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Chiba Prefecture – Hondo-ji Temple’s 50,000 Hydrangeas

Hondo-ji Temple, in Chiba Prefecture’s Matsudo City, is a temple of the Nichiren sect of Buddhism that was built in 1277.
Every year in June, around 50,000 hydrangeas of over 10 varieties beautifully bloom. Because of this, the temple is also known as the “hydrangea temple.”
It is easily accessible, with Kita-Kogane Station, the station nearest to the temple, being only 50 minutes by train from Tokyo Station.
However, it truly is a well-kept-secret place, and you can be sure that you’ll be able to leisurely enjoy the flowers without worrying about crowds!

The Bakudan Hamburg Steak at Flying Garden!

Flying Garden is a super-popular Hamburg steak restaurant whose signature dish is the “Bakudan Hamburg Steak.” It has over 60 locations across Gunma, Tochigi, Ibaraki, Saitama, and Chiba Prefectures.
This article will be introducing the Sayama location of Flying Garden in Saitama Prefecture.

Chiba Prefecture, Narita Taiko Festival

The Narita Taiko Festival is a grand taiko performance, made up of around 1500 talented performers from 50 groups that gather from across Japan. The festival is held in the area around Chiba Prefecture’s Omotesando Road and in front of Naritasan Shinshoji Temple.

Kamogawa, Chiba Prefecture – Nanabatake Road 2018

Every year, the large numbers of people that visit this area are surprised at how many flowers are blooming as early as January! The flowers look like they could be a solid carpet of yellow! Visiting Kamogawa in the early spring to see it covered in rape flowers, and even enjoying picking them, is great fun!

Narita-san Shinsho-ji  Hatsumode (New Year’s Visit to a Shrine)

A historical main temple of Chizan School of Shingon Sect, founded in 940.
With the grounds as big as 220,000㎡, it is one of the largest temples in Japan.
Every year, between January 1st and the 3rd, as many as 3 million people visit the place for New Year’s. This is the second largest number of visitors in the country.
Every day at the same time, a training called “Goma Kitou (Goma Fire Ritual)” is held in the main hall. During this training, blazing fire is made and prayers are made.