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Kisarazu (木更津 [2]) is a city of 122,000 in Chiba, Japan.

Get in[edit]

Nakanoshima bridge,Kisarazu port

By train[edit]

From Tokyo station, Kisarazu can be reached by either the JR Sobu Line or the JR Keiyo Line. Both of these connect to the JR Uchibo Line, on which Kisarazu station is located.

Infrequent Sazanami limited express trains via the Keiyo Line leave once every few hours, generally at 30 past, with more frequent runs during the late afternoon and evening. This will get you to Kisarazu in as little as 55 minutes for ¥2490.

The cheaper and more frequent alternative is to use the JR Sobu line at a cost of ¥1280. A direct train to Kisarazu (last stop Kimitsu) leaves once per hour and takes 80 minutes, or else a change of trains will be required.

Uchibo Line trains from Chiba leave every 10-20 minutes, reaching Kisarazu in about 40 minutes (¥650).

These trains are free to use with a Japan Rail Pass or JR East Rail Pass.

By bus[edit]

Across the street in front of Tokyo Station, there is a Keisei bus heading for Kisarazu & Kimitsu. With irregular schedule, mostly with a 40-60 min interval between them. Fare is ¥1300 for Kisarazu Station and ¥1400 further across the city, heading Kimitsu city. Travel time is about 1 hour, going thru Tokyo Wan Aqua-Line.

There are also bus lines for and from Yokohama, Shinagawa, Kawasaki and Haneda airport.

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See[edit][add listing]

  • Shojoji (證誠寺), (in Kisarazu station), [1]. Mildly famous for a nursery rhyme called "Shojoji no Tanukibayashi", about a raccoon dog (tanuki) whose statue can be found in the temple.  edit
  • Kimisarazu tower There is a mountain park called “Odayama", also called“love forest”. The main tower, called “Kimisarazu tower”, is on the top of the mountain park. You can see the big statue of a couple on a ship, based on a tragic love story. Once, there was a man named “Yamato-takeru-no-mikoto” and his wife named “Oto-tachibana-hime". One day, “Yamato-takeru-no-mikoto” was trying to cross the sea to go to “Kazusa-no-kuni” (Chiba). However, the sea was very stormy and his wife thought that it an anger of the Sea God, so she threw herself into the sea to soothe the anger. After he could get to Kimisarazu, he left one poem for his wife: “Kimisarazu Sodeshi-ga-ura-ni-tachunami-no Sono-omokage-wo-miruzo-kanashiki”「君さらず 袖しが浦に立つ波の その面影をみるぞ悲しき」. It means “I could get here, but when I see the sea from here , it reminds me of you. I can’t leave here because I miss you so much.” The poem is the origin of the city.

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shellfish gathering

You can go shellfish gathering on the seaside, which is called ‘kisarazu kaigan′. The best occasions is to in the middle of March for in the end of August.If you discovery a gold clam, you would get a present. Fishermen's cooperative :Tel 0438-23-4545 Entrance fee:adults 1,200yen/children 600yen Business hours:Depending on the ebb of the tide.

The drama was broadcasted by TBS in 2005. The drama is a popular drama "Kisarazu cat's eye". A lot of fans come to go sightseeing because the taking a picture place is a surrounding of Kisarazu station. It will be able to enjoy the drama if coming to the locale.

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If you want to buy vegetables,sea foods and clam made in kisarazu, you can buy them in a market. The market called "Akua Wakuwaku Ithiba". The market close to freeway called "Aqua Line", so you can buy easily fresh foods from urban area; Tokyo, Yokohama and Kawasaki by bus. Running time is am 9~sunset,so you must be careful.


2012.4 Shopping mall "Mitsui OutletPark Kisarazu" was opened in Kaneda, Kisarazu. There are outlet stores and restaurants, has become the new tourist destination of Kisarazu.

Eat[edit][add listing]

Takara-ya 's short-neck clam soup

The specialties of Kisarazu city are short-neck clam, loquat, peanut and so on.

Drink[edit][add listing]

You want to drink full-dress coffee, you will like a coffee shop. The shop called "BRAZILYA Coffee". The shop have many kind of coffee beans and wrapping is very cute. The wrapping made by a paper called "Washi". The paper is traditional and fashionable, so you will happy when you recive the present. It takes 12 minutes to the shop from kisarazu station. TEL0438-22-5433

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There is nearby Aqua-line. The hotel is "Hotel crescent". It can enjoy the spa by the day trip. It is near the coast where gathering shellfish can be done. Tell:0438-41-8111 / Rental charge:Spa2625yen, Staying16000yen~[Two people or more]

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