Spots in Kamogawa / Katsuura Area

  • Kamogawa Sea World
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    4.5
    900 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.

    The concrete pens weren’t so clean and in my opinion it’s sad to see these cetaceans which were forcefully taken from the wild in Taiji, trained to perform for humans. Some had what appeared to have...

  • Kiyomizu-dera Temple
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Isumishi Misakichoukamone 1270
    "Kiyomizu-dera Temple is located near Otowa no Mori Park in Kamone, Misaki-cho, in the city of Isumi. It has long history, having been built in 807 by Sakanoue no Tamuramaro. Its principal votive figure is the Thousand-Armed Kannon, and this temple is the 32nd of the 33 places sacred to the bodhisattva Kannon in Bando (the old name for the Kanto Region). Within the precincts are sculptures of the 47 samurai of the Ako domain whose plot to avenge their lord was immortalized in the play ""Chushingura."""
  • Tanjoji Temple
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    3.5
    130 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Kamogawashi Kominato 183
    Tanjoji Temple was built in 1276 in the present-day Kominato area of the city of Kamogawa, the birthplace of Nichiren, the founder of Nichiren Buddhism. It was moved to its present location after an earthquake in 1703. In 1758, a fire destroyed all the temple buildings except Niomon Gate. This surviving structure has been designated a Prefectural Tangible Cultural Property. On February 16 of each year, a festival called Shuso Goko Tan-e is held to commemorate Nichiren's birthday. A portable shrine with an image of Nichiren as a child is carried around in a procession called O-Neri Gyoretsu.

    This is the Buddhist temple of the Nichiren sect built in the place where Nichiren was born. This is a sacred place located in Kominato, in Southern Chiba, facing the Pacific Ocean. Nichiren was born...

  • Roadside Station Kamogawa Ocean Park
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    3.0
    96 Reviews
    Transportation
    Chiba Pref. Kamogawashi Emitayuzaki 22
    This roadside station is located along the Sotobo-Kuroshio Line. It sells Kamogawa Sea World goods, processed seafood goods such as Boshu Hijiki seaweed, Kujira no Tare whale meat sauce and dried fish, and agricultural products such as fresh vegetables and the Nagasamai brand of rice. Besides restaurants that offer set meals and rice bowls using Nagasamai and local seafood, there is also an adjoining foot bath using water from Kamogawa Onsen Nagisa no Yu, an artificial tide pool and dog park outside.

    When Japan was ruling the world in the late 1980s, a lot of bizarre museums and recreational parks were built because Japan had money to waste. Ocean Park is one of them. This is a large concrete...

  • Seichoji Temple
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    4.0
    35 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Kamogawashi Kiyosumi 322-1
    "Seichoji is an ancient temple near the summit of Mt. Kiyosumi, said to have been founded by a priest called Fushigi Hoshi in 771. It is known as the temple where Nichiren Shonin, founder of the Nichirensect of Buddhism, first became a monk, established his teachings, and founded his sect. In 1949, it came under the direct control of the Nichirensect and is now Daihonzan Head Temple of Nichirensect. A gigantic so-called ""thousand-year cedar tree"" stands on the temple grounds, and it has long been venerated as a sacred tree, and in 1924, it was designated a National Natural Monument under the name of ""The Great Cedar of Kiyosumi."""

    About thirty minutes drive inland from Amatsu-Kominato brings you to this sacred temple of the Nichiren Buddhist sect founded by Nichiren. It is located on Mount Kiyosumi which rises to about three...

  • Uomizuka Observation Deck
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    4.0
    40 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Kamogawashi Kaisuka 3277
    This observatory is in Kaisuka, Kamogawa City. At about 110 meters above sea level, it has great views of the Kamogawa City nightscape and sunrise over the Pacific Ocean. The name Uomizuka comes from fishermen who once watched for schools of fish from there. Gyofu, the statue of the goddess on the top, is the observatory's symbol.

