Sakura City in Chiba was the base of the Sakura Clan of samurai, and many pieces of this warrior history linger all around. Hiyodori-zaka Slope in Sakura is where the samurai lived and trained, and Sakura Castle Ruins Park shows where the castle keep once stood as well. The Tsukamoto Museum brings you, free of charge, one of the easiest aspects of the samurai to appreciate: the swords! Here you can see a variety of authentic swords, immaculately preserved through the ages. This is a must-see for anyone interested in Japanese swords.
1-4 Urashinmachi, Sakura City
(About 18 minutes on foot from JR Sakura Station and about 10 minutes on foot from Keisei Sakura Station.)