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Sakura Castle Site Park

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Sakura Castle Site Park

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Jonaimachi, Sakura 285-0017 Chiba Prefecture
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[Chiba New Town Chuo Station] 42km Former name: Satoyama 100 selections with beautiful countryside Cycling tour around Inba Lake Narita Airport
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[Chiba New Town Chuo Station] 42km Former name: Satoyama 100 selections with beautiful countryside Cycling tour around Inba Lake Narita Airport

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How about a cycling tour where you can take a walk through the oldest places, famous sites, rural scenery and Inba Lake on the latest cross bike!<br><br>The scenery seen from the cross bike is a special scenery that I have never seen before. I'm sure you can discover new scenery.<br><br>42km is the distance of a full marathon. But with a cross bike you can comfortably finish. Beginners of cycling are welcome.<br><br>We also prepare cross bike helmets, gloves, eyewear, face masks and cycling wear.<br>You just need to wear sneakers to join the tour.<br><br>One downhill and one uphill The rest is a flat route, so even people without physical strength can enjoy it with confidence.<br><br>The meeting place is Chiba New Town Chuo Station North Exit Rotary. 40 minutes by train from Asakusa, 20 minutes from Narita International Airport. You can drop in after entering the country or before returning.<br><br>This tour is limited to one group per day to prevent the spread of corona infection.<br>We will guide you according to your physical strength.
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Marc T wrote a review Nov 2018
61 contributions8 helpful votes
If you like Samurai history then well worth a visit, it gives a sense of the size of the site of the defence system and how it worked
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Date of experience: November 2018
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C H wrote a review Feb 2018
Moscow, Russia46 contributions22 helpful votes
Dog friendly park that had some paved trails and history, lots of ponds, and some more unpolished trails. Nothing extensive but a nice chance to get some breath air and bring the dog! The historical explanations in English that we came across were interesting too. The parking was super easy (but I’d imagine harder once the blossoms start coming in).
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Date of experience: February 2018
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tomizuta1953 wrote a review Oct 2017
Funabashi, Japan1,091 contributions133 helpful votes
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On April 2nd of 2017, we paid a visit to Sakura Castle Park in Sakura City, Chiba Prefecture. Sakura Castle was the castle of the Sakura fiefdom. The feudal lord of Sakura changed more than ten times until the Hotta family came to rule in 1762. Sakura Castle was dismantled in 1873 and the moats and mounds are the only ruins that remain. The park also houses the National Museum of Japanese History. This is a very comprehensive museum where you can learn the history of Japan from the Stone Age to Modern. Audio guides are available in English, Chinese and Korean. Although you could spend days going through all the displays, perhaps better if you just brisked through the exhibition halls in say two hours to get a feel of the history. The admission fee is a modest 420 yen. The area that the castle and main buildings stood is now an open space with many cherry blossom trees. I have visited Sakura many times but never to view cherry blossoms. The reason that I chose to visit Sakura this year was because Sakura Castle Park came up frequently when I searched for places in Chiba Prefecture to enjoy this year’s cherry blossoms. There were many attractions for visitors, such as tea serving and classic drum beating that accompanies festivals and theater performance. The weather forecast for the day had not been promising, and visitors to the park were sparse in the morning. However as the day went by without turning worse and in fact becoming warmer and the sun coming out, by early afternoon there was a long queue of cars waiting to enter the car parks. Although in the morning the bloom rate was only 10 to 20%, we noticed that it had definitely increased in the last couple of hours. As it happened, we heard on TV the following morning that the cherry blossoms had reached 100% bloom in Tokyo on the previous day and for other areas that full bloom would come very quickly this year. We were very lucky to have visited the park at the right point in time! If you wish to learn more about my hanami (cherry blossom viewing) tour of 2017 please read my article on April in my homepage Rediscovering Japan.
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Date of experience: April 2017
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roy v wrote a review Apr 2016
Traralgon, Australia3,924 contributions666 helpful votes
We spent a bit of time here and bought lunch from one of the food vendors there on the day. We then did what the Japanese have been doing for century's we sat under the Cherry blossom and had a picnic like hundreds of others were. It was a bit unreal but soo peacefull even though the place was full.how marvellous that people of vision planted all these Cherry Trees generation ago . Their are a couple of nice statues near the entry of the American and Japanese guy who worked out and signed the agreement for Japan to open her doors and start trading with America , have a look and read the history of it. Very nice place to go and relax .
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Date of experience: April 2016
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