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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!
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 FestivalRead Later
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.
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!
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.
From Families to Couples, Everyone Can Enjoy this Illumination Display!
"Mother Farm" is a park full of animals and flowers set on a huge 250 hectare plot. This year, the ever-popular winter illumination will take place there, too!
For those flying out from Narita Airport, we introduce you nearby facilities where you can buy all of souvenirs! [Article series / The Surrounding Areas of Narita Airport Part 2]Read Later
Did you forget to buy some souvenirs? Don’t worry! This article introduces you mainly commercial facilities that is easily accessible to Narita Airport.
For those who fly out from Narita Airport, this article introduces some fun spots in Narita City, where you can enjoy until the very last time on your departure day. [Article series / The Surrounding Areas of Narita Airport Part 1]Read Later
In this article we’ll be introducing you to a number of exciting spots within walking distance from Keisei Narita Station (Narita City, Chiba), which is just 7 mins away from Narita Airport!