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30 min. from Tokyo! What to do in Funabashi? Vol.4 Experiences

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ReleaseMarch 30, 2020

Funabashi City, in Chiba Prefecture, is located between Tokyo and Narita Airport. The area around Funabashi Station, and the area facing Tokyo Bay are home to all kinds of shops, restaurants and amusements. Meanwhile, just a short stroll away you’ll find beautiful parks where you can enjoy seasonal flowers near the shores of Tokyo Bay. From shopping to culture, Funabashi City offers a variety of unmissable Japan experiences, helping you enjoy your free time to the fullest.

Experiences


Japanese 3rd generation Antarctic Research Vessel
SHIRASE 5002 and Sapporo Black Label Collaboration Tour

The 134-meter long and 28-meter wide SHIRASE was an enormous Ice Breaker that went to Japanese Antarctic Station 25 times. The vessel is now moored in Funabashi Port and provides guided tours for the visitors. It will be an exciting experience for you to see the inside of vessel and the special equipments. The guided tours are organized in collaboration with Sapporo Chiba Brewery. You are invited to learn how they brew their famous Sapporo Black Label, which you can taste at the end of the tour.

Access: Meet-up area of the guided tours: Shuttle bus from Minami-Funabashi Station (JE11), Shin-Narashino Station (JE12) or Tsudanuma Station (JB33, JO26)
TEL: +81-47-437-3591
Open hours: Please refer to the website
Fee for experience (per person): Collaboration tour: 1,000 yen, Sapporo Chiba Brewery tour: 500 yen
Maximum capacity (persons): 40 people
Necessity of interpretation: Required
Necessity of reservation: Required (Phone, Web)
https://www.sapporobeer.jp/english/brewery/chiba/

SHIRASE 5002

Sapporo Chiba Brewery


Pear-picking!
Ono Nashi-en

Juicy and sweet Japanese pears are harvested in Funabashi. Chiba Prefecture ranks first in Japan in the number of pears harvested every year.
Access: 7-min walk from Takifudo Station (SL16)
TEL: +81-47-448-2416
Open hours: 9:00 – 18:00
Closed: Open everyday during pear picking season (from mid-August to late-September)
Fee for experience (per person): 800 – 5,000 yen *Selling by weight (800 yen/kg)
Maximum capacity (persons): 10 people
Necessity of interpretation: Required
Necessity of reservation: Required (Phone, E-mail: oononashien@gmail.com)
*1 day prior to visit
*Not necessary for a group of six or smaller

Ono Nashi-en
Ono Nashi-en

Enjoy Strawberry-picking
Tanaka-en

Enjoy strawberry-picking from January to May at this fruit farm which grows Japanese pears, grapes, strawberries, and much more.

Access: 6-min walk from Misaki Station (SL15)
TEL: +81-47-448-2058
Open hours: 10:00 – 13:00
Closed: Available only from January to May
Fee for experience (per person): 500 – 2,000 yen (depending on the season)
Maximum capacity (persons): 40 people
Necessity of interpretation: Required
Necessity of reservation: Required (Phone, Web, E-mail: tanakaen.funabashi@gmail.com)
*60 days prior to visit
https://tanakaenfunabashi.wixsite.com/tanakaen/blank

Tanaka-en

Tanaka-en


Enjoy Japanese music
TAIKO-LAB Funabashi

This wadaiko (traditional Japanese drums) school can arrange a wadaiko class for a group of tourists. Wadaiko is a powerful musical instrument, which even beginners can enjoy playing. Playing wadaiko is not only enjoying music, however, but also a physical sport using your whole body, and has been gaining attention recently as a way to refresh your energy.

Access: 7-min walk from Funabashi Station (JB31, JO25, KS22, TD35)
TEL: +81-47-467-8700
Open hours: 10:00 – 22:00
Closed: –
Fee for experience (per person): 3,000 – 5,000 yen
Maximum capacity (persons): 15 people
Necessity of interpretation: Not required
Necessity of reservation: Required (Phone, Web, E-mail: info@taikolab-funabashi.com)
*3 days prior to visit
https://www.taikolab-funabashi.com/

TAIKO-LAB Funabashi

TAIKO-LAB Funabashi


Utilizing renewable energy
Funabashi Meguru Spa

Funabashi Meguru Spa is a spa facility utilizing thermal energy generated from incinerating garbage at Hokubu Seiso Kojo, a garbage disposal facility in Funabashi City. The facility has big bath areas with open-air baths, saunas, and a walking pool.
*People with tattoos are not allowed to use the facility.

Access: 40 min by bus from Funabashi Station (JB31, JO25, KS22, TD35), getting off at Funabashi Meguspa-mae / 15 min by bus from Misaki Station (SL15)
TEL: +81-47-457-5151
Open hours: 9:00 –21:00
Closed: Mon (or the following day when it falls on a national holiday), Dec. 29 to Jan. 3
Admission fee: 500 yen
Maximum capacity (persons): 10 people
Necessity of interpretation: Not required
Necessity of reservation: Not required
https://f-meguspa.jp/

Funabashi Meguru Spa

Funabashi Meguru Spa


See more attractions of Funabashi on our English website!
“FUNABASHI Style”
https://www.city.funabashi.lg.jp/funabashistyle/en/index.html

Only 30 min. from Tokyo! What to do in Funabashi? Vol.1 Dining Guide
Only 30 min. from Tokyo! What to do in Funabashi? Vol.2 Parks
Only 30 min. from Tokyo! What to do in Funabashi? Vol.3 Shooping

*The information herein is as of March 2020.