Overview

Minamiboso City (南房総市; Minami-bousou-shi) is a city in southwest Chiba Prefecture. It surrounds Tateyama City and also borders Kyonan and Kamogawa (Block 8). It is warm and known for flowers.

Festivals, Events, Tourist Spots


Shiramazu flower fields (白間津 shiramazu)
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Minamiboso City, Chikura-cho Shiramazu 1397
9:00am --- sunset

Flower picking available from January to March
Beautiful view and opportunity to pick your own flowers and make a bouquet to take home. About 50 yen a stem.
Strawberry picking (いちご狩り ichigogari)
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(Roadside Station Tomiura Biwa Club)
Minamiboso City, Tomiura-cho Aoki 123-1
9:00am – 4:00pm, Tel. 0470-33-4611

(Shirahama Ichigogari Center)
Minamiboso City, Shirahama-cho Shirahama 14736
9:00am - 3:00pm, Tel. 0470-38-5145

Available from January to early May
All-you-can-eat strawberries that you pick right off the plants. Price ranges from 1600 yen to 2600 yen for 30 minutes, depending on the time of year. Reservations are highly recommended during peak times, like Golden Week.
Beaches (海水浴場 kaisuiyokujyo)
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Various locations

Surfing (Sotobo): Wada, Maruyama, Chikura, Shirahama
Wading, drag-net fishing
(Uchibo): Tomiura, Tomiyama

Officially open (lifeguards available) during summer vacation
Visit the Uchibo bay side for shallow wading and clear waters, or visit the Sotobo ocean side for surfing and fun waves.
Shirahama Free-diver Festival (南房総白浜海女まつり Minamiboso Shirahama Ama Matsuri)
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Umi no Hi 3-day weekend (July 18th in 2015)

Shirahama Nojimazaki Lighthouse Park
Minamiboso City, Shirahama-cho Shirahama 630
Google maps
This summer festival celebrates the culture of ama-ryo free diving, a traditional form of fishing and gathering that was mainly practiced by women. During the celebration, women wearing the traditional diving uniform will swim into the ocean of Shirahama holding torches, all while fireworks light up the water and sky.
Fireworks: 12:00-21:00
Mikan Orange Picking (みかん狩り mikan gari)
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register at:
(Roadside Station Miyoshi Village Hina no Sato)
Minamiboso City, Kawata 82-2
Tel.0470-36-4117

(Roadside Station Furari Tomiyama)
Minamiboso City, Nibu 1900
Tel.0470-57-2601
Get 30 minutes of all-you-can-eat picking in the mikan orange hills for about 400 yen. You can also take home additional mikan for a discounted price by weight.
Chikura Bon Festival

8/13-14, 2015
Minami-Chikura Beach 南千倉海水場 Google maps
8/15, 2015
Setohama beach 瀬戸浜海岸 Google maps
500 fireworks per day
Wadaura Beach (和田浦)

Wadacho-nigaura, Minamiboso City 南房総市和田町仁我浦 Google maps
Open July 18-August 17, 2015
Setohama Beach (瀬戸浜)

Chikuracho-seto, Minamiboso City 南房総市千倉町瀬戸 Google maps
Open July 24-August 23, 2015
Minami-chikura Beach (南千倉)

Chikuracho-minamiasai, Minamiboso City 南房総市千倉町南朝夷 Google maps
Open July 24-August 23, 2015
Shioura Beach (塩浦)

Shirahamacho-shirahama, Minamiboso City 南房総市白浜町白浜 Google maps
Open July 24-August 23, 2015
Nagura Beach (名倉)

Shirahamacho-shirahama, Minamiboso City 南房総市白浜町白浜 Google maps
Open July 24-August 23, 2015
Nemoto Beach (根元)

Shirahamacho-nemoto, Minamiboso City 南房総市白浜町根元 Google maps
Open July 24-August 23, 2015
Tadara-kitabama Beach (多田良北浜)

Tomiuracho-tadara, Minamiboso City 南房総市富浦町多田良 Google maps
Open July 18-August 16, 2015
Haraoka Beach (原岡)

204 Tomiuracho-haraoka, Minamiboso City 南房総市富浦町原岡204 Google maps
Open July 18-August 16, 2015
Toyooka Beach (豊岡)

Tomiuracho-toyooka, Minamiboso City 南房総市富浦町豊岡 Google maps
Open July 18-August 16, 2015
Iwai Beach (岩井)

Kushi, Minamiboso City 南房総市久枝 Google maps
Open July 18-August 17, 2015




Restaurants


Name
Genre
Address (JP)
Address (ENG)
Access
Hours
Website
Notes
Bingo Burger
burgers
南房総市川田82−2
Minamiboso-shi Kawata 82-2
outside Miyoshi roadside station
11:00~16:00 (or before sold out)
Bingo Burger
huge burgers and root beer
Kamal
Indian
南房総市千倉町白間津1278−1
Minamiboso-shi Chikura-cho Shiramazu 1278-1
on the Boso Nanohana Line
11:00~21:00
Kamal
great selection of Indian curry
(also a location in Tateyama)
Indy's Pizza
pizza
南房総市千倉町牧田137−1
Minamiboso-shi Chikura-cho Makida 137-1
short walk from JR Chikura Station
11:00~19:00 (or before sold out)
Indy's Pizza
oven baked. half and half toppings for free.
Tenzen
grill yakitori
南房総市宮下1822
Minamiboso-shi Miyashita 1822
deep in mountains, must have car
11:30~15:00/ 17:00~20:00
Tenzen
hidden gem in mountains. reservations required.







see Visit Minamiboso for more!

Daily Life Resources


Shopping/Supermarkets

Name
Hours
Address (JP)
Address (ENG)
Access
Notes
Odoya おどや



Various locations around the city
Groceries, sundries
Waku Waku Hiroba わくわく広場



Various locations around the city
Groceries (most locally grown)
Roadside stations 道の駅



Eight locations around the city
Local produce, gifts, souveniers





For more variety, go to Jusco or Super Odoya in Tateyama

Government Offices

Name
Hours
Address (JP)
Address (ENG)
Access
Notes
Minamiboso City Hall
8:30 -17:15
南房総市富浦町青木28
Minamiboso-shi Tomiura-cho Aoki 28
3 min walk from JR Tomiura Station
Main administrative office
Asai Administration Center
8:30 - 17:15
南房総市千倉町瀬戸2296-6
Minamiboso-shi Chikura-cho Seto 2296-6
2 min walk from JR Chikura Station
Sub-office, but you can get most paperwork done here.

Medical

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





for general medical practice, go to Kameda Family Clinic or Awa Regional Medical Center in Tateyama





for dental practice, go to Hayashi Dental Orthodontic Clinic in Tateyama

Car Stuff and Places to Park

  • The Tomiyama Furari and Tomiura Genki Club offer free parking for those using the highway buses.

Transportation

  • The JR Uchibo Line stops at the Iwai (岩井), Tomiura (富浦), Chikura (千倉), Chitose (千歳), Minamihara (南三原), and Wadaura (和田浦) stations.

Local Tips and Tricks/Misc.



External Links