Seasonal Guide to Fruit-Picking & More

Japan takes special pride in its seasonal foods. Picking your own fruit (or vegetables, nuts, etc.) is very popular in country areas like Minamiboso. After all, you can't get fresher than fruit straight from the vine! This post lists popular fruits and more in Chiba Prefecture and their picking season. Check out the PDF for... Continue Reading →

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What’s in Season? Calendar Guide

Japan is all about eating fresh and in season. Produce and other food items in grocery stores change depending on the time of year. Want nabe (hot pot) in summer? Good luck finding broth in the store. While inconvenient if you're used to having all types of food all year round, eating in season is... Continue Reading →

Hydrangea Festival 6/10

Come see the hydrangea plants in full bloom during the Hydrangea Festival! WHEN: Sun, June 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. *You can view the 20,000 hydrangea plants anytime during the month of June. Entry is free, although a small donation is appreciated. WHERE: Nichiun-ji Temple ADDRESS: Minamiboso City, Kamo 2124

Taste of Minamiboso

What food makes Minamiboso unique? This list runs through the most well-known dishes in the city. Keep in mind that some items are seasonal and may not be available all year round. FRIED EDIBLE FLOWERS Available only in the spring, Minamiboso offers the rare opportunity to eat tempura-battered flowers! Known here as "edible flowers," they're... Continue Reading →

Cherry Blossom Festival, Feb. 4

Houko Park, Cherry Blossom Festival 抱湖園 桜まつり Date: Feb. 4, 2018 Time: 10 am - 3 pm Place: Houko Park (抱湖園) and surrounding area  *Will be canceled if it rains Activities: Koto recital (at 10:30 am and 12 pm) Festival music (throughout the morning) Shinobue Japanese flute recital (once in the morning and afternoon) Kamishibai picture... Continue Reading →

Roadside Station: Rosemary Park

Roadside Station: Rosemary Park 道の駅 ローズマリー公園 HIGHLIGHT: This Shakespeare themed roadside station features old-English style architecture and gardens. The Hanamaru market offers both locally produced vegetables and fruits that are great just to take home, as well as sweets and packaged goods that are great for gifting. Shows are periodically put on at the Shakespearian style... Continue Reading →

Shiroyama Park

Shiroyama Park 城山公園 DO: This park located on a hill offers everything from flowers, peacocks, a castle, children’s park and more! Though the walk is a bit steep, it is very well worth climbing to see the view of Tateyama Bay (and Mt.Fuji if you’re lucky) from the peak. The winding landscape is decorated with narcissus flowers,... Continue Reading →

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