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Chiba Park

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Chiba Park

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Benten 3-1-1, Chuo-ku, Chiba 260-0045 Chiba Prefecture
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Private Tour - Wander off the "mainstream" track of Tokyo, and visit Chiba
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Private Tour - Wander off the "mainstream" track of Tokyo, and visit Chiba

Fantastic photo opportunities of beautiful views in Chiba City<br><br>40 minutes by train outside of Tokyo, not far from Narita International airport, is Chiba City. Chiba is rich in nature with many wonderful places to visit. <br><br>There is a botanical garden with beautiful sights to see throughout the year, a beach with a tropical vibe, and a location registered as one of Japan's Nightscape Heritage Sites, to name a few. Despite it being located right beside Tokyo, Chiba is little known by visitors from abroad. <br><br>Become the first of many to explore this wonderful area to get a more rural taste of Japan! Once you have made your way to Chiba, for the rest of the day, your otomo tour guide will do all the navigating, so just relax and enjoy your private tour.
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tomizuta1953 wrote a review Aug 2020
Funabashi, Japan1,091 contributions131 helpful votes
Although On May 25, 2020 the Japanese government lifted the declaration of the state of emergency in the remaining prefectures of Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba, Saitama and Hokkaido, we remained cautious in particular because of the number of people diagnosed as positive in Tokyo. We therefore decided to make only short excursions in Chiba Prefecture for the time being. There was a lot of coverage of ancient lotuses in full bloom from end June to early July, and as we found that one of the most popular places with these ancient lotuses was in Chiba City, we made a visit to Chiba Park in Chiba City, only one kilometer north of central Chiba. Chiba Park was opened as a municipal park several years after WWII on the former site of Railroad Regiment No. 1, where a baseball ground, multi-purpose stadium (which used to host cycling races), gymnasium, swimming pool and other facilities were gradually opened. The baseball ground has been discontinued and planned to be converted to public open space. The multi-purpose stadium is in the process of being rebuilt. There was a temporary car park on the northern edge of the park for visitors coming to see the ancient lotuses. There is no parking fee or admission fee to the park. All of the athletic facilities are located on the north side of the park. From the car park, we passed by the outdoor swimming pools and headed south to the pond where the ancient lotuses are. Here I need to talk about the lotus, called Oga lotus. Peat for fuel used to be harvested in Kemigawa, about 7 kilometers west of the town center of Chiba City and part of the city. Several years after the end of WWII, a Neolithic canoe was found in the peat bog, which led to an excavation. Two more canoes and a lotus receptacle were found. Dr. Oga, a botanist and lotus expert carried out further excavation that led to the discovery of three lotus seeds, one of which he succeeded to germinate and bloom in 1952. The lotus gained worldwide recognition as the Oga Lotus. From the seeds and roots, Oga Lotus has been successfully cultivated all around Japan, including Chiba Park. It was during the monsoon season, but the rain had let up and with the sunshine it started to get quite warm, which made me feel uncomfortable wearing a mask. There were quite a few visitors already but everyone was quite conscious of keeping a social distance with other visitors. The lotus flowers were over their peak, but there were still more than three hundred to enjoy. The purple flowers are very beautiful and much bigger than I had thought. It is a pity that they only last a few days. The lotus receptacles are also very unique. There is a wooden passage that takes visitors through the middle of the lotuses. There are quite a few flowering plants in the park. Quite noticeable in the middle of the park was a field of purple agapanthus in full bloom and the hydrangeas also in their peak. There were also some scattered orange iris close by. It was a very interesting and rewarding visit that I would recommend to travelers especially around June and July.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Reynaldo Flores wrote a review Nov 2019
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Stayed at a hotel very near the JR Station. It's very quiet and laid-back here. Unlike the noise and hordes of tourists in Tokyo. Chiba Eki has trees, shaded benches, a pond with ducks. There's a boat rental service if you wanna spend some time just paddling around the pond. Watched some tourists having fun . Then I walked off to ride the Monorail at Chibakoen station. To see the animals at Chiba Zoo. But that's another topic for my next review...
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Jeremybr wrote a review Oct 2018
Setagaya, Japan763 contributions64 helpful votes
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There is a boating lake whose serenity is lost on a nearby monorail. That said the park does generally offer an escape from the surrounding concrete jungle. As is often the way with Japanese parks, I feel they could always offer a little bit more for kids, this one has a good climbing frame combined with slides, there are two swings, a couple of rockers for toddlers and some hanging bars.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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McG_Road_Warrior wrote a review Mar 2017
Tokyo, Japan548 contributions324 helpful votes
It has to be said, no one can quite ruin the scenery like the Japanese can. The ugly concrete jungle of Chiba city breaks 1km north of the main train station and is ultimately ruined by the hideous monorail that hanging over the park. Whenever I see something like this I just rack my brain trying to figure out what they were thinking. It just defies logic. There is also the horse racing track at the north end of the park, just to further ruin the experience.
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Date of experience: March 2017
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219kensf wrote a review May 2016
161 contributions26 helpful votes
If you are near Chiba Station now, it's a good place for a walk. There's a pond, trees, flowers, some play equipments for the kids, Japanese teahouse, and so on. You can get on and row a boat. It might be a nice place for the kids. I enjoyed little rose garden in the evening, and spent a relaxing time.
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Date of experience: May 2016
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