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Address: 1-6-1 Inohana, Chuo-ku, Chiba 260-0856, Chiba Prefecture
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If you really have nothing better to do

If you've seen any of the original 12 castles left in Japan, than you should give this skip. If you missed them or you're stuck in Chiba city, this could be an opportunity to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tokyo, Japan
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Tokyo, Japan
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408 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you've seen any of the original 12 castles left in Japan, than you should give this skip. If you missed them or you're stuck in Chiba city, this could be an opportunity to catch some Japanese history on your way out of Japan, or just kill some time. The castle is rebuilt, and quite honestly, it's not very memorable.... More 

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Xinzheng, China
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70 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

The Chiba Castle is modern, but the style is ancient. It was built on the site of the ancient castle erected by the clan leader Chibanosuke Tsunetane in the 12th century. There are about 4 floors of exhibits, which include several excellent suits of samurai armor and samurai helmets. Most of the rest is pottery, paintings, copper coins, some Buddhist... More 

2 Thank Gary T
Poole, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

This castle was very nice and really different to European castles which as a group of westerners we were used to! Free entry is also ideal for a cheaper trip, with a full museum inside you can look around! You can see mt. Fuji on a clear day which we did enjoy trying to spot, but we discovered after that... More 

1 Thank Leila D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Chiba Museum of Science and Industry. Been there yesterday. A very nice place where your family can enjoy science, learn some about the Industry revolution in Chiba and they also have a nice Planetarium. I was thinking that this place was the one listed as the Chiba Science Museum, but it's not. We did enjoy a demonstration about lightning and... More 

1 Thank Claudio T
Edmonton, Canada
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43 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016

The castle is a quick monorail ride and walk from Chiba station. The photo ops are nice, and the area is not very crowded. Inside there is a museum with samurai exhibits, samurai dressup, and a lookout up top. I enjoyed it.

1 Thank Joe L
Bogor, Indonesia
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2016

Nice Castle, and you can rent Edo era costume and taking picture. There is museum inside, where you can see their collections. During Sakura blooming festivals, people will sit in garden in rfont of the castle and have picnic

Thank milanapandanwangi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Did you know that there is a castle in Chiba City? That's okay, not even Chiba knows that there is a castle in Chiba. In 1126 Chiba Tsuneshige built a castle here. However, this is not that castle. In 1455 the Chiba were defeated and the site was abandoned. A new castle was built at Motosakura to replace it, of... More 

2 Thank ART196
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

If you are staying at Chiba city, and you want something to post on Facebook, maybe it's one of the best place for you. There's a city history museum that looks like Japanese old style castle tower. You can see some old SAMURAI pictures, real armor and sword. On the top floor, there's a Photo Opportunity Cardboard. So, you can... More 

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Kajang, Malaysia
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137 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2015

I was a old Japanese castle located on higher ground and secluded by residential area. The castle is surrounded by beautiful gardens. Unique horseman statue at the front gate.

1 Thank Shaharum A
Rayong, Rayong, Thailand
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94 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2014

The small castle in Chiba. There are many elder Japanese guide for the tourist to explain about the exhibition in Chiba castle. This is the first time for me that have the personal guide in Japan. I will return to see him again.

2 Thank Kritsana P

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