a wild bird forest and cycling roads. Many freshwater fish inhabit the lake, making it a popular fishing destination as well.
  • Mishima Dam (Lake Mishima)
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    Chiba Pref. Kimitsushi Masaki
    A dam built for irrigation purposes and an accompanying dam lake supplied by the Koito River. There are walking paths in the area, and visitors can enjoy landscapes interweaving the beauty of the lake with seasonal scenery such as fresh verdure in spring and fall foliage in autumn. The surrounding area, including Mishima Lake and Toyofusa Lake, has been designated the Seiwa Kenmin no Mori park, and facilities include a campground and activity center. On weekends, many fishing lovers come to the lake to catch Japanese crucian carp.
  • Lake Kameyama
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    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.
  • Takataki Dam Memorial Hall
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    Chiba Pref. Ichiharashi Yourou 471-1
    This reservoir formed by the Yoro River dam in the central Boso Peninsula area is used for a variety of purposes. Located right near the Kominato Railway's Takataki Station, it has numerous relatively shallow areas of four to five meters. Lots of people go there daily to fish for Japanese pond smelt, carp, and Japanese crucian carp. The local tourism association rents fishing boats, and there's a domed pier on the lakeside for comfortable fishing on cold winter days. Fishing gear is also available for rent, making a fun day of fishing accessible to beginners too.
  • Lake Mishima
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    Chiba Pref. Kimitsushi Masaki 152-1
    This reservoir between National Routes 92 and 410 was formed by the construction of Mishima Dam. Lots of people come to fish for Japanese crucian carp and black bass when the weather's nice, as well as Japanese pond smelt in autumn and winter. Shops around the lake rent out fishing boats and gear, making the lake a fun day out for those new to fishing. You can also fish from the pier. The trees around the lake turn color in autumn and there are walkways that are great for a stroll.
  • Ojaga-ike Pond
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    Chiba Pref. Touganeshi Tanaka 199
    Situated in Tanaka, Togane City, this 4.5-kilometercircumference water reservoir was created in the Edo period as a countermeasure to droughts for the surrounding villages, and gained its name, Lake Towada in Bosono, from its shape. It is known for its black bass fishing and as a place to enjoy cherry blossoms.
  • Katsuura Dam
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    Chiba Katsuura-shi Kamiueno
  • Toyofusa Lake (Toyofusa Dam)
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    Chiba Kimitsu-shi Toyofusa
  • Naguma Dam
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    Chiba Isumi-shi
  • Misaki Dam
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    Chiba Isumi-shi Misakicho Kamone Hiuchi Ta 1577-2
  • Motona Dam
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    Chiba Awa-gun Kyonanmachi
  • Nokogiriyama Dam
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    Chiba Awa-gun Kyonanmachi
  • Onjuku Dam
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    Chiba Isumi-gun
  • Hirasawa Dam
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    Chiba Isumi-gun Otakimachi Hirasawa Chisaki
  • Kanayama Dam (Kamogawa)
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    Chiba Kamogawa-shi
  • Ho Dai Dam
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    Chiba Kamogawa-shi Izumi Ho Dai

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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