Makuhari's main attraction is the Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex, which is the second largest convention center in Japan behind Tokyo Big Sight. The center's eleven exhibition halls, conference hall and 9000 seat event hall host major tradeshows and technology exhibitions such as the annual Tokyo Game Show, Tokyo Auto Salon and Jump Festa, along with dozens of other events, conventions and concerts.
2-minute walk from hotel
Makuhari Messe official Website:
Opened by the Chiba bayshore in late 2013, this massive shopping heaven (or hell, depending on your attitude) is the Aeon group's flagship and houses a whopping 350 shops, a multiplex movie theatre, a branch theatre of the Yoshimoto comedy empire, a bouldering gym, a running track and much much more. We AEON Mall Makuhari New City get up as service for visitors from the foreign countries, some stores can be enjoyed shopping in Tax-Free.
Walk : Approx. 20-Minutes
This Japanese garden located Makuhari Seaside Park was created to bring together Japanese culture and global exchange in Makuhari New City. Different areas of the park, which features a lake and spring, represent landscapes such as the mountains, rivers, oceans, and forests. “Shoraitei” a sukiya-style teahouse built with Kitayama cedar Kyoto, is located within the park grounds.
3-minute walk from hotel`s western entrance
It is the largest fireworks show of Chiba Prefecture. Every year it attracting over 300,000 spectators to come to Makuhari Beach to enjoy this fireworks show, and it was told that over 20,000 fireworks are going to be set off in 2017`s summer.
5-minute walk from Hotel
Date: Early August
This festival takes place on Makuhari Beach.
With a rich history of over 1,000 years, Naritasan Shinshoji Temple is famous for warding off evil and, among shrines and temples throughout the country, welcomes the second highest number of visitors over the first three days of each new year. Its five buildings, including a three-stories pagoda and Shakado Hall, are designated as national important cultural properties.
The annual “Gion-e” festival held every summer boasts a history of over three centuries. Floats are carried or pulled by the local residents through the grounds to wish for peace and prosperity for all.
It is the symbol of Chiba city, a 5-floor museum with the form of a traditional Japanese castle. Various materials which detail the Chiba city`s history and Chiba Clan who ruled this area are exhibited inside of the building.
Taxi: approx 28-munite
Public Transportation: Take JR Keiyo Line from Kaihin Makuhari Station to Soga Station, and transfer to JR Uchibou Line or Sotobou Line from Sogo station to Honchiba station. 10-minute walk.
For more information please check the official website of Chiba City:
This event takes place around Chiba Station in mid-August every year. Besides local residents of Chiba, great many visitors from overseas also come here to enjoy this traditional festival by the Chiba Odori dance.
Taxi: approx 30-minute
Public Transportation: Take JR Keiyo Line from Kaihin Makuhari Station to Soga Station, and transfer to Sotobou Line or Uchibou Line from Soga station to Chiba Station.
This is Chiba Prefectural Museum of Art, it comprised of 8 large exhibition halls and some other function halls. This museum collects works and information related to artists with connections to Chiba Prefectural, such as artwork of Japanese pioneer of modern Western-style art Chu Asai and Barbizon School landscapes by Jean-Francois Millet. Some special and planned exhibitions are also held periodically.
Taxi: approx 19 minute
Public Transportation: Take JR Keiyo Line from Kaihin Makuhari Station to Chiba-Minato Station and 10-minute walk.
Prefectural Museum of Art Official website:
It has a diverse collection focusing on the 20th century art housed in architecture that is uniquely designed for exhibitions and in accordance with the natural environment; the museum creates harmony among three elements: “Artwork”,” Architecture” and “Nature”.
Car: Approx. 40 Minutes
Opening time: 9:30-17:00(last admission 16:30)
Adults—Starting at JPY 1,000
College students and seniors over 65 with ID—Starting at JTY 800
Elementary, middle and high school students—Starting at JTY 600
For the detail transportation information please check the official website of Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art:
It is a national history museum for general research, containing exhibits related to Japanese history and culture. The general exhibition spans 6 galleries with each covering a period from prehistoric times to modern Japan. The well designed displays include great many culture artifacts, reproductions and models.
Car: approx. 40 minutes
March through September 9:30 - 17:00 (Entrance closed at 16:30)October through February 9:30 - 16:30 (Entrance closed at 16:00) Closed:
Mondays When Monday is a national holiday, the Museum and Garden are closed the following Tuesday. New Year's holiday December 27 through January 4
General JPY 420/ Students over age 16 JPY 250
For the detail transportation information please check the official website National Museum of Japanese History Official Website:
KYU-HOTTA-TEI a Japanese national important cultural property, and is one of Japan`s best preserved residences of a daimyo (feudal lord) that was built in traditional style. Outside of the residence a beautifully designed Japanese style garden is another attractive sightseeing spot. Nowadays citizens visit the garden to relax and to enjoy flowers in each season, as well as cherry blossom and Japanese red pines viewing.
Car: Approx. 50 Minutes
Opening time: 9:30～16:30 (entry until 16:00)
Closed: Mondays (or following Tuesday if Monday is a public holiday) New Year holidays (Dec 28 – Jan 4)
Admission: General JPY 320/ Student JPY 160
For the detail transportation information please check the official website of SAKURA City Tourism Association: