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Inohana Castle: Chiba City Folk Museum
It is a Japanese castle (Hirayama Castle) where Chiba Tsuneshige, Chiba's first head in the Heian era, set up a residence in Innohana-cho, Chuo-ku, Chibacity, Chiba (former: Shimousakoku). Known as Chiba Castle.
Earthwork and Horikiri are in existence, and the outskirts are maintained as Owana park (history park), and the castle ruins are designated as city designated cultural assets. In the Edo period (Bakumatsu), it has been selected as the Chiba Hakkei "Mochizuki of Inohanayama", and has long been popular as a historic landmark. It has also been selected as one of the 500 "Boso" charming places.
The castle area is a vast area including the Inohana Park (main frame) and the Chiba University Inohana Campus (outside frame), and it is called the Inohana Castle Site after its geographical name. Earthwork and sky moat are left as remains, and it is guessed that they are castle ruins of the Warring States period from the feature. At the end of the main section there is the Shinmeisha, a former sight of the lookout platform. A local museum and a statue of Chiba Tuniatsu are built at the site of "Ninojyou".
There are about 100 "Somei Yoshino" Cherry Blossoms in the park, and the "Chiba Castle Sakura Festival" is held every spring, and during the period it is popular as a cherry blossom sightseeing spot, with the night cherry blossoms and the local museum lighting up and many branch openings.

▸Address : 1-6-1 Inohana, Chuoku, Chiba City
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Qpball is a public-private complex opened in the fall of 2007. Located in Chuo-ku, Chiba City, it is easy to access and attracts many users during events. The building has 15 floors, [1st to 2nd floor] atrium (entrance) shop & restaurant, [3rd to 5th floor] Chiba City Children's Exchange Center, [6th floor] Chiba City Child Care Support Center, [7th to 10th floor] Chiba City Science Museum [11th floor] Chiba City Chuo Ward Office [12-15th floor] Chiba City Central Health and Welfare Center. The Science Museum has a planetarium that is a symbol of Kiboru, as well as exhibits on science and a corner where you can experience science. The name is somewhat unique, "Qiball", but it was decided by a 2006 citizen vote. "Q" means the nine functions of the facility (the above facilities + "Planetarium" and "Symbol of Chiba City").
Open atrium
The atrium, which also serves as the entrance to Kibor, is a well-ventilated area that is well-lit and well-opened because sunlight is well introduced. Also, when you look up at the ceiling, a large spherical planetarium floats there, impressing the near-futuristic design. The sphere planetarium is also the origin of the name "Qiball".
The large planetarium with a diameter of 23m attached to the 7th floor of the Science Museum introduces a state-of-the-art projector and projects more than 10 million stars realistically and dynamically. The seats are relaxed and reclined, so you can relax and watch the planetarium as if you were in space. The content of the projection, such as themes and projects related to the season, is also devised, so that a wide range of generations, from children to adults, can enjoy it.

▸Address : 4-5-1 Chuo, Chuo-ku, Chibacity
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Chiba Shrine
It is said that the temple was built as a temple (Michiya Michinomiya) whose main god is Ms. Megumi, who is the guardian of Ms. Chiba, and that the moxibustion was maintained by Ms. Tadatoshi Sohira, a son of Ms. Chiba. Since then, not only the Chiba Soke family but also the Chiba family has a deep faith, and the original clothes of the Chiba Soke family were performed in this temple for generations. It was also well protected from the source Yoritomo, known for visiting the temple with the guidance of Chiba Tokiwa.
Originally in Yakumi Chiba, Hachiman God was enshrined from Tsuruoka Hachimangu Shrine by Tokiwa in the year of reign (1181) along with Yakumi Myoumi. At first Hachiman God was a bower god, and Myomyo played a role as a guardian, a deity, a farming god, but at a time when the family was upset during the Hoji clash in which a large number of Chiba's family members were united (mid 13th century) In order to maintain the unity of the family, instead of the conventional Hachiman God, add the elements of the bower god to Ms. Megumi who had received his own deep faith in Mr. Boso who has Mr. Chiba including Mr. Ms. A "Motrick Story" was formed, emphasizing being a protected being. Its compilation is "Genpei Tokusetsuku" and it is reflected in the Enoki Emaki which drew Chiba Myougiya (Chiba Shrine) in the future (The remnant is that there is Hachiman Shrine in one of the present sosha ).

▸adress: 1-16-1 in Chuo-ku, Chiba City
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Chiba City Museum of Art
The Chiba City Museum of Art was opened on November 3, 1995 as a complex facility with the Chuo Ward Office in a corner of central Chiba City. * Note: Currently, the Chuo Ward Office has moved to "qiball".
The museum building is designed to wrap the few prewar buildings (former Kawasaki Bank Chiba branch) that remain in the city with a new building, and it resonates with the way the museum should be to preserve history and culture and connect it to the next generation. I am.
The collection policy of the collection that forms the framework of the museum is "Japanese paintings and prints from the early modern period to the modern period", "Contemporary art after 1945", and "Works related to Boso centered on Chiba city" where the museum is located. The three are the major pillars. With these three points as the axes of our activities, we have held exhibitions with unique perspectives with the cooperation of Japan and overseas.
In July 2020, which marks the 25th anniversary of the museum's opening, the entire building will be expanded and reopened as a museum. In addition to the exhibition rooms so far, there is a permanent exhibition room where you can see the highlights of the works that the Chiba City Museum of Art is proud of, an atelier that conducts participatory and hands-on artist projects, and a feeling of openness with friendly books related to art. The space where anyone can come into contact with art at any time, such as a library, has increased.
More than ever, people of all ages will feel free to drop in and provide various opportunities to be actively involved in art and museums. We look forward to your visit.

