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Discover picturesque locations in Chiba’s Boso area! A solo trip for relaxation


ReleaseMarch 10, 2022

Discover picturesque locations in Chiba’s Boso area! A solo trip for relaxation

Chiba’s Boso area is just about an hour away from Tokyo via train, bus, or car. Home to oceans, mountains, and tropical scenery, it is an ideal location to recover from the stresses of daily life. Enjoy a refreshing mini-vacation♪

Mt. Nokogiri 
nokogiriyama At 329 meters above sea level, Mt. Nokogiri became well known as a stone quarry back in the mid-17th century. Many of the mountain’s jagged rock faces remain exposed, and you can still see the remnants of the quarry. This spot is also a popular hiking course dotted with grand sights and vistas to the north. To the south, you’ll also find Nihon-ji Temple with its many stone Buddha statues. Visitors will be walking on mountain paths, so we recommend wearing shoes fit for the task.
You can reach the summit by the Nokogiriyama Ropeway or car.
* The ropeway may be temporarily closed during winter for inspection

Jigoku Nozoki (“Glimpse of Hell”) 
jigokunozoki jigokunozoki You’ll arrive at this breathtaking spot after trekking up a steep slope. From the thrill-inducing observatory that juts out from the cliff, you can see a panoramic view of Tokyo Bay, Miura Peninsula, and all the way to Izu Peninsula!
Please be careful as you’ll be treading on rocky ground.

Hyaku-shaku Kannon 
hyakusyakukannnon This towering stone Buddhist goddess statue stands roughly 30 meters high, carved into one of the quarry’s perpendicular stone cliffs. It was completed in 1966 after six years of construction. It is seen as the main deity protecting travelers on land, sea, and air

Big Buddha of Nihon-ji Temple 
nihonji One of Japan’s largest Buddha statues, this 31-meter deity is carved into a rock face. Its official name is Yakushi Ruriko Nyorai. Though the original statue was completed around 1783, it was restored in 1969 due to natural corrosion.

A daruma (traditional Japanese good-luck doll) fortune!

A row of small, endearing jizo (deity of children and travelers) statues!

Umihotaru Parking Area
umihotaru A highway parking area in the middle of the Aqua-Line. The five-story building houses eateries, souvenir shops, a foot bath, and rest areas with panoramic views.

Okamoto Pier (Haraoka Pier)
okamotosanbasi okamotosanbasi okamotosanbasi A rare wooden pier in Japan, Okamoto Pier has recently become a popular, nostalgic photo spot. When the weather is clear, you’ll see Mt. Fuji across the water.

the Fish
thefish A restaurant attached to the fish market and souvenir market.
thefish thefish The interior exudes a resort atmosphere, with local fish dishes, pasta, and seafood on the menu.

thefish The wall facing the ocean is all glass, with a beautiful view of Tokyo Bay.

Address: 2288 Kanaya, Futtsu City
Access: 5-minute walk from Hamakanaya Station (JR)
Business hours: 11:00 AM-5:30 PM (L.O.)
Holidays: Open 365 days

A restaurant run by the fisheries cooperative where you can devour fresh seafood, sashimi, sushi, and grilled seafood for a reasonable price. Not only can you enjoy the food, but the locale also acts as a commercial complex with souvenirs, a carbonated hot spring, and an inn. You can appreciate all that the ocean has to offer right here.

Address: 99-5 Yoshihama, Kyonan-machi, Awa County
Access: 15-minute walk from Hota Station (JR)
Business hours: Weekdays 9:30am-5:45pm (L.O. 5:00pm), Weekends and Holidays 9:30am-7:30pm (L.O. 6:45pm)
Holidays: Open 365 days (Ban-ya no Yu is closed on Tuesdays)

Tateyama Nagisa Restaurant
nagisasyokudo A cafe and restaurant located on the 2nd floor of the commercial complex “Nagisa no Eki Tateyama.”

nagisasyokudo nagisasyokudo From the seafood bowls and teishoku (set meals) using local seafood ingredients to the pasta and pizzas, you can taste a fusion of Japanese and Western food.

nagisasyokudo nagisasyokudo The view of Tateyama Bay spreading out from the terrace will fill you with a liberating sensation.

Address: 1564-1 Tateyama, Tateyama City
Access: 15-minute walk from Tateyama Station; 15 minutes by car via the Futtsu-Tateyama Road Tomiura IC
Business hours: 11:00am-2:30pm (L.O. 2:30pm); 2:00pm-5:00pm (L.O. 4:30pm)
Holidays: Open 365 days

Kyonan Beer
kyonanbeer kyonanbeer Drink craft beers made with the agricultural gems of Kyonan Town, including Koshihikari brand rice and lemons. There are a variety of beers, from the mildly bitter and refreshing to the strong, bitter flavors containing the sweet and aromatic notes of hops.

Address: Michi-no-Eki Kyonan Tourism and Local Products Center, 517-1 Yoshihama, Kyonan-machi, Awa County
Business hours: 10:00am-4:00pm
Holidays: Mondays

Kimura Peanuts
kimurapeanuts Thanks to the Boso Peninsula’s ideal climate, Chiba Prefecture is the No. 1 producer of peanuts in all of Japan. This shop sells peanuts grown on site and over 20 variations of peanut products always line the shelves.
To prevent damage to the peanuts that can cause the umami flavors to escape, the store makes a point of cracking every peanut by hand!

kimurapeanuts Peanut-flavored soft ice cream
Rich, creamy flavor!

Address: 236-3 Shimosanagura, Tateyama City
Business hours: 9:00am-6:00pm
Holidays: January 1

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