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  • Naritasan Shinshoji Temple
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Naritashi Narita 1
    Naritasan Shinshoji Temple is a lead temple in the Chisan school of Shingon located in Narita, Chiba Prefecture. In order to suppress a revolt by Tairano Masakado which broke out in the Heian period, it began with the fact that Kobo Daishi was spiritually enlightened by the high priest Kancho as Acala was enshrined and became the principal image of worship at the temple. Many well-known figures had strong faith including such figures as Minamotono Yoritomo, Mito Mitsukuni and Ichikawa Danjuro, and Narita Fudo prompted many commoners to have faith. On the grounds of the temple, there are very big gardens maintained which cover an area of approximately 3.5 times that of Tokyo Dome, and you can see seasonal plants in the garden.
  • National Museum of Japanese History
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Pref. Sakurashi Jounaichou 117
    The National Museum of Japanese History was founded in 1981 as a research institution to promote education with material displays and exhibitions on historical, archeological and folkloric research. In addition to its permanent exhibits, the museum also has plans for special exhibitions offering a limited chance to view highly valuable items, making it a place that truly deepens access to Japan’s history.
  • Narita Yume Bokujo (Narita Dream Dairy Farm)
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    Chiba Pref. Naritashi Nagi 730
    Narita Yume Bokujo is a tourist dairy farm located in Nagi, Narita City. Besides interacting with the animals, there are a wide range of other activities for visitors to enjoy, including Segway rides, tractor-drawn wagon rides, an adventure playground, and a dog run, etc. There is also a campsite with parking for cars, which has saunas, coin-operated showers, etc. At Narita Yume Bokujo’s shop, visitors can buy first-class dairy products, as well as a range of other food products and local specialty gift items.
  • Roadside Station Tako Ajisai-kan
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    4 Reviews
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    Chiba Pref. Katoriguntakomachi Tako 1069-1
    This roadside station is located at the intersection of National Route 296 and Prefecture Route 74. It sells specialty goods such as Tako rice and mountain yam, and fresh local produce. The adjoining restaurants offer set meals using Genkibuta pork, rice balls with Tako rice, specialty products, and various menu items utilizing fresh vegetables. In addition, you can enjoy views of the nature along the Kuriyama River and fields from the observation lounge.

    道の駅多古に併設されるレストランです。 2015年の12月にリニューアルオープンということで、来訪時は工事中でした。 地元多古米を使ったおにぎりや定食類の他に、サツマイモのアイスクリームなどのスイーツも充実しています。 野菜の直売も人気です。

