Chiba

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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 ¥4,959 per night from Dec 12 to Dec 12
This family-friendly Chiba hotel is located by the ocean, within a 10-minute walk of ZOZO Marine Stadium and Makuhari Messe. Tokyo Bay and Mitsui Outlet Park ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (3,135 reviews)
"it was my first time to stay at Apa group hotel. I liked a room, bedding, and the bath a lot. only one thing I dissapinted was, there was a used towel left inside of a fridge. I think the previous guest put it inside and the hotel did not realize it was inside. I wanted to use the fridge, but I didn't ..."

Reviewed on Nov 13, 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 ¥5,873 per night from Dec 12 to Dec 12
Located in Mihama, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Makuharikaihin Prefectural Park, Makuhari Messe, and Tokyo Bay. ZOZO Marine Stadium and Mitsui Outlet ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (529 reviews)
"The Halloween decoration and costumes are cute."

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2021

Hotel Springs Makuhari
Apa Hotel <Chiba Ekimae>
Apa Hotel <Chiba Ekimae>
3 out of 5
1-18-5 Benten, Chiba, Chiba
The price is ¥5,124 per night from Dec 10 to Dec 10
Located in Chuo, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Chiba Park, Chiba University, and Tokyo Bay. Chiba Port Arena is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) away. Chiba Station and ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (128 reviews)
"the hotel is beautiful and comfortable to stay"

Reviewed on May 17, 2021

Apa Hotel <Chiba Ekimae>
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 within 6 mi (10 km) of Chiba University and Kemigawa Shrine. Yachiyo ...
5/5 Exceptional! (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
3 minutes on foot from Makuhari Hongo St - Chiba Chiba City Hanamigawakuku MakuhariHongo 269 Daiichi Hongo Building 202 / Chiba Chiba
3 minutes on foot from Makuhari Hongo St - Chiba Chiba City Hanamigawakuku MakuhariHongo 269 Daiichi Hongo Building 202 / Chiba Chiba
Chiba, Chiba Prefecture
Located in Hanamigawa, this apartment building is within 3 mi (5 km) of Fujisaki Shinrin Park, Makuhari Messe, and Mitsui Outlet Park Makuhari. Tokyo Bay and ...
5/5 Exceptional! (2 reviews)
満足しました!
"清潔感もあり滞在するのに気持ちよかったです! また機会があれば是非いきたいです!"

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2020

3 minutes on foot from Makuhari Hongo St - Chiba Chiba City Hanamigawakuku MakuhariHongo 269 Daiichi Hongo Building 202 / Chiba Chiba
R00344ppl30minDisneyLand1minCHIBAstationWifi - 304 / Chiba Chiba
R00344ppl30minDisneyLand1minCHIBAstationWifi - 304 / Chiba Chiba
Chiba, Chiba Prefecture
Located in Chuo, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Towatari Shrine and Chiba University. Tokyo Bay and Chiba Port Arena are also within 2 ...
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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