Located south of the Boso Peninsula, this area is about an hour from the city center by using Aqua Line (highway crossing the Tokyo Bay). Fireworks festival is held in Kisarazu and about 10,000 fireworks are launched every summer. In Kisarazu and Futtsu, you can gather calms from March to July (until September in Futtsu). Kimitsu has Nomizo Falls which became a hot topic recently, tourists have increased rapidly for several years because the sunrise reflects on the surface of the water in the cave and looks like a heart. Finally, Mt.Nokogiri in Futtsu is great to hike. There is Japan Temple boasting a history of 1,300 years, and the "Peep of Hell" in its precinct is popular overlooking down from the cliff.
- 5th Mother Farm
- 4th Country Farm Tokyo German Village
- 3rd Nihonji Daibutsu
- 2nd Nomizo Falls
- 1st Jigoku Nozoki
1. Spot ranking in Mt. Nokogiriyama, Kisarazu and Futtsu area
5th. Mother Farm
Mother Farm is a healing spot that you can touch animals and has events such as March of sheep and piglet racing everyday. Shows of the shearing of sheep are No.1 recommendation. You can also get experiences such as milking and horseback riding, and you can make cheese and key holders at the studio. If you get hungry, you should try Genghis Khan. Fresh and rich soft ice cream is waiting for you after meals. In the huge venue, you take a bus from 200 to 300 yen.
Business hours is Feb.- Nov. Weekends and holdays: 9am-5pm, Weekdays: 9am-4:30pm / Dec.- Jan. Weekends and holdays: 9:30am-4pm, Weekdays: 10am-4pm.
※Since there are closed days in December and January every year, check the official HP. Addmission is Adult – 1500 yen, Child – 800 yen. Parking is 900 yen.
From “Kisarazu Station” on JR Uchibo Line get off at the next station “Kimitsu station” and take about 30 minutes from the South exit No. 1 bus (700 yen for adults and 350 yen for children). Or go down to “Sanuki station” by JR Uchibo line from “Kisarazu station”, and take a bus on “Kanoyama line” for about 25 minutes (480 yen for adults and 240 yen for children)
4th. Country Farm Tokyo German Village
German Village is a theme park with a large site. During November to the beginning of April is the most popular season since the park is illuminated with lights. You can try candles and snow domes making, but if you visit there in December you should try making herbariums made of preserved flowers. Also, in the spring, the moss phlox spreads a very beautiful scenery covering the whole surface purple. Nov.- early April 9am-8pm (Final entrance 7:30pm) in 7 days a week.
Take a train to “Sodegaura station” from “Kisarazu station” on JR Uchibo line and get on a bus to “Tokyo German Village”. Check the timetable as the number is very limited.
3rd. Nihonji Daibutsu
Japan Temple located near the top of Mt. Nokogiri has a history of 1,300 years. It was built to pray for national defense by emperor Shomu ‘s imperial orders, it is recorded that the famous priest, Kukai visited. The Buddha of the Japan Temple is the largest in Japan, and a medicinal Buddha characterized by having a medicine bowl by his left hand. Minamotono Yoritomo prayed for his good luck in battles at the Japan temple, planted cycads by himself, and it still remains as great cycads. Moreover, writers such as Kobayashi Issa, Natsume Soseki, Masaoka Shiki visited the Japan temple, and the state is written on their work.
Business hours is 8-5pm. About fees, Adult – 600 yen, Child – 400 yen.
Take a train to “Hama Kanaya station” from “Kisarazu station” on JR Uchibo line and walk national highway-127 8 min to the south. Take the ropeway “Mountain foot station” and get off at “Mountaintop station”. Alternatively, from “Kisarazu Station”, take the JR Uchibo line down to the “Yasuda station”, and 40 minutes on foot.
2nd. Nomizo Falls
Nomizo Falls is in a mountain in Kimitsu city, and correctly it is called a cave of Kameiwa. When the sunrise the sunrise reflects on the surface of the water in the cave and looks like a sideways heart, it has got popular on Instagram. You should visit there in the morning in March or September for the best view since the later time, you cannot see the beautiful contract of the light and shadow. It takes about 5 minutes from the parking lot in the park entrance.Kameiwa cave was built around 1660 in the Edo era when citizens dug the cave to make paddy fields. Why do not you spend a relaxing time in the rich nature? There is no opening hours and entrance fee.
About access, change trains at “Kisarazu station” to JR Kuramisu line and get off at “Kazusa Kameyama station” and about 15 minutes by taxi.
1st. Jigoku Nozoki
The Peep of Hell is in the precincts of Nihonji temple in Mt. Nokogiri. The mountain was used as a quarry for cutting out stones for building materials from the Edo to the Meiji era. You can get to the top of the mountain by the ropeway, but as a walk through the hiking trail, you can see quarry slab marks in the dense forest. The Peep of Hell was born from the playfulness of stone cutting craftsmen, and you can actually find that the character named Kazuhisa of that craftsman is engraved on the cliff. Business hour is Mid Feb.- Mid Nov. 9am-5pm / Mid Nov.- Mid Feb. 9am-4pm.
About fees, adult – 500 yen for a one way, 930 yen for round trip, child – 250 yen for a one way, 450 yen for round trip.
Take a train to “Hama Kanaya station” from “Kisarazu station” on JR Uchibo line and walk national highway-127 8 min to the south. Take the ropeway “Mountain foot station” and get off at “Mountaintop station”. Alternatively, from “Hama Kanaya station” 3 to 4 hours on foot depending on the trail.
2. Getting to Mt. Nokogiriyama, Kisarazu and Futtsu (Kisarazu station) from Tokyo
Kisarazu Station from Tokyo station, take Sobu Line (rapid) towards Kimitsu station and get off at Kisarazu Station. Duration is 1 hour 30 min . The price is 1,320 yen.
Getting to Chiba – Boso Peninsula from Tokyo
3. Chiba – Boso Peninsula area List
Mt. Nokogiriyama, Kisarazu and Futtsu
Kamogawa, Katsuura and Onjuku
Yoro Keikoku – Otaki
Tateyama, Shirahama and Chikura
Choshi – Kujukuri
Narita, Sahara and Sakura
Chiba City, Funabashi and Matsudo