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  • Awa-jinja Shrine
    85 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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 aren't 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...

  • 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.
  • Yasuda Farm
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Pref. Minamibousoushi Chikurachouseto 27
    This roughly 1,150 square meter greenhouse farm grows musk melons. In addition to picking your own, you can observe the melon growing process step by step through the staggered plantings in their eight greenhouses. If you call ahead to let them know you're coming, they'll give you a quarter of a melon when you arrive.
  • Komatsu-ji Temple
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Minamibousoushi Chikurachouonuki 1057
    This Buddhist temple was founded some 1,400 years ago by the ascetic En no Ozunu (Gyoja). The temple later underwent an expansion thanks to donations from famed shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu and daimyo lord Satomi Yoshiyasu, and many monks came here to train and study. The temple was completely destroyed twice by fires and the current temple is believed to have been rebuilt in 1855. The temple's grounds are a renowned destination for fall foliage viewing and, during the temple's autumn leaves festival in November, many tourists make their way here.
  • Chikura Orange Center
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Pref. Minamibousoushi Chikurachoukubo 1494
    "Chikura Orange Center is an orchard that grows Satsuma mandarins, amanatsu, hassaku oranges, kiyomi, yuzu, kumquats, and other citrus fruits. In addition to the ""pick-your-own mandarins"" season, which runs from October to mid February, visitors can enjoy amanatsu and hassaku oranges from February to late April. They can also pick cosmos and narcissus flowers. Chikura Orange Center also serves tea with freshly squeezed lemon to visitors free of charge."
  • Daifukuji Temple (Gake Kannon)
    102 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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."

    The distance from car park to the temple was shorter than I expected. Free parking and no entrance fee too. It very unique and beautiful. Those visits Tateyama should come here. You won't regret it.

  • Tsurugaya Hachimangu Shrine
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Tateyamashi Yawata 68
    Tsurugaya Hachinmangu is a shrine located in Hachiman in the city of Tateyama. It was originally built in the early Heian period (794?1185) in Fuchu in the present-day city of Minami Boso as the main shrine for the old province of Awa. Its major festival in September, Awa Yawatanmachi, has been held continuously for about 1,000 years and has been designated a Prefectural Intangible Folk Cultural Property. The festival procession features mikoshi (portable shrines) from ten shrines, four large floats, and a ship and draws large numbers of spectators.
  • Roadside Station Otsu no sato
    34 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Minamibousoushi Tomiurachouotsu 320
    This roadside station cultivates various kinds of flowers such as poppies, snapdragons and carnations, and fruits such as blueberries and biwa (loquats) inside a greenhouse. You can experience picking flowers and fruits depending on the season (request fruit picking at Roadside Station Tomiura Biwa Club). In addition, there are adjoining shops that sell specialty products such as flowers and Boso biwa processed goods and a cafe.

    バスツアーに参加して立ち寄り。 道の駅ですがほぼ全部が花関連。 中に花摘みの出来るハウスがあり、そこで花摘み体験が出来ました。 私たちの時はキンギョソウ。 元気な花を摘むことが出来たので満足でした。 全体ははミニ植物園という感じです。

  • Roadside Station Rosemary Park
    93 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Minamibousoushi Shirako 1501
    This roadside station is located along the Boso Flower Line. It sells agricultural products freshly harvested locally directly, and Biwa Roll Cake and Biwa Cream Cake using renowned biwa (loquats). It also sells approximately 50 kinds of soy sauce manufactured in the prefecture with free tasting available. In addition, inside the park, there is the Shakespeare Theater made in the image of a medieval British theater.

    Michinoekis, or stations on road, in general are bad ideas for any tourism except the minimal needs such as bath room stop and urgent rehydration. This one is no exception. And it is located in the...

  • Roadside Station Furari Tomiyama
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Minamibousoushi Nibu 2211
    This roadside station has a large fish market directly operated by the local fishery cooperative and a fresh fish processing facility that processes fish you buy. It sells local items such as fresh agricultural products delivered each morning, specialty goods and sweets. Besides the adjoining seafood restaurant directly operated by the local fishery cooperative, snack corner, shop for prepared dishes and regional exchange plaza, the roadside station also has agricultural experiences and fruit picking.
  • Roadside Station Wadaura W ao!
    62 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Minamibousoushi Wadachounigaura 243
    This roadside station sells local specialty processed whale products, fresh vegetables, fresh flowers, crafts and prepared dishes. The adjoining restaurant offers menu items such as the Wadahama Tokusei Kujira-don with whale sashimi and fried dishes, and a set meal with seasonal local fish sashimi. In addition, the takeout corner sells soft-serve ice cream using Miyoshi-mura milk and Boso honey, croquettes with whale meat, and meat buns.

