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Update: November 15, 2021
The Chiba Prefectural Government has presented a list of COVID-19 countermeasures to prevent the spread of infection in the Prefecture from October 25 to November 30, 2021. The contents will be reviewed as necessary according to the situation of infection rates.
Shortened business hours, restrictions on the serving of alcoholic beverages, and restrictions on the number of people in restaurants have been lifted.
If you go out to eat, please cooperate with the coronavirus safety measures required by the restaurant.
Keep meals short, do not drink heavily, and do not talk in a loud voice.
Choose an establishment with thorough COVID-19 countermeasures such as good ventilation, spaced out seating, and acrylic partitions between seats and go in a small group.
To make sightseeing for residents of Chiba Prefecture easier, the “Thank You ❤ Chiba Free Pass,” a transportation pass which offers unlimited rides for two days on the JR lines, local trains, some buses, and ferries in Chiba, is for sale until Monday, November 29!
After thoroughly following COVID-19 infection countermeasures, how about taking advantage of the “Thank You ❤ Chiba Free Pass” and enjoying the beauty of Chiba’s vivid fall colors to the fullest?
As fall intensifies, the color changing leaves spread. Take a journey that will enrich your heart to the colorful Boso! We will introduce the many spots where you can see koyo, also known as the changing fall leaves in Chiba.
Selected as one of “Japan’s Top 100 Historical Parks,” the park is home to the Tojo Museum of History, which displays items related to Akitake Tokugawa, the brother of the last shogun in the Edo Shogunate. The park has Akitake’s former residence and a beautiful garden, which is a nationally designated Site of Scenic Beauty. Along with the seasonal vegetation, the momiji (maple) leaves begin to change into beautiful colors in the fall.
Kanpukuji Temple is one of the three Great Daishi (Anti-Evil Temples) of Japan. Here you can see the grave of Ino Tadataka, who drew the first map of Japan by surveying the country on foot through measured steps in the Edo period. Kanpukuji Temple is known for its beautiful views during every season.
Shiroiwa is a famous spot to see the beautiful changing fall leaves which borders Kamogawa City and Kimitsu City. The congruent contrast of the bare rocks’ pure white color against the red leaves creates a wonderful scene. The bamboo and cedar deep within the forest area around Yomogi Fudo Waterfall truly is an unexplored landscape. As you head upstream, you are lead into a deep gorge where you can enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the colored leaves in early winter alongside the waterfall.
Located upstream, Awamata Waterfall boasts having the best scenery in the Yoro Valley. Awamata Waterfall is also referred to as Kazusa Yoro Waterfall. Stretching 100m in length with a 30m drop, the scene of the waterfall flowing down is definitely worth
checking out! On the promenade leading to the waterfall, visitors can see momiji, urushi, kunugi, and nara trees painted with spectacular views of red and yellow during the koyo season.
Vivid colors of the fall leaves cover the lakeside and gorge at Lake Kameyama. Lake Kameyama is full of many attractions such as the Inokawa Valley and Shichirigawa Valley hiking course. You can appreciate the lake dyed by the reflection of the colored leaves not only while on a walk but even on a cruise or bicycle.
Due to the spread of COVID-19, the torch relay scheduled to take place on public roads in Chiba Prefecture for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games was cancelled. As a result, all scheduled events to promote and support the torch relay were also cancelled.
Therefore, the Prefecture will hold an event for performances of the groups that were originally scheduled for the torch relay-related events, as well as hold a concert of songs associated with the Games at the Chiba Prefectural Culture Hall on Sunday, November 28. In addition, there will be interviews with Olympic and Paralympic athletes, an exhibition of torches from the relay, and an introduction of the efforts made by schools which received the I’mPOSSIBLE Award.
Interviewees: Wataru Tanigawa (Gymnastics)
Yasuhiro Sasaki (Football 5-a-side)
Performers: Airi Suzuki
Robin Shoko Okada
An exhibition of torches used in the torch relays and an introduction of the I’mPOSSIBLE Award-winning schools’ efforts and activities of city volunteers, etc.
(* Note) I'mPOSSIBLE Award: This is an award presented to schools and other organizations that have made significant contributions to a more inclusive society through the Paralympic Movement.
* Please wear a mask and follow all COVID-19 countermeasures. If you are not feeling well, please refrain from attending the event.