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by Shiori Fukuoka | Mar 27, 2020

A stopover in Chiba (Japan)

Many foreign travelers visit Chiba Prefecture, because Narita Airport, Japan's busiest international airport, is located there.

Spring is time for people preparing a plan for summer vacation, and this is also the time that lush forest filled with beautiful plants, perfectly symmetrical pine-trees, and rolling hills filled with endless bushes of colorful hydrangea spread out of Chiba. In the spring, Chiba has brilliant carpets filled with tulips and narcissus in the Kominato railway area. This is also the season of strawberry picking in the famous city of Sammu. When summer comes, tourists often flock to Tateyama, Isumi railway, and Naritasan Shinshoji temple to admire the cherry blossoms blooming all the corners of streets.

In autumn, you will have a chance to enjoy the warmth of sunshine and feel free to enjoy the yellow beauty of full blooming sunflowers at Narita Dream Farm. Finally, the end of the year is the typical maple leaf season that is a symbol of Japan’s winter.

Not to mention, Chiba also has many attractive tourist destinations that few people know, such as Sakura - the city which once was the residence of the ancient samurai; Narita - the city of the pilgrimage with the sacred temple Naritasan Shinshoji. Fisherman's city – spot which is famous for the Tonkawa fishing port and also the largest soy sauce producer in Japan.

Some people often bypass Narita to get to Tokyo, but it’s actually a charming city which offers quite a bit of attraction and cultural experiences for everyone. The main highlight of Narita city is Naritasan Shinsho-Ji Temple which is more than 1000 years old and has a long history of being a popular Japanese pilgrimage site. Besides, Omotesando street in Narita which is lined with shops and restaurants housed in traditional beautiful old Japanese wooden buildings. Strolling along the street will give you a unique glimpse into Japanese culture.

If you are a cultural enthusiast, Boso-no-Mura museum should be on top of your bucket list where you can back in time to the Edo period (1603 - 1867). This also regularly organizes traditional courses such as tea party directing, candle making or lining the cup from the tatami ... In the dressing room, visitors can rent the costumes of the samurai or ninja to take pictures.