    新しくて綺麗な道の駅です。 国道からの入口には全長26メートルのシロナガスクジラの骨格標本があり、無料のくじら資料館も併設されています。 売店やレストランでもくじら肉を扱っており、くじら丼やくじらまんやくじらコロッケ、くじら給食という学校給食風メニューもあります。

  • Nagoji Temple
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Tateyamashi Nago 1125
    This temple was built in 717 in exchange for Gyoki praying for the recovery of Emperor Gensho from his illness. The first temple of the 34 holy spot pilgrimage in old Awa Province, it is also the final temple of the Bando 33 holy spots. Besides being known as a popular spot to view cherry blossoms in the spring, you can also look out on scenery including Tateyama Bay from the premises.
  • Shirahama Kaiyo Museum
    1 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Pref. Minamibousoushi Shirahamachoushirahama 628-1
    This museum is composed mainly of items related to the ocean, and permanently exhibits the crafts and daily items of those who made a living through the sea. In addition, it holds more than 600 exhibits such as maiwai (costume worn to celebrate bumper catches) when there were large hauls and figureheads placed on the bows of Japanese ships. You can enjoy visiting together with easy-to-understand explanations of materials related to marine art.

    野島埼灯台の近くにありますが、けっこう分かりにくい場所にあるので、注意です。 美術館と言うより、民家の1部を改装して、美術館にしたような建物です。

  • Hishikawa Moronobu Memorial Museum
    10 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Awagunkyonanmachi Yoshihama 516
    "This memorial museum exhibits woodblock prints, original Ukiyo-e woodblock prints and documents related to Hishikawa Moronobu, the creator of the woodblock print ""Mikaeri Bijin (Beauty Looking Back)"" and known as the great master of Ukiyo-e. In addition to works and materials, it also introduces the history of the town of Boso, has Ukiyo-e woodblock print exhibitions, and holds temporary exhibits of artists related to Boso."

    道の駅鋸南で割引券をもらうと400円 見返り美人で有名な菱川師宣の概要がつかめます。 こじんまりとしていて、静かなところです。 安藤広重の東海道53次の版画、56枚あります。 56枚? 日本橋、53の宿場、京都三条大橋と内裏で56枚です。 道の駅に隣接した博物館としては道の駅那須野が原博物館を思い出した。 道の駅保田小学校に比べると、東京湾の眺めもいいし、人は少ないし、その点はいいですね

  • Heisaura Coast
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Tateyamashi Fujiwara
    This natural coast stretches along the Boso Flower Line on the southern tip of the Boso Peninsula, and its sandy beaches continue for approximately five kilometers. It was chosen as one of the Japan's 100 Best Beaches with White Sand and Blue Pine because of the beautiful Japanese black pine trees planted for storms. In addition, it is known as a surfing spot, and has become a place that bustles with many surfers.
  • Ricchan Farm
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Pref. Minamibousoushi Yamukai 11
    This farm in Yamukai, Minamiboso City grows four kinds of strawberries: Akihime, Sachinoka, Tochiotome, and Benihoppe. You can pick your own on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays from around the middle of January to the beginning of May. Sometimes they're open on weekdays, but you should check in advance. From mid-April to mid-May you can try collecting your own bamboo shoots.
  • Tateyama Castle (Hakkenden Museum)
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Pref. Tateyamashi Tateyama 351-2
    "This museum is in Shiroyama Park, the site of the Satomi clan's Tateyama Castle in Tateyama City's Tateyama district. An annex of the park's Tateyama City Museum, it's built in the shape of a three-tiered, four-story castle tower. It features an exhibition of items relating to the historic novel ""The Chronicles of the Eight Dog Heroes of the Satomi Clan of Nanso"" by Bakin Kyokutei with its themes of the Satomi clan that ruled the region for about 170 years. Items on display include literature, picture books, color woodblock prints, and more."
  • Iwai Beach
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Minamibousoushi Kushi Ground point
    "This beach with its calm, shallow sea is a great place for kids to play and a beautiful spot to watch the sunset. Mt. Tomi, a setting in the historic novel ""The Chronicles of the Eight Dog Heroes of the Satomi Clan of Nanso,"" is in the vicinity, and the lovely natural surroundings include flower gardens too. There are lots of inns nearby, and the beach has events like seafood barbecues and programs for activities like dragnet fishing. "
  • Nagisanoeki TATEYAMA
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Pref. Tateyamashi 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."
  • Cape Nojima
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Minamibousoushi Shirahamachoushirahama
    "A plateau cape located in Minamiboso City, Chiba Prefecture. Situated on the southern tip of the Boso Peninsula, the cape projects out into the Pacific Ocean. Nojimasaki Lighthouse, nicknamed the ""Swan Lighthouse"" and the second oldest extant lighthouse in Japan, is located on the cape. The area is maintained as a park and visitors can enjoy walking its grounds. In the reef area just offshore, traditional ama women divers gather abalone and red algae."

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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