26 Sights in Chiba, Japan (with Map and Images)

Explore interesting sights in Chiba, Japan. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 26 sights are available in Chiba, Japan.

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1. Pan troglodytes

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The chimpanzee, also known as simply the chimp, is a species of great ape native to the forest and savannah of tropical Africa. It has four confirmed subspecies and a fifth proposed subspecies. When its close relative the bonobo was more commonly known as the pygmy chimpanzee, this species was often called the common chimpanzee or the robust chimpanzee. The chimpanzee and the bonobo are the only species in the genus Pan. Evidence from fossils and DNA sequencing shows that Pan is a sister taxon to the human lineage and is humans' closest living relative. The chimpanzee is covered in coarse black hair, but has a bare face, fingers, toes, palms of the hands, and soles of the feet. It is larger and more robust than the bonobo, weighing 40–70 kg (88–154 lb) for males and 27–50 kg (60–110 lb) for females and standing 120 to 150 cm.

Wikipedia: Chimpanzee (EN)

2. Egyptian vulture

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Egyptian vultureKoshy Koshy from Faridabad, Haryana, India / CC BY 2.0

The Egyptian vulture, also called the white scavenger vulture or pharaoh's chicken, is a small Old World vulture and the only member of the genus Neophron. It is widely distributed from the Iberian Peninsula and North Africa to India. The contrasting underwing pattern and wedge-shaped tail make it distinctive in flight as it soars in thermals during the warmer parts of the day. Egyptian vultures feed mainly on carrion but are opportunistic and will prey on small mammals, birds, and reptiles. They also feed on the eggs of other birds, breaking larger ones by tossing a large pebble onto them.

Wikipedia: Egyptian vulture (EN)

3. California sea lion

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The California sea lion is a coastal eared seal native to western North America. It is one of six species of sea lions. Its natural habitat ranges from southeast Alaska to central Mexico, including the Gulf of California. California sea lions are sexually dimorphic; males are larger than females, and have a thicker neck, and a protruding sagittal crest. They mainly haul-out on sandy or rocky beaches, but they also frequent manmade environments such as marinas and wharves. California sea lions feed on a number of species of fish and squid, and are preyed on by orcas and great white sharks.

Wikipedia: California sea lion (EN)

4. African penguin

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The African penguin, also known as Cape penguin or South African penguin, is a species of penguin confined to southern African waters. Like all extant penguins, it is flightless, with a streamlined body and wings stiffened and flattened into flippers for a marine habitat. Adults weigh an average of 2.2–3.5 kg (4.9–7.7 lb) and are 60–70 cm (24–28 in) tall. The species has distinctive pink patches of skin above the eyes and a black facial mask. The body's upper parts are black and sharply delineated from the white underparts, which are spotted and marked with a black band.

Wikipedia: African penguin (EN)

5. Shoebill

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The shoebill also known as the whalebill, whale-headed stork or shoe-billed stork, is a very large long-legged wading bird. It derives its name from its enormous shoe-shaped bill. It has a somewhat stork-like overall form and has previously been classified with the storks in the order Ciconiiformes based on this morphology. However, genetic evidence places it with pelicans and herons in the Pelecaniformes. The adult is mainly grey while the juveniles are more brown. It lives in tropical East Africa in large swamps from South Sudan to Zambia.

Wikipedia: Shoebill (EN)

6. Bando No.29 Sen-yo-ji temple

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Chiba-dera , also known as Senyō-ji (千葉寺), is a Buddhist temple in the city of Chiba, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. The temple is located in the central Chūō District in the city of Chiba. Chiba-dera is one of many Buddhist temples in the region that, according to tradition, was established by the priest Gyōki (668–749). Chiba-dera is a temple of the Shingon Buzan Sect, and is temple number 29 in the Bandō Sanjūsankasho, or the circuit of 33 Buddhist temples in eastern Japan sacred to the Goddess Kannon.

