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Visit Chiba castle and Chiba shrine

by Eddy
(6) Reviews
4h $ 54

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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Adults
Children ( 6 to 11 years old )
Infant
54.00 USD

People Adults Children Infant
1 person 54.00 USD 0 USD 0 USD
2 people 45.00 USD 9.00 USD 0 USD
3 people 40.50 USD 9.00 USD 0 USD
4 people 36.00 USD 9.00 USD 0 USD
* Children ( 6 to 11 years old )
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Hotel pick up in central Tokyo area.
$ 18.00

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

Chiba city is located about one hour from Tokyo by train.
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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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) Entrance fee at the Chiba castle is free.
(3) 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.
(4) A taxi can be used for going from the Chiba Castle to the Chiba shrine, or from the Chiba shrine to the Sogo Chiba. (About 1000 yen/group)

What‘s included
Guide fee
hotel pick-up in Chiba city and Makuhari
What‘s not included
Transportation fee (you); i.e. about 1000 yen/person from Makuhari
Lunch (you)
Drink and sweet (you)
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   Flexible

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.

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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.

Reviews ( 6 )

Excellent
1 month ago |   by Binit

“ Well organised and excellent tour of Tokyo! ”

If you are lucky enough to find Eddy available, then please do not hesitate to book him for his tour guide services. Eddy is a very kindly gentleman, with excellent communication skills, and clearly takes pride in giving his clients the best service. Before the tour he answered our questions brilliantly and helped with other non tour related questions we had. During our tour of Tokyo Eddy was keen that we learnt some useful Japanese words, a little of the history of the sights, and entertained us with some Origami during lunch! Excellent tour guide . Thanks again Eddy!

Excellent
1 month ago |   by Brian

“ Cherry Blossom Tour ”

Eddy was an excellent guide who went to a lot of detail in his planning and preparation of our tour. He was punctual. He was considerate in giving us several periods to take a break, as there was a lot of walking involved. He gave us much information on the history and local customs, language, foods, and even gave us a lesson in Origami folding. He showed us the best places to view and photograph the Cherry Blossoms. His English was very good. He communicated very well with us from the time of booking to the date of the tour. We would highly recommend Eddy as a tour guide to any other tourists considering Tokyo day tours.

Excellent
1 month ago |   by Kelly

“ What a fantastic day! ”

We took a Hakone tour with Eddy and it was better than excellent. What a lovely and knowledgeable person. The tour was exactly what we wanted to do, he was extremely helpful and even had little things for us to do during lunch and downtimes (language lessons and games, origami). We would never of found our way through all of the experiences without a guide. I highly recommend a tour and you have to book Eddy!

Excellent
1 month ago |   by Anna

“ Wonderful tour guide ”

Eddy was such a friendly, pleasant person. We had a great tour based on everything he suggested for us. His English is excellent, he included a lot of interesting history of Japan, he used his iPad to show us pictures from the past. We had a very fun Sushi lesson, the fish market was great, he picked some spots for us to try delicacy dishes. He was sweet and at end of tour helped me to get reserved seats at the train station for the travel for rest of my trip, telling me which side of train to sit on to see Mt Fuji. He was WONDERFULLY and I highly recommend him.

Very Good
3 months 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!

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