Minamiboso Flower March, Feb. 2019

WHAT: The 29th annual Minamiboso Flower March. The yearly event is a sister city walk with Blankenberg, Belgium that gets people together to celebrate our community, health, and sister city relationship. WHEN: Sat. 2/16, Sun. 2/17 (*march will proceed except in the event of extreme weather) WHERE: Minamiboso City Chikura Health Center (2705-6 Seto, Chikura-cho,... Continue Reading →

Beach Swim Dates (Summer ’18)

[The below information is an excerpt of and translated from an Iitokodori website article here.]   [The information was last updated on Aug. 12, 2018.] Conditions for beach swimming areas in Minamiboso City: ((Iwai region beach swim areas))      [Dates open]     Sat. July 21 - Mon. Aug., 20 Iwai number 1 (岩井第一) Swimming: OK   Temp:... Continue Reading →

Minamiboso Flower March, Feb. 2018

WHAT: The 28th annual Minamiboso Flower March. The yearly event is a sister city walk with Blankenberg, Belgium that gets people together to celebrate our community, health, and sister city relationship. WHEN: Sat. 2/17, Sun. 2/18 WHERE: Minamiboso City Chikura Health Center (2705-6 Seto, Chikura-cho, Minamiboso-shi, Chiba-ken) WHO: Anyone can participate in this community walk,... Continue Reading →

Nansouan (Soba restaurant)

Nansouan 南総庵 This small, two-story noodle restaurant has a mysterious way of making you feel like you're in ancient Japan. The tables are made of real wood that still retain their uneven texture, and the stools are tree stumps with a cushion. (You think they're fake until you try to move one!) Beside the windows... Continue Reading →

Grape Picking

DO: Late August and September in Japan is a great time to enjoy fresh grapes! The  Chikura grape farm has an all you can eat grape picking event (食べ放題祭り) every year. This year the event took place August 22nd-23rd. You can enjoy 6 different varieties of green, purple, black and even pink grapes for 500 yen... Continue Reading →

Minamiboso Music Festa

DO: A local music festival that takes place annually at Takabe Shrine in Chikura. The festival features groups mostly from around Minamiboso but also a few from Tateyama. The festival features a wide range of genres, from school bands and choruses to local rock, pop and jazz bands. The festival starts at 2:00 beginning with... Continue Reading →

Ryuken

Ryuken 柳軒 HIGHLIGHT: If you want genuine Taiwanese food, go here! Their portions are very generous, so bring a couple friends, order a couple dishes, and share everything family-style. Like most Chinese restaurants, you can also order take-out or take home your leftovers. RECOMMENDED: They have family and party menus with all you can drink... Continue Reading →

Horne Cafe

Horne Cafe オルネカフェ HIGHLIGHT: This small cafe seems to be run by the owner alone. In addition to drinks, desserts, and some pita pocket-like sandwiches, she also makes her own bread, scones, and other baked goods available to purchase and take home. RECOMMENDED: The baked goods change daily and range from walnut and fig bread... Continue Reading →

Chikura Music Festival

Chikura Music Festival 千倉ミュージックフェスティバル DO: See a great line-up of local bands that play everything from rock to jazz to country. Held yearly at the Nanbo Kokusai Mura, this outdoor event has a BBQ and a relaxing green area where you can sit and enjoy the music. The best part is that all the proceeds... Continue Reading →

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