Chiba is an eclectic place where intimate museums, stunning national parks and tranquil temples share space with buzzing restaurants, modern mega-malls and thrilling theme parks. As a bonus, some of the nation’s best beaches are just a short distance away. The city is less than an hour from Tokyo, so it’s excellent for a day trip.

Many travellers will find themselves passing through Narita International Airport, taking the family to Urayasu to Tokyo Disney Resort, hiking the trails of Naritasan Park, or exploring the nightlife and restaurants of Chiba City. It’s big on business – the Makuhari Messe convention centre welcomes people from around the country – but there are plenty of opportunities to unwind on idyllic Kujukuri Beach, take in the rapeseed blossoms of spring, chow down on fried eel, and step back in time at old-world Naritasan Omotesando.

What to see & do in Chiba

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Things to do in Chiba include exploring iconic resort amusement parks, beaches, natural wonders, historic temples and aquariums with aquatic animal shows. Perhaps the most popular reason to visit Chiba is the Tokyo Disney Resort. This resort is home to 2 theme parks, Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea. They feature the Journey to the Center of the Earth ride, Pooh’s Hunny Hunt and Pinocchio’s Daring Journey, among others. At Kamogawa...

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Where & what to eat in Chiba

Food and dining in Chiba showcase a rich culinary culture, making it a destination for gourmands from all over the world, offering everything from Japanese food to international cuisine. Some of the most popular destinations for foodies in this area include the Choshi Fishing Port for fantastic fresh seafood, the Naritasan Shinshoski Temple for eel-based dishes and soba noodles, Funabashi Station for a wide range of eateries and street food,...

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Where to shop & what to buy in Chiba

  • 10 Best Places to Go Shopping in Chiba

    Our pick of the best places to go shopping in Chiba reflects its diverse retail scene and lively atmosphere. This vibrant port city has modern malls filled with up-to-the-minute fashion, interior décor, fun toys, and gourmet food. You can also shop for glamorous bargains at outlet malls, or discover new brands and unique local products. Besides the shops, there's a wonderful...

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Where to go & what to do at night in Chiba

  • 10 Local Nightlife Experiences in Chiba

    Wondering where Chiba locals go at night? There are many places where you can enjoy sparkling night views of Tokyo Sky Tree or Tokyo Tower across the bay in Chiba. One of the classic must-sees is Tokyo Disney Resort®, which transforms into a gorgeous illuminated dreamland at night.  It’s also a great idea to drive at night to some of Japan’s...

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Useful information

  • Chiba Travel Essentials

    Our Chiba Travel Essentials guide offers some basic details to help you get the most out of your holiday to this eastern Japanese prefecture. We'll cover the local climate, emergency phone numbers, plug styles, currency and other details necessary for a memorable trip, like how to get to the region and travel efficiently once you're there.  To truly immerse yourself in...

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