Spots in Narita / Hokuso Area

  • Naritasan Shinshoji Temple
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    4.5
    2151 Reviews
    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.

    Temple is the hottest spot in Narita. All the local people advertise it and you should definitely visit it. The temple is located in a huge park with lakes and waterfalls and consists of other...

  • Katori Jingu
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    4.5
    312 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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...

  • Narita City Sakura No Yama Park
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    4.5
    313 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Pref. Naritashi Komaino 1338-1
    In this park are transplanted all of the cherry trees that were about to be lost during the construction of Narita International Airport. Many people visit this park, located on an elevated knoll, where airplane takeoffs and landings can be watched up close while viewing the beautiful cherry blossoms.

    A great spot to come and see the planes take off and land. Beautiful to visit during Sakura season and autumn but really good all year round for the planes!

  • Museum of Aeronautical Sciences
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    4.0
    291 Reviews
    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.

    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...

  • Shisui Premium Outlet
    Shopping
    Chiba Pref. Imbagunshisuimachi Idumi 2-4-1
    An outlet mall decorated in the fashion of a city street incorporating American art deco motifs. The mall lends baby strollers and wheelchairs and has various facilities to increase visitor convenience and comfort as they explore and enjoy the mall’s 180 establishments. Easily accessible from the heart of Tokyo and also close to Narita Airport, the mall also has a useful currency exchange counter and some stores have duty free counters.
  • Narita Life-spring Yamato no Yu
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    4.0
    123 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Chiba Pref. Naritashi Odake 1630
    At Narita City, Chiba Prefecture’s Narita Life-spring Yamato no Yu, the 120 liters of natural spring water that gushes up every minute is briefly heated, and then piped directly to the baths for a hot spring using spring water fresh from the source. The outdoor bath uses natural stones for the feel of nature on your skin. There are eight outdoor baths, large and small, as well as a limit of three rooms with attached outdoor bath.

    Clean onsen. 2 stops from airport, 1 train change & 20 minute walk onsen. Friendly staff, but not too fluent in conversational English. Wish they included towels as part of entrance fee. The entrance...

  • Roadside Station Hakko-no-sato Kozaki
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    4.0
    52 Reviews
    Transportation
    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.

  • Ino Tadataka Memorial Hall
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    4.0
    105 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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...

  • Sakura Furusato Square
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Pref. Sakurashi Usuida 2714
    A verdant square near Inbanuma, it has a huge eye-catching Dutch windmill called De Liefde that was built as a symbol of the friendship between Japan and the Netherlands. You can find a Dutch garden to enjoy flowers from the Netherlands all year and a share garden of 24 loaned flower beds. Tulips, cherry blossoms, sunflowers, cosmos and other flower varieties bloom in all their glory from season to season. Many visitors come for the various events, such as the Tulip Festa in April and Cosmos Festa in October, held throughout the year.
  • Doggy's Island Resort & Villa
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    3.5
    54 Reviews
    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.

    You get this very nice European small town styled community feeling with nice landscape at this city resort. There are good gated open space for dogs to run and a nice trail going around the complex...

  • Suigo Sawara Aquatic Botanical Garden
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    3.5
    45 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Pref. Katorishi Ougishima 1837-2
    At Suigo Sawara Aquatic Botanical Garden you can experience the old-fashioned ambience of a Japanese riverside district. It is located in Suigo-Tsukuba Quasi-National Park. Visitors come to enjoy the Ayame Festival in June with one and one and a half million Japanese irises of 400 varieties including Edo, Higo, and Ise, as well as the Hasu Festival from July to August with around 300 varieties of lotus flowers. Many other events are also held.

    Hundreds thousands iris and various regions of Japan are up iris overseas varieties, I was so surprised at the large number of its varieties. The bloom is the timing of the rainy season it makes me...

  • Roadside Station Kurimoto Benikomachi no Sato
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    4.0
    40 Reviews
    Transportation
    Chiba Pref. Katorishi Sawa 1372-1
    "This roadside station is located along Prefectural Route 44. In the direct sales area, it sells specialty products such as ""beni komachi"" sweet potatoes, grapes, pears and strawberries, fresh vegetables and processed livestock products. It also has Ajidokoro Ippuku that offers set meals and noodle dishes utilizing local ingredients such as grilled Boso pork over rice, and the Exchange House that sells products from all over Japan. You can also enjoy fishing for rainbow trout and crayfish in Satoyama Park, which is on the premises."

    釣りをしてみたい子供達を連れて道の駅へ。ニジマス釣り出来ます。釣ったら買い取りですが、その場処理してくれるので、時間ある方はその場で焼くことも可能です。竹筒から空気を送って1時間ほどしたら美味しいニジマスの塩焼きの完成です。クーラーボックスと氷や保冷剤あれば持ち帰れます。釣れないなら釣り方のコツも教えてくれます。私は子供4人でしたが竿を1本借りて1人づつ釣らせてました。食いつきは良いので上手くやれ...

