Chiba City (千葉市; -shi) is the largest city in Chiba Prefecture. It is a designated city, and is the capital of Chiba Prefecture. There are six wards (区 ku):

Because each of the wards have their own character, each has its own page.


  • 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 Main line to Sakura, Naruto (transfer to Togane line), and Choshi (Blocks 4 and 5)
    • Narita line to Narita and Choshi (Blocks 4 and 5)
  • The JR Keiyo line (follows the Sotobo or Uchibo line going south) which goes to Kaihin-Makuhari (Block 2) and Tokyo Station, stops at Soga Station (change to Sotobo, Uchibo, and Sobu Main line) and Chiba-minato (change to the monorail). The Keiyo line does NOT stop at 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).
  • The Chiba Urban Monorail, the longest suspended monorail in the world, runs within Chiba City. One segment of the line runs from Chishirodai to Monorail Chiba Station and Chiba-minato. The other segment runs from Kencho-mae to Monorail Chiba Station and Chiba-minato.

  • Buses: There is a free shuttle bus from Chiba Station to PARCO that comes about every 15 minutes. From the east exit of Chiba Station, board the bus from platform 16 (exit the station and go left past the monorail).

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