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Chiba Prefecture

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Chiba Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located in the Kantō region and the Greater Tokyo Area. The sixth most populous prefecture, and 27th largest by land area, Chiba is on the east coast of Honshu and largely consists of the Bōsō Peninsula, which encloses the eastern side of Tokyo Bay. Its capital is Chiba City.EtymologyThe name of Chiba Prefecture in Japanese is formed from two kanji characters. The first, means "thousand" and the second, means "leaves". The name first appears as an ancient kuni no miyatsuko, or regional command office, as the Chiba Kuni no Miyatsuko. The name was adopted by a branch of the Taira clan, which moved to the area in present-day Chiba City in the late Heian period. The branch of the Taira adopted the name and became the Chiba clan, and held strong influence over the area of the prefecture until the Azuchi-Momoyama period. The name "Chiba" was chosen for the prefecture at the time its creation in 1873 by the, an early Meiji-period body of prefectural governors that met to decide the structure of local and regional administration in Japan.The compound word, which refers to the Tokyo-Chiba region, is formed from the second character in Tokyo, and the second character in Chiba, which can also be pronounced “kei” and “yō” respectively. This compound is used in terms such as the Keiyō Line, Keiyō Road, Keiyō Rinkai Railway Rinkai Main Line, and the Keiyō Industrial Zone.
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Places to visit in Chiba Prefecture

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Popular things to do in Chiba Prefecture

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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Disney Park / Activity
Tokyo Disneyland Maihama
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Duration: 8 hours
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Disney Park / Activity
Tokyo DisneySea Maihama
4.3
Duration: 1 hour
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple ©
Historic Site
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple Narita
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Naritasan Omote Sando ©
Historic Site
Naritasan Omote Sando Narita
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Duration: 1 hour

Historic Sites in Chiba Prefecture

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Mt. Otowa Kiyomizu Temple
Religious Site
Mt. Otowa Kiyomizu Temple Isumi
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Duration: 1 hour
Mitsuishiyama Kannon-ji Temple ©
Religious Site
Mitsuishiyama Kannon-ji Temple Kimitsu
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Chokoji Temple ©
Religious Site
Chokoji Temple Sanmu
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Duration: 1 hour
Makata Shrine ©
Religious Site
Makata Shrine Narita
4.5
Duration: 1 hour

Hidden gems in Chiba Prefecture

Narita International Airport Terminal 1 ©
Observation Deck
Narita International Airport Terminal 1 Narita
4.3
Duration: 1 hour
Katori Jingu Shrine
Religious Site
Katori Jingu Shrine Katori
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes
Naritasan Park ©
Park
Naritasan Park Narita
4.3
Duration: 1 hour
Nokogiriyama Nihonji Tenbodai ©
Observation Deck
Nokogiriyama Nihonji Tenbodai Kyonan-machi
4.4
Duration: 1 hour

Kid-friendly things to do in Chiba Prefecture

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Kamogawa Sea World ©
Aquarium
Kamogawa Sea World Kamogawa
4.3
Duration: 1 hour
Bon Voyage ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Bon Voyage Maihama
4.3
Duration: 1 hour
Country Farm Tokyo German Village ©
Theme Park
Country Farm Tokyo German Village Sodegaura
3.5
Duration: 1 hour
Inage Sengen Jinja Shrine
Religious Site
Inage Sengen Jinja Shrine Chiba
3.5
Duration: 30 minutes

Shopping in Chiba Prefecture

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Brown's Field
Gift & Specialty Shop
Brown's Field Isumi
5.0
Duration: 1 hour
MITSUI OUTLET PARK KISARAZU ©
Factory Outlet
MITSUI OUTLET PARK KISARAZU Kisarazu
3.6
Duration: 1 hour
Coconut, Tsudanuma
Gift & Specialty Shop
Coconut, Tsudanuma Narashino
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
Umihotaru ©
Shopping Mall
Umihotaru Kisarazu
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Duration: 1 hour

Parks in Chiba Prefecture

Hanashima Park ©
Park
Hanashima Park Chiba
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Duration: 1 hour
Sakura Hiroba
Park
Sakura Hiroba Narashino
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes
Sodegaura Park ©
Park
Sodegaura Park Sodegaura
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Duration: 1 hour