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Visit Chiba castle and Chiba shrine [ cherry blossom viewing ]

by Eddy
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4h $ 112 Price up to 4 people

Highlights

  • Chiba Castle ( see samurai costumes, swords, guns etc. )
  • Chiba Shrine ( feel sacred atmosphere.)
  • Sogo Chiba department store's food floor ( enjoy shopping and eating Japanese food.)
  • Chiba City Monorail (a unique suspended monorail)

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111.60 USD

Price up to 4 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Overview

Visiting spots:
(1) Chiba castle which houses the Chiba city folk museum
(2) Chiba shrine which is one of beautiful Shinto shrines
(3) The Sogo Chiba department store, especially its food floor
Transportation:
(1) Train ( JR Keiyo line )
(2) Chiba city monorail

What to Expect

We will visit the following spots to see Japanese culture, food and technology by the Chiba City Monorail.

1. Chiba Castle
Chiba Castle is a reconstructed castle located in Chiba city. The original castle was built in 1126 by the lord Tsuneshige Chiba, who owned this region. The prefecture name “Chiba” comes from his family. The current castle is actually a reconstruction from 1967.
It now houses the Chiba City Folk Museum. The exhibits are mainly related to the Chiba Clan. You’ll find all sorts of artifacts like swords, guns, and other samurai weapons.
A small tea house is located beside the castle. You can rest, drink tea, and eat Japanese sweets there.

2. Chiba Shrine
The Chiba shrine is a Shinto shrine originated in 11th century. Shinto is indigenous religion of Japan. It is based on the worship of nature and ancestors. The shrine is dedicated to the Shinto deity Myoken who is believed to offer protection from bad luck and bodily harm. The shrine buildings are painted a brilliant orange in a way that makes the surroundings seem peaceful.
There are picturesque Japanese gardens around it. You can feel sacred atmosphere.

3. Sogo Chiba department store's food floor
The Sogo Chiba is the largest department store in Chiba Prefecture and is located near the Chiba station. It offers a wide range of quality products including traditional Japanese artwork, food and many more. Many famous food shops are located on its food floor with a lively atmosphere. Some foods are cooked on site. The smell of freshly baked bread or the sound of tempura being deep-fried attract customers.

4. Chiba City Monorail
We use the monorail to go to the Chiba castle. The monorail runs at an elevated height of 30m above ground level, so, you feel like you’re walking on air. This monorail was registered in the Guiness Book of World Records as having the longest running distance (15.2 km) of any suspended monorail.

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Organized by Eddy

Licensed Guide
(2) Reviews

Highlights

  • Chiba Castle ( see samurai costumes, swords, guns etc. )
  • Chiba Shrine ( feel sacred atmosphere.)
  • Sogo Chiba department store's food floor ( enjoy shopping and eating Japanese food.)
  • Chiba City Monorail (a unique suspended monorail)

Important

(1) We walk about 2 km in total. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
(2) A taxi can be used for going from the Chiba Castle to the Chiba shrine, or from the Chiba shrine to the Sogo Chiba, if you like. (About 1000 yen/group)
(3) Entrance fee at the Chiba castle is free.
(4) If the weather is not good to walk, we would use a taxi and stay at the department store longer, where there are variety of traditional Japanese artworks including pottery and kimono, and many souvenir shops.

City Chiba

Depart From Tokyo, Chiba, Narita, Makuhari

Meeting Point Kaihin_makuhari station, Chiba station, Tokyo station, or at your hotel in Chiba and Makuhari

Ending Point Kaihin_makuhari station, or Chiba station

Duration 4 hours

Starting time 09:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible

Number of people up to 4 people

What‘s included
  • Guide fee
  • hotel pick-up in Chiba city and Makuhari


What‘s not included
  • Transportation fee (you, about 1000 yen/person)
  • Lunch (you)
  • Drink and sweet (you)

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

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Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

About Eddy


Licensed Guide

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Response Time 2 hs

Languages spoken
  • English ( License )

Hello. My name is Eiichi and my nick name is Eddy. So, please call me Eddy because Eiichi is difficult for visitors to pronounce.
I am a licensed guide interpreter certified by Japanese government.

I was born and live in Chiba prefecture, which is next to Tokyo and I have worked in Tokyo for more than 20 years. So, I know Chiba and Tokyo very well. My hobby is ceramic art, golf, and Zen meditation, and I like traveling and reading history books. Based on these experience and knowledge, I will introduce Japanese culture and history.

I used to work as an engineer for one of major electronic manufacturers which exports communication systems and components to overseas. Through the job, I visited many countries including New Zealand where I fortunately stayed for four years with my family. I have found it fun to communicate with people in other countries. So, after my recent retirement, I started to work as a licensed guide interpreter.

I’m looking forward to meeting visitors who are interested in Japanese beautiful nature, unique culture, variety of foods or history.

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Reviews ( 2 )

Very Good
1 week ago |   by Marcy

“ Our Day with Eddy ”

Eddy is a polite gentleman and a thorough and thoughtful guide. More restrained than dynamic, he planned our one day visit with care, adapting to our interests. He gave us a great mini lesson on Japanese language and characters, an overview of Japanese food and even taught us some origami. Arigato Eddy!

Excellent
3 months ago |   by Tuyet

“ It was the best experience with such a short time around tokyo. Love it ”

I have been taking quite a few tours but i’m sure that Eddy was the hard working tour guide i ever knew. He tried his best to let us know about Tokyo, from history to religion, which is very interesting to know. Thank you for guiding us around Tokyo. It’s such a pleasure to meet him.

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