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Kanto Tokai Kansai Chugoku Shikoku Kyushu Okinawa Islands SAPPORO TOKYO NAGOYA OSAKA FUKUOKA FURANO KUSHIRO AOMORI SENDAI FUKUSHIMA NIKKO HAKONE SADO TAKAYAMA KANAZAWA ISE KYOTO NARA HIROSHIMA NAGASAKI KAGOSHIMA NAHA
Hokkaido
Hokkaido
  • Hokkaido
Japan's great white north offers wild, white winters and bountiful summers—a haven for dedicated foodies, nature lovers and outdoor adventure fans seeking an adrenaline rush Japan's great white north offers wild, white winters and bountiful summers—a haven for dedicated foodies, nature lovers and outdoor adventure fans seeking an adrenaline rush
Tohoku
Tohoku
  • Aomori
  • Akita
  • Iwate
  • Yamagata
  • Miyagi
  • Fukushima
Fearsome festivals, fresh powder snow and vast fruit orchards—the rugged territory of Tohoku offers a new perspective on travel in Japan Fearsome festivals, fresh powder snow and vast fruit orchards—the rugged territory of Tohoku offers a new perspective on travel in Japan
Hokuriku Shinetsu
Hokuriku Shinetsu
  • Niigata
  • Toyama
  • Ishikawa
  • Fukui
  • Nagano
An easily accessible slice of rural Japan offering unrivaled mountainscapes and coastlines, endless outdoor adventure and amazing ocean fare An easily accessible slice of rural Japan offering unrivaled mountainscapes and coastlines, endless outdoor adventure and amazing ocean fare
Kanto
Kanto
  • Tokyo
  • Kanagawa
  • Chiba
  • Saitama
  • Ibaraki
  • Tochigi
  • Gunma
Jump from the neon glow of Tokyo to Gunma's mountain retreats, Kamakura's cultural heritage and the Ogasawara Islands' exotic wildlife Jump from the neon glow of Tokyo to Gunma's mountain retreats, Kamakura's cultural heritage and the Ogasawara Islands' exotic wildlife
Tokai
Tokai
  • Yamanashi
  • Shizuoka
  • Gifu
  • Aichi
  • Mie
Hallmark attractions such as Mt. Fuji and Takayama coexist with major cities and famous heritage in the center of Japan Hallmark attractions such as Mt. Fuji and Takayama coexist with major cities and famous heritage in the center of Japan
Kansai
Kansai
  • Kyoto
  • Osaka
  • Shiga
  • Hyogo
  • Nara
  • Wakayama
The Kansai region is one of contrasts, from the glittering lights of Osaka and Kobe to the cultural treasures of Kyoto and Nara The Kansai region is one of contrasts, from the glittering lights of Osaka and Kobe to the cultural treasures of Kyoto and Nara
Chugoku
Chugoku
  • Tottori
  • Shimane
  • Okayama
  • Hiroshima
  • Yamaguchi
Welcome to Japan's less-explored western frontier, where the weather is warmer and the pace of life is slower Welcome to Japan's less-explored western frontier, where the weather is warmer and the pace of life is slower
Shikoku
Shikoku
  • Tokushima
  • Kagawa
  • Ehime
  • Kochi
Island-hopping, cycling, soul-warming spiritual strolling and red-hot dancing—the island of Shikoku gets you up and moving Island-hopping, cycling, soul-warming spiritual strolling and red-hot dancing—the island of Shikoku gets you up and moving
Kyushu
Kyushu
  • Fukuoka
  • Saga
  • Nagasaki
  • Oita
  • Kumamoto
  • Miyazaki
  • Kagoshima
The southern island of Kyushu is home to hot springs, rugged geography, undeveloped beaches and volcanoes ranging from sleepy to smoky The southern island of Kyushu is home to hot springs, rugged geography, undeveloped beaches and volcanoes ranging from sleepy to smoky
Okinawa
Okinawa
  • Okinawa
Fly to Okinawa and discover a distinct island culture born of subtropical sun, white sand, coral, mangrove jungles and the age of the Ryukyu Kings Fly to Okinawa and discover a distinct island culture born of subtropical sun, white sand, coral, mangrove jungles and the age of the Ryukyu Kings

KANTO Chiba Sweeping shorelines, world-famous theme parks, and timeless temples

From beach activities and mountainous trekking to historic villages, Disney resorts and outlet shopping, Chiba has something for all

Adjacent to Tokyo, Chiba is best known for being home to Japan’s two Disney resorts, but the area overflows with natural beauty both inland and by the sea. Stretching 66 kilometers along Chiba’s coast is Kujukuri Beach, Japan's longest stretch of sandy coastline, ideal for watersports. Deeper inland are a number of spacious parks and towering Mt. Nokogiri, with its "Hell Peak Point." Chiba also has Japan's main international airport, Narita, making it the country's first entry point for most travelers.

How to Get There

Chiba is easily accessible via the JR Keiyo Line from Tokyo Station. You can also reach Chiba using the JR Sobu Line from various stations in the capital. Narita International Airport, Japan’s main international airport, is located in the prefecture.

The JR Sobu Line travels through several of Tokyo’s main stations, including Shinjuku, Tokyo and Akihabara. From Chiba Station, you can access many prefectural sights via the local train network. The Keiyo Line, which stretches around the bay, connects Tokyo to Chiba’s main urban attractions such as the Disney resorts and the Makuhari Messe Exhibition Center. Buses run directly from Tokyo stations Chiba Station, Soga Station, Tokyo Disney Resort and other areas in Chiba. You can use the Japan Rail Pass for JR train lines.

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    Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea, the latter of which is unique to Japan
    Swimming, windsurfing, diving and more at Chiba's beaches
    Traveling back in time at the historic town of Sawara
    Soaking up the beauty of Shinshoji Temple and Naritasan Park in Narita

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  • Spring

    Visit one of Chiba's many parks to see flowers ranging from peonies to azaleas. April's Narita Drum Festival, one of Japan's leading taiko drum events, is a calendar highlight.

  • Summer

    Popular getaways for Tokyoites, surf, sun and lazy days await at Kujukuri, Onjuku and Okinoshima beaches. Fireworks festivals abound.

  • Autumn

    Fall highlights include autumn-leaf viewing at the Yoro Valley, or seeing mountainous colors from on high, riding the ropeway up Mt. Nokogiri.

  • Winter

    Winter in Chiba sees plenty of holiday celebrations and illuminations, from the contemporary at Disneyland, to more traditional offerings at Shinshoji Temple.

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