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  • 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
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    3.5
    107 Reviews
    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.

    手賀沼遊歩道の道中にあります。わざわざ訪れるにはには小さいけれど、散歩やサイクリングの途中に立ち寄るには最適です。 The shop is not so big. It is located on the walking course of Teganuma. You can see beautiful scenery on sunny day.

  • 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.
  • Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport Kashiwanoha
    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."
  • Teganuma Park (Lake Teganuma Park)
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Pref. Abikoshi Wakamatsu 1
    Teganuma Park is located on the north side of Lake Teganuma, which is considered the symbol of the city of Abiko. It contains Abista, a life-long learning center composed of a public hall and the municipal library, as well as a stretch of lakeshore where visitors can wade into the water, playground equipment, and a sand pit where children can play. There is also a Children's Plaza, where a miniature steam locomotive runs on weekends and holidays. Visitors can rent bicycles to ride around the park.
  • Akebonoyama Nogyo Koen (Agricultural Park)
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    4.0
    55 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...

  • Mallage Kashiwa
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    3.5
    24 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.

  • Megmilk Snow Brand Co. Ltd. (Noda Factory)
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    3.5
    7 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Nodashi Kamisangao Hirai 256-1
    This is one of Japan's largest automated factories. Located on National Route 16 in Noda City, it produces milk and yogurt, as well as items like flavored drinks and coffee. Their free factory tours give visitors a look at the dairy product manufacturing process and more. They need to be booked at least seven days in advance.

    牛乳の工場の見学ができました 大変丁寧な説明ととても立派なプラントを見ることができるので貴重な経験として楽しむことができましたのでまた機会があれば利用したいと思う

  • Arinomi Course
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    4.0
    48 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...

  • Lake Teganuma
    Travel / Tourism
    Abiko City, Chiba Prefecture, Kashiwa City
    A lake 37 kilometers in circumference located on the south side of the Tone River on the border between Abiko City and Kashiwa City. Area facilities include the Tega-ohashi Bridge, which spans the lake; walking paths; parks; museums; a botanical garden; and a roadside station. Visitors can enjoy cherry blossoms and other seasonal flowers, and as see a variety of water birds, such as ducks come here from Siberia to pass the winter. The Teganuma Fireworks Festival is held at the lake in summer.
  • Rakutenchi Tennen Onsen Hoten no Yu
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    3.5
    48 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...

  • SANKYO FRONTIER Kashiwa Stadium (Hitachi Kashiwa Soccer Stadium)
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    4.0
    90 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...

  • Natural Hot Spring Minorinoyu (Kashiwa Health Center)
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Chiba Pref. Kashiwashi Toyofuta 249
    "This hot spring spa has an array of facilities, including a body work salon, a restaurant, and the area's largest bedrock bath. Their outdoor bathing facilities include a stone-encircled open-air bath fed from natural hot spring, a lie-down bath, an ancient fossil wood themed bath, and a bath where the water used is changed with the seasons. Indoor facilities include a ""golden bath"" that blends skin-friendly ""dark water"" with a heat-retaining chloride spring, a Chinese medicinal bath, and more."
  • Forest and Park for the 21st Century
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    4.0
    75 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)
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    4.0
    13 Reviews
    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.

    飲み物がついたランチプレートを注文しました。週末なので、混んでいたからか、20分くらい時間がかかると言われました。飲み物だけ先に出されたのですが、プレートと一緒に出して欲しかったです。可能であれば、一緒か先か聞いて貰えたら良かったかな。システム的に難しいのかもしれませんが。 コーヒーは美味しかったです。カフェラテも選べるのは良かったです。

  • 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
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Shopping
    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.

    こちらの店で作られたロールケーキがサービスエリアに売られており頂きました。冷凍のロールケーキですが凍った状態でもおいしく食べられるとのことで、段階的に頂きながら楽しみました。限定メニューとのことだったので、食べれてよかったです。

  • 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.

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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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