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Chiba is a peninsula located on the eastern side of the Tokyo metropolitan area and protrudes out in the Pacific Ocean.
It is warm in winter and cool in summer, and because of this mild climate, it has one of the highest shipment volume of agricultural and fishery products.
Formerly, it was made up of three countries ”Awano-kuni”, ”Kazusano-kuni”, ”Shimousano-kuni”, and the name of the peninsula ”Bousou” somes from this background.

Pears are a local speciality
Pears grown in Chiba boast the largest land used for cultivation, largest harvest, and highest shipment. ”Chiba Pear Tasting Contest” is held every year making it possibly the best tasting. All the pear farms during this visit were first prize winners.
Peanuts - not the only agricultural product in Chiba
There are as many as 16 agricultural products for which Chiba is the No.1 producer: sweet potatoes, Japanese radish, spinach, peanuts, green soybeans, turnips, taro potatoes, etc. Actively involved in organic agriculture and limited use of chemicals, Chiba is also known for its overall advances in the field of agriculture.
That fan may have been made in Chiba
Being blessed with rich nature, and being near Edo, Chiba is a birth place of many craftwork. ”Boshu fan” is a registered traditional artifact, and it is known as one of the ”three great fans of Japan” together with ”Marukame fan” of Kagawa, and ”Kyo fan” of Kyoto,

Other place of visit


Tokun Sake Brewery Company Co., Ltd.
Located by the Tone River, the brewery has passed on ”sake” production from generation to generation, and produces the signature label of Sawara, ”Daiginjyo Kano”.
627 Sawarai, Katori-shi, Chiba Prefecture
Iwase Syuzo Corporation
”Iwanoi” is produced using the ”yamahai” fermentation method. Also active in the production of matured ”sake”.
1916 Kubo, Onjuku-machi, Isumi-gun, Chiba Prefecture
Kidoizumi Shuzo
Pursuing ”sake” production without the use of additives and extended maturation, the brewery produces ”sake” with strong ”umami” taste using a unique fermentation method called ”high temperature yamahai moto jikomi”.
7635-1 Ohara, Isumi-shi, Chiba Prefecture
Inahanasyuzou Corporation
An ancient ”sake” brewery established in the late Edo-period, produces ”Daiginjou Kinryu Inahana” which is a local favorite.
5841, Torami, Ichinomiya-machi, Chosei-gun, Chiba Prefecture
Terada Honke
Treasuring the bounties of fermentation, uses only chemical free rice and pursues natural ways of brewing ”sake”.
1964 Kanzakihonjuku, Kanzaki-cho, Katori-gun, Chiba Prefecture


Daihonzan Naritasan Shinshoji Temple
Also known as ”Narita Fudo”, the temple enshrines ”Fudo Myoo” as the main god and remains to attract a lot of followers. Belongs to the Shingon sect Chisan school of Buddhism.
1 Narita, Narita-shi, Chiba Prefecture


Chiba Shoyu Co.,Ltd
Produces soy sauce, seasoning and pickles, using the choicest ingredients from the flatlands of Hokusou. Dedicated to preserve the local flavors.
1208 Kinouchi, Katori-shi, Chiba Prefecture
Hyakusho Yashiki Jiroemu
Enjoy grandma’s cooking in a 300 year old Japanese style house! Uses organic vegetables, organic rice, and fertile eggs.
2011 Yamana, Minamiboso-shi, Chiba Prefecture


Awa Onsen hide-away inn ”Kinokuniya Bettei”
Designed to offer a space to relax and refresh. Enjoy exquisite seafood to your heart’s content.
970-6 Ryushima, Kyonan-machi, Awa-gun, Chiba Prefecture
Kamogawa Onsen ”Kamogawakan La Shoro”
Each villa has 396 square meters of private space, a very elegant hideaway for grownups.
1179 Nishi-cho, Kamogawa City, Chiba Prefecture
Minamiboso Tateyama Kagamigaura ”ROKUZA”
Spend a serene moment on the coast of Nago, the north end of Tateyama Bay. Enjoy delicacies straight from the fishing port.
1672-88 Nago, Tateyama-shi, Chiba Prefecture
Minamiboso Kamogawa ”Shunsaino Yado Ryokosuitei”
Immerse yourself in the Japanese style hospitality and the healing power of Kominato Onsen.
1385 Uchiura, Kamogawa-shi, Chiba Prefecture
Spa & Resort Inubosaki Hotel Bettei Umi To Mori
Located on the plateau of Choshi Inubosaki, the easternmost point of the Kanto area, this hotel was originally an Imperial Villa loved by Prince Fushinomiya Sadanaru.
10292-1, Inubosaki, Choshi-shi, Chiba Prefecture
”Brown’s Field” – Eco village pursuing the way we live
An eco village that pursues how we live with facilities such as a group home, cafe, guest house, and an event space.
1501-1 Kuwada, Misaki-cho, Isumi-shi, Chiba Prefecture
Private Resort Shinra
Spacious interior with oriental-modern design. Enjoy the ocean view of Minamiboso.
284-1 Shiomi, Tateyama-shi, Chiba Prefecture