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  • Tokyo Disneyland
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Pref. Urayasushi Maihama 1-1
    A Disney theme park built around the image of a kingdom of dreams and magic located inside the Tokyo Disney Resort in Urayasu City, Chiba Prefecture. The park is divided into seven differently themed lands, including an American townscape, storybook world, and futuristic space port. The park’s symbol is the gleaming white Cinderella’s Castle. Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, and other Disney favorites appear in the park parade and greet park visitors. The park is famous for its roller coasters such as Big Thunder Mountain as well as a variety of attractions modeled after animated and live action movies. The Tokyo Disney Land Electrical Parade Dreamlights held at night is so popular some fans come just to watch it.
  • Tokyo Disney Sea
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Pref. Urayasushi Maihama 1-1
    A Disney theme park focused on the ocean located inside the Tokyo Disney Resort in Urayasu City, Chiba Prefecture. The park is divided into seven differently themed ports, such as one modeled after a port town and another after an ancient ruins excavation site. In addition to Mickey Mouse, characters from properties such as The Little Mermaid and Aladdin appear in the park parade and greet park visitors. The park’s attractions include not only animation-themed rides but also those modeled after live action movies such as Indiana Jones and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. At night, a fantastic and impressive water show is held on the lake in the center of the park which makes use of water screens, laser beams, pyrotechnics, and lights.
  • Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport Tokyo-Bay
    Chiba Pref. Funabashishi Hamachou 2-1-1
    Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport Tokyo-Bay located five minutes’ walk from Minami-Funabashi Station in Hamacho, Funabashi City is a large scale shopping mall. There are over 440 stores of various kinds, including shops for fashion and variety goods, a food court, restaurants, and a movie theater as well as an amusement arcade.
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Pref. Urayasushi Maihama 1-4
    This business area—IKSPIARI—is divided into nine zones according to theme, with 140 charming restaurants and shops to make a street filled with entertainment and fun. The centrally-located square is reminiscent of the outdoor amphitheaters of Europe, and is home to many events. There is also a movie theater, so you can enjoy a meal, shopping, and a movie—perfect for kids and adults.
  • Funabashi Andersen Park
    290 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Pref. Funabashishi Kanehorichou 525
    Funabashi Andersen Park located in Funabashi City, Chiba Prefecture is a lush green leisure park, and boasts strongly rooted popularity with families. The park consists of a total of five sections: a fairytale zone with a theme of the fairytales written by H.C.Andersen who was a children’s story writer from Denmark where Funabashi City has a sister city; a flower castle zone; a Wanpaku Land zone which has one of the major obstacle courses in Japan; a kids’ museum zone where creative activities can be enjoyed at eight ateliers and a nature experience zone utilizing existing forest and wetlands, so you can enjoy the whole day there.

    They’ve got everything. From waterplay to a very tall and long slide. Pretty flowers all around the park. My kids love to go here!!

  • Nakayama Racecourse
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Pref. Funabashishi Kosaku 1-1-1
    Nakayama Racecourse is located on Prefectural Route 180 in the Kosaku district of Funabashi City. Japan Racing Association (JRA) horse-races are held here on a regular basis, including G1 (Grade 1) races such as the Satsuki Sho (Satsuki Prize) in spring and the Arima Kinen (Arima Memorial Prize) towards the end of the year. On days when races are not being held at Nakayama Racecourse, visitors can buy betting slips for races held at other racecourses under the Parc-WINZ system, and watch the races on large display screens (there is free admission on these days).
  • Funabashi Municipal Gymnasium (Funabashi Arena)
    14 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Pref. Funabashishi Narashinodai 7-5-1
    Funabashi Municipal Gymnasium contains not only a large and small arena but also a heated swimming pool, training rooms, a table tennis room, a kyudo (Japanese archery) and archery range, and multipurpose rooms, among other things. There are also exhibition rooms that contain sports-related materials, including those from the temporarily closed Yoshizawa Baseball Museum. This gym also offers instruction in sports and exercises, both classes in which participants pay and enroll by the month, and one-time lessons that anyone can join for a small fee. These facilities can be used for athletic competitions and for all kinds of exercise.


  • Tokyo Disney Resort
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Pref. Urayasushi Maihama
    The Disney Resort facilities located in Urayasu City, Chiba Prefecture are primarily comprised of Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo Disney Sea, the Ikspiari shopping mall, and several Disney hotels. In addition to a variety of shops and restaurants, Ikspiari also hosts a movie theater; the mall does not require a Disneyland or Disney Sea ticket to enter. The Disney Resort Line can be used to travel within the Disney Resort area.
  • Oedo Onsen Monogatari, Urayasu Mangekyo
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Chiba Pref. Urayasushi Hinode 7-3-12
    Oedo Onsen Monogatari, Urayasu Branch, is a hot spring facility that offers sodium - chloride strong saline spring baths, which are effective in curing nerve pain, muscle soreness, sensitivity to cold, and fatigue. In addition to four outdoor baths and seven indoor baths, there are eleven baths where men and women can bathe together as long as they are wearing swimwear. This facility also contains a full range of amenities, including a restaurant, relaxation areas, and body care services. It can even be used as overnight lodging.
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Chiba Pref. Urayasushi Chidori 13-20
    This hot spring complex has a variety of facilities including a spa with a natural hot spring outdoor bath, a bedrock bath, body care and esthetic treatment areas, and a relaxation area that offers simple accommodation. Its restaurant's menu features fresh local fish and vegetables. They have a buffet, a yakitori grilled chicken counter, and private Japanese style rooms, too. It has a great view of the bay and easy access to Tokyo Disney Resort.
  • Funabashi Sanbanze Beach Park
    69 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Pref. Funabashishi Shiomichou 40
    This Beach Park lies adjacent to the mudflat, Sanbanze, which is one of the few landing areas for migratory birds in Japan. Besides being popular for birding, one can enjoy clamming between the months of April and mid-June, which attracts many visitors. The park has tennis courts, a baseball field and other sports facilities, along with various other conveniences such as barbecue spots, restaurants, and shops providing year-round fun. Selected as one of the Top 100 Vistas of Mt. Fuji, weather permitting, the park is known as providing the Diamond Fuji view during two periods of the year, February and October.


