Chiba Prefecture, home to Narita Airport, has a temperate climate with ample access to the ocean, mountain scenery, and nature. The area is also overflowing with local cuisine and exquisite seafood.With easy access from the Tokyo Aqualine, Chiba is a popular tourist location for drives and daytrips.
This time we would like to introduce our travels around the southern half of the Boso Peninsula.
Made Popular Abroad through SNS, the Noumizo Waterfall
Located a short distance before entering Kamogawa City is the Noumizo Waterwall. A popular spot for taking “Mysterious Natural Photographs.” The promotional power of SNS is truly amazing.
At the Shimizu Keiryu Square, the boardwalk also offers great views of the fall foliage.
*As of 2/23 the boardwalk is under construction
Shimizu Keiryu Square (Noumizo Waterfall/ Kameiwa Caves）
Hours: All Day
Parking: Available (26 spaces, 2 bus spaces)/ Free
Impressive Force of the Killer Whales at Kamogawa SeaWorld!
Great for the whole family! Take in the wonder of the Dolphin and Killer Whale Shows.There is also a restaurant where you can watch the swimming killer whales.
Make a Japanese Traditional Craft at Suzuki Dyed Goods
Check out the Japanese Traditional Craft Workshops. Lead by experienced craftsman with skills handed down over generations.
~This is the end of day one.~
For the evening, I suggest staying somewhere in the Kamogawa or Tateyama Area. There are many rooms with ocean views and large baths available for rent.There are also many rooms with personal outdoor baths, there is sure to be a room that fits your budget.
The next day we visited the “Kameda Shuzou” Japanese Sake Brewery.
Japanese Sake Brewery Kameda Shuzou
Plum wine made with Sake is sweet and easy drink, a good recommendation for anyone that prefers less harsh alcohol. There are also a variety of Japanese sweets and souvenirs for purchase. Kameda Shuzou
Parking: Available/ Free
Japan’s Second Oldest Lighthouse, Nojimazaki Lighthouse
The lighthouse was built in 1869 by a French engineer and is ranked as one of “Japan’s Top 50” lighthouses. It is also registered by the nation as a tangible cultural property.
The park around the Nojimazaki Lighthouse is also worth a visit, its takes about 20min to walk around it.
Hours: 9:00～16:00 (October to April） 9:00～16:30（May to September）
Closed: During Inclement Weather
Lighthouse Admission: Adults 200 JPY
Limited Supply Each Day, Tateyama’s Broiled Seafood Bowl
There is a famous broiled seafood and rice dish in Tateyama. Currently, only 4 shops offer the meal. The picture above is of the 1800 JPY menu which also includes and original drink, seafood based soup, and dessert.
The dish is only available at lunch and only for a limited number of visitors, some places even only offer it on weekdays. To get a taste of this surprisingly hard to come by cuisine, I recommend having the front desk of your accommodation reserve a spot at the nearest restaurant. For this article I visited “Tateyama Onsen Senri no Kaze,” a reservation was required.
Tateyama Senri no Kaze
Hours: Lunch 11:30～13:30
Limited to 30 orders/ Lunch only (Reservation Required)
Superb View! Walk around Nokogiriyama
Stone workers and 27 disciples spent 21 years carving the 1,553 stone buddhas of Nokogiri Mountain, with its "Glance into Hell" natural viewing platform it is a popular attraction for tourists. A ropeway carries visitors to the top of the mountain where you can traverse the 2 hour hiking trail. If you have extra time, you can even walk down from the top of the mountain. A great experience for active travelers.
Great Spots to Visit this Season
One million Flowers in Bloom, Tateyama Family Park
Largest in Kanto, a 1 million poppy flower field. Best viewing time late-February to late-March.
Poppy no Sato Tateyama Family Park
Hours: 8:30～17:00 *Depending on the Season
Closed: Thursdays *Depending on the Season
Admission: 550 JPY Middle Scholl Age+／ 350JPY Ages 4+
All-you-can-eat Strawberries! Tateyama Strawberry Picking Center.
30min All-you-can-eat Strawberry Picking.
Tateyama Strawberry Picking Center
Admission: 2018 30min All-you-can-eat
1/9〜4/8 1600 JPY Ages 6+/ 1400 JPY Ages 3~5
4/9〜5/6 1200 JPY /1000 JPY
Access Tokyo, Kanagawa, and Chiba
For those wanting access from the city, the Tokyo Aqualine and the Tokyo Bay Ferry are great options. There is also a convenient outlet mall near the Tokyo Aqualine. The Tokyo Bay Ferry is a 10 minute walk from Tateyama. You can even bring your car across.
Tokyo Bay Ferry
Adults（Ages 12+）720 JPY
Children（Ages 6 to 12）360 JPY
Round Trip (Valid for 12 days) :
Adults 1320 JPY
Children 660 JPY
I hope this guide was helpful.
Be sure to get out and explore a different side of Japan.
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