Spots in Matsudo / Kashiwa / Noda Area

  • Shimizu Park
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    4.0
    126 Reviews
    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.

    We really enjoyed our trip to Shimizu Park. Its a whole day affair. The obstacle courses are fun and challenging. Make sure you: bring a change of clothes including shoes, wear sneakers...

  • Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport Kashiwanoha
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    4.0
    64 Reviews
    Shopping
    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."

    If you stay around the train station it’s a good place to pick up something. Most of the shops are fashion and home goods.

  • Ichikawa Zoological and Botanical Garden
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    4.0
    86 Reviews
    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."

    It is a tiny little zoo near where I live. I like that there is a petting zoo included as you can touch and brush some farm animals like guinea pigs, goats and a pig. The variety is of course small...

  • SANKYO FRONTIER Kashiwa Stadium (Hitachi Kashiwa Soccer Stadium)
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    4.0
    91 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Pref. Kashiwashi Hitachidai 1-2-50
    This soccer stadium is located about 20 minutes on foot from the east exit of Kashiwa Station. It's the home field of the Kashiwa Reysol J-League team, and is still sometimes called by its former name, Hitachi Kashiwa Soccer Stadium. The stands are close to field, getting you much closer to the action than at most stadiums.

    Recently renamed the Sankyo Frontier Kashiwa Stadium, a 20 minute walk from Kashiwa Station will lead you to the home of Kashiwa Reysol. We attended a match against Kawasaki and although the home...

  • Kashiwa-no-Ha Park
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    4.0
    98 Reviews
    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.

    This park offers a calm and serene atmosphere if you would like to go for a relaxing walk. It is especially beautiful during the cherry blossom season.

  • Forest and Park for the 21st Century
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    4.0
    80 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...

  • Meiji Shrine
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Matsudoshi Kamihongou 2087
    "This shrine located in Matsudo City, Chiba Prefecture is dedicated to Kuni no Tokotachi no Kami, and holds an annual festival every October. In addition, the annual festival prays for bountiful harvests and to ward off evil, and the city-designated intangible cultural property ""Sanbiki Shishimai"" (three lions dance) is performed. It is close to Toke Station on the JR Sotobo Line, and is visited by many worshipers."
  • Akebonoyama Nogyo Koen (Agricultural Park)
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    4.0
    56 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Pref. Kashiwashi Fuse 2005-2
    This green park was opened in 1995, the 40th anniversary of Kashiwa City’s official organization into a municipality. Famous for its flowers, the garden has a plum grove, a bamboo thicket, lotus ponds, and Dutch windmills along with tulips, dandelions and cosmoses. In the flower field—with beautiful flowers blooming in each season. The restaurant serves up local ingredients, while the retail shop has a fully-equipped kids’ room, making it quite popular for families. Various events related to forestry, cuisine and diet are held throughout the year.

    Came here to see the iconic Himawari (sunflower), which was blooming around the end of July - beginning of August. As expected, The sunflowers were just awesome, some of them reach the height beyond...

  • Hokekyoji Temple
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    4.0
    94 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Ichikawashi Nakayama 2-10-1
    This temple is located at Nakayama2-Chome, Ichikawa City. This temple was established by combining the Hokkeji and Honmyoji temples during the Kamakura period. The shrine of the founder within the premises is built in a rare hiyoku-irimoya construction style and is designated a national important cultural property. Also known for its beautiful cherry blossoms, in the spring and autumn the Senbue and Oeshiki ceremonies are held, and an open market antique is hosted at the same time.

    Hokekyouji is one of the main temples of the Buddhist Nichiren sect. Nichiren is the founder of the sect founded in the twelfth century, one of the newer Buddhist sects that emerged in the Kamakura...

