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Chiba Prefecture is home to Narita International Airport, the main gateway to and from Japan's skies. Chiba has a well-developed network of trains and highway buses that provide access to a wide variety of tourist attractions.

Chiba’s many different areas offer diverse attractions. Chiba’s Greater Tokyo area is home to theme parks, shopping malls, hotels, exhibition halls, and other urban amenities. The Near Narita area houses spots such as a fishing town with a historical townscape and distinctive culture, and Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple, with its refined and historic feel. Kujukuri Beach, along the Pacific Ocean and stretching for 66 km, is one of the largest sandy beaches in Japan, and a highlight of Chiba's Pacific Coast area, which is ideal for marine sports. The Inner Coast area offers more marine sports, hiking, and other activities, and can be enjoyed as a day trip from Tokyo. Finally, the inland Boso Hills area is in a hilly region served by a local railroad offering picturesque satoyama (rural areas between mountains’ foothills and farmlands) scenery from its windows.

Chiba has a great deal to offer visitors – urban and rural, ocean and mountains.

Chiba Prefecture Sightseeing Spots
Chiba Prefecture Sightseeing Spots
Chiba Prefecture Sightseeing Spots
Chiba Prefecture Sightseeing Spots
Chiba Prefecture Sightseeing Spots


Chiba is easily accessible from central Tokyo. With Tokyo Station as your starting point, take a train or highway bus to:

- Kazusa-Ichinomiya (eastern Chiba): Approx. 1 hr. by JR Boso Express Wakashio
- Kisarazu (western Chiba): From Yaesu exit, approx. 1 hr. by highway bus to Kisarazu Station
- Tateyama (southern Chiba): From Yaesu exit, approx. 2 hrs. by highway bus to Tateyama
- Choshi (northern Chiba): Approx. 1 hr., 50 min. by JR Sobu Line Limited Express Shiosai or from the Yaesu exit, 2 hrs., 20 min. by highway bus to Choshi Station. Narita International Airport is also located in Chiba's northern area and can be reached in about 50 min. by JR Narita Express.

Image of a map showing the location of Tokyo, Saitama, Yamanashi, Kanagawa, and Chiba prefectures. Chiba is located in the eastern part of Tokyo.

1-3 Days Trip Idea

3-day itinerary of nature and sustainability (Tokyo + Chiba)

This plan includes a tour of Chiba, on Tokyo’s eastern outskirts, where you'll experience abundant nature and local food. You’ll feel the legacy of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games and learn about sustainable initiatives in various parts of Tokyo.

In Chiba, you’ll go to Tsurigasaki Beach, the site of the Olympic surfing competition, dine on fresh local seafood and other delicacies, and experience a sake brewery.

In Tokyo, you’ll see sustainable initiatives and diverse attractions, including a hike up Michelin Green Guide-recognized Mt. Takao, Olympic legacy items on view at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, and the cutting-edge and entertaining new TOKYU KABUKICHO TOWER.

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