Niemonjima. Have you heard of it? If you're not a history buff, then perhaps you haven't. Located off the coast of southwest Chiba, this tiny landmass was the secret hideaway of one of the greatest generals in Japanese history. Minamoto-no-Yoritomo was one of the founders of the Kamakura Shogunate, and after a battle with a rivaling faction, he fled for safety behind the shoreline rocks of Niemonjima.
Here we present 15 things to do in the rural area above Tokyo known as Chiba. From spectacular mountains, beautiful temples, Disneyland and more. Chiba has a magic to it, few other prefectures have.
Since I moved to Chiba Prefecture, I found a garden I really fell in love with, this beautiful garden is “Keisei bara en” it is a 30,000 square meter and the area has 10,000 roses of 1,600 varieties.
I checked on the internet if and where the most convenient beaches to go in Chiba Prefecture are and then Onjuku Beach caught my eye. Onjuku Beach is only a ten minute walk from Onjuku Station. The beach will welcome you with a big cactus tree saying “Amigo Onjuku”.
Having never been to either of Tokyo’s Disney resorts, we weren’t sure which of the two to start with, but ended up choosing Disney Sea. Here is how we maximised our fun and minimised the waiting time.
Take yourself into a fairytale world. Funabashi H.C Andersen Park is located in Funabashi, Chiba. The park is named after the famous fairytale writer, Hans Christian Andersen who was born in Odense, Denmark.
Information is power, and at Disneyland, power equals FastPasses.
Kamogawa Sea World is an aquarium cum large-scale center for marine life, located at the intersection of Route128 and the seaside Toujou in Kamohawa, Chiba prefecture. It is a famous place for recreation especially for dwellers of the Kanto region. Wanna interact with creatures from the marine world?