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Updated:September 17, 2014

Taking a Picture Spot

Umihotaru

area facility for Tokyo Bay Aqua-Line – a toll expressway 15.1 km in length that crosses the central part of Tokyo Bay.
Sunrise seen from Umihotaru

Evening sun from Makuhari New City

Makuhari New City

Makuhari New City is a futuristic international business city that leads the 21st century. Here, complex functions of business, residence, education, and play are concentrated, including Makuhari Messe, business and research buildings, commercial facilities, hotels, houses, schools and parks. About 140,000 people consisting of workers, students, residents, and visitors engage in activities here daily.

Nojimazaki Todai (lighthouse)

One of the eight lighthouses promised to be built in the Edo Treaty, which was concluded with the four countries of America, England, France and Holland, in Keio 2 (1866) – a historical event related to the opening of Japan to the world.

Kujukuri Beach

Kujukuri beach in Chiba Prefecture, extending 66 kilometers, is one of the most outstanding sand beaches in Japan.

Iioka Todai (lighthouse)

Iioka Todai stands on a steep cliff in Byobugaura, which is called “The Dover of the East.”  This is a grand coastline with cliffs of 50 m elevation above the ocean, extending about 10 km from Gyoubu cape to Naarai beach in Choshi city.

Mt. Fuji seen behind Kujukuri beach

Kujukutani

The scenery created by mist and countless rows of mountains on the Boso Hills, resembling a black and white drawing, is fantastic.  Mountains emerging from the clouds during autumn and winter, and the scenery of mountains lit with the morning or evening sunlight are spectacular.  The Kujukutani hilly terrain can be viewed from Kujukutani Park in front of Shirotori Shrine on Mt. Kanou.   
Get off at JR Uchibo Line “Sanukimachi Station.”  Take the bus to the stop “Jinyaji,” and 10 minutes’ walk.

Mt. Daifuku

Mt. Daifuku, at 285 m elevation, is the tallest mountain in Ichihara city.  So far, 112 species of trees, 272 species of plants and 44 species of ferns have been recorded.  This is a characteristic laurel forest that has been protected from ancient times.  The view from the observation deck at the mountain peak is outstanding, and the forest is enjoyed by citizens for hiking.

Umegase Valley

A valley of a tributary of Yoro River, with 30 to 50 m high erosion cliffs continuing on both banks of the valley with a river 4 to 4.5 m wide.  Distinctive and beautiful scenery can be enjoyed with each of the four seasons, and the place is particularly known for its beautiful maple leaves. 

Yoro Valley

This valley was formed by Yoro River, which runs from Otaki town to Ichihara city in Chiba Prefecture.  Japanese hot spring inns are scattered in the surrounding areas, where black water hot springs that are unique to Yoro Valley can be enjoyed.
With the hot springs and autumn leaves picking, Yoro Valley is one of the greatest tourist spots in Chiba Prefecture, along with Umegase Valley on the west side of this valley.

Diamond Fuji

The sun setting on the summit of Mt. Fuji looks like a shining diamond – this phenomenon is called Diamond Fuji.  The scene of Mt. Fuji and the shining sun is indeed nature’s work of art.  The evening sun setting on the summit of Mt. Fuji draws cheers from spectators.  Many amateur photographers also flock here.

This scene cannot be viewed from just any region where Mt. Fuji can be seen. It is only possible from places where Mt. Fuji is seen towards the west and when climate conditions are good – only twice a year. This sight can be seen from some regions in Chiba prefecture (15 places). * When the temperature is high, the sight may not be clear.

From “Funabashi Sanbanse Kaihin Park”
Take Keisei Bus bound for “Funabashi Kaihin Koen” from JR Keiyo Line Futamata Shinmachi Station, and get off at the last stop.