  • Doggy's Island Resort & Villa
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    Chiba Pref. Yachimatashi Koyaru 624
    Visit this dog resort in a rich natural setting for a special time with your pup. You can reach it from Tokyo in as little as 55 minutes by car. It boasts Japan's largest natural lawn dog park at about 7,000 square meters, as well as a cafe terrace and a natural buffet restaurant that also has a menu for your pet. The lodge adjacent to the dog park has four types of rooms with amenities that include toilet sheets, dog towels, and poop bags.
  • Yoneya Factory No. 2 Information Center
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    Chiba Pref. Naritashi Shinizumi Within the Nogehira factory complex
    This is the second factory of Nagomi no Yoneya, which manufactures Japanese sweets such as Narita's yokan (red bean jelly). At the information center, there are videos and explanations for visitors about knowledge related to yokan and Japanese sweets. In addition, you can also buy Japanese confectionery after the factory tour. Telephone reservations are required for a tour.
  • Sakura Castle Ruins
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    Chiba Pref. Sakurashi Jounaichou
    These castle ruins are located in Sakura City, Chiba Prefecture. Built in 1610, the administrative headquarters of the Sakura Domain was placed here in the Edo period (1603?1868). Currently, already an abandoned castle, the site is maintained as Sakura Castle Ruins Park. Inside the park, besides being able to see the castle tower ruins and large tactical dry moat, you can also enjoy the many seasonal trees.
  • Lake Imbanuma
    Travel / Tourism
    Sakura City, Chiba Prefecture, Narita City, Inzai City etc.
    Straddling Sakura City and Narita City, this lake is the largest in Chiba Prefecture. Frequent land reclamation projects have been conducted at the lake since the Edo period (1603-1868), and today it is divided into two stormwater management reservoirs, one to the west and one to the north. The surrounding area is maintained as Chiba Inbanuma Park, with facilities such as a wild bird forest and cycling roads. Many freshwater fish inhabit the lake, making it a popular fishing destination as well.
  • Makata Shrine
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Naritashi Daikata 1
    This shrine is located in Narita City, Chiba Prefecture. The over 1,300-year old large Japanese cedar tree on the grounds is said to be the biggest in eastern Japan, and has now become popular as a power spot. Besides the Setsubun Festival and Otaue Festival (rice-planting festival) held in February and April, there is also an annual festival praying for bountiful harvests and to ward off evil on the last Sunday of July.
  • Sogo Reido Sanctuary
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    4.0
    57 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Naritashi Sougo 1-558
    The full name of this temple is Meishozan Toshoji Temple Sogo Reido, but this temple is better known as just Sogo Reido or Sogo-sama. In the early part of the Edo period (1603-1868), peasants suffering due to poor harvests and high taxes decided to appeal directly to the shogun, but in exchange for a reassessment of taxes, the headman of the Sakura domain, Kiuchi Sogoro, was executed along with his family. He is enshrined as Sakura Sogo, a name derived from his Buddhist name, Sogodokankoji

    甚平そばに行って、麻賀田神社に行き、大杉に会ってきました。 聖徳太子の時代に植えられたそうです 宗吾霊堂は佐倉宗吾郎の菩提樹で、父子の墓もあります。 佐倉宗吾郎は、義民として、知られ、 江戸三代将軍家に直訴し、税金を軽くして、もらいましたが、直訴の罪により、父子共々、処刑されました。 佐倉惣五郎は、歌舞伎に なったり、今でも、農民に愛されて、語り継がれています。 I went...

  • Ryushoin Temple
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Naritashi Namegawa 1196
    An old temple said to have been founded by Jikaku Daishi Ennin in 838, it is a Tendai sect temple dedicated to the 11-headed Kanzeon Bodhisattva. The simple wooden Niomon gate was built in the Bunki era (1501?1504) in the Muromachi period, and it has been designated as a national important cultural property as a rare building that conveys the architectural style of the Momoyama period (1573?1603). In addition, the main hall built in 1696 was designated a tangible cultural property by Chiba Prefecture. You can see cherry blossoms in the spring and autumn leaves in the fall, making it a place where you can enjoy the changes of the four seasons.
  • Sakura Kinokoen (Mushroom Farm)
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Sakurashi Ota 2395
    Mushrooms are grown in Sakura Kinokoen (Mushroom Farm) without the use of any agricultural chemicals, and visitors can gather shiitake or wood ear mushrooms here. There is also a roofed-over barbecue area on the grounds with a capacity of 160 persons, so that visitors can immediately cook and eat the mushrooms they have just gathered. They can purchase additional ingredients in the shop on the premises, as well as bringing in their own food and beverages.
  • Former Residence of Lord Hotta
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    4.0
    23 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Sakurashi Kaburagimachi 274
    "The Old Hotta Manor, built in 1890 is the site of the home of Hotta Masatomo, the last lord of the Sakura domain. Standing in the center of an expanse of lawn, it has a splendid modern Japanese-style garden that takes advantage of the ""borrowed scenery"" of the plateau on the opposite shore. This garden is affectionately referred as ""Sakura Garden."" In 2006, the five main buildings, the storehouse, and the guardhouse were declared National Important Cultural Properties, and in 2015, the entire grounds including the garden were designated a National Scenic Beautyas ""Ex Hotta Masatomo Garden""."

