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Giant Mech Buildings Advertise Real Estate

Buildings transform into giant robots in Mitsui Real Estate Residential’s stunning anime commercial.

5 Stunning Fall Spots on the Boso Peninsula

Late in November, take a trip to the Boso Peninsula in Chiba to enjoy the spectacular colors of Japanese maples and ginkgo trees in an array of vibrant reds and yellows.

Interview with Chibatman!

Villians of Chiba beware: there 's a new crime fighter in town!

The Bridge Beneath the Sea

Umi-hotaru is a man-made wonder built to relax and entertain the tired traveler.

Spanish Street Artist Leaves an Exquisite Mark

During the month of June, 2015, Spanish street artist Pejac was traveling through Asia installing whimsical, captivating and sometimes provocative street art.

Dive into Japan 10 Minutes from Narita Airport

Just 10 minutes by train from Narita Airport, the area around Naritasan Shinshoji Temple presents a quaint townscape with a number a great eating locations.

The World’s Largest Toilet

Take a peek under the big lid in Chiba.

Ramen Adventures’ Top 5 of 2015

Ramen Adventures has been documenting the best bowls in Japan since October 2008. Here we present the hot ramen blogger’s top five picks for 2015 (so far).

Five Fishy Favorites in Chiba

Sitting on the Boso Peninsula, Chiba is a great place to track down the fresh, the fishy, and the flavorful!

Japan’s Best-Known Ninja Lives in Chiba

Masaaki Hatsumi teaches the ways of the samurai and the art of ninjutsu to aspiring shadow warriors and law enforcement personnel from all over the world.

Hiratsuka Terraced Rice Field

Located 90 minutes from Tokyo by car, Hiratsuka Tanada grows rice with only rain water, without any other means of irrigation.

Top 6 Ways to Enjoy the Ocean in Chiba

Aquatic adventures await, a mere day trip away from Tokyo!

The City of Photo Props

This Chiba town is proud of its long history—and its face cutout photo prop opportunities!

3 Chiba Ramen Shops to Hit by Bike

Brian MacDuckston from Ramen Adventures has assembled a few Ramen Riders to go check out ramen shops by motorcycle—and Chiba is a fine candidate for bike-based slurping.

Chiba's 3 Craziest Trains

Check out the three craziest (and coolest!) trains in Chiba.

Why is this Shop So Popular Among Foreigners?

What's Ramen Bayashi’s secret? Why do so many foreigners eat there?

Mahiro Takano is Feeling 'Alive'

In a move that would have wowed Mr. Miyagi, this karate kid is throwing punches in Sia's newly released music video.

Anatomy of a Traditional Fan

As a necessity amid the heat and humidity of the Japanese summer, the Boshu uchiwa, or Japanese fan, is Chiba Prefecture’s one and only government-designated traditional craft.

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