Located just outside of Tokyo, Chiba is a peninsula best known for being the home of Japan’s two Disney resorts, but the area is overflowing with spots of natural beauty both inland and by the sea on both coasts. Stretching 66 kilometers along Chiba’s coast is Kujukurihama Beach, Japan's longest stretch of sandy coastline, which offers ideal conditions for watersports. Heading deeper inland, there’s plenty to explore, including 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 first entry point for most travelers.
Chiba is easily accessible from Tokyo on the JR Keiyo Line from Tokyo Station or the JR Sobu Line from various stations. Narita International Airport, Japan’s main international airport, is located in Chiba.
The JR Sobu Line travels through several of Tokyo’s main stations, including Shinjuku, Tokyo and Akihabara. From Chiba Station, you can access many of Chiba’s attractions via the local train network. The Keiyo Line, which stretches around the bay and connects Tokyo to Chiba’s main attractions like the Disney resorts and the Makuhari Messe Exhibition Center. There are also buses that go 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.
In spring, blooming flowers flood Chiba and bathe the parks and mountains with riots of color. It's one of the best times to hike along any of area's famous trails.
Chiba boasts some of Japan's best beaches and watersports hot spots, and outdoor festivals also make it an ideal summertime destination.
During the autumn, the forested river valleys and hillsides of Chiba are filled with brilliant hues of orange, red and gold.
The mild winter in Chiba offers plenty of holiday celebrations and illuminations, as well as Naritasan Shinshoji Temple, one of Japan's most popular shrines to visit on New Year's Eve.