Tokyo Disney Resort

Asia\'s oldest and largest Disney Resort.


Mihamaen - Skyscrapers as Background Scenery (thumb)
A traditional Japanese garden in the heart of modern Makuhari.

Narita "Sando" Traditional Shopping Street

Narita Sando - Nakamachi Uphill
A lovely traditional shopping street that winds down the hill from Narita Station to Naritasan Shinshoji Temple.

QVC Marine Field

marines2 (thumb)
Home of the Chiba Lotte Marines professional Japanese baseball team!

Excel Air Helicopter Cruising

Excel Air Cruising - Helicopter in Flight
Urayasu\'s Excel Air offers unique opportunities to see Tokyo\'s skyline from the best possible viewing platform: your own helicopter cruise.

Katori Jingu Shrine

Katori Jingu - with ceremonial Oharae-Chinowa woven grass ring (image c/o Wikimedia Commons)
A venerable shrine with roots prior to Japan\'s recorded history and a longstanding association with swordsmanship and the martial arts.

Boso-no-Mura ("Boso Village")

Boso no Mura - Main Street
Boso-no-Mura ("Boso Village") is a unique open air folk museum where a variety of buildings from Edo and Meiji Period Japan have been preserved, moved, or faithfully recreated to create a life-size traditional Japanese village near Narita.

Naritasan Shinshoji Temple

Naritasan Shinshoji Temple (Priestly Procession)
Naritasan Shinshoji Temple is one of the most important Buddhist temples in the Greater Tokyo region, and the Head Temple of the Chisan Sect of Shingon Buddhism. The expansive grounds are home to numerous structures and treasures from various periods of history, including a large Japanese garden and a small calligraphy museum

Old Sawara

Sawara - Grand Festival Dashi
A district of Chiba\'s present day Katori City, Sawara was an important trading post on the Tone River water route to the nation\'s capital during the Edo Period (1603 ~ 1868). It remains today a well-preserved example of a river town of that era, complete with canal-side storefronts, ancient shrines and temples, venerable sake breweries, and huge traditional festivals.

Downtown Tokyo

Tokyo - Skyscrapers_of_Shinjuku_2009_January (c/o wikimedia commons)
The heart of the biggest city in the world needs no introduction. From the shops of Ginza, to the museums of Ueno, from the temples of Asakusa, to the hustle and bustle of Shinjuku, and much much more, Tokyo holds enough to easily keep a traveler occupied for a full month, let alone a day.

Chiba Shrine

Chiba Jinja - Wisteria in Foreground
A beautiful Shinto shrine near Chiba Castle that is dedicated to the Chiba Clan\'s tutelary deity, Myoken, a deification of the North Star and the constellation Ursa Major often associated with Ame-no-minakanushi-no-mikoto.

Chiba Castle (Chiba Folk Museum)

Chiba Castle (Chiba Folk Museum)
A picturesque castle on a hilltop in downtown Chiba, presently the home of the Chiba City Folk Museum.

Tokyo Bay Lalaport

Tokyo Bay Lalaport - Gate
One of the largest malls in Asia, Tokyo Bay Lalaport is home to over 500 stores sure to satisfy the needs of even the most die-hard shopper.

Nokogiriyama and Nihonji Daibutsu

Nihonji Daibutsu 2
Spectacular views, secret mountain temple sites, gigantic stone buddas - Nokogiriyama is unquestionably one of the best sightseeing spots in Chiba.

Sogo / Junnu

Sogo and Junnu are a large department store pair near Chiba Station that offer interesting shopping for young and old, professional and chic alike.

Yodobashi Camera

A large branch of the famous camera and electronic goods store and a great place for anyone looking to buy Japanese gadgetry to take home overseas located 3 mins walk from Chiba Station.

National Museum of Japanese History

Rekihaku - Edobashi Hirokoji Diorama
Known as "Rekihaku" to the locals (short for "Kokuritsu Rekishi Minzoku Hakubutsukan"), the National Museum of Japanese History is the foremost museum in the world dedicated to sharing and researching the culture, folklore, and history of the Japanese people.