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  • Makuhari Messe
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Pref. Chibashi Mihama-ku Nakase 2-1
    A convention center capable of hosting domestic and international trade fairs, product fairs, exhibitions, events, and meetings. There’s always a host of fun programs being conducted at Makuhari Messe. In addition to 11 exhibition halls, there’s also numerous conference rooms, restaurants, and other facilities; the size of the structure will astound you. The shortest access routes for international exhibition halls 1-8 and 9-11, the Makuhari Event Hall, and the international conference rooms all differ, so be sure to check where the event you’re interested in is before heading out.
  • Chiba City Museum of Art
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    4.0
    61 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Pref. Chibashi Chuou-ku Chuou 3-10-8
    The collection at Chiba City Museum of Art focuses on works by artists with a close connection to the Boso Peninsula and paintings of scenes from the Boso Peninsula. Its collection includes paintings from the Edo period (1603?1868), woodblock prints from the Edo through early Showa periods (1926?1989), and Japanese and Western modern art. It has no permanent exhibits but instead sponsors rotating exhibitions and exhibitions of its holdings, lectures, and workshops. The museum is housed in the remodeled and restored Chiba branch of Kawasaki Bank and shares the building with the ward office of Chuo-ku. There is also a restaurant and a library in the building.

    Not a grand gallery but provide a good glimpse of works from local artists. The set up is nice and is worth a visit if you are in the area. The very friendly atmosphere made me feeling welcome...

  • Mitsui Outlet Park Makuhari
    Shopping
    Chiba Pref. Chibashi Mihama-ku Hibino 2-6-1
    Mitsui Outlet Park Makuhari, with good access from downtown Tokyo, is an outlet mall which can be enjoyed by all regardless of age. There are lots of pop-up shops and events offering customers the latest styles and brands. And with baby-strollers for hire, baby changing & feeding rooms, and children’s toilets, it’s a convenient place for parents too.
  • Fukuda Denshi Arena
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Pref. Chibashi Chuou-ku Kawasakichou 1-20
    This soccer arena, part of Soga Sports Park in Kawasaki-cho, Chuo Ward, Chiba City, is the J League's Ichihara Chiba JEF United's home stadium. Stores open inside the facility and a food stall area is set up outside that attracts a crowd while games are in progress.
  • ZOZOMARINE Stadium
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Pref. Chibashi Mihama-ku Mihama 1
    Located in Mihama Ward, Chiba City, ZOZOMARINE Stadium is the home base of the Chiba Lotte Marines baseball team. There are lots of facilities and activities for kids, so even parents with young children can enjoy watching a baseball game here. ZOZOMARINE Stadium is famous for its fireworks, which are let off from the nearby beach, and are a really impressive sight.
  • Chiba-jinja Shrine
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    4.0
    127 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Chibashi Chuou-ku Innai 1-16-1
    Chiba-jinja Shrine is the main shrine of the bodhisattva Myoken, who offers protection for people who are of ages considerably considered unlucky. Myoken, the principal god enshrined here, is the spirit of the North Star, the Pole Star positioned at the center of the heavens, and he shares the shrine with the gods Futsu and Yamato Takeru no Mikoto. This shrine is said to be efficacious against bad luck during two types of unlucky ages, and it is a favorite place for people to pray for good luck or to celebrate special events in their lives.

    During a recent family trip through Chiba we stopped off at this shrine to share with our children a little about Japanese culture. This shrine was inviting to us and my children loved seeing the...

  • Chiba Zoological Park
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    4.0
    7 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Pref. Chibashi Wakaba-ku Minamotochou 280
    The expansive Chiba Zoological Park opened in 1985, and has a variety of courses to enjoy, including a petting zoo where you can feed animals or ride a pony. There are barbecue pits and a restaurant so you can spend a full day here. A portion of sales from the popular Lesser Panda Ramen, available at zoo restaurant, goes to support the zoo, as well.

    モノレール動物公園駅から徒歩1分という便利な立地の動物園です. わりとすいていて,のんびり動物を見て回ることができました. 動物とふれあえるコーナーも充実しています.

  • Aobanomori Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Pref. Chibashi Chuou-ku Aobachou 977-1
    Inside Aoba no Mori Park are a Recreation Zone, a Culture Zone, a Nature Zone, and a Sports Zone. It has open spaces, playground equipment, cultural facilities like Natural History Museum and Institute, Chiba and the Art and Culture Hall; sports facilities, including a running track and field and a baseball field. Tsukushinbo no Ie in the Recreation Zone, contains an area for exhibiting traditional crafts, a play area, and a book area, as well as manual training classes for children.
  • Chiba Port Tower
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    3.5
    176 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Chibashi Chuou-ku Chuoukou 1
    From Chiba Port Tower at Port Park overlooks Tokyo Bay. The scenery from the fourth floor viewing promenade is wonderful in the daytime, but the evening is even more beautiful. Only visible twice a year in February and October, “Diamond Fuji” is a must see. At these times the sun seems to shine from the peak of Mt. Fuji like a great diamond.

    Located at Chiba port park, at a height of 125 meters, it is the tallest structure in the region offering a view point - observation deck offering glimpses of the bay area and surrounding Chiba...

  • Ichihara Elephant Kingdom
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Pref. Ichiharashi Yamakogawa 937
    "Ichihara Elephant Kingdomhas 10 elephants, more than anywhere else in Japan, and 100 other kinds of animals live there, too, including camels and hippos. After a show in which the elements ""play soccer"" and ""dance,"" visitors can have their pictures taken while riding an elephant. Visitors who make reservations can ride free shuttle buses from Takataki Station on the Kominato Railway or from the Ichihara-Tsurumai Bus Terminal."
  • Chiba Prefectural Museum of Art
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    3.5
    17 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Pref. Chibashi Chuou-ku Chuoukou 1-10-1
    "Chiba Prefectural Museum of Art is located in Chiba Port Park. Its collection is centered on artists who have a connection with Chiba Prefecture and materials related to them. Its 2,800-piece collection includes paintings by such artists as the early modern Japanese Western-style painter Chu Asai, Jean-Francois Millet, and Pierre- Auguste Renoir, along with the works of metal sculptors such as Hotsuma Katori and Shinobu Tsuda. The one-story architecture, with no entire differences in level, was designed by architect Masato Otaka. The adjacent ""Resident's Studio"" building contains lecture halls, an information and documents library, and studios."

    日本赤十字社所蔵美術展を見に行きました。入場料300円。千葉みなと駅下車徒歩10数分。中央郵便局隣。千葉市美術館の企画展が攻めているのに対して、此方の企画モノは控え目。展示ブースの複合体といった造りで、美術館というよりは県民会館のイメージ。各種県展の開催には向いているといえましょう。総武線の市立、京葉線の県立、モノレールでハシゴするには一寸辛い。

  • LIVE KITCHEN
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Chiba Pref. Chibashi Mihama-ku Toyosuna 1-1 Aeon Mall Makuhari New City / Grand Mall 3F
    This is the food court on the third floor of AEON Mall Makuhari New City. It hosts Chinese, Korean, and Thai restaurants, and a variety of specialty shops serving fare like ramen noodles, okonomiyaki pancakes, seafood on rice, beef tongue, and more. They have live jazz every Saturday night.
  • PIER-01 (Minato Branch)
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    4.0
    4 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Chiba Pref. Chibashi Chuou-ku Chuoukou 1-20-1 Kays Harbor 1F
    This seafood restaurant is in Chiba City's K's Harbor complex, which is centered on the passenger ship terminal. They prepare seafood fresh from their enormous 8.5-meter tank cooked just the way you like it. They have table seating, terrace seating overlooking the sea, and private rooms that can accommodate more than 20 guests.

