Chiba 千葉

Sakura no Yama Park in Narita

Chiba prefecture is located east of Tokyo and, just as Saitama, is part of the Greater Tokyo Area. The prefectural capital is Chiba City, with a population of about 970,000 people. Chiba City is one of the Kanto Region's most used seaports. The Narita International Airport, Japan's busiest international airport is also located in the prefecture.

Things to see in Chiba

Some of the most visited sightseeing spots in Chiba.

  1. Boso Peninsula

    Boso Peninsula in the southern part of Chiba Prefecture

    The Boso Peninsula is located just east of Tokyo Bay with the Pacific Ocean on its south and east side. The area is well connected to Tokyo with both train and bus lines and is popular among surfers for its many beaches along the shoreline. The less developed southern part offers beautiful views over Tokyo Bay and even as far as Mount Fuji on clear days.

    How to get there

    Going to Boso Peninsula from Tokyo by train requires a change on either Chiba or Soga Station. The ride takes everywhere from 90 minutes to 4 hours depending on how far down the peninsula you are headed.

  2. Museum of Aeronautical Sciences

    Museum of Aeronautical Sciences at Narita Airport

    The Museum of Aeronautical Sciences is located just outside of Narita Airport and have observation decks that offers views out over the airport. In the front yard of the museum are several smaller airplanes and helicopters, some of which you can enter. Inside the museum you will find full scale replicas of historic planes like a Zero fighter, airplane engines and life-sized simulators.

    How to get there

    A shuttle buses connect the museum to Narita Airport Terminals. The ride takes about 15-20 minutes and run 5 times a day.