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  • Hondo-ji Temple
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Matsudoshi Hiraga 63
    "Hondo-ji Temple is a famous temple of the Nichiren sect that has been nicknamed ""the hydrangea temple"" and ""the autumn leaf temple."" In early summer, over 10,000 hydrangea plants and 5,000 irises adorn the temple grounds with their blossoms, and in autumn, about 1,000 maple trees turn a brilliant red and yellow."
  • Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport Kashiwanoha
    Chiba Pref. Kashiwashi Wakashiba 175
    "Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport Kashiwanoha is a commercial facility located near Kashiwanoha Campus Station. It consists of a cluster of buildings housing fashion boutiques, variety shops, restaurants and bars, farmers' markets, and movie theaters. Its food court is divided into four zones, ""Light,"" ""Fire,"" ""Forest,"" and ""Earth."" On the third Sunday of every month, a climbing wall is made available to customers who make reservations ahead of time. The rooftops feature flower gardens and agricultural plots, while the spaces between the buildings contain landscaping features such as lawns, fountains, and wooden decks. Various kinds of events, especially musical performances, are held here at irregular intervals."
  • Nagareyama Otakanomori SC
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Pref. Nagareyamashi Nishihatsuishi 6-185-2
    There is more to NagareyamaOtakanomoriShoppiong Center than just a multitude of shops, restaurants, and bars. It also contains a post office, a car wash, vending machines that sell Tsukuba Express tickets, a daycare center, a charging station for electric cars, and a wide range of other services. A multipurpose facility, it even has hair salons, a sports club, and a movie theater. Customers can even make arrangement for consumption tax exemption at the concierge counter on the first floor inside Takashimaya Food Maison.
  • Palooza
    2 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Pref. Kashiwashi Kashiwa 3-2-22 Forest Building 2F
    This is the largest live house in Chiba Prefecture. In addition to the spacious live hall and high ceilings, there is also a bar lounge and 108 coin lockers. The stage was made slightly higher so that it is easier to see performances from audience seating. Depending on the event, they have a cloakroom service available that enables you to immerse yourself with free hands. Their high-quality sound system has gained high praise from artists.


  • Shimizu Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Pref. Nodashi Shimizu 906
    Shimizu Park is a historic park which was founded in 1894 by Motegi Hakuei, the fifth-generation owner of the Kashiwa-ya soy sauce business. It is famous as one of the best places in the Kanto region for viewing flowers, with many different flowers in bloom at different times of year; in all, there are more than 500 varieties of flowers, including cherry blossom, plum blossom, peonies, wisteria, azaleas, etc. The Park also has the world’s first fountain maze, an adventure playground, holiday bungalows for rent, a campsite with parking for cars, a barbecue area, etc. Visitors can enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities while enjoying the Park’s natural beauty.
  • Roadside Station Shonan
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Kashiwashi Minowashinden 59-2
    This roadside station is located near Tega ohashi Bridge, and has a direct sales agricultural area that sells agricultural products such as vegetables freshly harvested that day and eggs, processed goods and prepared dishes. The adjoining restaurants utilize local ingredients to offer Chinese cuisine, pasta, freshly-baked bread, cakes and sweets like soft-serve ice cream. Bicycle rentals are available on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays, and they can be returned at any of seven rental bicycle stations around Teganuma.
  • Ichikawa Zoological and Botanical Garden
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Pref. Ichikawashi Omachi 284-1
    "The Ichikawa Zoological and Botanical Garden houses lesser pandas, orangutans, monkeys, various small animals, and birds. The theme of the zoo is ""Encounters with Animals,"" and in the petting zoo area, visitors can touch marmots. Also on the grounds are a nature garden, a rose garden, and an ornamental botanical garden, all with free admission. A miniature railroad has also been installed in the zoo."
  • Mallage Kashiwa
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Pref. Kashiwashi Oyamadai 2-3
    Home of the popular Reysol Booth, a collaborative effort with the Kashiwa Reysol football team, Mallage Kashiwa is a shopping mall that features not only fashion-oriented shops but also a wide range of restaurants, bars, and services. The site of frequent special events, it offers a lively atmosphere for shopping and entertainment. Free shuttle buses run daily from Mallage Kashiwa to the west exit of JR Kashiwa Station and the north exit of JR Abiko Station.
  • Forest and Park for the 21st Century
    72 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Pref. Matsudoshi Sendabori 269
    This park on an extensive site of over 500,000 square meters has a rich natural environment that includes Sendabori Pond and the Jomon Forest. Visitors can enjoy walks, get up close to nature, join in craft workshops, and more. There are facilities like a barbecue area, a zone for camping practice, and a sidewalk cafe. The Matsudo Museum is on the grounds, too.

    I live close to this park and always go there. Truly nice and tranquil. Large lake feature with lots of bird life and flora. There is a bbq area which is rare in Japan but please check with them in...