  • Sogo Reido Sanctuary
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    4.0
    63 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Naritashi Sougo 1-558
    The full name of this temple is Meishozan Toshoji Temple Sogo Reido, but this temple is better known as just Sogo Reido or Sogo-sama. In the early part of the Edo period (1603-1868), peasants suffering due to poor harvests and high taxes decided to appeal directly to the shogun, but in exchange for a reassessment of taxes, the headman of the Sakura domain, Kiuchi Sogoro, was executed along with his family. He is enshrined as Sakura Sogo, a name derived from his Buddhist name, Sogodokankoji

    甚平そばに行って、麻賀田神社に行き、大杉に会ってきました。 聖徳太子の時代に植えられたそうです 宗吾霊堂は佐倉宗吾郎の菩提樹で、父子の墓もあります。 佐倉宗吾郎は、義民として、知られ、 江戸三代将軍家に直訴し、税金を軽くして、もらいましたが、直訴の罪により、父子共々、処刑されました。 佐倉惣五郎は、歌舞伎に なったり、今でも、農民に愛されて、語り継がれています。 I went...

  • Makata Shrine
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    4.5
    44 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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.

  • Sakura Kusabue Hill
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    4.0
    38 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Pref. Sakurashi Ino 820
    Sakura Kusabue Hill is a park that contains a miniature railroad 1.1 km long, athletic facilities, a petting zoo, and a rose garden. It also contains a campground for tour groups, some log cabins, and an accommodation facility with a capacity of up to 200 persons. There is a market where visitors can buy produce from local farmers and a farm-to-table restaurant. Visitors can try out a number of activities, including farm work and making pottery. This is the best place not only for families but also for groups with the purpose of experiential learning and training.

    バラ 満開の時に行った バリアフリーが無くて 不都合だったけど キャンプ場借りて BBQ 皆さんと 楽しい時間を過ごした 経験あり キャンプ場借りる人は 駐車場は 優先されて 沢山 歩かなくても良い バラは 綺麗だった

  • The Little Edo Sawara Boat Tour
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    3.5
    32 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Katorishi Sawara A) 1730-3
    This sightseeing tour boat operated by Burekimera Co. Ltd is located along the Onogawa River in Sawara, Katori City. The area was selected as Kanto’s first Important Preservation Districts for Groups of Traditional Buildings and visitors can enjoy the aesthetic townscape of Sawara, also known as Little Edo, from the boat.

    It cost ¥1,300 yen per person for a ride. The view was ok at the beginning but at the end of the river, some modern buildings can be seen at both side. Also there were a lot of trash on the river...

  • Sora no Eki Fuwari Shibayama
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    4.0
    39 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Sambugunshibayamamachi Asakura 394-15
    This facility with a farmer's market is on National Route 296. It sells locally farm-grown vegetables and flowers, prepared and fresh foods, crafts, and souvenirs. Their buffet restaurant has fare made with fresh local vegetables, and their bakery has bread hot from the oven.

    産直ショップやレストランを配し、道の駅風にした商業施設です。ただし法律で定められた道の駅とは異なるので、24時間トイレが利用可能などのサービスはありません。普通のショップなんで、まあ、ありまえですが。産直ショップの商品に「金のなる木」というのがありました。冗談なのか、風水的意味なのか?後者だったら怖いです。

  • 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.
  • Hana no Yu
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    4.0
    40 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Chiba Pref. Naritashi Koudunomori 2-40-1
    "This Super Sento (Japanese style relaxation-spa) is located in Narita City, Chiba Prefecture. It is divided into the ""Wa-no-Yu"" with a moxibustion bath and salt sauna, and the ""Yo-no- Yu"" with a mist sauna and power bath, and you can enjoy a total of 24 kinds of baths that switch daily between being men and women only. It also has a bedrock bath, restaurants and a healing space where you can relax after bathing, so you can rest your body and soul as much as you need."

    My wife and I plan a few extra hours at Narita, just to enjoy these baths. A quick train ride (2 stops on Keisei Line) and short walk permits a five hour layover to go very quickly. Very relaxing...

  • Shisui Onsen Yura no Sato
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    3.5
    25 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Chiba Pref. Imbagunshisuimachi Idumi 1-1-1
    "Shisui Onsen is referred to as ""the Heat Bath,"" because it has superb warmth preserving properties. This hot spring facility, which uses water from a natural iodine-containing sodium - salt-rich chloride spring, is said to be effective against high blood pressure. Additional features include an outdoor bath with a view of Mt. Fuji, an inside bath fed by a high-pressure carbonated spring, which expands the blood vessels and improves circulation, and Loyly sauna. After bathing, customers can relax at their leisure and take advantage of body care facilities and rest areas or have homemade udon noodles, local sake, and others in the restaurant."

    We went there with a local guide. It was an interesting cultural experience. As with all traditional bath houses, bathing takes place completely naked, so leave your pudor at the door. Learn also in...

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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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