Overview

Choshi City (銚子市; -shi) is the northeastern-most city in Chiba Prefecture. It borders Asahi and Tohnosho in Block 5, Ibaraki Prefecture to the north, and the Pacific Ocean. It is the eastern-most point in the Kanto area. Thanks to Choshi Fishing Port, the city is known for fish and sushi.

Festivals, Events, Tourist Spots


Fireworks
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8/8 (Sat) 2015
Choshi City (Chuo-cho by the Tone River 利根川河畔 中央町地先) 19:30-21:00 (6,000 fireworks) Google maps
Ashikajima Beach (海鹿島)

Asahikajima-cho, Choshi City 銚子市海鹿島町 Google maps
Open July 18-August 23, 2015
Nagasaki Beach (長崎)

Nagasaki-cho, Choshi City 銚子市長崎町 Google maps
Open July 18-August 23, 2015
Choshi Marina Beach (銚子マリーナ)

15 Shiomicho, Choshi City 銚子市潮見町 Google maps
Open July 18-August 23, 2015

Restaurants


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


Opposite Choshi AEON mall


Insanely cheap, moderately filling pasta. Interesting dishes to try - Squid ink spaghetti, Tarako (spicy fish egg) spaghetti and Escargot (snails). For the boring people - carbonara, spaghetti bolognaise and chicken wings. One of the better drink bars (all you can drink) inclues such novelties as melon soda, grape juice, calpis and an assortment of teas.
Curo'ccho Caf'e






If you can ignore the random assortment of letters and symbols which comprise this Cafe's name, you can look forward to wonderfully cosy coffee experience. A huge assortment of drinks are available and tonnes of unique bagel based dishes. Surprisingly filling and really rather good value. The staff seem to know every ALT in Choshi too which is a bonus.

Daily Life Resources


Shopping/Supermarkets

Name
Hours
Address (JP)
Address (ENG)
Access
Notes
AEON




Big shopping mall. Contains ALT favorites like Village Vanguard, a cinema, various nice clothes shops and a pet shop where you can tempt yourself to buy a puppy. The special kind that stays a puppy f o r e v e r.
  • Village Vanguard: Every pointless novelty item you never wanted but now must have. Great for finding less mainstream manga.
  • Sports Authority (check name): Sports clothing and equipment. Small selection of weight lifting equipment too.
  • Cinema: If you want to see a new movie, it'll probably only be showing in Narita or Choshi.
  • Kaldi Coffee: Epic import shop. Often sells coffees and cheeses you'd struggle to find anywhere else in Japan.

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

It's fairly simple to drive to/from Chiba City via the Togane Toll road, the newly completed Ken-O expressway, the Choshi Renraku Road, and rt. 126.

Transportation

  • The JR Sobu Main Line (総武本線 soubu-honsen) runs from Chiba City and splits at Sakura (佐倉) Station. The Sobu line goes south then east through Sosa and Asahi Cities to Saruda (猿田), Matsugishi (松岸), and Choshi (銚子) stations.
  • The Shiosai Limited Express train (しおさい特急列車 shiosai tokkyuu-ressha) is an express that follows the Sobu Main line and stops at Tokyo, Kinshicho, Chiba, Sakura, Yachimata, Naruto, Yokoshiba, Yokaichiba, Asahi, Iioka, and Choshi. For stations in between, transfer to the local line. You will have to pay a separate seat fee on this train (cost varies by distance).
  • The JR Narita Line (成田線 narita-sen) runs from the split at Sakura Station north along the border through Narita and Katori Cities to Shimosa-Toyosato (下総豊里), Shiishiba (椎柴), Matsugishi (松岸), and Choshi (銚子) stations.
  • The Choshi Electric Railway Line (銚子電気鉄道線 choushi denki tetsudou-sen) runs around the very tip of the Choshi peninsula, from Choshi Station past Cape Inubo to Tokawa Station (外川).

  • Buses: No idea.

Local Tips and Tricks/Misc.

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External Links