Overview

Chiba City (千葉市; -shi) Wakaba-ku (若葉区) is the east ward of Chiba City. It includes the Doubutsu-koen to Chishirodai end of the monorail, and at Tsuga Station you can change to the Sobu Main Line. It is mostly residential and has a lot of parks.
Other wards in Chiba City:


Festivals, Events, Tourist Spots


Chiba Zoological Park (千葉動物公園 chiba doubutsu kouen)
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千葉市若葉区源庁280
Chiba, Wakaba Ward, Minamotocho, 280
Accessible via Doubutsu Koen Station on the monorail
Red pandas! (Lesser panda); closed Mondays.



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Restaurants


Name
Genre
Address (JP)
Address (ENG)
Access
Hours
Website
Notes
Starbucks
Cafe


Near Keisei Chiba Station


It's Starbucks
Thailand (タイランド)
Thai food
千葉市中央区富士見2-22-18 ベストプランニングビルB1F
B1F Best Planning Bldg. 2-22-18 Fujimi, Chuo-ku
8 min walk from Chiba Station East exit, near Chiba Chuo.
Lunch 11-15:00
Dinner 17:00-23:00
http://tabelog.com/chiba/A1201/A120101/12007202/
Thai food! Menu has pictures!

Daily Life Resources


Shopping/Supermarkets

Name
Hours
Address (JP)
Address (ENG)
Access
Notes
PARCO (パルコ)
10-20:30
〒260-0013
千葉市中央区中央2-2-2
2-2-2 Chuo, Chuo-ku, Chiba-shi
Right across from monorail Yoshikawa-koen, 15 min walk from Chiba Station or take the bus from Chiba Station (boarding spot #16). Parking is available.
Parco has tons of shops and restaurants!

Government Offices

Name
Hours
Address (JP)
Address (ENG)
Access
Notes
Chiba Prefectural Office (県庁 kencho)
8:30-17:00
千葉市中央区市場町1-1
1-1 Ichiba-cho, Chuo-ku
10 min walk from JR Honchiba Station, right next to monorail Kenchomae Station
There are two buildings, the Honchousha (本庁舎) and the Nakachousha (中庁舎) that connect on 1F and 5F.
Chiba Central Police Station (中央警察署 chuo keisatsu-sho)

千葉市中央区中央港1-13-1
1-13-1 Chuo-kou, Chuo-ku
5 min walk from Chiba Minato Station (JR Keiyo, monorail)
You can update your driver's license information here.

Medical


Name
Hours
Address (JP)
Address (ENG)
Access
Notes
Chiba University Hospital (千葉大学病院)




Serious illnesses. Need referral letter and previous doctor must make appointment.













Car Stuff and Places to Park


Transportation

  • JR Chiba Station is one of the most convenient stations in the prefecture. It connects to (lines colored to how they often appear on maps)
    • Sobu/Yokosuka Express line to Tokyo and Shinagawa
    • Sobu/Chuo Local line to Tokyo and Shinagawa
    • Sotobo line to Oami (change to Togane line), Kazusa-Ichinomiya, Awa-Kamogawa (Blocks 6, 7, 8)
    • Uchibo line to Kimitsu, Tateyama, Chikura and connects to Sotobo line at Awa-Kamogawa (Block 8)
    • Sobu line to Sakura, Naruto, and Choshi (Blocks 4 and 5)
    • Narita line to Narita and Choshi (Blocks 4 and 5)
  • Just south of JR Chiba Station is Soga Station. The Sotobo line, Uchibo line, and Keiyo line (from Tokyo station, stops at Kaihin-Makuhari (Block 2), splits at Soga and goes to Kimitsu and Katsuura) stop here. Note that the Keiyo line does NOT stop at JR Chiba Station.

  • Keisei Chiba Station is within walking distance of JR Chiba and connects to the Keisei line to Yachiyo (Block 2) and Ueno in Tokyo. At Tsudanuma Station, you can change to the Shin-Keisei line, which goes to Matsudo and Kamagaya (Block 3).

  • Buses: No idea.

Local Tips and Tricks/Misc.



External Links