Recommended Boso sightseeing itinerary

Enjoy nature on the Boso Peninsula, surrounded by mountains and the seas!

Blessed with a long coastline and lots of mountains, the Boso Peninsula is an excellent place to enjoy nature. The rapeseed flowers and fruit flourish here because of the mild climate, and there are hiking trails and tourist farms to visit.

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Itinerary Map

Itinerary Map

Trip Details

Day 1 – Time needed: approximately 5 hours, 40 minutes, including approximately 4 hours for sightseeing and meals

Tateyama Station

Bicycle

Bicycle – approximately 25 minutes

ColumnActivities

Rental Bicycles

Rent a bicycle and take a leisurely ride! See the Tateyama Branch and other JR East Rental & Lease Co., Ltd. branches for rental bicycles.
(Identification such as a passport must be shown for a rental.)

[Tateyama Branch of JR East Rental & Lease Co., Ltd.]

Hours of operation

  • 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Open 365 days a year

Fee

  • 1,500 yen per day

Address

  • Tateyama Branch, JR East Rental & Lease Co., Ltd.
    1887 Hojo, Tateyama, Chiba Prefecture (inside JR Tateyama Station)

Related websites

Tateyama Rental Cycle System (in Japanese only)

Rental Bicycles
Rental Bicycles

Tateyama
Strawberry-picking
Center

Bicycle

Bicycle – approximately 30 minutes

Activities

11Tateyama Strawberry-picking Center

Visitors can pick and eat popular strawberry varieties such as the Akihime with its slightly tart, soft flesh, and the Tochi-Otome with its dense, rich flavor. These sweet, greenhouse-raised strawberries are a real treat to try.

Hours of operation

  • 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., early January to early May

Admission

  • Adults – 1,000 to 1,600 yen: 30 minutes, all you can eat
    Admission fees are subject to change according to season.

Address

  • 257-3 Yamamoto, Tateyama, Chiba Prefecture

Related websites

Tateyama Strawberry-picking Center (in Japanese only)

Time needed: approximately 40 minutes

A strawberry picking location (not the actual site)
A strawberry picking location (not the actual site)

Tateyama Port
Multipurpose
Sightseeing Pier

Bicycle

Bicycle – approximately 30 minutes

Sightseeing

12Tateyama Port Multipurpose Sightseeing Pier

Roughly 500 meters long including the pier itself and mooring area, this is one of the largest piers in Japan. Because the end of the pier provides such a wonderful view of the setting sun, the pier is known by the nickname "Tateyama Sunset Pier" (tateyama yuhi senbashi), and on fair days, Mt. Fuji can be seen.

Address

  • Adjacent to 1564-1 Tateyama, Tateyama, Chiba Prefecture

Time needed: approximately 40 minutes

Tateyama Port Multipurpose Sightseeing Pier
Tateyama Port Multipurpose Sightseeing Pier

Stylish Sushi
Umi no Hana

Bicycle

Bicycle – approximately 10 minutes

Dining

13Stylish Sushi Umi no Hana

Fastidious in using fish from the local morning catch from the Ports of Tateyama and Izu, Stylish Sushi Umi no Hana serves fresh sushi and other extravagant seafood dishes. Among the recommendations are Namero, a local cuisine, and the Boso Zanmaizen, a dish loaded with local fish. Enjoy their wide selection of foods that taste as wonderful as they look.

Hours of operation

  • Weekdays – 11:15 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Weekends and holidays – 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
    (Last order is 30 minutes before closing time)

Closed

  • Thursdays (open if a holiday)

Address

  • First Floor, Maraga Mall, West Exit of Tateyama Station, 2903 Hojo, Tateyama, Chiba Prefecture

Related websites

Stylish Sushi Umi no Hana (in Japanese only)

Time needed: approximately 60 minutes

Shiroyama Park and Tateyama Castle

On foot

In the park

Sightseeing

14Shiroyama Park and Tateyama Castle

Shiroyama Park is the location of the ruins of Tateyama Castle, where the Satomi clan lived and had their regional forces in the Warring States period (from the fifteenth century to the beginning of the seventeenth century). Also in the park is the Tateyama City Museum main building, along with a reconstruction of Tateyama Castle (a separate structure belonging to the museum), based on Inuyama castle, a National Treasure. From the main keep, the cityscape can be seen. On fair days, the majesty of Mt. Fuji can be seen.

[Tateyama City Museum]

Hours of operation

  • 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. (last entrance at 4:30 p.m.)

Closed

  • Mondays (the following day if a holiday), and December 29 to January 3

Admission

  • Adults – 300 yen (includes admission to the museum and castle)

Address

  • 351-2 Tateyama, Tateyama, Chiba Prefecture

Related websites

Tateyama City Kankokyokai

Time needed: approximately 60minutes

Shiroyama Park and Tateyama Castle
Shiroyama Park and Tateyama Castle

Satomi Chaya
Teahouse

Bicycle

Bicycle – approximately 10 minutes

DiningShopping

15Satomi Chaya Teahouse

Satomi Chaya Teahouse is a gift shop and restaurant located in Tateyama Park. Here you will find jelly made from the loquat, a local product of note, and gifts made from peanuts, a specialty of Chiba Prefecture. Stop in for a light meal or a break from your stroll through the park.

