Spots in Choshi / Kujukuri Area

  • Katori Jingu
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    4.5
    302 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Katorishi Katori 1697-1
    Katori Jingu shrine is located in the Katori district of Katori City. It is the Grand Head Shrine of all the Katori shrines in Japan, of which there are around 400. The shrine is dedicated to the worship of Futsunushi-no-okami, a deity who appears in the Japanese legend “Izumo no Kuniyuzuri.” The Main Hall and the Rou-mon (two-storied gate), which were built in 1700, have both been designated as national Important Cultural Properties.

    It was my 1st visit and best ever experience to see the annual event Tauesai with Saotome girls. the event I saw was annual event schefuled on every 1st saturday and sunday.

  • Museum of Aeronautical Sciences
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    4.0
    284 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Pref. Sambugunshibayamamachi Iwayama 111-3
    The Museum of Aeronautical Sciences is the place to learn about the science of aviation and aviation technology. Museum visitors can enjoy the outdoor exhibition plaza, which displays Cessnas, helicopters, and other aircraft. The indoor portion of the museum contains exhibits of aviation-related art and serves as the site for pre-licensing seminars for aspiring aeronautical radio operators. The museum shop sells scale models of aircraft and a large selection of other aviation-related souvenirs and novelties.

    While In Tokyo we were taken to this museum by friends who live in the area. Here you can see a lot of old interesting planes outside on a lawn area. The museum contains some great items and you can...

  • Chikyu-no-marukumieru-oka Observatory
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    4.0
    138 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Choushishi Tennoudai 1421-1
    This lookout platform is located in Tennodai in Choshi City. It sits atop the peak of Mt. Atagoyama—the tallest in the northeastern part of the prefecture—and it offers 360-degree panoramic view, 330 degrees taken up by an oceanic horizon. On a clear day, you can see Mt. Fuji, Mt. Tsukuba, as well as the electricity-generating windmills along Byobugaura Coast, and they say you can feel the curvature of the earth. There are retail shops, event areas, and a café corner, all with great views.

    It took me 20-25 minutes from Inubo Station to climb up the hill to reach this place though Information I have says 15 minutes. Access by public transportation is very bad. Very few visitors despite...

  • Choshi Port Tower
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    3.5
    79 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Choushishi Kawaguchichou 2-6385-267
    Choshi Port Tower is an observation tower located in Kawaguchi Town, Choshi City. The Tower was built using a twin-tower design. From the Observation Lobby area on the third floor level, at a height of 43.05 meters above the ground, there are marvelous views of Choshi fishing harbor; from the Observation Room on the fourth floor level, visitors can use the binoculars provided to look out over the Pacific Ocean and the Tonegawa River; there are 360-degree panoramic views, enabling visitors to view fish being landed at Choshi fishing harbor or view the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean right out to the horizon. The second floor has an exhibition hall that is used for a variety of exhibitions and special events; there are shops on the first floor.

    Located a little way along the coats from the lighthouse, with a view over the fishing port, the Port Tower also has exhibitions and stalls of interest on its lower floor.

  • Ino Tadataka Memorial Hall
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    4.0
    97 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Katorishi Sawara I 1722-1
    This museum showcases the achievements of Ino Tadataka who created the first surveyed map of Japan. It is located south of JR Sawara Station on Prefectural Road 55, across the river from his former residence. The memorial is divided into periods depicting Tadataka's life until he was 50 years old and the period incorporating his work on the national survey. It also features interesting aspects of his life such as his character and the fact that he traveled to various shrines and temples starting in his 30s. There is also a display of his journals and the tools he used for surveying, and you can compare his map to others of the period from around the world to understand the extent of his precision.

    Walking along charming Ono river lined with willow trees and above all a number of Edo era houses I came across the former residence of the famous Edo era cartographer who drew the first complete map...

  • Suigo Sawara Aquatic Botanical Garden
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    4.0
    43 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Pref. Katorishi Ougishima 1837-2
    At Suigo Sawara Aquatic Botanical Garden you can experience the old-fashioned ambience of a Japanese riverside district. It is located in Suigo-Tsukuba Quasi-National Park. Visitors come to enjoy the Ayame Festival in June with one and one and a half million Japanese irises of 400 varieties including Edo, Higo, and Ise, as well as the Hasu Festival from July to August with around 300 varieties of lotus flowers. Many other events are also held.

    Hundreds thousands iris and various regions of Japan are up iris overseas varieties, I was so surprised at the large number of its varieties. The bloom is the timing of the rainy season it makes me...