  • Monsoon Cafe Maihama Ikspiari
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Chiba Pref. Urayasushi Maihama 1-4 Ikspiari Graceful Square 3F
    This Asian restaurant is in Maihama's Ikspiari commercial center. They serve healthy, low-fat, international cuisine with carefully selected ingredients sourced far and wide. Their lunch sets include green curry, nasi goreng, pad thai, and kra pao rice. They come with a side dish and dessert.
  • Rainforest Cafe
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Chiba Pref. Urayasushi Maihama 1-4-132 Ikspiari 2F
    This jungle-themed restaurant in the Ikspiari shopping mall has an interior replete with animal replicas and a huge five-meter cylindrical water tank. They serve everything from appetizers like guacamole to meat dishes like pork chops, as well as pasta, seafood, American favorites like hamburgers, and more.
  • Roti's House
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Chiba Pref. Urayasushi Maihama 1-4 Ikspiari 4F Chefs Low
    This beer taproom and restaurant is in the Ikspiari shopping mall. Fare includes rotisserie chicken and they serve Harvest Moon craft beer brewed on-site. In addition to five standard beers, they also have a variety of limited-edition craft beers.
  • Ougiya
    Chiba Pref. Funabashishi Matsugaoka 4-23-1
    This shop makes wagashi Japanese sweets from Tokachi, Hokkaido grown adzuki beans, Tanba, Hyogo Prefecture grown dainagon beans, shirozara sugar, and alkaline ionized water. Products include their Ningyo-yaki based on the Bakamen Dance in Funabashi's fishing town and shortbread with an image of Chiba-kun, Chiba Prefecture's mascot. They make over 100 kinds of fresh, top-grade seasonal wagashi sweets annually.
  • Yatsu-higata Nature Observation Center
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Pref. Narashinoshi Akitsu 5-1-1 Narashino City Yatsu tideland nature observation center
    This facility is in Yatsu Higata Park. It looks out over the Yatsu Tidal Flat, and a telescope lets you take in the unique environment with its over 110 varieties of birds that visit annually. Park employees who are tideland experts are always on hand, and apart from offering commentary on facility exhibits, they also conduct programs for making handicrafts with natural materials and hold observation classes. There is also a cafe where you can enjoy a meal on the waterfront.
  • Ishii Teruen
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Pref. Kamagayashi Kamagaya 7-8-69
    Ishii Teruen is a farm that cultivates the pears that Kamagaya is famous for. From late August to early October, visitors can pick various varieties of pears, including Hosui, Nansui, Shinsei, and Shinko. In addition, visitors can pick grapes from mid August to late September. Groups that make reservations can dig for sweet potatoes. It is also possible to buy pears and grapes here.
  • Chiba International General Swimming Center
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Pref. Narashinoshi Akanehama 2-3-3
    Located across from Shin-Narashino Station on the JR Keiyo Line, Chiba International General Swimming Center contains a competition pool built to international standards, 50 meters long with 10 lanes, in addition to a 50-meter auxiliary pool, a diving pool, a 15-meter pool for beginners, and 3,600 spectators' seats. It also contains training rooms, conference rooms, and lounges, and it is used for all sorts of aquatic competitions. It is open to use by the general public when no competitions are scheduled.
  • Funabashi Regional Wholesale Market (Funabashi Market)
    Chiba Pref. Funabashishi Ichiba 1-8-1
    Funabashi Regional Wholesale Market is located a 15-minute walk from both JR Funabashi Station and Keisei Funabashi Station. It contains shops that sell seafood, but also shops that sell fruits and vegetables, packaged meat, and processed foods, along with restaurants and bars. Many events are held here, including a market tour that the visitors can enter a -50°C freezer building, cooking classes, and open market.
  • Le Patissier Yokoyama (Yatsu Store)
    Chiba Pref. Narashinoshi Yatsu 4-8-45
    This pastry shop located in Narashino City, Chiba Prefecture offers pastries with ingredients specially selected by the chef, and is where you can enjoy cakes using seasonal ingredients, pudding and pies. They can also create cakes with original paintings or transferred photos. Their sizeable pastries are loved by local residents.

Chiba Main Areas


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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