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Chiba

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Chiba city is often one of Japan’s underrated cities, passed over in favour of nearby Tokyo and Yokohama. However, this city ...

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Minami-Boso is a city in southern Chiba prefecture that combines a rich history and culture with amazing mountain scenery and...

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Narita is often bypassed by visitors who usually come and go from Narita Airport. However, the city has more to offer than ju...

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Matsudo is located in north-west Chiba, parallel to the Edogawa River and offering great access to Tokyo via the JR Joban Lin...

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Noda City located in Chiba Prefecture is known as "Soy Sauce City". In the Edo Period, soy sauce brewers cooperated to create...

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Noda Tsukumai

Noda Tsukumai

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In July, Noda City and other towns on the Tone River celebrate summer with a centuries-old nighttime tradition Calle day Tsuk...

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Kashiwa Matsuri

Kashiwa Matsuri

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Kashiwa Matsuri is a huge festival with a wide range of street food, music, games, dance, and floats. Despite all the drinki...

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Where to eat in Chiba

The Life Dining Bar

The Life Dining Bar

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The Life dining bar and craft beer hall open all day, is right outside the south exit of Kashiwa Station and has a prime view...

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Korean Dining Kan

Korean Dining Kan

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Korean Dining Kan is a locally owned authentic Korean restaurant just south of Kawama Station on the Tobu Urban Park Line. Ex...

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Konjoin Temple

Konjoin Temple

Sleiman Azizi

Along with BBQs, trout ponds and obstacle courses, Shimizu Koen is home to Konjoin Temple. First established in 1398, the tem...

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The Life Dining Bar

The Life Dining Bar

Elizabeth S

The Life dining bar and craft beer hall open all day, is right outside the south exit of Kashiwa Station and has a prime view...

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About Chiba

Chiba
Okinawa Nagasaki Fukuoka Saga Kumamoto Kagoshima Miyazaki Oita Ehime Kochi Tokushima Kagawa Yamaguchi Hiroshima Okayama Tottori Shimane Hyogo Kyoto Osaka Wakayama Nara Shiga Mie Fukui Ishikawa Toyama Gifu Aichi Nagano Shizuoka Niigata Yamanashi Kanagawa Tokyo Saitama Gunma Tochigi Chiba Ibaraki Fukushima Miyagi Yamagata Iwate Akita Aomori Hokkaido
Region Kanto
Island Honshu
Capital Chiba
Population 6,216,289
Area 5,157.64 sq. km

It’s not hard to see that Chiba Prefecture (千葉県, Chiba-ken) is more than just a bed town for its western neighbor Tokyo. In fact, many tourists might find it impossible to avoid the prefecture – Narita Airport is one of the three major international gateway hubs into Japan.

Its convenient proximity from Tokyo means that major theme parks such as Disneyland, Disney Sea, and Kamogawa SeaWorld aren’t too far away from the nation’s capital.

That being said, Chiba is also known for its natural beauty and history. If theme parks aren’t your thing, try visiting some of Japan’s best beaches in southern Chiba (easily accessible from Tokyo via the Aqualine toll road), Narita-san Shinsho-ji, or enjoy the spectacular views from Nokogiri-yama. Funassyi (Funabashi City’s popular mascot character) goods are popular souvenirs!

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