Day tour to Chiba from Tokyo - How to go and what to do

by Kenzia - TripleLights travel specialist

There are so many beautiful places in Japan outside of the major places like Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto. One of which is the Chiba Prefecture. If you want to enjoy a little bit more of Japan, or if you have an extra day after traveling around Tokyo, consider exploring the Chiba Prefecture. From Tokyo,  you don’t have to travel far and long to reach Chiba Prefecture. Chiba has a lot of charms and attractions to offer.



If you want to know more about Chiba and do a little exploring, but don’t know how to go or what to do there, I’ve got you. With so much information on the internet, including this article, it will only take a few minutes for you to get the answer to that.


In this article, I am going to introduce a little bit more of Chiba to you, how to travel to Chiba from Tokyo, places to go in Chiba, day tour options to Chiba, and more recommendations. So, keep reading!


Day tour to Chiba from Tokyo - How to go and what to do

Chiba Prefecture is located east of Tokyo, still part of the Greater Tokyo Area. It is the 6th most populous prefecture in Japan. There are numerous sightseeing spots in Chiba, and due to the close distance to Tokyo, there is good access from the megalopolis. Some of the most popular places in Chiba Prefecture is Narita, Urayasu, and Chiba, the capital city.

 

Chiba city, located 40 km (25 miles) southeast of the center of Tokyo, is home to Chiba Port, Makuhari Messe (where many big events in Japan are held), Chiba Zoological Park and many other popular destinations.

 

Urayasu, another city located in Chiba Prefecture, famously known for the Tokyo Disney Resort (Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea).

 

Narita, one of the cities in Chiba Prefecture, is a site of Narita International Airport, the main international airport serving the Greater Tokyo Area. Narita city also has numerous attractions.

 

How to go to Chiba from Tokyo?

Here are ways to travel to Chiba, the capital of Chiba prefecture from some major places in Tokyo:

Day tour to Chiba from Tokyo - How to go and what to do

Tokyo station to Chiba (around 55 min- ¥690)

- At Tokyo Station, get on the Keiyo Line (red), get off when you reached Chiba-Minato Station.

-From Chiba-Minato Station, walk about 9min (750m) until you reach Chiba.


Shinjuku station to Chiba (around 1h 20 m - ¥1000)

- Take the Chuo-Sobu Line (green yellowish colored) to Chiba Station.

- At Chiba Station, switch to Chibatoshi Monorail (purple colored) and get off at Shiyakushyo-mae Station. Walk for 2 mins to Chiba.

 

Narita Airport Terminal 2 to Chiba (1h 10m- ¥840)

-From Narita Airport Terminal 2·3, get on the Keisei Line (purple) to Keisei Tsudanuma Station.

- At Keisei Tsudanuma Station, switch to Keisei Chiba Line (purple), and get off at Shin-Chiba Station. From there, walk around 900m until you reach Chiba.


Haneda Airport Terminal 2 to Chiba (around 1 h 15 m- ¥1300)

- From Haneda Airport Terminal 2, take the Haneda Airport Limousine Bus and get off when you reached Tokyo Disneyland bus stop.

- From there, walk to Maihama Station. At Maihama Station, get on the Keiyo Line (red) until you reach Chiba-Minato Station. Walk 750m until you reach Chiba.


Akihabara Station to Chiba (around 1h-  ¥840)

- From Akihabara Station, take the Chuo-Sobu Local line (green yellowish) to Chiba Station.

- At Chiba station, switch Chibatoshi Monorail and get off when you reached Shiyakushyo-mae Station. From there, walk 2 mins to Chiba.

 

Shibuya station to Chiba (around 1 h 10 m - ¥1100)

-Take the Saikyo Line (tosca) to Shinkiba Station.

-At Shinkiba Station, switch to Keiyo Line (red) and get off when you reached Chiba-Minato Station. From there, walk around 750m to Chiba.

 

Where to go in Chiba?

Chiba City

  • Kamogawa Seaworld

The largest aquarium in Kanto Region, with over 11,000 examples of sea life on display.

Address

1464-18 Higashi-cho, Kamogawa, Chiba 296-0041 (map)

Phone

+81-4-7093-4803

Business hours

Differs each day, so please check the homepage

Price

¥3000 for adults/ ¥1800 for children/  ¥2400 for persons above 60

Website

http://www.kamogawa-seaworld.jp/english/

 

  • Makuhari Messe

A huge convention center located in the new city center of Makuhari, where many major events are held. The events in Makuhari Messe include international exhibitions, music concerts, festivals, big meetings, and many others. To check the events in Makuhari Messe, scroll further down. 

Address

2-1, Nakase, Mihama-ku, Chiba-city, 261-8550 Japan (map)

Phone

+81-43-296-0001

Business hours

Weekdays ( 09:00 AM ~ 06:00 PM )

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Dependent on events so please check the homepage

Price

Please refer to the official homepage for Makuhari Messe on admission fees for events

Website

https://www.m-messe.co.jp/en/

 

  • Chiba Zoological Park

A zoological park opened in 1985 with 7 different areas. You can see many different attractions and animals.

Address

280 Minamotocho, Wakaba-ku, Chiba 264-0037, Chiba Prefecture (map)

Phone

+81 43-290-8989

Business hours

9:30 am- 4:30 pm (last admission 4:00 pm)

*closed every Wednesday (the next day if public holiday falls on a Wednesday)  and December 29-1

Price

¥700 for adults (more than high school students)/ Free for Junior high school students and under

Website

https://www.city.chiba.jp/zoo/

 

Narita

  • Naritasan Park

A large park located at the back of Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple with rich nature that includes the plum blossoms during spring and also the stunning autumn colors.

Address

Naritasan park, 1 Narita Narita-shi Chiba (map)

Phone

0476-22-2210

Business hours

Everyday

Price

Free

Website

http://www.naritasan.or.jp/english/index.html

 

  • Naritasan Omotesando

An 800m old town street leading to the temple where there are many restaurants and souvenir shops. You can sample Japan through the famous regional delicacy of eel and traditional festivals here.

Day tour to Chiba from Tokyo - How to go and what to do

Address

Narita station, Narita-shi Chiba (map)

Phone

0476-22-2111   

Price

Free

Website

https://www.nrtk.jp/translate/index.php?lang=en&path=/enjoy/attraction/omotesando.html

 

  • Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple

A Shingon Buddhist temple located in central Narita attracting the second largest number of visitors in Japan on New Years Day. It also has buildings that have been designated National Cultural Properties. Experience Japan here without having to travel to the city.

Address

Naritasan Shinsho-ji temple, 1 Narita, Narita-shi, Chiba (map)

Phone

0476-22-2210

Business hours

Everyday

Price

Free

Website

http://www.naritasan.or.jp/english/

 

Urayasu

  • Tokyo Disney Resort

A theme park divided into Tokyo Disney Sea and Tokyo Disneyland, and a vacation resort located in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan, just east of Tokyo. This attracts millions of tourists each year. A must visit spot.

Address

1-1 Maihama, Urayasu, Chiba Prefecture 279-0031 (map)

Phone

045-330-5211

Business hours

Everyday (8:00 am-10:00 pm)

Price

Differs, please check the homepage. For 1-day passport, ¥7400 for adults/ ¥6400 for ages 12-17 / ¥4800 for ages 4-11.

Website

http://www.tokyodisneyresort.jp/en/

 

  • Ikspiari

A large-scale shopping mall within Tokyo Disney Resort that has been recreated into a town with special exteriors and direction. You can enjoy shopping, eating, and many others with 140 shops in 9 different zones.

Address

イクスピアリ, Maihama, Urayasu-shi, Chiba (map)

Phone

+81-47-305-2525

Business hours

Everyday ( 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM )

*For shops' exact business hours, please check the homepage

Website

https://www.ikspiari.com/en/


Events in Makuhari Messe 

Famous for holding big events in Japan, here are the events set to be held in 2019 (as of currently) you can check out!