Hours of operation

  • 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Closed

  • Once a month, not set

Address

  • 236 Tateyama, Tateyama, Chiba Prefecture

Related websites

Satomi Chaya Teahouse (in Japanese only)

Time needed: approximately 60 minutes

Satomi Chaya Teahouse
Satomi Chaya Teahouse

Tateyama Station

Lodging facilities in Tateyama

Day 2 – Time needed: approximately 7 hours 30 minutes, including approximately 5 hours 30 minutes for sightseeing and meals

Lodging facilities in Tateyama

Tateyama Station

Trunk Lines

Train – approximately 25 minutes (JR Uchibo Line)

Hama-kanaya
Station

On foot

A few steps away

Kanaya Tourist
Information Center,
Ishinoya

On foot

approximately 10 minutes on foot

ActivitiesDining

16Kanaya Tourist Information Center, Ishinoya

Kanaya Tourist Information Center also serves pizza! Here you can see the tools formerly used to quarry Boshu stone and materials that testify to the prosperous history of the area as a stone producer. Baked in an oven made from the unique stones produced in Kanaya, the pizzas come in more than 10 varieties, including a pie of the month. Eat in or take it to go.

Hours of operation

  • 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., pizza from 11 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Closed

  • Wednesdays

Address

  • 3869-2 Kanaya, Futtsu, Chiba Prefecture

Time needed: approximately 30 minutes

Nokogiri-yama
Mountain

On foot

approximately 10 minutes on foot

Sightseeing

17Nokogiri-yama Mountain

The summit of Nokogiri-yama Mountain can be reached by ropeway or hiking. Kenkonzan Nihonji Temple, founded by Gyoki some 1300 years ago, is located here, and from the observatory "Looking at Hell" jutting out from the precipice near the summit, Tokyo Bay and the Boso Peninsula can be viewed.

Hours of operation

  • Ropeway – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (to 4:00 p.m. in winter)

Closed

  • One week in mid-December

Admission

  • Kenkonzan Nihonji Temple – 600 yen
  • Ropeway – adults: 900 yen (round trip)

Address

  • Nokogiri-yama Mountain, Kyonan-machi, Awa-gun, Chiba Prefecture

Related websites

Nokogiri-yama Mountain, Kenkonzan Nihonji Temple (in Japanese only)

Mt. Nokogiri Ropeway

Time needed: approximately 120 minutes

The observatory "Looking at Hell" at Nokogiri-yama Mountain
The observatory "Looking at Hell" at Nokogiri-yama Mountain

Restaurant Ajihana

On foot

approximately 5 minutes on foot

Dining

18Restaurant Ajihana

Ajihana is a restaurant serving a somewhat different sort of ramen near Kanaya Station. A popular shop patronized by local fishermen and celebrities, Ajihana's specialty noodle dish is topped with thick arame kelp produced in Kanaya. It costs 500 yen. A secret to enjoying the ramen is to mix the arame into the noodles to enjoy the gooey texture and the ocean smell.

Hours of operation

  • 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Closed

  • Mondays and one unscheduled day a month

Address

  • 2202-1 Kanaya, Futtsu, Chiba Prefecture

Time needed: approximately 40 minutes

Koibito no Seichi
(Lovers' Sanctuary)

On foot

approximately 5 minutes on foot

Sightseeing

19Koibito no Seichi (Lovers' Sanctuary)

Throughout Japan, there are 100 locations referred to as "Lover's Sanctuaries," primarily sightseeing facilities and areas. From the ferry wharf where Kanaya's Koibito no Seichi ("Lover's Sanctuary") monument stands, on clear days a wide panorama yields views of the Miura Peninsula, the skyscrapers of Yokohama, Oshima and Mt. Fuji.

Address

  • Tokyo Bay Ferry Parking Lot, 4303 Kanaya, Futtsu, Chiba Prefecture

Time needed: approximately 15 minutes

Koibito no Seichi (Lovers' Sanctuary)
Koibito no Seichi (Lovers' Sanctuary)

Hama-kanaya
Station

Trunk Lines

Train – approximately 20 minutes (JR Uchibo Line)

Sanukimachi Station

Taxi

Taxi – approximately 15 minutes

Mother Farm

Bus

Bus – approximately 20 minutes

Activities

20Mother Farm

Although not far from the urban center, Mother Farm is filled with nature and is beloved among children and adults alike as a favorite place to visit. Take the Mother Farm Tour (fee applies) where you can feed the alpacas and sheep, watch the sheep get shorn in the Sheep Show and enjoy the many other attractions and events Mother Farm has to offer.

Hours of operation

  • Weekdays: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (February to November), 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (December and January)
  • Weekends and holidays: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (February to November), 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (December and January)

Closed:

  • Monday, December 10 to Friday, December 14, 2012, and Monday, January 7 to Friday, January 11, 2013

Admission

  • Adults – 1,500 yen

Address

  • 940-3 Tagura, Futtsu, Chiba Prefecture

Related websites

Mother Farm

Time needed: approximately 120 minutes

Mother Farm
Mother Farm

Sanukimachi Station

As of April 2014.

Trunk line

Trunk line

Bus

Bus

On foot

On foot

Taxi

Taxi

Bike

Bike

JR Kanto Area Pass

For train travel from Tokyo to Boso, use a JR Kanto Area Pass.

  • Good for unlimited travel for three days with reserved seats on Shinkansen, limited express and other regular trains for 8,300 yen.
  • Since this pass is also valid for travel from Narita and Haneda Airports, this is a great way to travel.

JR Kanto Area Pass

Timetables and seat reservations

Shinkansen and Limited Express Timetables (Opens in a new window.)

JR East Shinkansen Reservations (Opens in a new window.)