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

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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 28 sights are available in Chiba, Japan.

Sightseeing Tours in Chiba

1. Pan troglodytes

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The chimpanzee, or simply known as the chimp, is a species of great ape native to the forests and savannahs of tropical Africa. It has four confirmed subspecies and a fifth proposed one. 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 thus 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 150 cm.

Wikipedia: Chimpanzee (EN)

2. 昭和の森

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Showa no Mori, Chiba City is an urban park (general park) located in Midori Ward, Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. The park is not attached to the name. With a site area of about 100 hectares, it is the largest park in Chiba City, and has many facilities such as a plaza, playground, campground, baseball field, tennis courts, cycling courses, walking trails, observatories, outdoor facilities, and accommodations. Ruins are also preserved in the park, and the Ogiudo ruins are designated as a prefectural designated historic site. Part of the park is designated as a prefectural Kujukuri Nature Park, and it has been selected as one of the 100 best urban parks in Japan and one of the 500 attractions of Boso.

Wikipedia: 千葉市昭和の森公園 (JA)

3. 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 in the monotypic genus Neophron. It is widely distributed from the Iberian Peninsula, North Africa, West Asia and 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)

4. 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)

5. 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 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)

6. Shoebill

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The shoebill, also known as the whalebill, whale-headed stork, and shoe-billed stork, is a 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)

7. Northern giraffe

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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 have been thought of as 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. 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)

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 can typically weigh up to 66 kg (146 lb) and have a length of well over 2 m, 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. 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)

11. 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. A member of the order Accipitriformes, which also includes many other diurnal birds of prey such as eagles, hawks, kites, vultures, and harriers, it is placed in its own family, Sagittariidae.

Wikipedia: Secretarybird (EN)

12. scimitar oryx

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The scimitar oryx, also known as the scimitar-horned oryx and the Sahara oryx, is an Oryx species that was once widespread across North Africa. In 2000, it was declared extinct in the wild on the IUCN Red List. This particular oryx is adapted to harsh desert conditions and can survive for months or even years without drinking water. A grazing animal, it derives most of its daily moisture intake from plants.

Wikipedia: Scimitar oryx (EN)

13. Chiba City Museum of Science

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Chiba City Museum of Science

Qiball is a public-private complex that houses public and commercial facilities located in Chuo-ku, Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture. As a base for supporting children and child-rearing, as well as disseminating information on daily life and industry, the Chuo Ward Office, the Chiba City Science Museum, the Child-Rearing Support Center, and the Health and Welfare Center will be housed.

Wikipedia: 千葉市科学館 (JA)

14. 千葉ポートパーク

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千葉ポートパーク オリジナルのアップロード者は日本語版ウィキペディアSkinkさん / CC BY-SA 3.0

Chiba Port Park (Chiba Port Park) is a port environment improvement facility (port green space) that opened in 1986 to commemorate the 5 million people of Chiba Prefecture along with the adjacent Chiba Port Tower. This area is the "birthplace of Chiba Port", and you can still see ships passing through the harbor today. The park is used as a place of relaxation for citizens.

Wikipedia: 千葉ポートパーク (JA)

15. siamang

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The siamang is an endangered 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)

16. 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)

17. 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

18. 荒久古墳

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Araku Kofun is an ancient burial mound built around the end of the Kofun period (7th century) in a corner of Aoba-no-Mori Park in Aoba-cho, Chuo-ku, Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture. In 1960 (Showa 35), it was designated as a cultural property of Chiba City. It is also called "stone door" because of the opening of a side-hole stone chamber to the south.

Wikipedia: 荒久古墳 (JA)

19. 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)

20. 犢橋貝塚

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犢橋貝塚 三人日 / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Kotehashi Shell Midden is an archaeological site in the Satsukigaoka neighborhood of Hanamigawa ward of the city of Chiba, Chiba Prefecture, in the Kantō region of Japan containing a Jōmon period shell midden. It was designated a National Historic Site of Japan in 1981.

Wikipedia: Kotehashi Shell Mound (EN)

21. 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)

22. 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)

23. Chiba City Floral Museum

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Chiba City Flower Art Museum is an art museum located in Mihama Ward, Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture (in Inage Seaside Park). It has the characteristics of a botanical garden, and about 48,000 plants and flowers are planted in the interior and outdoor gardens.

Wikipedia: 千葉市花の美術館 (JA)

24. 羽衣の松

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羽衣の松

Hagoromo no Matsu is a pine tree that is said to have been clothed by heavenly maidens in the legend of Hagoromo, which is passed down in various places. One of them is located in Hagoromo Park in the market town of Chuo-ku, Chiba City.

Wikipedia: 羽衣の松 (千葉市) (JA)

25. Amidaji Temple

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Amidaji Temple

Amida Temple is a Jodo Shinshu temple located in Chibaji-cho, Chuo-ku, Chiba City. There is a main hall, a bell tower, and a water shed in traditional shrine and temple architecture, and there is a guest hall, a hall, and an ossuary.

Wikipedia: 阿弥陀寺 (千葉市中央区) (JA)

26. 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)

27. 千葉市文化センター

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千葉市文化センター

Chiba City Cultural Center (Chiba City Cultural Center) is a cultural center (comprehensive cultural facility) located on the middle floor of Chiba Chuo Twin Building No. 2 in Chuo-ku, Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture.

Wikipedia: 千葉市文化センター (JA)

28. Inage Seaside Park

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Inage Seaside Park is an urban park (general park) located in Mihama Ward, Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. Facing Tokyo Bay (Chiba Port 5th Ward), it is about 3 km long and has an area of about 83 ha.

Wikipedia: 稲毛海浜公園 (JA)

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