  • Wosse 21
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    3.5
    90 Reviews
    Shopping
    Chiba Pref. Choushishi Kawaguchichou 2-6529-34
    This tourist facility adjacent to Choshi Port Tower has a seafood market featuring marine produce landed at Choshi Port and processed marine products. It's lined with shops selling seafood rice bowls and other fresh ocean cuisine. Its Seafood Restaurant Wosse has a diverse menu with that includes set meals, rice bowls, and a la carte dishes.

    A cross between a fish market and a food court, Wosse 21 is worth visiting if youre in Choshi. Some fresh fish and various souvenirs available.

  • Kasamori-Kannon Temple
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    4.0
    76 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Chouseigunchounanmachi Kasamori 302
    Founded by Saint Saicho, the patriarch of Tendai Buddhism in 784, this ancient Kasamori Kannon temple, is so called because of its eleven-faced Kannon. Designated the 31st Kannon in the Bando 33 Kannon Pilgrimage, the Kasamori Kannon Temple has been recognized as a sacred place for centuries. The kannon hall is built atop a large boulder, and is the only four directional kakezukuri structure in Japan, and thus designated a National Important Cultural Property.

    Kasamori Kannon was founded in B.E.1327 and the main hall of the temple was built in B.E.1571. The temple is located on the mountain surrounded by the forest. To reach the temple, you must climb up...

  • Inubosaki Lighthouse
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Choshi-shi Inubosaki 9576
  • Roadside Station Kirari Asahi
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    4.0
    40 Reviews
    Transportation
    Asahi, Chiba Prefecture 5238
    This roadside station sells fresh local agricultural products, and processed goods such as whole dried sardines that boast the highest production value in Japan, bacon and sausages. It also sells prepared dishes such as bento lunch boxes and souvenirs. There is a buffet-style restaurant utilizing specialty products, gelato shop, and shops selling smoothies and taiyaki-style (cakes filled with bean paste or other fillings) snacks called Asapi-yaki, and also an open grassy area with composite playground equipment outside.

    道の駅なので地元食材やお土産の購入ができます。四季食彩館でランチを食べたのですが、たまたま訪れた日は普段のバイキングではなくラーメン等の単品メニューのみでした。時間もなかったので、手軽に食べられたのでかえって良かったです。しかも注文したチャーハンもタンメンも味が美味しかったので満足しました。

  • Yamasa Choshi Factory (Tour Center)
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    4.0
    88 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Choushishi Kitaogawachou 2570
    This tour center services the Yamasa Choshi soy sauce factory. With a reservation, you can learn about the history of Yamasa soy sauce and check out the manufacturing process. They have videos, guided commentary, virtual learning opportunities, and displays with samples of koji starter and moromi soy sauce mash. Their Soy Sauce Tasting Hall has an exhibit of soy sauce making equipment and lets visitors try hand-toasted rice crackers and soy sauce soft serve ice cream. Reservations aren't required at the tasting hall.

    Sad that they do not have the movies in English. They explained all about soy sauce making and they even presented every one with a bag of their soy sauce. They have a corner with soy sauce flavored...

  • Tamasaki Shrine
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    4.0
    52 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Chouseigunichinomiyamachi Ichinomiya 3048
    The Engishiki Jinmyocho, a list of shrines compiled in the Heian period, includes the name of the Tamasaki Shrine. It has long been the primary shrine of the Kazusa region, and has kept the ancient rites all that time. The main building is rare in that it is built in the black-lacquered Gongen-zukuri style, and is quite beautiful. Other sights are t a monument with a haiku from Basho, and the stands of yew plum pines. The Kazusa Kagura sacred music is present seven times a year, and is designated an Intangible Folk Cultural Property by Chiba Prefecture.

    Its nothing special, but its the only shrine around, so we went for New Years. Its been under construction for a very long time, no end in sight. That means its not very pretty looking right now...

  • Forest Adventure Tarzania Sports Park
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    4.5
    42 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Chosei-gun Nagaramachi Misho Higashi
    Tarzania is a popular forest adventure park and sporting facility offering a variety of 66 different activities. Visitors can wear special harnesses and fly through the air from tree to tree. There are many enjoyable and new activities for families and children in the canopy of the trees. The park is especially popular on weekends and public holidays so reservations in advance are recommended.

    I have been to three or four of this companys zip-lining locations. When they were doing this lesson the guide asked if I had experience and when I said I did, she expressed regret that this is the...

