Mother Farm

マザー牧場 (mazaa bokujo) Going to a farm may not sound like a fun way to spend your weekend, but you'd be surprised by how beautiful the scenery is and how many activities there are. Even on a cloudy day, the view of the green grass and hills contrasted against the pale sky is breathtaking. Patagonian... Continue Reading →

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Tateyama Sunset Pier

Tateyama Sunset Pier 館山夕日桟橋 Tateyama Hojo Beach and Mt Fuji ©南房総市 Tateyama Sunset Pier is a beautiful area on the coast of Tokyo Bay, with a long pier that makes it a popular spot for fishing, photography, or just a romantic stroll. On a clear day you can see Mt. Fuji in the distance. It's... Continue Reading →

6 Must-see Spots in Southern Chiba

If you're visiting the southern peninsula and aren't sure where to go, here are the top 6 sights to see during your visit! The list includes the cities of Minamiboso, Tateyama, Kamogawa, and Kyonan Town. The View of Hell at Mt. Nokogiri, "Saw-tooth Mountain" KYONAN TOWN - Peer down into hell from the overhang infamously... Continue Reading →

Tateyama Hojo Beach

Tateyama Hojo Beach 館山市北条海岸 Take in the scenery along the coast of Hojo Beach in Tateyama City. Most of this coastline is sand with several walkways that go out into the bay. If you come on a clear day you should be able to see Mt. Fuji (it's clearest to see in the winter and... Continue Reading →

Haraoka Sanbashi

Haraoka Sanbashi 原岡桟橋 This scenic beach is a famous spot for viewing Mt. Fuji. Come on a clear day to get a perfect view of the dormant volcano! Because of the humidity it's clearest in the winter or spring when you can see its snowy cap. To witness the famous Diamond Fuji, when the sun... Continue Reading →

Mt. Nokogiri

Mt. Nokogiri ("Saw-tooth Mountain") 鋸山 Named after it's saw-like shape, this mountain is a hiker's paradise. But whether you like to walk or not, it's worth the trek up so many stairs to see the sights and have a bird's-eye view of the ocean. Main attractions are: Hyaku-shaku Kannon (百尺観音), Nihon-ji Temple Buddha (日本寺大仏), View... Continue Reading →

Sunosaki Lighthouse

Sunosaki Lighthouse 洲崎灯台 DO: Climb the short set of stairs up to the lighthouse, set upon a hill that overlooks Tokyo Bay. While you cannot enter the lighthouse, it's a great place to sit and watch the sunset. It's best to go on a clear day, when you might be able to see Izu Oshima... Continue Reading →

Onuki Trail

Onuki Trail 大貫の古道 The Onuki Trail (literally "old roads of Onuki") is a hiking path in Chikura centered around the beautiful Komatsu-ji Temple. The trail is a little rough in terms of maintenance, but that just makes it feel like a real adventure. The Trail: First, park at Komatsu-ji Temple and enjoy the scenery. Komatsu-ji... Continue Reading →

Mt. Takatsukayama

Mt. Takatsukayama 高塚山 Takatsukayama in Chikura is a small mountain with a great view of the Pacific Ocean. There's also a temple to enjoy at the summit. Do: Climb about halfway up for the first lookout, then to the summit. The climb has a lot of stairs, but the relatively short length of the trail... Continue Reading →

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