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Next to Tokyo & Home of Narita Airport

Visit Chiba is the official sightseeing, tourism, and tourist attraction information website of Chiba Prefecture, Japan. Chiba is the home of Narita International Airport and is conveniently located next to Tokyo on a peninsula along Japan’s Pacific coast. Chiba's extensive train and highway bus networks allow visitors to access the rich nature, hidden countryside gems, historic districts, local temples and shrines, seaside hot spring resorts, and world-famous surf breaks found here near Tokyo. Experience Japanese food culture and enjoy fresh seafood too, as Chiba’s mild climate and unique geography make it a hub of agriculture and fishing. We hope to see you soon!

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Our Select Summer Fireworks Displays in 2024

***The following information shows each event’s central location. You will find various spots in the vicinity of each event for viewing, and if you are unsure where to view the fireworks, we advise arriving early. We also recommend using public transportation and to expect crowds, so please have your IC cards charged or train tickets purchased in advance. In some cases, tickets can be purchased for special reserved seating during the fireworks shows. Please check the link below (also found in our bio) for more information and for each event’s official website.***

https://www.visitchiba.jp/things/summer-fireworks-2024/
***LINK IN BIO***

Sakura City Fireworks Festa
市制70周年 佐倉花火フェスタ2024
August 3: 6:50 PM – 8:30 PM (In the case of inclement weather, it will be determined by 12:00 PM whether the fireworks display will be held)
Location: Sakura Furusato Square
Train Access: Keisei-Usui Station (approx. 30-minute walk)
Please see the link in our bio for more information.

Kisarazu Port Festival Fireworks
第77回木更津港まつり花火大会
August 15: 7:05 PM – 8:30 PM (Backup date in case of inclement weather: August 16)
Location: Kisarazu Port
Train Access: JR Kisarazu Station, West Exit (approx. 15-minute walk)
Please see the link in our bio for more information.

Makuhari Beach Fireworks Festa
幕張ビーチ花火フェスタ2024(第46回千葉市民花火大会)
August 3: 7:15 PM – 8:15 PM (In the case of inclement weather, it will be determined by 9:00 AM whether the fireworks display will be held)
Location: Makuhari Seaside Park (Makuhari Beach)
Train Access: JR Kaihimmakuhari Station (approx. 20-minute walk)
Please see the link in our bio for more information.

Ichikawa City Summer Fireworks
令和6年度 第40回市川市民納涼花火大会
August 24: 7:15 PM – 8:20 PM (Canceled in case of inclement weather)
Location: Edo River Riverfront
Train Access: JR Ichikawa Station (approx. 25-minute walk)
Please see the link in our bio for more information.

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A Summer Spectacle | The 2024 Sawara Grand Summer Festival: July 12, 13 & 14

Enjoy an experience steeped in history and tradition at the upcoming Sawara Grand Summer Festival! If you’re in the Tokyo or Narita areas this upcoming July 12 – 14, you can come witness the festivities by taking a trip to JR Sawara Station.

This festival has taken place for over 300 years here in the historic town of Sawara. It’s most known for its massive wooden floats, called ‘dashi,’ which make their way through the town’s districts transporting sculptures of famous figures in Japanese history and folklore: samurai generals, gods and goddesses, animals, and more. Traditional music and dance performances add to the atmosphere here, helping earn this festival UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage status.

The floats will be paraded around Sawara from around 10:00 AM on all three days of the festival, with the festivities lasting well into the evening.

If you can’t make it this time, there’s another chance to check out the Sawara Grand Festival in October. To learn about the yearly festival calendar in Chiba, check out the link below:
https://www.visitchiba.jp/things/festivals-in-chiba/
(LINK IN BIO)

Thanks to our friends from @little_edo_sawara for the video footage: @teichayangkul and @_samosas_
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Chiba Prefecture, the home of Narita International Airport, is conveniently located next to Tokyo. Explore Chiba and discover its charm on your next trip to Japan. More information about what to see and do here can be found at visitchiba.jp (link in bio).

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✈️ Check out the Narita Gion Festival – Just Minutes from Narita Airport – July 5, 6 & 7 ✈️

We’d argue that this is Japan’s easiest-to-access summer festival for international travelers, as much of it takes place just outside JR Narita and Keisei Narita stations, just a short train ride from Narita International Airport. That makes it possible to catch a glimpse of the festivities, whether you are on your way to or from the airport, or even perhaps during a long layover. Of course, Narita also makes a great day-trip option for those staying in Tokyo too.