Wikipedia: Chiba-dera (EN)

7. Northern giraffe

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Northern giraffeMuhammad Mahdi Karim Facebook The making of this document was supported by Wikimedia CH / GFDL 1.2

The giraffe is a large African hoofed mammal belonging to the genus Giraffa. It is the tallest living terrestrial animal and the largest ruminant on Earth. Traditionally, giraffes were thought to be one species, Giraffa camelopardalis, with nine subspecies. Most recently, researchers proposed dividing them into up to eight extant species due to new research into their mitochondrial and nuclear DNA, as well as morphological measurements. Seven other extinct species of Giraffa are known from the fossil record.

Wikipedia: Giraffe (EN)

8. Gorilla

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Gorillas are herbivorous, predominantly ground-dwelling great apes that inhabit the tropical forests of equatorial Africa. The genus Gorilla is divided into two species: the eastern gorilla and the western gorilla, and either four or five subspecies. The DNA of gorillas is highly similar to that of humans, from 95 to 99% depending on what is included, and they are the next closest living relatives to humans after chimpanzees and bonobos.

Wikipedia: Gorilla (EN)

9. Eastern gray kangaroo

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The eastern grey kangaroo is a marsupial found in the eastern third of Australia, with a population of several million. It is also known as the great grey kangaroo and the forester kangaroo. Although a big eastern grey male typically weighs around 66 kg (146 lb) and stands almost 2 m tall, the scientific name, Macropus giganteus, is misleading: the red kangaroo of the semi-arid inland is larger, weighing up to 90 kg (200 lb).

Wikipedia: Eastern grey kangaroo (EN)

10. ヘビクイワシ

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The secretarybird or secretary bird is a large, mostly terrestrial bird of prey. Endemic to Africa, it is usually found in the open grasslands and savanna of the sub-Saharan region. John Frederick Miller described the species in 1779. Although a member of the order Accipitriformes, which also includes many other diurnal birds of prey such as kites, hawks, vultures, and harriers, it is placed in its own family, Sagittariidae.

Wikipedia: Secretarybird (EN)

11. 荒久古墳

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Huangjiu Ancient Tomb is located in the corner of Qingye Zhisen Park in Qingye Town, Central District, Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture. It was built at the end of the ancient grave era (7th century). In 1960 (Showa 35), it was designated as the cultural property of Chiba City. There is a horizontal cave-type stone chamber opening in the south, so it is also called "Tang household of stone".

Wikipedia: 荒久古墳 (JA)

12. Muryoji Temple

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Muryoji Temple is a temple of the Jodo Shinshu Honganji sect located in Makuhari Nishi, Mihama-ku, Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. The main statue is Amitabha Buddha. It was opened in 1990 (Heisei 2) as the Tsukiji Honganji Makuhari Missionary Center. Mihama Ward, Chiba City is an area created by land reclamation (Kaihin New Town), and it is the only Buddhist temple in this area.

Wikipedia: 無量寺 (千葉市) (JA)

13. siamang

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siamangCliff from Arlington, Virginia, USA / CC BY 2.0

The siamang is an arboreal, black-furred gibbon native to the forests of Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. The largest of the gibbons, the siamang can be twice the size of other gibbons, reaching 1 m (3.3 ft) in height, and weighing up to 14 kg (31 lb). It is the only species in the genus Symphalangus. Fossils of siamangs date back to the Middle Pleistocene.

Wikipedia: Siamang (EN)

14. Marabou stork

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The marabou stork is a large wading bird in the stork family Ciconiidae native to sub-Saharan Africa. It breeds in both wet and arid habitats, often near human habitation, especially landfill sites. It is sometimes called the "undertaker bird" due to its shape from behind: cloak-like wings and back, skinny white legs, and sometimes a large white mass of "hair".

