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Leisure / Outdoors Spots in Katsuura / Kamogawa Area

  • Kamogawa Sea World
    876 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Pref. Kamogawashi Higashichou 1464-18
    An aquarium park with animal performances and displays recreating natural habitats where you can come in contact with the ocean and learn the importance of the environment in which its creatures live. This stunning and vast aquarium facility boasts 16 areas and the vibrant orca and dolphin shows are popular with adults as well as children. Watch out for the sprays of water during the performances! Be sure to bring a disposable raincoat or vinyl sheet if you don’t want to get wet.

    Orcas and trainers were just so beautifully connected. The orcas performance was good but the friendship between those two were so wonderful! 82 year old mom enjoyed it so much with tears.

  • Onjuku Beach
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ogun-machi, Iizumi-gun, Chiba Prefecture
    This popular beach offers a beautiful contrast between the shining blue sea and its fine sand beach. Some say it’s the inspiration behind the children’s song “Moonlit Desert” (Tsuki-no-Sabaku). Statues with a moon motif memorializing the song have been installed on the beach. In addition to a beachside clubhouse in summer, it hosts various events such as fireworks displays and beach volleyball competitions. It gets packed with beach goers at these times.
  • Coastal Branch of Natural History Museum and Institute, Chiba
    25 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Pref. Katsurashi Yoshio 123
    "The Coastal Branch of the Natural History Museum and Institute, Chiba, has a permanent exhibit based on four themes: ""The Sea around Boso,"" ""The Many Faces of the Sea,"" ""The Natural Environment around the Museum,"" and ""Let's Play with the Ocean."" There are dioramas the depict the sea, beaches, and tidal flats of Boso along with rotating seasonal exhibits that about the surrounding natural environment. These exhibits bring visitors in close contact with the sea and natural environment around Boso. Occasionally, the museum sponsors nature study session and other outdoor events, as well as holding specimen preparation events and experiential learning sessions at the Ocean Experience Corner."


  • Uchiurayama Kenmin no mori Park, Chiba
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Pref. Kamogawashi Uchiura 3228
    Uchiurayama Kenmin no mori Park, Chiba covers an immense 294 hectares. It contains forest trails, walking trails, and open spaces, along with lodging facilities, log cabins, campgrounds, a gymnasium, and athletic fields, all in the midst of a natural setting. It is used for a variety of recreational activities, including hiking, nature study, barbecues, and charcoal grilling.
  • Maebara Beach
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Pref. Kamogawashi Maebara
    Maehara Beach is located along the Maebara-Yokosuka Beach, chosen as one of 'Japan's Top 100 Nagisa (beach) and the largest beach in the city. There is a colonnade of palm trees and the park pedestrian path known as a beach-side promenade stretching along the beach for a kilometer, making this stretch of sand popular for its tropical atmosphere. Every year on July 29, Kamogawa City Kamogawa Fireworks Festival is held, and spectators enjoy the sight of fireworks bursting over the water.
  • Ohara Beach
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Pref. Isumishi Nitta Wakayama Fukahori entrance site 49-1
    Ohara Beach is a popular swimming beach that stretches for about 300 meters along the Hiariura Beach. Since the water is shallow for quite a distance from shore and the waves are gentle, it is a popular recreation area for families. Showers, toilet facilities, and parking lots are available, and the beach attracts lively crowds in the summer. The beach is also famous as a good place to see the sun rise on New Year's Day due to the sweeping view of the Pacific Ocean.
  • Ubara Beach
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Pref. Katsurashi Ubara
    This beach in Ubara, Katsuura City runs about 430 meters along Ubara Bay with a view of Ubara Risokyo's rias coastline to the south. It's swimming area stretches 120 meters into the sea. Thanks to the beautiful scenery, it's been selected as one of Japan's Top 100 Nagisa (beach).
  • Shirosaki Beach
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Pref. Kamogawashi Amatsu
    Shirosaki Beach is located in Amatsu in the city of Kamogawa. It features a white sand beach that stretches 300 meters along the coast and what is said to be the clearest water on the southern Boso Peninsula. The waves are also relatively gentle, and it is popular for being among the least crowded beaches in Chiba Prefecture.
  • Taito Beach
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Pref. Isumishi Misakichounakahara
    Taito Beach is located along the Sotobo Kuroshio Line in Nakahara, Misaki-cho in the city of Isumi. It is situated at the southern end of the Kujukuri beaches, and it is characterized by a lovely curving beach and gentle waves. It is equipped with showers, rest areas, and toilet facilities, and it attracts a lively crowd of swimmers and participants in water sports.
  • Auto Camp Shiawase no Oka Resort
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Pref. Katsurashi Kushihama 1830
    This campground has 90 campsites and a cabin with 34 rooms of four different types. There is an adjoining barbecue area, rotenburo (open-air bath), tea house that offers food and sweets, and an athletic square, in addition to facilities such as a children's pool opened during summer vacation. It is available for day camping, and you can enjoy camping and barbecuing in the middle of the nature of Katsuura, the southern tip of Boso Peninsula.
  • Onjuku Water Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Pref. Isumigunonjukumachi Suka 2208
    This outdoor water park is in Suka, Onjuku Town, Isumi County. Facilities include a 127-meter river pool, a 74-meter long water slide, a multipurpose pool, and a kid's pool. It's open from the middle of July to the end of August. Since it's adjacent to the coast, you'll get a nice sea breeze while having fun.
  • Okitsu Beach
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Pref. Katsurashi Okitsu
    This beach is in Okitsujisaki, Katsuura City. Okitsu Port is a safe port for small boats. The calm seas off the beach mean swimming is almost never off-limits. The location next to Okitsu Port Seaside Park with its parking lot makes it great for families.
  • Katsuura Undersea Observatory
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Pref. Katsurashi Yoshio 174
    Katsuura Undersea Park 's centerpiece is its marine observatory. Located 60 meters off the coast, it rises about 24 meters above the water and descends 8 meters deep. Head below the surface to observe sea creatures and the ocean floor. Other park facilities include a museum with exhibits on marine life and the fishing industry, a gift shop with seafood and souvenirs, and a restaurant with a view of the sea.
    1 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Pref. Isumishi Misakichouizumi 687
    This car camping ground is in Misaki-machi, Isumi City. Bordered by mountains, a lake, and the sea, it has oceanfront and lakeside sites, as well as sites with a view. Facilities include a barbecue area, an outdoor public bath, a kid's play area, and an observatory. Remnants of Yayoi period cave dwellings are on the grounds, and you can see excavated items from that era too.