  • Sekiyado-jo Museum
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    3.5
    37 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Pref. Nodashi Sekiyadosangenya 143-4
    "Chiba Prefectural Sekiyado-jo Museum has a tower that is a replica of the one at Sekiyado Castle. The theme of the museum is ""The River and the Industries Related to It."" It exhibits materials connected with the history and folk customs of Sekiyado, in its role in transport on the Tone River, and the history of the Sekiyado domain and Sekiyado Castle as shown in models and videos. The museum also sponsors lectures about the history of Sekiyado and the local cuisine, experiential learning sessions, and other such events."

    The museum excellently describes the key role of Sekiyado for river transport & communications in the Kanto area before rail & roads. There are displays showing how the Tone river, by early 18th...

  • Katsushika Hachimangu Shrine
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    4.0
    53 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Ichikawashi Yawata 4-2-1
    This Shinto shrine was founded at the end of the 9th century, branching off from Iwashimizu Hachimangu Shrine on the order of Emperor Uda. It honors Emperor Ojin, Empress Jingu, and Tamayorihime-no-Mikoto. Worshiping there is said to ward off misfortune and invite good luck, help with smooth childbirth, provide a safe childhood, and so on. A sacred ginkgo tree on the grounds known as the Senbon Icho is estimated to be 1,200 years old and is a National Natural Monument.

    敷地を覆う塀や生け垣がないので開放的な印象を受けました。千本イチョウという樹があります。複数の樹木が集まって一つの樹を成しているように見えました。 参道の横にトイレがあります。

  • Rakutenchi Tennen Onsen Hoten no Yu
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    3.5
    49 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Chiba Pref. Ichikawashi Kashiwaimachi 1-1520
    Rakutenchi Tennen Onsen Hoten no Yu, a hot spring with water flowing directly from the source, has rare high-quality water with a high salt content called fossil salt water that springs from 1,500 meters below ground. It is well known for its excellent heat retention and moisturizing that provide beautifying effects on the skin. The juwari (100% buckwheat) soba noodles are highly recommended at the self-service restaurant Manpukuan. There is nothing better after spending time in the hot springs than eating soba noodles made using freshly milled buckwheat flour from the millstone at the entrance to the restaurant.

    This bath is pretty small but I was having a decent time, up until a young lady started rudely talking to us. We were just about to finish lunch and wanted a photo, so I asked her to take a photo...

  • Matsudo Jinja Shrine
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    4.0
    45 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Matsudoshi Matsudo 1457
    "Founded in 1626, Matsudo Jinja Shrine is a historical religious site, revered by Mito Mitsukuni (known as Mito Komon), the lord of Mito as the grand guardian gods of Matsudo. Its festival is on October 18, but a special celebration called ""Matsudo Jinja Shinkosai"" is celebrated only when October 18 falls on a Sunday. This observance is unique in Japan in that wooden images representing the gods of the four directions (Azure Dragon, White Tiger, Vermillion Bird, and Black Tortoise) join the festival procession. This festival was suspended after the 1941 observance, but in 1988, the rediscovery of the wooden images in the back of the storehouse prompted its revival."

    「kitemiteまつど」のすぐ近くにある神社で、特に年末年始や七ゴ三や、特に桜の季節は、すごく混みます。 坂川の支流では、小さな「精郎長し」も夏の風物です。

  • Arinomi Course
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    4.0
    47 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Pref. Ichikawashi Omachi 226-1
    "This outdoor obstacle course facility is in Omachi, Ichikawa City. The roughly 33,000 square meter grounds features 40 obstacles that are covered by their standard 90-minute ""Athletic"" course. There is also a 1,000 meter ""Running Course."" They also have a barbecue area, a shower room, and a shop."

    Need the kids to go to sleep quickly and use all their energy up? This is it! a whole park of both land and water ropes, cargo nets, and wooden structures that would make even Marines think twice...

  • Tojo-tei House/Tojo Museum of History
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    4.0
    68 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Matsudoshi Matsudo 714-1
    This museum is just a 10-mintue walk from the Matsudo Station on the Shin Keisei Line or the JR Line. The Tojo-tei House was built as the villa of Tokugawa Akitake, the younger brother of Tokugawa Yoshinobu, the last shogun of the shogunate government, and is designated as a National Cultural Property. Almost all of the residences of the Tokugawa clan from the Meiji period still exist so that one can get a glimpse into the environment in which these former lords lived. On display at the adjoining Tojo Museum of History are primarily the treasures of Tokugawa Akitake, but also displayed are items from the Matsudo Tokugawa family as well as from the Tokugawa Yoshinobu family.

