Overview

Matsudo City (松戸市) is a city in northwestern Chiba next to the Edo River (江戸川 edogawa), which forms the border between Tokyo and Chiba. It is the 3rd largest city in Chiba and a commuter town to Tokyo. It is one of the top producers of daikon, edamame, turnips, green onions, and mustard spinach (小松菜 komatsuna) in Chiba Prefecture, which is a leading producer of these in all of Japan.

Festivals, Events, Tourist Spots


Fireworks
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8/1 (Sat) 2015
Matsudo City (by the main library near the Edogawa R. 松戸市図書館本館先), 19:15-20:20 (8,000 fireworks) Google maps
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Chiba City Museum of Art (千葉市美術館 chiba-shi bijutsukan)
Open 10AM-6PM (Fri/Sat until 8PM)
Closed the first Monday of every month
〒260-8733 千葉県千葉市中央区中央3-10-8
3-10-8 Chuo, Chuo-ku, Chiba-shi
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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

  • The Joban Line (常磐線 jouban-sen) runs from Ueno through Matsudo and up the Pacific coast all the way to Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture.
  • The Musashino Line (武蔵野線 musashino-sen) runs from Nishi-Funabashi through Matsudo, and circles around Tokyo through Urawa in Saitama, ending at Tsurumi in Yokohama.
  • The Shin-Keisei Line goes to Matsudo and Kamagaya. At Tsudanuma Station, you can change to the Keisei Line to Yachiyo (Block 2).
  • The Hokuso Line (北総線) runs from Keisei-Takasago Station in Katsushika, Tokyo through Matsudo and Shin-Kamagaya to Inzai, Chiba (Block 4) where it connects to the Narita Sky Access Line to Narita Airport.
  • The Tobu Noda Line (東武野田線 toubu-noda-sen) connects Omiya, Saitama with Noda, Nagareyama, Kashiwa, Matsudo, Kamagaya (Block 3) and Funabashi (Block 2). On April 1, 2014 it will be renamed the Tobu Urban Park Line (東武アーバンパークライン toubu a-ban pa-ku rain).
  • The Nagareyama Line (流山線 nagareyama-sen) connects Mabashi Station in Matsudo with Nagareyama Station in Nagareyama. It does not accept IC cards like Suica or PASMO.

  • Buses: No idea.

Local Tips and Tricks/Misc.



External Links