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Chiba

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Matsudo

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Urayasu

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Choshi

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Sawara

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Tateyama

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Sakura

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1,1,0

Ichihara

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0,1,18

Kashiwa

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Hota

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Narita

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  • Omotesando

    Narita Things to Do

    Omotesando is a picturesque street stretching from Narita's railway stations to the Naritsan Temple. This street is lined with wooden buildings housing shops and restaurants. For centuries pilgrims passed along this stall lined street on their way to the temple.

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  • Richmond Hotel Narita

    Narita Hotels

    970 Hanazakicho, Narita, Chiba Prefecture, 286-0033, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Naritasan Temple

    Narita Things to Do

    Naritasan Shinshoji Temple is a Buddhist temple. It was built in 940. Its most sacred treasure is a statue of the Buddhist Fudo Myoo deity, one of the five kings of wisdom. This statue was carved by Kobo Daishi, a learned monk who founded the Shingon or True Word Sect of Buddhism.You enter the temple through a large gateway. There are ponds with...

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Chiba

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  • Great Pizza in a Affordable Price!

    Chiba Restaurants

    I Love Pizza is a small Casual and Specialty Restaurant in Chiba, Japan. If you are a pizza lover here’s a place where you shouldn’t miss. They make excellent pizza in an affordable price. I Love Pizza have been doing business in Chiba for over twenty years no wonder it has perfected the art of making a delicious pizza. The surrounding is not bad...

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  • Hotel New Otani Makuhari

    Chiba Hotels

    New Otani Makuhari Hotel Chiba is an International resort hotel located in Makuhari, Chiba. It is...

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  • Great Chiba bar

    Chiba Nightlife

    Ocean Deep in Chiba is one of the rare bars I will come back to. The drinks are not expensive, the food is good, well presented and well priced.I cant write Japanese but google says it is ç—tŒ§ç—tŽs’†‰›‹æVç—t‚Q|‚P|‚T 043-376-9000It's worth the extra minute to walk there from Chiba station, west exit, it's behind the Lawsons and stays open...

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Matsudo

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  • Hiking Shinkeisei 42: Matsudo Station"

    Matsudo Things to Do

    A hiking course south of Matsudo Station on the Shin-Keisei Line operated by Shin-Keisei Electric Railway. The tour and poster is from an organised event held on November 30, 2013 and recognised by the Japanese Volkssport Association (JVA) (日本市民スポーツ連盟 - Nihon shimin supōtsu...

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  • Sakura Matsuri - Cherry blossom viewing...

    Matsudo Local Customs

    The appreciation of cherry blossoms (Japanese: 桜 - sakura) as a welcoming of spring ceremony is a very well known and very alive Japanese tradition. Festivals around parks and alleys lined with cherry trees are organised every year around the beginning of April. People go to these areas for picknick or long strolls while viewing cherry...

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  • Matsudo Edogawa Fireworks

    Matsudo Things to Do

    HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! I was always fascinated by the fireworks at Tokyo Sumidagawa and Tokyo Bay, but annoyed by either the felt narrow streets there or the millions of other spectators. HOWEVER, in 2012 I discovered a firework that can easily challenge the two while offering not only visual highlights but a splendid arena to enjoy the spectacle in...

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Urayasu

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  • Disney Resort Line

    Urayasu Transportation

    This monorail goes between Maihama station, Disneyland entrance, Bayside station (where a lot of hotels are located) and the Disney Sea entrance.We stayed at a hotel near Bayside station, which I have covered under one of my Tokyo tips.

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  • Tokyo Disneyland Hotel

    Urayasu Hotels

    2-18 Maihama, Urayasu, Chiba Prefecture, 279-8505, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse Statue

    Urayasu Things to Do

    a pose at the founder of Disney, Walt Disney here on Tokyo Disneyland! the bronze "Partners Statue" of Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse in front of Cinderella Castle in every disneyland. When Walt Disney Draw a figure of a mouse in the 1920's when he was just a struggling animator in the depths of despair at not succeding at that time, never did he...

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Choshi

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  • Meiji period architecture

    Choshi Things to Do

    Sawara is a serene little part of the town Katori in Chiba prefecture, famous for its Meiji period architecture. Easy accessible from Tokyo, I can highly recommend this place if you want to experience a traditional Japanese town. I would love to go there again, especially when they have one of their festivals held in July and October. These...

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  • Inubosaki Keisei Hotel

    Choshi Hotels

    9575 Inubozaki, Choshi, Chiba Prefecture, 288-0012, Japan

    Good for: Solo

  • Make your own traditional rice cookies

    Choshi Things to Do

    I recently went to Choshi where I had the opportunity to grill my own Japanese rice cookie (senbei). And as you all now, a senbei taste much better when you grill it yourself. I can highly recommend going here, not only to grill your own senbei, but to also visit some of the tourist attraction where you can view the pacific ocean. Places worth...

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Kisarazu

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  • Aqualine Expressway linking Kawasaki and...

    Kisarazu Transportation

    The Aqualine expressway, 1/2 of which is submerged under Tokyo Bay and the other 1/2 upon a bridgeway above the sea, opened with much fanfare in 1997. This links the south industrial section of Kawasaki here to Kisarazu.Though at first glance appearing to provide "shortcut" through the Tokyo Bay, the fanfare was muted by public criticism of the...

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  • Okura Akademia Park Hotel

    Kisarazu Hotels

    2-3-9 Kazusa Kamatari Kisarazu Chiba 292-0812 Japa

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Umihotaru Park Rest Area, Aqualine Exp.,...

