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.
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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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.
Popular getaways for Tokyoites, surf, sun and lazy days await at Kujukuri, Onjuku and Okinoshima beaches. Fireworks festivals abound.
Fall highlights include autumn-leaf viewing at the Yoro Valley, or seeing mountainous colors from on high, riding the ropeway up Mt. Nokogiri.
Winter in Chiba sees plenty of holiday celebrations and illuminations, from the contemporary at Disneyland, to more traditional offerings at Shinshoji Temple.