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12 Hours In Chiba: A Quaint Rural Practice Line, A Distinctive Fish Shrine, A Lighthouse, A River Metropolis, A Dangletrain & A Nice Sphinx!!


Often these full journey posts comprise actions and sights achieved and seen over just a few days however this one to Chiba at the beginning of final yr was only one exhaustingly lengthy day journey. It spawned a good few posts so right here is the compilation of all of them. I’d not advocate attempting to copy this in any approach!

The journey to Chiba station, after which onto Choshi was uneventful however from there I acquired to journey on the quaintest rural line within the Better Tokyo space; the fantastic Chōshi Electrical Railway Line. I went to the top of the road the place a really distinctive fish shrine is situated a brief stroll from Tokawa station. Extra particulars right here

After that I then visited all ten station on the Chōshi Electrical Railway Line which is simply 6.4 kilometres in size. A few of the station buildings have nice European affect of their designs however are fairly run-down now. They’ve a country appeal to them and the outdated station signage is attention-grabbing to see. Extra particulars right here


There have been a few different stops alongside the best way equivalent to Inubosaki Lighthouse and Chōshi Port Tower. Extra particulars right here


Sawara station is about 50 minutes north-west of Chōshi and offered three issues of curiosity. The station itself has a Platform 0 which is one in all my very area of interest pursuits. Extra particulars right here


Wanpaku Park is only a brief stroll north of the station and it’s Sphinx playground construction is a barely weird sight. Extra particulars right here

Town of Sawara itself is extra famed for its river cruises that are extremely in style throughout the cherry blossom season. Extra particulars right here

Simply over an hour south-west of Sawara is Chiba station which is a type of stations I’ve handed by just a few instances however by no means truly acquired out at. There are simply seven upside-down prepare strains on the planet and Japan occurs to have two of them. One is within the Shonan space of Kanagawa Prefecture and the opposite is the Chiba City Monorail which is the world’s longest suspended railway. Extra particulars right here

Despite the fact that I actually wished to get again residence there was one closing place to go to and it concerned a slight detour again to Yotsukaido station simply to see one other Platform 0. This was the primary place I ever noticed such a phenomenon approach again in 2011 and it was time to really seize a photograph or two this time! Extra particulars right here


After 12 hours in Chiba Prefecture (not together with the journey there) it was time to lastly head residence for some relaxation. The unique plan wasn’t to do all the above however while within the space I made a decision to push myself and see all of the issues I had earmarked on Google Maps. It positive was tiring however good to see and do it multi functional go.

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Click on right here to learn ‘#WeStopAtNothing! Visiting All The Platform Zero Stations In Chiba’ 

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