Chiba Park is a not-so-hidden gem in Chiba City, about a 15-minute walk from Chiba Station in Chiba Prefecture.
Just take the "Chiba Park Exit," after arriving. Especially in autumn, the ginkgo and momiji (Japanese maple) leaves are changing, transforming the park into a bright red, orange and yellow scene. The park is great to take a stroll, children can play on the playground, or take a row boat ride on Watauchi Pond. In the spring, the pond has beautiful lotus flowers!
Whatever season you're in, stop by Chiba Park.
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