    The wind was strong and waves were big but the view would be very nice if the weather permited.You also can go into this underwater observatory and see underwater through windows in the wall...

  • Poppo no Oka
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    3.5
    22 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Isumishi Sakuda 1298
    This egg-shack is perfect for families, as you can study a bunch of different trains. The adjacent cafe features freshly-cooked eggs in eggs over rice.

    もともとはカフェTKGが目当てだったが、行って見ればミニ鉄道博物館でそれなりに楽しい場所だった。以前は無料だったらしいが・・・いや今も無料だけど、駐車場の利用料が1,000円になったので実質1,000円だ。もっとも列車たちの維持にお金がかかるので、これは仕方がないところだろう。展示されている列車は、日本全国各線ごちゃまぜなのね。そして古い鉄道。カフェTKGはいすみ鉄度の列車で食事ができる。北陸鉄道...

  • Tainoura Yuransen (Pleasure Boat)
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    3.5
    42 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Kamogawashi Kominato 183-8
    This sightseeing boat lets you get a good look at the tai red sea bream in “Tainoura Tai Habitat” —a Special Natural Monument. Open every day of the year. One fun trip is about 25 minutes. About five minutes southeast through the Uchiura Bay from the ferry port near Tanjo-ji Temple, there is a narrow region of water where the sea bream live in the shallows 10-30 meters down. You may even see them eating up the food that people throw in to them.

    遊覧船待合室二階の展示室や近くの誕生寺を参拝してから乗船すると「なるほど」と思う事が多く良いかと思います。 Pleasure boat waiting room I think that it is much better to think I see that when you board a ship after visiting the exhibition room on the...

  • 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
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    3.5
    26 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."

    入場料200円とお手頃価格の割に、充実した房総の自然を堪能できました。お勧めです。 展示の仕方などは王道ですが、房総半島の地形、自然などがわかりますよ。なお、魚、貝、鳥などの標本が結構ありました。

  • Ohara Fishing Port, Minato no Asaichi Market
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    4.0
    4 Reviews
    Shopping
    Chiba Pref. Isumishi Ohara 11574
    Ohara Fishing Port is located in the Ohara area of the city of Isumi. The morning market is held every Sunday and gives visitors a chance to buy not only seafood but agricultural products and processed foods directly from the producers, who set up in 40 different shop fronts. Charcoal barbecue grills are set up so that customers can immediately grill and eat the seafood or farm products that they have purchased.

    まず始めに先着200名限定の干物の引換券をもらい、鯖の干物の焼いたのを頂きました。牡蠣やタコ、伊勢海老など色々売られていました。規模はそれほど大きくありませんが、なかなか賑わっていました。

  • Oyama Senmaida
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Kamogawashi Hiratsuka 540
    Located in the hills of Kamogawa in the central part of the Boso Peninsula, the 375 large and small rice paddies cover an area of approximately four hectares of steep inclines like steps. They are the only natural water fields which use just rain water for cultivation in Japan, where many rare animals and plants can be found in the surrounding areas. Besides being included in the list of “Japan’s Top 100 Rice Terraces” by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in 1999, it was recognized as a Place of Scenic Beauty in Chiba in 2002.
  • Kyonin-ji Temple
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    4.0
    7 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Kamogawashi Hiroba 1413
    This temple is in Hiroba, Kamogawa City. It was built to mourn two of Nichiren's disciples who lost their lives at one of the four great persecutions of Nichiren believers due to assaults from the estate head, TojoKagenobu at the sacred Komatsubara persecution site. The over 1000-year-old tree, Koshinnomaki, can be seen here. It is from this tree that Kishimojin, the goddess of childbirth, was said to descend to save Nichiren during the persecution.