Throughout the Narita Gion Festival, ten traditionally decorated dashi floats and one mikoshi portable shrine are paraded around town and down the Omotesando, a charming street lined with restaurants and shops that leads from Narita Station to the over-1,000-year-old Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple. Traditional music and dance performances add to the atmosphere here, and the excitement builds during the day until the fervor peaks at nighttime when the dashi are beautifully lit up from about 7:00 PM each evening.

Friday July 5th: Ceremonies start in the afternoon (from 1:30 PM) in front of Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple. The dashi floats are then paraded down the Omotesando road and around town into the late evening, until around 9:00 PM.

Saturday July 6th: Ceremonies start at 9:00 AM in front of JR Narita Station. The dashi floats are then paraded down the Omotesando road and around town throughout the day and into the late evening, until around 9:00 PM.

Sunday July 7th: The dashi floats are paraded around town in the morning and then down the Omotesando road from 1:00 PM. The closing ceremony takes place from 4:30 PM at Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple, followed by a final dashi light-up that goes until the late evening, until around 10:00 PM.

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If you’d like to learn more about the Narita Gion Festival and other festivals in Chiba, please visit:
https://www.visitchiba.jp/things/festivals-in-chiba/
(LINK IN BIO)

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@malibu_point_english @malibu_point is an oceanside hub located 90 minutes from Tokyo. With its ocean-view rooms, cafe, shop, local guides, and water-sport rentals and lessons, Malibu Point is ready to help you dive right into your Japan ocean adventure. If your ocean activity of choice is surfing, SUP, kayaking, snorkeling, or bodyboarding, Malibu Point is your one-stop-shop for equipment rentals, board storage, or even brand-new custom and local goods. For those who would like a surfing, SUP, or yoga lesson, Malibu Point offers those as well. Malibu Point is located in Katsuura City, and Katsuura Station is just a 90-minute ride from Tokyo Station via limited-express train.

For more information about our trip, please visit (link in bio): 
visitchiba.jp/things/malibu-point
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Chiba Prefecture, the home of Narita International Airport, is conveniently located next to Tokyo. Explore Chiba and discover its charm on your next trip to Japan. More information about what to see and do here can be found at visitchiba.jp (link in bio).

#Chiba #千葉 #ChibaPrefecture #千葉県 #Japan #Japon #VisitChiba #VisitJapan #ChibaJapan #Travel #Trip #JapanTrip #JapanTravel #TravelJapan #DiscoverJapan #ExploreJapan #BeyondTokyo #Ocean #Beach #Surf #Surfing #SUP
Hondo-ji Temple Hydrangea Report: Yesterday (June 17th), we visited Hondo-ji Temple, where the hydrangeas are in full bloom! Hondo-ji Temple is located just outside Tokyo, about a 10-minute walk from Kita-Kogane Station on the JR Joban Line. Visit soon to see these beautiful blossoms all around the temple grounds, or if you can’t make it here during the hydrangea season, plan to come for the stunning autumn foliage this fall!
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Chiba Prefecture, the home of Narita International Airport, is conveniently located next to Tokyo. Explore Chiba and discover its charm on your next trip to Japan. More information about what to see and do here can be found at visitchiba.jp (link in bio).

#Chiba #千葉 #ChibaPrefecture #千葉県 #Japan #Japon #VisitChiba #VisitJapan #ChibaJapan #VisitJapanjp #IG_Japan #InstaJapan #Travel #Trip #BeyondTokyo #Scenic #Nature #BeautifulDestinations #Flowers #FlowerTemple #Temple #Fluer #Flor #Hydrangea #松戸 #松戸市 #Matsudo
You never know what hidden gems you’ll find when traveling around Japan, like this one: the rakan statues at Kotoku-ji Temple. They represent a gathering of exalted Buddhist monks, each one sporting its own unique features. It’s a work in progress, with the number of rakan to eventually reach 500. Which one is your favorite?

Kotoku-ji Temple (光徳寺), Google Maps Plus Code: G694+W8 Ichihara, Chiba
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Chiba Prefecture, the home of Narita International Airport, is conveniently located next to Tokyo. Explore Chiba and discover its charm on your next trip to Japan. More information about what to see and do here can be found at visitchiba.jp (link in bio).

#Chiba #千葉 #ChibaPrefecture #千葉県 #Japan #Japon #VisitChiba #VisitJapan #ChibaJapan #VisitJapanjp #IG_Japan #InstaJapan #InstaTravel #IGtravel #Travel #Trip #JapanTrip #JapanTravel #TravelJapan #DiscoverJapan #ExploreJapan #BeyondTokyo #History #JapaneseCulture #Ichihara #市原市

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