  • Gleeful
    Style / Fashion
    Chiba Pref. Kashiwashi Kashiwa 3-9-9 Park Nova 1F
    This second-hand clothing shop and cafe in Kashiwa City's Kashiwa 3-chome district sells American apparel for men and women as well as a variety of antiques. Their cafe offers lunch items like Mexican taco rice, clubhouse sandwiches, and waffles, as well as desserts, soft drinks, and alcoholic beverages.
  • Huckleberry Books
    Style / Fashion
    Chiba Pref. Kashiwashi Kashiwa 3-8-3
    This store in Kashiwa 3-chome, Kashiwa City sells books and a variety of goods for the enjoyment of everyone from babies to grown-ups. With a focus on picture books for children and specialty items, they accept orders for other books as well.
  • Scrop COFFEE ROASTERS (Nagareyama Otakanomori SC Store)
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Chiba Pref. Nagareyamashi Nishihatsuishi 6-185-2 Nagareyama Ootakanomori SC3F
    This coffee shop is in the Nagareyama Otakanomori SC shopping center in front of the Nagareyama Otakanomori Station. They roast their specialty coffees at their own facility, and serve it along with bread, sandwiches, cakes and more all made from scratch right on the premises.
  • Mizushiro Orchard-Garden
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Pref. Nagareyamashi Mukaikogane 3-179
    This orchard is on Prefectural Route 261 in Mukaikogane, Nagareyama City. Using enzyme cultivation and hardly any chemicals, they grow grapes, pears, three types of kiwis, and more. Visitors can pick their own fruit and dig their own potatoes in the season. They also have a farm stand selling fruit, vegetables, and flowers, as well as a barbecue area.
  • Cafe de Juin
    Chiba Pref. Kashiwashi Matsugasaki 812-2
    This cake shop is in Matsugasaki, Kashiwa City. They always have 30 kinds of cake available, as well as a variety of desserts and pastries including crepes, cream puffs, pies, parfaits, and seasonal shaved ice. For lunch, they serve sandwiches, gratin, curry, pasta, and more. They have an open area that allows pets if you want to bring your dog along.
  • Comesta Noda (Main Shop)
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Chiba Pref. Nodashi Tsutsumine 238
    This restaurant in Tsutsumine, Noda City serves Italian home cooking in a cozy setting that brings to mind a slice of daily Italian life. Their menu gets good reviews with items like their Moromi Steak made with local soy sauce mash, Noda City Pizza, Noda City Pasta, and more.
  • Mother Leaf Tea Style (Nagareyama Otakanomori Shop)
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Chiba Pref. Nagareyamashi Nishihatsuishi 6-185-2 Nagareyama Otaka no Mori Shopping Center Main Building 2F
    This cafe is in the Nagareyama Otakanomori SC shopping mall. Their drink menu includes coffee, black tea, and herbal tea, and they serve waffles they bake themselves. In addition to a dessert menu, they have a wide range of meal items including pasta, rice with mixed grains, and salad. Their Big Salad and Half-Pasta Set is huge and features your choice of salad, pasta, and a drink, along with a dessert waffle.
  • Kikkoman Soy Sauce Museum
    14 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Nodashi Noda 110 Kikkoman Foods Noda Factory
    This exhibition hall is located in the Kikkoman Noda Factory, about three minutes on foot from Nodashi Station. They conduct tours that let you see the soy sauce manufacturing process, including the fermentation of the mash. Displays provide a sensory experience of soy sauce, and you'll learn a lot about it through audio-video displays and quizzes. Their shop sells Kikkoman items and Noda specialty products, and their cafe serves light fare featuring soy sauce, including soy sauce soft serve ice cream.

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  • Atago-jinja Shrine
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Nodashi Noda 725
    "This Shinto shrine on the Nagareyama Highway in the Noda section of Noda City was founded in 923. Its god is worshiped for fire prevention, and local people familiarly refer to it as ""Atago-sama."" The current shrine dates from 1824, and the main hall features carvings by the Edo Period master carpenter Ishihara Tsunehachi II. It's been designated a prefectural Tangible Cultural Property."
  • Ishigama Pan Koubo Saffron (Shin-matsudo shop)
    Chiba Pref. Matsudoshi Shinmatsudokita 2-17-4
    Ishigama Pan Koubo Saffron makes and sells bread made with Tanzawa leavening French bread starter and stone-ground whole grain flour and baked in a stone oven. It also sells seasonally limited varieties of bread, such as Shin Matsudo Tsubu-iri Anpan, made with coarsely ground azuki beans of Mt. Yotei in Hokkaido, and Kurogome Shokupan, which has black rice kneaded into the dough, along with sandwiches. An eat-in corner on the premises allows customers to enjoy freshly baked bread.
  • Kashiwa-no-Ha Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Pref. Kashiwashi Kashiwanoha 4-1
    Kashiwa-no-Ha Park is situated on a 45-hectare site and contains open spaces with natural landscaping, a barbecue area, and large-scale playground equipment, along with sports facilities, such as a general running track, tennis courts, a gymnasium, and baseball field. The park also contains a center for cultural facilities, including a library area and art galleries and a Japanese-style garden. There is also conservatory that displays tropical plants and foliage plants and a rose garden. Local residents of all ages visit this park, which is used for sports lessons, training sessions, and flea markets.

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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