Wikipedia: Marabou stork (EN)

15. 加曽利貝塚

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加曽利貝塚 Namazu-tron / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Kasori Shell Mounds is an archaeological site in the Sakuragi neighborhood of Wakaba ward of the city of Chiba, Chiba Prefecture, in the Kantō region of Japan. It contains the largest known shell midden found in Japan, and was designated a National Historic Site of Japan in 1971. Its status was raised to that of a special National Historic Site in 2017

Wikipedia: Kasori Shell Mound (EN), Website

16. Hoki museum

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Hoki Museum is located in Midori-ku, Chiba, Japan. It opened on 3 November 2010 and is the country's first museum dedicated to Realist painting. The collection of over three hundred works includes pieces by Morimoto Sōsuke and Noda Hiroshi . Tomohiko Yamanashi & Taro Nakamoto (Nikken Sekkei) were the architects.

Wikipedia: Hoki Museum (EN)

17. 千葉神社

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Chiba Shrine is a Shinto shrine located in Chūō-ku, Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture. Originally a Buddhist temple dedicated to the deity Myōken, the patron of the Chiba clan, it was converted into a Shinto shrine dedicated to Ame-no-Minakanushi during the Meiji period.

Wikipedia: Chiba Shrine (EN)

18. Chiba City Floral Museum

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Chiba Flower Art Museum is an art museum located in Meibin District, Chiba City, Chiba County (in Inamao Waterfront Park). At the same time, it has the nature of botanical garden, with about 48,000 flowers and plants planted in the museum and outdoor courtyard.

Wikipedia: 千葉市花の美術館 (JA)

19. 千葉県立美術館

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Chiba Prefectural Museum of Art opened in Chiba, Chiba Prefecture, Japan in 1974. The focus of the collection is the work of local artists and of artists with connections to Chiba, and it includes paintings by Asai Chū, Millais, Corot, and Antonio Fontanesi.

Wikipedia: Chiba Prefectural Museum of Art (EN)

20. Chiba Central Sports Center

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Chiba Prefectural Sports Center (Chiba Kensōgo Sports Center) is a prefectural sports park located in Inage-ku, Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. There are plenty of sports facilities such as an athletic stadium and a baseball field.

Wikipedia: 千葉県総合スポーツセンター (JA)

21. 羽衣の松

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Hagoromo pine is a pine tree that is said to have been worn by a heavenly maiden in the legend of Hagoromo that has been handed down in various places. One of them is in Hagoromo Park in the market town of Chuo Ward, Chiba City.

Wikipedia: 羽衣の松 (千葉市) (JA)

22. 千葉県立中央博物館

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The Natural History Museum and Institute, Chiba is a prefectural museum in Chūō-ku, Chiba, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. The museum opened in 1989 with a focus on the natural history and history of the Bōsō Peninsula.

Wikipedia: Natural History Museum and Institute, Chiba (EN)

23. Inage Seaside Park

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Daomao Waterfront Park is an urban park (comprehensive park) located in Meibin District, Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture. Facing Tokyo Bay (Chiba Port Area 5), it is about 3km long and covers an area of about 83ha.

Wikipedia: 稲毛海浜公園 (JA)

24. scimitar oryx

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The scimitar oryx, also known as the scimitar-horned oryx and the Sahara oryx, is a Oryx species that was once widespread across North Africa. In 2000, it was declared extinct in the wild on the IUCN Red List.

Wikipedia: Scimitar oryx (EN)

25. お茶の水

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Ochanomizu is the remains of a spring water well near the entrance from the Miyako River to the ruins of Inohana Castle (Chiba Castle) in Chuo-ku, Chiba City. There are several legends surrounding the well.

Wikipedia: お茶の水 (千葉市) (JA)

26. 蘇我比咩神社

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Soga Himejinja Shrine (蘇我比咩神社, Sogahimejinja) is a Shinto shrine located in Chuo-ku, Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. It is a shrine within the ceremony, and the former company is a gōsha.

Wikipedia: 蘇我比咩神社 (JA)


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