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Scenic Railway (Trolley, etc.) Spots in Chiba Area

  • Choshi Dentetsu (Electric Railway)
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    Chiba Pref. Choushishi Araoichou 2-297 Nakanomachi Station
    Choshi Electric Railway runs within the city of Choshi. It was founded in 1923 and runs from Choshi Station to Tokawa Station, with ten intermediate stations. The entire trip takes about 20 minutes. The distinguishing features of this railway are the views of cabbage fields and fishing communities that passengers can see from the window, the retro rolling stock, and the European-style station buildings. At Nakanocho Station, visitors can tour the railyards, and it is possible to rent an entire train for special occasions.
  • Isumi Railway
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    Chiba Pref. Isumigunotakimachi Otaki 264
    The local line which opened in 1899 and then opened in 1988 as the Isumi Railroad, formerly the JR Kihara Line, is a line on the Boso Peninsula in Chiba Prefecture linking to Otaki-machi, Isumi City. The line extends for approximately 27 kilometers from Kazusa-Nakano to Ohara. Popular with people travelling on the train, lunch boxes can be booked up to 13:00, two days in advance for Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. The KiHa gourmet train and restaurant are also popular.

    I had come fron Chiba intending to do a round trip using the Isumi and then the Kominato railways. The advice at Ohara station from the Isumi shop manager was that Kominato had suffered damage in...

  • Kominato Railway
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    Chiba Pref. Ichiharashi
    This is a railway line connecting Goi Station in Ichihara City to Kazusa-Nakano Station in Horikiri Otaki Town. It is known for the trolley train that runs from Kazusa-Ushiku Station to Yorokeikoku Station. There are 22 Registered Tangible Cultural Properties on the route such as station buildings and bridges.

Chiba Areas

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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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