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Chiba
Travel Guide

Chiba Port Tower featuring interior views, views and art

Enjoy the modern advances of Japan alongside ancient shrines, art galleries and a collection of spectacular parks at this port city on Tokyo Bay.

Chiba is a busy seaport, the capital of the Chiba prefecture and a gateway to the coastal towns of the Boso Peninsula. Just a 50-minute train ride from central Tokyo, the city attracts visitors with its seafront and hilly parks decorated with pretty cherry blossoms. Visit an art gallery in Chiba, tour a Shinto shrine and ride one of the world’s longest monorails.

Start at Chiba Port Park, which has a children’s playground, picnic areas, walking trails and great views of the bay. Admire the Tokyo skyline from Chiba Port Tower and browse work by local artists at the Chiba Prefectural Museum of Art. Rent a bike, pedal slowly through Inage Seaside Park and swim at Inage Beach. Makuhari Seaside Park features Makuhari Beach, landscaped lawns, trails and the ZOZO Marine Stadium ballpark.

Travel through the city center on the suspended Chiba Urban Monorail to Chiba Zoological Park. Here you can get near elephants, giraffes, primates and a red panda. Closer to central Chiba, elegant Inohana Castle dominates Chibashi Inohana Park. Inside the castle, the Chiba City Folk Museum delves into the city’s history.

Nestled in the urban residential landscape of the downtown district is Chiba Shrine. This serene 12th-century temple complex is notable for its vermillion designs, peaceful gardens and ponds. Changing exhibitions at the Chiba City Museum of Art showcase national and international artists. Have fun with hands-on exhibits at Chiba Museum of Science and Industry.

Catch a bus to Aobanomori Park, a great location for admiring the springtime bloom of cherry blossom trees. Explore the fascinating past of the Boso Peninsula at the Natural History Museum and Institute. Don’t miss the Hoki Museum, famous for its collection of Realist paintings.

Chiba is 25 miles (40 kilometers) east of Tokyo. High-speed trains depart regularly between Tokyo Station and Chiba Station. Use Chiba as a base for exploring attractions in Chiba prefecture such as Kujukuri Beach, Naritasan Shinshoji Temple and Tokyo Disneyland.

Where to stay in Chiba

Apa Hotel And Resort Tokyo Bay Makuhari
Apa Hotel And Resort Tokyo Bay Makuhari
3.5 out of 5
2-3 Hibino, Mihama-ku, Chiba, Chiba-ken
The price is ¥5,041 per night from Apr 20 to Apr 21
This family-friendly Chiba hotel is located by the ocean, just steps from Makuharikaihin Prefectural Park and Tokyo Bay. Makuhari Messe and ZOZO Marine Stadium ...
4.1/5Very Good! (3,773 reviews)
"温泉が三つもあり宿泊料金が安いのでとても気に入っています。 館内のイタリアンレストランで夕食を取ることが多いのですが、今回ラストオーダーの前に店に入ったにもかかわらず、閉店との事で、食事をすることができなかったのは大変残念でした。時間は守っていただきたい。"

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2021

Apa Hotel And Resort Tokyo Bay Makuhari
Hotel Springs Makuhari
Hotel Springs Makuhari
3.5 out of 5
1-11 Hibino, Mihama-ku, Chiba, Chiba-ken
The price is ¥5,527 per night from Apr 27 to Apr 28
Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Tokyo Bay and Makuhari Messe. ZOZO Marine Stadium is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) away. Narashino Kaihin-Makuhari ...
4.1/5Very Good! (427 reviews)
Stay in Japan
"Service was great, food was very good, clean and sparkling, modern facility and wonderful people."

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2019

Hotel Springs Makuhari
Mitsui Garden Hotel Chiba
Mitsui Garden Hotel Chiba
3.5 out of 5
1-11-1 Chuo, Chuo-ku, Chiba, Chiba-ken
Free Cancellation
The price is ¥5,909 per night from May 5 to May 6
Located in Chiba City Centre, this hotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Chiba Port Arena and 1.5 mi (2.3 km) from Chiba University. Mitsui Outlet Park Makuhari and ZOZO ...
4.4/5Excellent! (732 reviews)
"It’s good hotel nice view and staff also friendly thank you I enjoyed my 2 days in your hotel"

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2020

Mitsui Garden Hotel Chiba
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Tokyo Tour Spot & Disney & Airport Free Shuttle House
Tokyo Tour Spot & Disney & Airport Free Shuttle House
Chiba, Chiba (prefecture)
Located in Hanamigawa, this vacation home is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Kotehashi Onsui Pool and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Tokyo Bay. Chiba University and Kemigawa Shrine ...
5/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Fantastic stay and trip
"The accommodation bill includes the shuttle bus fare, which is really cheap. I took a taxi on the last trip, and I was surprised because the taxi fare was 15,000 yen to previous hotel."

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

Tokyo Tour Spot & Disney & Airport Free Shuttle House
Homelike Hanazono Near Makuhari Messe Large det / Chiba Chiba
Homelike Hanazono Near Makuhari Messe Large det / Chiba Chiba
Chiba, Chiba (prefecture)
The price is ¥14,448 per night from Apr 20 to Apr 21
Located in Hanamigawa, this vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kemigawa Shrine and Tokyo Bay. Makuhari Messe and Chiba University are also within 3 mi (5 ...
Homelike Hanazono Near Makuhari Messe Large det / Chiba Chiba
R00344ppl30mindisneyland1minchibastationwifi - 304 / Chiba Chiba
R00344ppl30mindisneyland1minchibastationwifi - 304 / Chiba Chiba
Chiba, Chiba (prefecture)
The price is ¥5,432 per night from Apr 22 to Apr 23
Located in Chuo, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Tokyo Bay and Chiba University. Chiba Port Arena is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) away. Chiba Station ...
R00344ppl30mindisneyland1minchibastationwifi - 304 / Chiba Chiba
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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