    寺名の由来は鏡忍坊日暁にちなむ。 彼は日蓮とともに訪れたこの地で、地頭に襲撃され討死したが、日蓮は槙の樹上に現れた鬼子母神のおかげで一命をとりとめた。いわゆる小松原の法難である。 後日、日蓮の命でこの寺が建立されたそうだ。 そして、その槙の木が境内に現存し、[降神の槙]と呼ばれている。 かなり独特な樹形のうえ、幹が布でグルグル巻きにされていたり、支柱や竹の笠のがあり異彩を放っている。一見の価値。

  • Katsuura Tsuruntsurun Onsen Camp Site
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
    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.

    冬の時期でも温泉があるため全然問題なし、薪は無料で使う事ができる、衛生面も問題ない、何よりも温泉がGOODでした。

  • Moriya Beach
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Pref. Katsurashi Moriya
    Located within Minami Boso Quasi-National Park, this beach boasts the best water quality in Katsuura City. With extremely clear waters and surprisingly mellow waves from the ocean, this beach has been included in both Japan’s Top 88 Baths and Japan’s Top 100 Baths, and what’s more, is one of Japan’s Top 100 Beaches thanks to its beautiful view. Several times a year you can see the beach connected to Watashima Island—normally floating in the bay—at low tide.
  • Amatsu Shinmeigu Shrine
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Kamogawashi Amatsu 2954
    This shrine is dedicated to seven main gods including Amaterasu Sume-okami, Toyouke no Okami, Yae Kotoshironushi no Kami and Oyamazumi no Kami. It was originally dedicated to Yae Kotoshironushi no Kami, but Minamoto no Yoritomo prayed for the spirit of Ise to come in the Kamakura period (1185?1333) and enshrined together, so the shrine is also called Boshu Ise no Miya. The maruba-chisha-no-ki (round-leaved lettuce tree) on the west side of the premises are sub-tropical tall deciduous trees, and because it is said they are of extremely high value as the northernmost trees growing naturally in the wild, they have been designated as a prefectural natural monument.
  • Kakkurau
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Chiba Pref. Katsurashi Hamakatsura 401
    Opened in 2016, Kakkurau is a marketplace diner offering views of the bustling market and ocean from its second floor. At night, you can enjoy a cup of sake at your leisure. Some of the restaurant’s many popular menu options include its seafood rice bowls and breaded, deep-fried tuna cutlets served with kimchi tartar sauce, but Kakkurau also offers dishes made with seasonal and rare seafood carefully selected per the owner’s discerning eye.
  • Taitosaki Lighthouse
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Isumishi Misakichouizumi 3508
    A lighthouse located on Cape Taito on the southernmost tip of Kujukuri Beach. The reinforced concrete structure stands 15.9 meters tall and its light can be seen from 41 kilometers away. The lighthouse area is also known as a picturesque area with a sweeping view of the Pacific Ocean's vast horizon, and on New Year's Day, many tourists make their way to take in the sight of the first sunrise of the new year. On weekends, a local NPO sells regional specialty products and holds the Lighthouse Festival here each year on May 4.
  • Ubara Risokyo
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Katsurashi Ubara
    "This quintessential example of a ria coast was formed via erosion caused by the crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean. ""Ubara Risokyo"" refers to all of Cape Myojin in Ubara, Katsuura City. Coastal plants also grow thickly here and the area is a naturally rich, picturesque destination. A favorite of writers and artists since ancient times, Akiko Yosano, in particular, wrote many poems about the area. The name ""Risokyo,"" meaning ""ideal land,"" is derived from the plan to turn the area into a holiday villa community in the Tahsho period (1912-1926)."
  • KAPPY Visitor Center
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Katsurashi Tona 815-56
    This tourist information center is in Tona, Katsuura City. In addition to providing information on area restaurants and tourist attractions, they hold various workshops and classes where you can make bamboo crafts or tonbo balls (glass beads), do yoga, and more. They also rent out bikes for sightseeing.

    勝浦ホテル三日月、勝浦漁港の近くにある観光案内所です。パンフレットやレンタサイクル、催し物の案内をしています。

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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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