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Updated:September 17, 2014

Choshi City Course

Choshi city, with three sides surrounded by the ocean, is a region with mild climate and many tourist spots. Choshi fishing port is proud to have one of the highest catches in Japan. Bathing beaches and dolphin watching can also be enjoyed.

Choshi Electric Railway Line

Choshi Electric Railway Line is a 6.4 km electric railway from JR Choshi station to Tokawa station.

Choshi Electric Railway Line specialty “Nure Senbei (soft rice cracker)”
In Choshi city, there is a large soy saucefactory. The unique textured rice cracker made using its soy sauce is Choshi city’ s specialty

Inubohsaki Lighthouse

Inubohsaki Lighthouse is a white tower rising at the tip of the vigorous Inuboh Promontory. This first-rankWestern style lighthouse was constructed by Richard Henry Brunton, an English architect, in 1874, beingthe 24th lighthouse in Japan.

The lighthouse has a tall tower (31.57 meters) ranking second among thebrick buildings existing in Japan and emits a light of 2 million candelas in luminous intensity via first-class four lenses. It is a lighthouse second to none in Japan both in name and reality. From the platform on the top of a corkscrew staircase of 99 steps, you can experience a spectacular viewas if you were in a solitary island far out on the Pacific Ocean. 7 minutes’ walk from Inubo Sta., Choshi Electric Railway Line.

Choshi Port Tower

Choshi Port Tower is a 57.7-meter high twin tower. Its observatory located in the 4th floor commands amagnificent view of the Pacific Ocean and an animated scene of a fishery harbor. Port Tower“ Uosse” Stop, Misaki-meguri Sightseeing Shuttle Bus (Will run until the end of March 2008.)20 minutes’ ride on Chibakotsu Bus for Kawagushi-Kurohae-Port Center.

Wosse 21

This direct sale center has a large assortment of fresh fish unloaded at Choshi port, which isnoted for its abundant catch. At restaurants, freshly caught fish can be enjoyed.

Chikyu no Maruku Mieru Oka Ocean View Observatory

The observatory is located at the top of Atagoyama Hill (73.6 meters high), one of theheights of the Shimousa Terrace. It commands aboundless ocean view, sometimes including evenMt. Fuji, on the east and south as well as anextensive view from the Kashima Sea to Mt.Tsukuba on the north. On the west, you canglance over another expanse of waters fromByobu-ga-Ura Creek to Kujukuri Beach. A360-degree panorama around you from theobservation platform (90 meters above sea level)lets you personally experience through the arcinghorizon that the Earth is a globe.

You can alsoexperience a beautiful view of the Sun settinginto the ocean till about the middle of February. Chikyu Tembodai Stop, Misaki-meguri Sightseeing Shuttle Bus (Will run until the end of March 2008.) 15 minutes’ walk from Inuboh Sta., Choshi Electric Railway Line.

Choshi Fishing Port

Choshi fishing port is located at the mouth of Tone River, which has the largest catchment area in Japan and empties into the Pacific Ocean, and the port is proud of having outstanding catches among all of Japan. Even tourists can buy fish in season at a lower price than market price. Observation tour is available, but inquiry in advance is required. (Japanese)

[Choshi Fisheries Cooperative Association]
Business hours: 8:00 - 17:00
Closed days: Every Tuesday, first andthird Mondays (Also, closed irregularly)
TEL. 0479-22-3200 (Japanese)

Iinuma-Kannon

Byobu-ga-Ura Creek

Byobugaura is a 10 km-long magnificent seacoast cliff, roughly shaved by wave erosion. This cliff is even sometimes called the Dover of the Orient.

Dolphin Watching

Choshi Ocean Institute conducts dolphin / whale watching cruises throughout the year.For details, please visit our website. (Japanese)

http://www.irukanet.com/choshi/(External link)