    海から歩いて3分のオートキャンプ場です。 近くにはスーパーやドラッグストアもあり、とても便利できれいなところでした。

  • Katsuura Tsuruntsurun Onsen Camp Site
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Pref. Katsurashi Matsuno 1126-2
    This car camping campground is in Katsuura City. In addition to tent sites, they have log cabins and lodges, and they provide wood for your campfire. It's run by the adjacent Katsuura Tsuruntsurun Onsen, which is the only hot spring in Chiba Prefecture designated among the Famous 100 Hot Springs Selected by Thermalism Doctors. A soak there is thought to ease nerve pain and skin diseases.
  • Katsuura Central Beach
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Pref. Katsurashi Tona Kashiwahama
    Katsuura Central Beach is in Kushihama in the city of Katsuura. It is located in the middle of the stretch of beaches along Katsuura Bay. Since it is only a five-minute walk from Katsuura Station, excellent access from the city is one of its attractions. The nearby Katsuura Hotel Mikazuki and the multitude of other lodging facilities make this a convenient location. The waves here are gentle, making this beach a favorite spot for families.
  • Camping Hills Kamogawa
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Pref. Kamogawashi Miya 2015-62
    This highland car-camping ground is in Kamogawa, Chiba Prefecture. They offer both tent and AC powered sites, and they have a 10-square meter family log cabin bungalow. Other facilities on-site include men's and women's flush toilets, a kitchen, and an open-air bath with separate showers for men and women. Try out the herb bath with a blend chosen by the owner of an herbal medicine shop. The bath changes daily. They also rent camping supplies making a stay easy for beginners.
  • Hachimanmisaki Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Pref. Katsurashi Hamakatsura 221
    This park is in Hamakatsuura, Katsuura City. Situated on Cape Hachiman, the east side of Katsuura Bay, this park was reconstructed on the site of the former ruins of Katsuura Castle. This land, overlooking the pacific ocean and Katsuura Bay has an observation square, walking paths, an athletic obstacle course, and a statue commemorating Omanno Kata, who was a mistress to Tokugawa Ieyasu, and the grandmother of Mito Mitsukuni.
  • Tsukinosabaku Memorial Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Pref. Isumigunonjukumachi Shinmachi 816-6
    A park along the coast of Onjuku, Chiba Prefecture named after the children’s song “Tsukinosbaku” by Masao Kato, a poet and lyrical painter active in the 1910s and 20s. Statues of the prince and princess from the song riding camels stand in the park. The Tsukinosabaku Memorial Museum is next to the park and contains displays presenting the works of Kato in addition writers and artists affiliated with Onjuku. The museum also serves tourist information of Onjuku.
  • Hananobe no Sato
    16 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Pref. Katsurashi Kushihama 1830
    An elegant botanical garden with spacious grounds which opened in 2005, visitors can enjoy the sight of seasonal flowers, walking through forested and natural areas, and go on a mini pilgrimage to seven shrines dedicated to the Seven Gods of Good Fortune. There’s also an open-air bath and restaurant on the park grounds, making it easy to spend an entire day of leisure here. The park is closed from early August to early September, and from mid-December to early January.

    房総には観光スポットが少ないのでアジサイの見頃と聞いて行きましたが、ドイツ村やマザー牧場のような「おお!」等言う感動はありません。七福神めぐりのスタンプはありますが、だからという感じよくわからない。手入れを感じないので普通の山を歩く感じ。JAf会員は500円で入れましたがお得感は感じない。 時間つぶしに行く感じ、もう再訪はありません。

Chiba 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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