▸Adress :  3-10-8 Chuo-ku, Chiba City
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Chiba Park
Chiba Park is a general park of about 16 ha where you can enjoy boating and various sports by meeting nature of the four seasons such as spring cherry blossoms, summer Oga lotus and autumn leaves. Located in the city center of Chiba City, about 600 meters north-northeast of JR Chiba Station and a 10-minute walk, it is also known as the Central Park in Chiba, and is a popular park representing Chiba City.
Boats 9: 00-16: 30
Regular holiday Boats and shops are Monday
Rates Boat rental ¥ 200 (1:30 minutes)

▸Adress : 3-1, Benten, Chuo-ku, Chiba City
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Chiba Port Tower
The Chiba Port Tower, a symbol of Chiba Port, opened in June 1986 to commemorate the 5 million people in Chiba prefecture. It is a popular spot that has been selected as the “Holy Land of Lovers” in 2011 and has been certified as “Japan Night Scene Heritage” in 2012.
From the observation room where you can overlook Chiba city, you can see Tokyo Tower, Tokyo Sky Tree, Mt. Fuji, etc. if the view is fine.
Restaurant of ocean view of 109m above the ground. You can enjoy the buffet while watching the magnificent view.

▸Adress : Chuo-ku, Chuo-ku, Chiba City 1-chome
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Chiba monorail
The Chiba Monorail opened in 1988 and was nicknamed the `` Town Liner, '' serving more than 445 million passengers since its opening.
There are two types of monorails, the "straddle type" and the "suspension type", but they are not affected by the weather such as rain or snow, and exhibit their characteristics in the city's road conditions (there are many slopes and curves). We use a "suspended" monorail for reasons such as being able to do so.
         The business distance at the time of opening was 8.1 km, but between Chiba Station and Prefectural Office Station was opened in March 1999, the overall business distance was 15.2 km, the longest in the world as a suspension type monorail, Guinness Record It is registered in.

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Chiba Sogo
Chiba Sogo Co., Ltd. was established on October 28, 1966 as a subsidiary of Sogo Co., Ltd., and opened Chiba Sogo on March 21, 1967. On April 27, 1993, Shingo Chiba Sogo Co., Ltd. was established in Shinmachi (operated by Shin Chiba Sogo Co., Ltd., established in 1992, with a store area of approximately 61000m2). ・ Converted the main building to “Bee-One Young Building” and the former and annex to “Sports Building”. Since 1993, the four-floor store area was the largest department store in Japan at that time, and the entire building was called "SOGO TOWN". 2001 Sogo Group 13 companies merged. As a result, the store name was changed to Sogo Chiba.
Aurora Mall June Aurora City Parking (formerly Corridor Parking) and Sencity Tower are adjacent to the Sogo Chiba Main Building.

▸Address: 1000 Shinmachi, Chuo-ku, Chiba city
Chiba Central Park
5 minutes walk from the east exit of Chiba Station.
         Located in the center of Chiba city, a bright open space and monument in the middle of buildings.
         On holidays, many seasonal events are held and are crowded with many people. The end of the year and the new year are colored by illuminations.
         Formerly located at Keisei Chiba Station, there are also monuments engraving the history of the central region and works by the world's leading sculptors.

▸Address: 1-12 Chuo, Chuo-ku, Chiba city

Established as the first underground shopping center in the prefecture in 1963. From Chiba Station to Keisei Line Chiba Chuo Station, a 700m promenade continues. Under the viaduct, there is a path, and there are many tenant shops in three blocks.
Beginning with a flower shop and a charcoal royal blend café, one corner of the Kangaroo Hall has a wide variety of items that can be turned on and off for men's life, from travel bags to accessories and small leather goods. Right next to it is a fashion wig shop where mannequins wearing wigs are lined up in a row. Next to ladies' fashion, men's casual, pet goods for dogs and cat lovers, and other smartphone repair shops, this area is not only convenient but also fun to watch and walk. And ladies' underwear and socks are also nice points for girls. You can choose a small souvenir at a Japanese / Western mixed goods shop where cat goods are cute. The next block is a specialty shop for ramen, champon, Chinese cuisine, steak, tempura, udon, and a coffee shop and fast food restaurant, starting from a bento of a rice shop that has been in business for over 100 years. Near Ichiban Keisei Chiba Station is the Aeon Group supermarket "Akore".

▸Address: 2-25-1 Fujimi, Chuo-ku, Chibacity
Chiba Port
Chiba Port is located in the inner part of Tokyo Bay, which is located almost in the center of Japan, and its coastline extends for about 133 kilometers.
         On July 1, 1954, it was designated as an international trade port under the “Open Port” of the Customs Law, and subsequently, in 1965, designated as a designated important port. The port area of Chiba Port was expanded in 1968, and Funabashi Port, which was met at a local port, was transferred to Chiba Port. It has the hectare and the largest water area in Japan.
         Furthermore, in April 2011, it was designated as an international base port, and has grown into one of Japan's leading international trade ports.

Chiba Civic Center
4 floors above ground and underground to promote the culture appropriate to Chiba City, improve citizen culture, promote local culture, promote the formation of a gender equality society, and create a vibrant and unique civil culture Multipurpose citizen hall consisting of the first floor 階
       Since there was Chiba Station until 1963, a carved stone monument stands here. About 3 minutes on foot from Higashi-Chiba Station About 7 minutes on foot from Chiba Station Chiba Inland Bus / Chiba City Bus Civic Center Bus Stop

▸Address: 1-1 Kanamecho, Chuo-ku, Chibacity