    The Kyu Hotta-tei was the residence of Masatomo Hotta, the last load of the Sakura-han (which was the old name of this area). The Japanese garden at the residence is picturesque, so Japanese Samurai...

  • Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Pref. Sakurashi Sakado 631
    An art museum located in Sakado, Sakura City. Its collection includes roughly 1,000 works gathered by DIC Corp. and related companies—from Rembrandt, Monet, Picasso, Chagall to abstract works, Dadaism, Surrealism, and even post-war Western art and modern Japanese art. Nearby, you’ll find walking paths surrounded by nature, a restaurant, a tea house, and a retail shop.
  • Sakura Juntendo Memorial Hall
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    4.0
    24 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Sakurashi Motomachi 81
    Sakura Juntendo Memorial Building commemorates Juntendo, the medical school and clinic founded by Sato Taizan, a practitioner of Dutch medicine, in 1843. The remaining parts of this building, which was built in 1858, has been designated a Historic Site of Chiba Prefecture. The Memorial Building contains medical books and medical instruments used at Juntendo in its early days.

    家屋の中は、手前は日本風、奥に行くと洋風になっていました。当時の医療器具などが展示されていて興味深かったです。

  • Sakura City Museum of Art
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    3.5
    31 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Pref. Sakurashi Shinmachi 210
    The Sakura City Museum of Art contains a good collection of literary works with some connection to Sakura or Boso Area, and maintains exhibits that feature modern Japanese art which extend those works. It was built in order to preserve and utilize the old Kawasaki Bank Sakura Branch (a Prefectural Tangible Cultural Property) built during the Taisho period. There’s also a café inside where you can enjoy a hand-made meal and dessert using local ingredients.

    This is not a big museum, but rather an exposition venue. Very well tended, with extremely polite and attentive personel. We saw an expo on cycling that was near-perfect, with the possibility to ride...

  • Samurai Residences
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Sakurashi Miyakoujimachi 57
    Sakura was once a castle town, and former samurai houses stand along one of its streets: the former homes of the Kawara family, the Tajima family, and the Takei family. Built late in the Edo period, they offer a glimpse of the everyday lives of the samurai. Visitors are allowed inside the Tajima house, but the Kawara house is open only on special occasions.
  • Naritasan Park Plum Grove
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Naritashi Narita 1 within Naritasan Shinshoji
    Covering almost 41 acres, within the Naritasan Park are three ponds and two waterfalls. Along the route from the park entrance, rightward behind the main temple, to the Peace Tower and the Naritasan Museum of Calligraphy there are 460 red and white plum trees that come to full bloom between February and March. One can enjoy viewing the plum blossoms while listening to the peaceful sounds of water droplets cascading into the Suikinkutsu font next to the Museum, resonating like the sound of an exquisite Koto harp.
  • Roadside Station Hakko-no-sato Kozaki
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Katorigunkouzakimachi Matsuzaki 855
    Kozaki is known for fermentation. In Kozaki, blessed with abundant water and fertile land, the Japanese hometown flavor still thrives. At this roadside station (rest area), the popular cafe restaurant, serves local fresh vegetables and fermented products. It is famous for Miso Malt Yakidon rice bowl that received the Jalan travel magazine Road-1 Jalan Award. Besides a restaurant serving cuisine with the fermentation catalyzing koji, Oryzae, the roadside station offers selected fermented goods from around the nation at the Fermentation Market.
  • Experience Museum Chiba Prefectural Boso-no-Mura
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    4.0
    88 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Pref. Imbagunsakaemachi Ryukakuji 1028
    Chiba Prefectural Boso-no-Mura lets you experience traditional Boso lifestyle and crafts yourself, and has displays on samurai, merchant, and farm families as well as ancient artifacts excavated from all over the prefecture to teach about the area’s culture. There’s so much to do, it’s fun no matter how often you visit!

    Ive to the place twice and end enjoyed it to the max, It has been used as a setting for movies, Once entering the main street youll see people taking pert in various crafts and you can also take part...

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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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