    Kisarazu Things to Do

    This is probably Japan's most glorious "Parking Rest Area" as it lies right as Aqualine tunnel under Tokyo Bay ends, and becomes a bridgeway. There are restaurants, shopping centres, observation decks, but unlike most parking rest areas in this country, there is no gasoline/petrol stand.Definitely worth to stop and really rest, especially at...

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Funabashi

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  • Fun in Funabashi

    Funabashi Nightlife

    International Bar in Funabashi !!!Evolution Bar recently opens near Funabashi station. There is variety of cocktails, good food, hookah pipes, and friendly staff!!The classy decor gives a great ambiance!! There are seats along the bar, couch sections, and a dance floor. Its a great place to chill on your own or hang with your friends! Its so cozy...

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  • Toyoko Inn Tsudanuma

    Funabashi Hotels

    2-12-6 Maehara Nishi, Funabashi, Chiba Prefecture, 274-0825 , Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

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Sawara

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  • Almost no direct trains to Sawara

    Sawara Transportation

    Train transport to Sawara is so infrequent, but sometimes there is a seasonally running direct express "Ayame" morning train from Tokyo Station, which would take generally 1 hour journey time.Otherwise, you'll have to go from Tokyo Station and transfer at Chiba Station to the Sawara-Choshi bound Sobu Line running generally once hourly (do not...

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  • Ino Tadataka Memorial Museum

    Sawara Favorites

    Lived from 1745-1818 working in local family business, then later in post-retirement engaged in geographical survey, astronomy and journeying round the country, and succeeded in creating an accurate map of the island(s) of Japan, including at least Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu and Hokkaido.

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  • Koedo Sawara "osampo" bus

    Sawara Transportation

    From Narita Airport Terminal 2, Bus Stop No. 3, 1F at 10:55 there is a daily tourist bus, with guidance in English, Chinese, and Korean. There are apparently discount coupons available for the gondola-riding excursions and other local shopping.Return bus is from Sawara Station 15:40, and arrives Narita Airport Terminal same location as above at...

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Tateyama

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Sakura

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    by robertbaum Updated Jan 30, 2014

    A hiking course at Sakura Station on the Sobu Main Line operated by JR East Japan Railway Company. The tour and poster is from an organised event held from January 7th to March 30th, 2014.

    theme: "Samurai town of Sakura - Seven Deities of Good Luck / Numafuku hirakiren walking" - (「サムライのまち佐倉 七福神・沼福開連ウォーキング」 - 'Samurai no machi Sakura shichifukujin-numa fuku Hiraki ren u~ōkingu')
    Length: appr. 10 km
    Duration: appr. 2.5 hours
    Worthwhile sights:
    Sakura Station (佐倉駅)
    → Ancient samurai path of Hiyodori hill - (サムライの古径ひよどり坂 - Samurai no kokei hiyo-dori-zaka)
    → Daisho shrine (大聖院 - Daishōin)
    → Old samurai residences - (武家屋敷 - Buke yashiki)
    → Sakura castle park - (佐倉城址公園 - Sakura-jōshi-kōen)
    → Makata shrine (麻賀多神社 - Makata-jinja)
    → Reinan temple (嶺南寺 - Reinan-ji)
    → Soen temple (宗園寺 - Sōen-ji)
    → Jindai temple (甚大寺 - Jindai-ji)
    → Sakura high school Memorial Hall / community exchange facility - (佐倉高等学校記念館・地域交流施設 - Sakura kōtō-gakkō kinen-kan ・ chiiki kōryū shisetsu)
    → Shorin temple (松林寺 - Shōrin-ji)
    → Myoryu temple (妙隆寺 - Myōryū-ji)
    → Former Hotta residence / Sakura garden - 邸・さくら庭園 - kyū Hotta-tei ・ Sakura-teien)
    Sakura Station (佐倉駅)

    Walking tour that starts from Sakura Station
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Kamogawa

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  • Surfing

    Kamogawa Local Customs

    This is definitely a real surfing area, being on the Pacific Ocean side of the Boso Peninsula. There were nno shortage of surfers out in the water when we visited, and I'm sure it will be possible to hire a board, given the number of people that come here from greater Tokyo.

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  • Kamogawa Sea World

    Kamogawa Things to Do

    There are many aquariums in Japan. This one is very show oriented, with ongoing shows in all parts of the park. There are dolphins, killer whales, beluga whales, seals and so on all with their various shows.Entrance is quite expensive, although we got our tickets as part of our hotel package. Entrance is 2800 yen for adults and 1400 yen for...

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  • Getting to Kamogawa

    Kamogawa Transportation

    There is a direct express train from Tokyo to Awa-Kamogawa station. Train name is Wakashio.Takes around 2 hours. Frequency is about every 2 hours during the day.One way ticket costs around 4000 yen.

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Kashiwa

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  • Cook your own steak on your plate!

    Kashiwa Restaurants

    took a chance and what a lucky choice! inserted my yen ino a machine and selected my lunch which gave me a ticket to give to the cook. 2 minutes later a very hot plate with rice in the middle and raw meat in a circle around the plate sizlin'. few turns and it was well done! great place to experience for less than $7!!!

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  • Gaijin Frolics

    Kashiwa Nightlife

    The Ubiquitous Hub Chain is well known in Tokyo and this is my local one. A haven for any gaijin in particular english teachers. Faux english style and a limited jukebox and pricey drinks are all forgiven by its accessibility, ease of availability and friendly locals in particular the ladies who are drawn there for its similar charms. Zero

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