  • Hasunuma Seaside Park Kodomo no Hiroba
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    4.0
    52 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Sanbu City, Chiba Prefecture Hasunuma Ho 368-1
    "This park complex in Hasunuma, Sanmu City stretching along four kilometers of coastline contains a wide variety of facilities. The ""Kodomo no Hiroba"" amusement park features attractions such as roller coasters and Japan's longest miniature train. The Hasunuma Water Garden, a water park open only for the summer, has a variety of pools and other attractions to enjoy. Other facilities include the Hasunuma Garden House Marino resort hotel as well as a baseball ground and other athletic facilities."

    Nice place to visit with kids maybe ? Roller coaster and a few attractions are abandoned ? Broken maybe ? But still there are attractions that are still operating. There is a observatory but it was...

  • The Little Edo Sawara Boat Tour
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    3.5
    31 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Katorishi Sawara A) 1730-3
    This sightseeing tour boat operated by Burekimera Co. Ltd is located along the Onogawa River in Sawara, Katori City. The area was selected as Kanto’s first Important Preservation Districts for Groups of Traditional Buildings and visitors can enjoy the aesthetic townscape of Sawara, also known as Little Edo, from the boat.

    It cost ¥1,300 yen per person for a ride. The view was ok at the beginning but at the end of the river, some modern buildings can be seen at both side. Also there were a lot of trash on the river...

  • Sora no Eki Fuwari Shibayama
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    4.0
    37 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Sambugunshibayamamachi Asakura 394-15
    This facility with a farmer's market is on National Route 296. It sells locally farm-grown vegetables and flowers, prepared and fresh foods, crafts, and souvenirs. Their buffet restaurant has fare made with fresh local vegetables, and their bakery has bread hot from the oven.

    同じ名前で道の駅と空の駅とあるので最初良く分からなかった。ここは成田空港のすぐ南側にあるので”空の駅”の方。離発着が少ない時間帯だったのかあまり飛行機が見えなかったが少し待っていたら着陸態勢の飛行機が見れた。

  • Seaside Plaza Kujukuri
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    4.0
    4 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Sambugunkujukurimachi Koseki 2347-98
    This Sea Station is near Katakai Fishing Port. Its market offers local produce and fresh seafood landed there, including iwashi sardines. Visitors learn about the history of iwashi fishing and the culture around it at their Iwashi Museum. The second-floor food court has items like ramen noodles, curry, rice bowls, and seafood meal sets, some featuring iwashi. Its terrace seating overlooks Kujukuri Beach.

    食べに行ったら。やめちゃってました! やっぱり、バカ安だったから続かなかったのかもね!しょうがなく、となりの刺身を食べたから、もう二度と来たくないかな笑

  • Roadside Station Mizu no sato Sawara
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    Chiba Pref. Katorishi Sawara B. 3981-2
    This roadside station on the Tone-Suigo Line sells specialty products and local produce. Their food court offers a variety of items including set meals and ramen noodles made with local ingredients, as well as soba and udon noodles, stone oven baked pizza, and other Western fare. There is also a marina with landings for sightseeing boats and canoes. They rent bicycles, and you can observe water birds and more in the natural area downstream from the facility.
  • Inubo Station Store
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    4.0
    25 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Choushishi Inubousaki 9595-1 Inu Station
    This gift shop is in Inubo Station. They sell local beer, prepared items, souvenirs, and products from Okinawa, as well as nuresenbei, a rice cracker and local specialty, the sales of which once saved Choshi Electric Rail from the bankruptcy. Besides trying fresh baked nuresenbei, you can also make them yourself by joining one of their workshops. The shop also sells items like taiyaki treats, french fries, and takoyaki octopus dumplings. You can eat your purchase at their outdoor seating area or at a standing cart.

    テレビで銚子電鉄の社長がぬれ煎餅を宣伝していたので購入しに行きました。お値段は少し高めですが、銚子電鉄を応援するつもりで購入いたしました。お煎餅のぱりっとした感じは全くありませんが、味わい深いお味がいたします。

  • Banya
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    4.0
    41 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Chiba Pref. Sambugunkujukurimachi Fudoudou 450
    This seafood restaurant in Kujukuri-machi Sanbu County uses fresh local fish caught by the owner, a fisherman himself. They serve such fishermen's fare as baked clams, raw fish tartar, sashimi, and seafood on rice. Their Banya Ten-don with large tempura shrimp on rice is huge and hearty.

    This restaurant is operated by a local fisherman in Kujukuri town, Chiba prefecture. Local people worked as staff at the restaurant. Its atmosphere was totally local style. The restaurant cooked...

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