Boso Peninsula in southern Chiba prefecture is the ideal and closest place to Tokyo for experiencing Japan's picturesque coastal countryside. In this guided tour YOU can decide the entire itinerary and all the places you want to visit!
- Experience the coastal countryside of Chiba
- Select among a dozen of great facilities and experiences
- Visit unique natural sites, temples and one of the best aquariums
- You can extend this tour to two days
Chiba prefecture spans over Boso Peninsula, south of Narita Airport and east of Tokyo Bay. The southern part of that peninsula (known also as Minami-Boso) has a wide array of natural and cultural sightseeing spots to visit, as well as plenty of interesting experiences for every taste! The tour around the picturesque coastal landscape is ideal for couples, friends, families and guests of Tokyo who want to see the rural face of Japan but do not have time to spend more than one or two days outside of the capital city.
This can be booked as a guided tour, but there is no fixed itinerary! The price includes a round trip from Tokyo and a special transportation pass for unlimited rides of the trains and buses in the entire area for 2 days, therefore you can visit as many facilities and sightseeing spots as you want! In order to avoid problems with transportation and getting lost (especially when riding local buses or finding some remote facilities), we strongly recommend additionally booking a guide for this tour. Besides, the guide will tell you so many interesting things about the region and will recommend amazing local restaurants!
Choose between a day trip or a two-day tour, which includes one night stay in Chiba's rural south. The interesting spots are spread across a vast area so we recommend staying overnight in order to fully enjoy the idyllic beauty of Boso Peninsula.
Here is a list of recommended places to visit. Pick your favourites and inform your guide, or ask them to recommend something for you:
1. Kamogawa Seaworld: One of Japan's finest and most popular aquariums. A great variety of marine life to see, including polar sea animals like penguins and sea otters. Unique live shows with dolphins, beluga whales, sea lions and killer whales are held several times per day. One of the two places in Japan to see killer whale shows!
2. Mt Nokogiri and Nihonji Temple: A unique "saw-shaped" mountain with a spectacular view over the entire valley and bay seen from the symbolic steep rock on the top. Nihonji Temple is a massive Buddhist mountain complex, home to the largest pre-modern stone-carved Buddha in Japan.
3. Tateyama city: Some of the city's highlights are Tateyama Castle on the top of the scenic Shiroyama Park Hill, former Akayama air-raid shelters - a labirynth of underground caves and tunnels that are open to the public, Tateyama Family Park where you can enjoy not only the flower gardens but also eat rare tropical fruits, Okinoshima uninhabited island which is connected to the city through a small strip of sand, and many others.
4. Futomi Flower Center: Besides enjoying the spacious flower garden, you can experience fishing red sea bream and have it cooked for you at the nearby restaurant!
5. Niemonjima island: Take aboat to this small rocky island which has lots of historical monuments and rare plants. Japan's shogun Minamoto-no-Yoritomo hid in a cave on this island after he was defeated in a military battle.
6. Tainoura pleasure boat: Take a boat trip around the rocky coastal line of Tainoura bay and see some interesting natural spots.
7. Shopping and eating local farm products and delicacies at various "Michi no Eki" farm centers: in Chikura, Wadaura and Tomiura.
Please consult your preferences for the itinerary with your guide as the facilities are spread across a vast area.
Big JR station in Tokyo (Shinjuku, Tokyo, Akihabara). To be discussed after your booking.