Date Event
Sep 04, 2019 - Sep 06, 2019 JASIS 2018
Sep 09, 2019 Exhibitor Meeting in Ecomesse 2019 in Chiba
Sep 12, 2019 - Sep 15, 2019 Tokyo Game Show 2019
Oct 09, 2019 - Oct 11, 2019 13th International Garden Expo Tokyo [GARDEX]
Oct 09, 2019 - Oct 11, 2019 9th International Hardware & Tools Expo Tokyo [TOOL JAPAN]
Oct 09, 2019 - Oct 11, 2019 9th AGRI WEEK TOKYO
Oct 15, 2019 - Oct 18, 2019 CEATEC 2019 (Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies)
Oct 20, 2019 The 24th Eco Messe 2019 in Chiba
Oct 23, 2019 - Oct 25, 2019 10th Japan IT Week Autumn
Oct 29, 2019 - Nov 01, 2019 Japan Pack 2019 - Japan Packing & Manufacturing Technology Show 2019
Nov 02, 2019 - Nov 04, 2019 CYCLE MODE International 2019
Nov 08, 2019 - Nov 10, 2019 2019 Asia ZUMBA Conference 
 Nov 13, 2019 - Nov 15, 2019 Inter BEE 2019 
Nov 20, 2019 - Nov 22, 2019 INCHEM TOKYO 2019 - Chemical & Processing Industry Week
 Nov 20, 2019 - Nov 22, 2019 Industrial Safety Week 2019 
 Nov 20, 2019 - Nov 22, 2019 Bacteria, Foreign Substance, Proof Week 2019 
Nov 27, 2019 - Nov 29, 2019 Mass-Trans Innovation Japan 2019 (MTI Japan 2019)
Nov 27, 2019 - Nov 29, 2019 3rd "JAPAN'S FOOD" EXPORT FAIR
Nov 27, 2019 - Nov 29, 2019 Drink JAPAN 2019
 Dec 04, 2019 - Dec 06, 2019 29th FINETECH JAPAN 
Dec 28, 2019 - Dec 31, 2019 COUNTDOWN JAPAN 19/20


Day tours to Chiba from Tokyo

Interested?

If you want to make your day trip to Chiba more exciting, or if you want to have an enhanced and deeper experience while traveling in Chiba, here’s how: go with day tours!


There are many great day tour options to Chiba. It’s way more convenient as you don’t have to plan your itinerary yourself and you are even guided by a qualified tour guide. You can visit the popular places and enjoy the many different attractions Chiba offers without hassle.



Look, the thing is…

There are many places on the web that offer day tours to Chiba, but you never know whether they are a trustworthy and good website or not. That’s why I’m recommending you TripleLights. The website is trustworthy, offering many different day trip options to Chiba. You can also customize the tour itinerary according to your preferences. You also don't have to figure out the transport from Tokyo to Chiba because your guide will help you with that.

Not only the website offers day tours to Chiba, it also offers many different qualified tour guides you can hire to make your trip more interesting and meaningful.

 

Recommended day tours

Day tour to Chiba from Tokyo - How to go and what to do

If you are looking for great day tours to experience Narita while in Chiba, I recommend the An hour's distance excursion from Narita Airport to a small historic city, Sawara tour.

There are still many day tour options in Narita, click here if you want to check them out.

 

If you are looking for great day tours to experience Chiba, My recommendation is the Visit Chiba castle and Chiba shrine [ cherry blossom viewing ] tour. For other tour options in Chiba, click here.

 

For Urayawasu, you can check Urayasu (Chiba Prefecture) Tour out. Or, if you want to visit the Tokyo Disney theme parks, you can try a car transfer service, which will take you to and from Tokyo Disney Resort.

 

Get this:

With these day tours, not only you can have a better experience in Chiba by visiting beautiful and popular spots, you can also learn with the insights given by your private guide. You will also have an easier travel to and from Chiba. This allows you to have an enhanced yet hassle-free experience!

 

From the tours mentioned above, they also provide set itinerary suggestions which you can follow or customize according to your preferences.

 

Wait, there's more:

If you are not looking for private tours but for private guides in Chiba, you can click here. For tours or private guide options for other areas in Japan, you can click here

 

I hope this article helps provide useful information for your trip to Chiba, including how to go to Chiba from some major places in Tokyo,  where are the must-visit spots in Chiba, tour options in Chiba, and more recommendation for a great Chiba trip. I hope you have a great time in Chiba!

Need help planning your trip to Chiba ?

If you are interested to know more and save your time during your trip to Chiba, You can send a message to our local guides to get a customized itinerary and quotation for an unforgettable experience.

In the TripleLights website you can find the best professional guides all over Japan to help you plan your trip. Check our local guides for Chiba


21 Feb 2018

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