    客船ターミナルに隣接したシーフードレストラン。何度も足を運びたくなるロケーションと料理の味。ランチは食券を事前に購入するシステム。メニューは900円から。フリードリンクとサラダブッフェ付。今日は「オマール海老のチャウダー」をオーダー。海老のお出汁がよく効いて美味しかったです。

  • Italian Cuisine Vespucci
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    3.5
    10 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Chiba Pref. Chibashi Mihama-ku Isobe 2-8-1 Inage Yacht Harbor 3F
    This glass-sided Italian restaurant on the third floor of Inage Yacht Harbor has a sweeping view of Tokyo Bay. Their terrace serves barbecue fare, and at lunch they have an Italian and Chinese buffet produced in conjunction with the adjacent Jasmine Chinese restaurant. They also have a variety of a la carte Italian and Chinese dishes available for dinner.

    They have a wonderful buffet including drinks and dessert that goes along with the pizza or pasta. The pizza and pasta are also great. Theres a wonderful view of the yacht harbor from the restaurant...

  • Inagenohama Beach
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Pref. Chibashi Mihama-ku Takahama 7-2
    This 1,200-meter beach is part of Inage Seaside Park in Takahama, Mihama Ward, Chiba City. It was the first artificial beach in Japan. A variety of park facilities are right nearby, including the Inage Seaside Park Pool area with more than 10 kinds of pools.
  • Kandu (AEON Mall Makuhari New City Shop)
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Chibashi Mihama-ku Toyosuna 1-5 Aeon Mall Makuhari New City Family Mall 3F
    "This theme park in AEON Mall Makuhari New City lets children ""try out"" over 30 kinds of jobs including being a police officer, pilot, and newspaper reporter in the facility's make-believe city of Kandu. Using equipment and wearing uniforms that resemble the real thing, these occupational role-plays give them a deeper understanding of society. There's also a restaurant that's a great place to relax while the kids are occupied."
  • The Lounge
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Chiba Pref. Chibashi Mihama-ku Hibino 2-120-3
    This lounge is in the Hotel New Otani Makuhari in Hibino, Mihama Ward, Chiba City. They serve cake and other desserts, snacks, soft drinks, cocktails, and more. Their lunchtime Dessert and Sandwich Buffet is popular, too.
  • CHI-BA KUN Products Hall
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    4.0
    6 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Chibashi Chuou-ku Fujimi 1-12-16 NTT Fujimi Building 1F
    This gift shop is in the Fujimi 1-chome district of Chiba City's Chuo Ward. They sell special products with a focus on Chiba Prefecture including merchandise of the prefectural mascot Chiba-kun, Boshu Uchiwa (known as one of the three best Japanese fans), and prepared items made with Chiba grown peanuts. They also provide tourist information for spots around the prefecture, so lots of people stop in while travelling through.

    雰囲気、品揃えなどがまるで道の駅のようです。千葉の食材などとともに、チーバくんグッズの品揃えが豊富です。

  • Ninnikuni 4
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    4.0
    9 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Chiba Pref. Chibashi Mihama-ku Nakase 1-3 Makuhari Techno Garden D Building 24F
    This restaurant in the high-rise Makuhari Techno Garden complex is located in front of Kaihin Makuhari Station. Their menu includes Italian cuisine made with organic vegetables, meat dishes, and fare with a focus on garlic. On the 24th floor, the shop's glass walls provide a great view of the Makuhari nightscape.

    グルメサイトのクーポンと予約ではじめて来ました。24階からの奥の小部屋からの眺望は東京湾も見下ろせて素敵です。ランチは500円からで内容は値段相応でした。

  • BAR & LOUNGE SPLENDID
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Chiba Pref. Chibashi Mihama-ku Hibino 2-10-1 Hotel The Manhattan 21F
    "This bar and lounge is on the top floor of Hotel The Manhattan in Hibino 2-chome, Mihama Ward, Chiba City. Enjoy wine and cocktails with a great night view of the city. Their ""Tea Time"" service offers coffee and black tea until 5 p.m."

Chiba Main Areas

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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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