    Tojo House was a serene and stunning historical site to visit while in Matsudo, Chiba. It’s a brilliant visual of a home designed to enjoy nature. On a clear day, you can even see Mt. Fuji from the...

  • Natural Hot Spring Gokurakuyu (Kashiwa Branch)
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    3.5
    26 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Chiba Pref. Kashiwashi Oyamadai 1-18
    Natural Hot Spring Gokurakuyu is a hot spring facility that uses the waters of Kashiwa Natural Hot Spring, a sodium - chloride strong saline spring that is effective against ailments such as nerve pain, muscle soreness, and joint pain. This facility contains not only an outdoor bath but also a high-concentration carbonated bath to promote blood circulation and new metabolic changes, as well as a whirlpool bath. This comprehensive bathing facility also includes a far infrared ray tower sauna, a steam bath, a radon mist bedrock bath, relaxation areas, and a restaurant.

    対応が最悪。 柏駅西口から出ている送迎バスは時間前に行っても満車。それを運転手は伝えず、こちらが乗り込もうとすると何も言わずに出発。問い合わせると、満員だったので行ったとの事。謝罪もなし。絶対行かない

  • Chuka Soba Tomita
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    4.0
    63 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Chiba Pref. Matsudoshi Matsudo 1339 Takahashi Building 1F
    Chuka Soba Tomita is a ramen restaurant located about a four-minute walk from Matsudo Station in Matsudo,Matsudo City. It serves Tsukemen (noodles for dipping) and Chuka Soba, made with 100% domestic wheat, in a thick, hearty broth that is simmered for 20 hours every day. There is a line at the door every day in this enduringly popular restaurant.

    Saw this place featured in a documentary-film Ramenheads - and wanted to visit. The place sits only 10 people max for a culinary experience of about an hour. Tried their main Tsukemen large dish...

  • Mallage Kashiwa
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    3.5
    23 Reviews
    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.

    Big shopping mall out of the centre of Kashiwa city. Lots of shops, mostly fashion and clothing. Some food outlets in the mall, as well as a large supermarket. Useful, if not wonderful.

  • Wanagaya Sports Center
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    4.0
    35 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Pref. Matsudoshi Wanagaya 1360
    A sports facility located in Matsudo City, Chiba Prefecture. Heated pool facilities include a 25-meter pool, flowing lazy river pool, and toddler pool. The facility offers swimming classes. Other facilities include a gymnasium, training room, and multipurpose hall, and visitors can enjoy a variety of sports here. There's also an adjoining library, meaning there's more to do than just exercise and sports.

    和名ヶ谷にあるのでJR松戸駅からは、かなり遠いです。 温水プールもあるし、図書館もあります。 値段は安いですが、利便性に欠けるところもあるので、観光用ではありません」。

  • Mori no Yuenchi
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    4.0
    25 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Pref. Nodashi Nakane 6-1
    "Admission is free at this amusement park in Nakane, Noda City. Their ""Giant Wheel"" Ferris wheel clocks 15 minutes in a single turn. Other attractions include rides like their Dragon Coaster and the Super Swing, as well as a treasure hunting area, labyrinth, game arcade, and more."

    日曜日の秋晴れの日に行きましたが、とても空いていて並ばずにどの乗り物にも乗れました。かといって閑散としているわけではなく、小さな子連れの家族が多く、和やかな雰囲気でした。親子フリーパスはHPのクーポンを使えば(大人+子)2,800円という安さ。入園料・駐車料金も無料。硬貨を入れて動く乗り物も沢山あって、うちの3歳児はそちらに乗りたがり、散財してしまいましたが。中に食べ物のお店がないのですが、近くに...

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