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Updated:September 16, 2014

Leisure spots aplenty

Many of Japan’s most famous leisure spots are here!

Chiba Prefecture has many large-scale leisure areas. From some of Japan’s most famous leisure facilities to ones where you can get up close with animals or enjoy the great outdoors, these areas with their many charms are hugely popular. Why not take a trip with your family or friends?

Japan’s largest theme park! Tokyo Disneyland® and Tokyo DisneySea®

Tokyo Disneyland®, the kingdom of dreams and magic, is made up of seven themed areas, with Cinderella Castle as its symbol. Tokyo DisneySea®, which gets its inspirations from stories and legends of the sea, is a park that attracts young and old, inspiring their hearts to adventure. Each park offers a lineup of attractions and entertainment along the lines of its themes, as well as special seasonal events, colorful shows, and gorgeous shops and restaurants, creating a world where children and adults of all ages can enjoy themselves. Come and create some precious memories with your favorite Disney friends!

Location: Maihama, Urayasu City
Phone: 0570-00-8632 (9:00 – 19:00) Tokyo Disney Resort Information Center

Be wowed by orca performances! Kamogawa Sea World

One of Japan’s premium aquariums, with the Pacific Ocean spreading out before your eyes. Based on the concept of “A meeting with the world of the seas,” it displays more than 11,000 living creatures from rivers and seas from 800 species in a way that is close to their natural environments. Starting with the kings of the sea, the orcas, and their dynamic jumps, the dolphins who wow the crowds with their amazing combination performances, the charming sea lions showing off their varied tricks, and the beluga whales, known as the canaries of the sea, which have abilities beyond those of humans, the stunning and elaborate performances of these animals continue to attract visitors. The program where visitors can actually touch the animals is also very popular.

Address: 1464-18 Higashi-cho, Kamogawa City
Phone: 04-7093-4803

Come and enjoy getting up close with animals and flowers of each season! Mother Farm

One of Japan’s major tourist farms, themed around the concept of “Interaction with flowers, greenery, and people.” The extensive grounds are filled with flowers in every season, and visitors can enjoy playing with cows, horses, alpacas, and many other animals. You can try your hand at milking a cow, watch sheep get sheared, see piglets run races, and visit many other popular attractions. Or you can make your own cheese and butter, or wander the orchard where you can sample the fruit or spend the day in the play area. And don't forget the farm-fresh foods like milk products or mutton barbeques!

Address: 940-3 Tagura, Futtsu City
Phone: 0439-37-3211

Experience the “German” countryside in Chiba! Country Farm Tokyo German Village

This greenery and flower-filled theme park in the hills of Sodegaura recreates the German country landscape. Starting with the Rose Garden, filled with colorful roses blooming in early summer and in autumn, as well as the mountain phlox and hydrangeas, the park is decorated with flowers blooming in every season. It also offers wide open spaces to relax and play, amusement facilities, a children’s zoo, chances to pick your own crops and fruit, and many other attractions for both young and old. The fantastical winter illuminations are the most extensive in Chiba Prefecture, and recognized as one of the “Three Great Illuminations of Kanto.” This popular event attracts crowds of people from both Chiba and other regions.

Address: 419 Nagayoshi, Sodegaura City
Phone: 0438-60-5511