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ITINERARIES Shopping and Entertainment in Chiba Abundant shopping outlets, family-friendly attractions, and ocean views

Enjoy a day by the bay in Chiba—shopping, relaxing, and enjoying the more laid back side of Japan, easily accessed from Narita Airport and central Tokyo.

Although Tokyo is a retail mecca, Chiba's mega outlets have plenty to offer. Find the perfect gift in one of the many department stores. Take a break in the sprawling Kaihin Makuhari Park, and have some fun with the family at KidZania amusement park.

Highlights

    Admire the artistry of Kaihin Makuhari Park's floral clock
    Step into the fascinating and fun world of KidZania
    Stroll along the bay for beautiful ocean views

How to Get There

From Tokyo: 30 minutes

Take the JR Keiyo Line Rapid to Kaihin Makuhari Station from Tokyo Station (30 minutes). Mitsui Outlet Park Makuhari is opposite the station.

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Mitsui Outlet Park Makuhari
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Kaihin Makuhari Park
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Kidzania Tokyo
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Inage Seaside Park
Start Your Journey
Mitsui Outlet Park Makuhari Tax-free shopping and something for everyone

The Mitsui Outlet Park Makuhari is a massive shopping complex home to over 100 stores covering all facets of the retail spectrum. Many of the stores offer tax-free shopping, and it's easily accessible from Narita Airport and central Tokyo, ideal for international guests.

For more shopping options, a 15-minute walk away you'll find AEON Mall Makuhari New City, one of the largest shopping centers in Japan. The outlet is divided into five different shopping zones. Here you'll also find a number of family-friendly attractions including indoor sports parks and a cinema complex.

11 minutes

Kaihin Makuhari Park A picturesque park with a few hidden surprises

For some outdoor fun, head to the nearby Kaihin Makuhari Park. With a sprawling lawn it's a wonderful place to have a picnic. In the center of the park you'll find a large clock display made from vibrantly colored seasonal flowers. For something a little more traditional, visit Mihamaen, a small Japanese garden located inside the park grounds.

35 minutes

Take JR Keiyo Line at Kaihin Makuhari Station to Shinkiba and change to Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line to Toyosu Station.

Kidzania Tokyo Family-friendly fun

For a little more bayside adventure, LaLaport Toyosu is one of the area's most popular attractions. Inside the center is KidZania , an amusement park where children can role-play real-life professions. Firefighters, bus tour guides, pilots, kids can try out a huge variety of professions while learning real-life social skills.

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Inage Seaside Park Admire the sunset by the sea

At the end of the day, it's worth making the short trip to the nearby Inage Seaside Park. As the day rolls into dusk, there’s no better place to witness the picturesque sunset as you stroll along the gorgeous bay.

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