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Boso Peninsula (房総半島), and its main city Tateyama (館山) [1] are at the very South of the Chiba prefecture, a great area to relax and enjoy the beach.

Get inEdit

The cheapest and easiest way to go is by bus: 2500 yen from Tokyo (every 30 minutes, schedule) or Yokohama (about every 2 hours, schedule [dead link]).

Express JR train from Tokyo costs 3610 yen to Tateyama.

Get aroundEdit

Trains don't go further south than Tateyama city. Even though most people go around by car, there is a bus service. Bicycle is also a great way to go around along the seaside.


Sunosaki lighthouse
Boso Peninsula is famous for production of flowers and ornamental plants.
  • 1 Sunosaki lighthouse (洲崎灯台). A lighthouse with a great view on the sea and neighbouring mountain. Sweets are sold in the small store at the bottom. Sunset spot just beside on the same hill. Free.    
  • 2 Flower line. A road along the coastline, bordered with flowers.
  • 3 Shirohama Flower Park. Lots of flowers, and a big greenhouse where firebugs can be seen at night. 420 ¥.
  • 4 Sand hill (砂山). A surprising mountain flanked on each side by huge sand slopes. Local kids have fun sledging or sand skiing from the top. Climbing it is a fun 5-minutes hike and offers a nice view.


  • Surf anywhere on the Southwest coast
  • Scuba diving
  • Fishing. Get on a boat and bring home all the fish you can!
  • 1 Ocean Veil Country Club. Golfing with a view. Not cheap.


It can be surprisingly difficult to find a store, so buy your sunscreen ahead.


  • Sashimi and Japanese spiny lobster in Tateyama city



  • 1 Nemoto Marine Camping Ground. Vast dune area that acts as a paying camping ground.

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