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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 <CHIBA EKIMAE>
APA HOTEL <CHIBA EKIMAE>
3 out of 5
1-18-5 Benten, Chiba, Chiba
The price is ¥4,040 per night from Aug 14 to Aug 14
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 ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (106 reviews)
"Its new and very clean, I can recommended to my friends"

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2020

APA HOTEL <CHIBA EKIMAE>
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 ¥4,297 per night from Aug 9 to Aug 9
This family-friendly Chiba hotel is located by the ocean, within a 10-minute walk of ZOZO Marine Stadium and Makuhari Messe. Tokyo Bay is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) away. ...
4.1/5Very Good! (3,590 reviews)
"Reasonable,accesible and"

Reviewed on May 30, 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 ¥5,246 per night from Sep 6 to Sep 6
Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Makuharikaihin Prefectural Park, Makuhari Messe, and Tokyo Bay. ZOZO Marine Stadium is 0.9 mi (1.4 ...
4.1/5Very Good! (457 reviews)
"スタッフは皆さん丁寧で迅速に対応してくれました。旧館のせいか、宿泊した階の廊下がちょっとカビ臭いような古い匂いがしたのが気になりました。アメニティに女性用のヘアゴムやスキンケア製品があればもっとよかった。"

Reviewed on May 23, 2021

Hotel Springs Makuhari
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.
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
The price is ¥8,512 per night from Sep 1 to Sep 1
Located in Hanamigawa, this apartment building is within 3 mi (5 km) of Fujisaki Shinrin Park, Makuhari Messe, and Tokyo Bay. ZOZO Marine Stadium is 2.5 mi (4 ...
5/5Exceptional! (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
One Fine Day Guesthouse
One Fine Day Guesthouse
3 out of 5
74-2 Chigusacho Hanamigawaku, Chiba, Chiba
The price is ¥12,727 per night from Aug 13 to Aug 13
Located near the airport, this family-friendly vacation home is within 9 mi (15 km) of Chiba Zoological Park, Mitsui Outlet Park Makuhari, and Makuhari Messe. ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (8 reviews)
3 night stay with kids
"New, clean, with a very accommodating and hospitable staff. Toddler tableware was already there when we checked in, and they brought us a high chair when we asked. Airport transfers available if you let them know ahead of time."

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2020

One Fine Day Guesthouse
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 Aug 9 to Aug 9
Located in Hanamigawa, this vacation home is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Kemigawa Shrine and within 3 mi (5 km) of Makuhari Messe and Chiba University. ZOZO Marine ...
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
"内装は綺麗だし、思っていたよりも広くて快適に過ごせました!"

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2021

Homelike Hanazono Near Makuhari Messe Large det / 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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