Chiba Prefecture (千葉県 Chiba-Ken)  is located directly east of Tokyo, and bordered by Ibaraki Prefecture to the north. A large part of the prefecture is made up of the Bōsō Peninsula (房総半島 Bōsō-hantō), which shields Tokyo bay from the Pacific Ocean.
Much of the western/northwestern part of Chiba is relatively uninspired urbanity and bedtowns for Tokyo, but once you get past the city and watch the sharp descent into rural countryside of sprawling rice fields, rolling hills, and striking coastlines, you will realize why Chiba has been variously called "Edo's Breadbasket", "Japan's Golf Mecca", and "Tokyo's Secret Backyard". The image character of Chiba is "Chi-ba kun" which is the Chiba prefecture shaped dog.
The area is relatively poorly known, even among Japanese people, but is nonetheless a great place to get away from Tokyo and explore a Japan a bit off the beaten track.
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Choshi: Reputedly the largest fishing port in Japan and home to the perfect train set that is Choshi Dentetsu, the quite attractive coastline of the former island Ashikajima which contains the most Easterly point of Honshu, supposedly. Choshi is also well known for its cabbages which dominate horticulture form autumn to early summer the cliffs of Byobugaura which are locally called Choshi`s Dover Cliffs, well they are cliffs and there the similarity ends. Finally Choshi has some cracking and unprepossessing fish restaurants. Oh yes, and for tree lovers there is a tiny fragment of what appears to be intact Laurisilva Forest, hiding behind pines at Kimigahama Beach. This is a must to visit and is easily the most beautiful places in Choshi and the rarest habitat and is virtually unknown to 99.9 of Choshi residents, amazing. A good geologist would marvel at the strange land formation in this part of Chibaken, too.
Many parts of Chiba can be visited on a day trip from Tokyo. The Pacific coast is dotted with many traditional fishing villages, and young surfers from Tokyo are attracted by the waves. The inner coast is less picturesque, but the cliffs of Nokogiriyama are a popular tourist attraction.
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While JR trains run the entire coast of Chiba, the inner coast is just a 30-minute ferry ride from Kurihama, south of Yokohama. 1997 saw the completion of the Tokyo Wan Aqua Line bridge and tunnel, which burrows under and rises across Tokyo Bay between Kisarazu (Chiba prefecture) and Kawasaki (on the Tokyo side). At ¥4000 for a passenger car, almost nobody uses the tunnel though, and it's bleeding government money. You can take highway buses through the tunnel and over the bridge from Tokyo Station, Shinagawa, Haneda Airport, Kawasaki and Yokohama stations for up to ¥1500 one way to Kisarazu.
 By train
The center of the JR network in Chiba is, unsurprisingly, JR Chiba station. But be careful when taking trains to the Boso Peninsula, as there are two different ways trains can get to Awa-Kamogawa, the final stop. The Uchibō Line (内房線), or "Inner Boso Line", follows the western coast (Tokyo Bay side) through Kisarazu, while the Sotobō or "Outer Boso" Line (外房線) cuts across the peninsula and then goes down the east coast (Pacific Ocean side) via Katsuura. Additionally, trains to Choshi can turn north at Sakura to go via Narita (the Narita Line), or go south via Naruto along the Sobu Main Line.
To summarize all that, here are the platforms to take at Chiba station:
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 Other attractions
Yagirinowatashi(矢切の渡し）is the small boat on Edo river which connects Matsudo in Chiba prefecture and Shibamata in Tokyo. This ship had appeared in the novel "Nogikunohaka"(野菊の墓）which author is Ito Sachio(伊藤左千夫）
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Saizeriya in Ichikawa is the first shop in Japan
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