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Kasori Shellmounds Site Museum

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Kasori Shellmounds Site Museum

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8-33-1, Wakaba-ku, Sakuragi, Chiba 264-0028 Chiba Prefecture
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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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EIVOC wrote a review Dec 2017
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Kasori Shell mound was designated as a "Special Historical Site" on Oct 13, 2017. This is the largest shell mound in Japan. It is said that this shell mound is older than 5000 years. There is a small museum that shows about the mound and the life of ancient Japanese people. You can walk through the part of a shell mound that is being cut. Very exiting to know about the life of ancient- over 5000years - life. Unfortunately, there's no restaurants near this site, only one bending machine available. You'd better bring your lunch and drink. On weekends, you can try to make Jomon style pottery.
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Date of experience: May 2017
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Fiona B wrote a review Aug 2017
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam6 contributions2 helpful votes
First, the museum does have a very useful and informative pamphlet in (perfect) English, so go there first, get the English explanation, and sit and read that for a few minutes. Once you have the background information, then go around the museum and to the three on-site cutaway middens and the recreated Jomon-era houses. We had two friendly English-speakers from the museum who helped us, and one of them visited places around the park with us and gave us some wonderful extra personal and historical information, answered all our questions and helped with a project we were doing. On the day we went, there was a pottery group working around the back, making replica Jomon pots, and we were invited to go and watch them. Also at the back is an Edo-era house, built in the mid-1700s for some prosperous Chiba family. It is not completely restored, but it is being conserved, and we were allowed in there too. If you have an interest in ancient history, then this is really surprisingly good.
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Date of experience: August 2017
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Guzheng_KL wrote a review Apr 2017
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia60 contributions14 helpful votes
It is a good place to visit if you have interest for history or archeology. You can take Chiba Monorail from JR Chiba station then get off at Sakuragi or Oguradai, station. You need to walk for 15 minutes to reach Kasori shell mounds. It is easier to drive if you have any car navigation.
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Date of experience: April 2017
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