5 Picturesque Spots For Your SNS! A Day Trip From Tokyo And Narita Airport

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Chiba, home of Narita Airport, is full of amazing scenery photo spots that will look great on your SNS such as flower fields, heritage sites, and a seaside observation deck with a view of Mt. Fuji. Here are 5 spots you can visit in a day from the airport.

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Take Photos for Your SNS! Visit Amazing Spots in Chiba on a Day Trip from Tokyo and Narita Airport

If you’re thinking about going on a trip to Japan, have you already decided on where to go and what to do?

There are many people who use Narita Airport as the start and end of their Japan trip. Chiba, where Narita Airport is located, is actually full of charms with spots where you can enjoy picking fruit, popular shopping malls, gourmet seafood, and a train that allows one to enjoy the rural scenery of Japan.

We will introduce some picturesque spots among them in this article that you can travel to on a day trip from Tokyo or Narita Airport. The photos taken at these spots will look amazing on social media!

We will also introduce how to access these spots in the information below, so please use them as reference.

Table of Contents:

1. Mother Farm: Take Photos Of Flower Fields And Rare Animals
2. Mt. Nokogiri: View Japan’s Largest Stone Buddha And Cliff Scenery
3. Cape Futtsu: See Mt. Fuji Floating Above The Sea
4. Yoro Valley: Enjoy The Beauty Of Autumn Leaves
5. Nomizo Falls: The Miraculous “Heart” Reflected On The Water’s Surface
6. Send Your Large Baggage To Narita Airport By Carry Service

1. Mother Farm: Take Photos Of Flower Fields And Rare Animals

Guaranteed To Look Amazing! Enjoy A Photoshoot In A Flower Field

Mother Farm

Photo courtesy of Mother Farm

This spot is two to three hours by train or bus from either Narita Airport or JR Tokyo Station. Mother Farm, located in Futtsu, Chiba, is a sightseeing farm famous for its scenic flowers.

The 3,500,000 rape blossoms that are in full bloom from February to April is what the farm is especially known for.

Mother Farm

Photo courtesy of Mother Farm

Additionally, the Momoiro Toiki (Pink Sigh), a type of selectively bred petunias, is what dyes the hills of the farm in pink from May to September. You’re sure to grab attention on social media if you take a photo in a field covered in flowers!

Take A Photo With Alpacas And Sheep

Mother Farm

Photo of Scottish Highland Cattle courtesy of Mother Farm

There are many unusual animals at Mother Farm. It’s only at Mother Farm that you can meet Scotland Bulls, pictured in the top photo, and Scottish Highland Cattle in the outskirts of Tokyo!

You can meet rare animals such as these cattle by participating in the Mother Farm Tour. The tour will take you around a special area inside the farm while riding a tractor train.

Although you will only be able to see the Scottish Highland Cattle from the tractor train, you can also take photos together with alpacas and sheep while feeding them!

For details on the tour, please check out Mother Farm’s official website.

Play The Whole Day At An Amusement Park Next Door!

Mother Farm

There’s also an amusement park at Mother Farm, so you won’t get bored even if you’re there the whole day. We also recommend enjoying foods such as jingisukan (*1) made using a homemade sauce and soft serve ice cream.

The farm also sells adorable cow-shaped cookies and sausages that are produced in a workshop onsite, so how about buying them as souvenirs?

*1 Jingisukan: a grilled meat dish made with lamb. Named after Genghis Khan.

2. Mt. Nokogiri: View Japan’s Largest Stone Buddha And Cliff Scenery

A Giant Stone-Carved Buddhist Heritage Worth Seeing

Mt. Nokogiri

Please look at the photo above. This wall-carved stone buddha is 30 meters in height.

This spot is approximately two hours by train from JR Tokyo Station. Mt. Nokogiri, located at a three hour distance by train from Narita Airport, was once a stone mining site. Today, many magnificent Buddhist heritages still remain in this former mining site such as the Hundred-Shaku Kannon shown in the photo above.

Mt. Nokogiri

Bhaiṣajyaguru, built in the eighteenth century, is famous among the statues at the mountain. It is Japan’s largest stone buddha and boasts a height of 31 meters.

Mt. Nokogiri

Stone Buddha statues are also littered throughout the mountain trail of Mt. Nokogiri. These stone Buddhas, a collection of 1553 statues in total, are called the 1500 Arhats.

Each stone Buddha has a different expression. It is said that you “can find a stone Buddha that looks exactly like you without fail” among the 1500 Arhats. How about trying to find a stone Buddha that looks like you and uploading a photo with it onto your social media?

“Peek Into Hell” And Take A Photo With A Friend’s Help

Mt. Nokogiri

A “Peek Into Hell”, located near the summit, is famous as a picturesque scenery spot on Mt. Nokogiri. You’ll feel as if you’re floating in the sky when you stand on top of the rock protruding from the cliff.

A photo can be taken of both the scenery and the cliff, like pictured in the photo above, from a rest spot slightly away from the cliff. If you’re aiming to get a photo of the wonderful scenery of a “Peek Into Hell”, then we advise you to visit the mountain with two or more people; one person should pose for the photo while the other takes the photo from the rest spot.

Mt. Nokogiri

You can also see an unbroken view of the sea from the “Peek Into Hell” and you can even see Mt. Fuji on a day with good weather.

To see the highlights of Mt. Nokogiri, you will have to walk up a mountain trail. Be sure to bring liquids, wear sneakers, and travel to the mountain in clothes that are easy to walk in.

The “Peek Into Hell” can easily be seen up close by using the ropeway. For details, please check out Mt. Nokogiri Ropeway’s official website.

3. Cape Futtsu: See Mt. Fuji Floating Above The Sea

An Amazing View Of Mt. Fuji From A Hidden Scenic Spot!

Cape Futtsu

Photo courtesy of Futtsu City

There are many spots in Chiba situated opposite Mt. Fuji across from Tokyo Bay where you can have a clear view of the mountain.

Cape Futtsu, approximately a two hour and 30 minute train or bus ride from JR Tokyo Station followed by walking or a three hour distance from Narita Airport, is a scenic spot that was chosen as one of the 100 Famous Views of Mt. Fuji in the Kanto region, comprised of Tokyo and its six neighboring prefectures, by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism of Japan.

Mt. Fuji will rise above the artificial island floating in the bay on days when it’s sunny and clear. We especially recommend this view from October to April.

Unlike the surroundings of Mt. Fuji, which will be bustling with crowds of people, you can take as many photos as you’d like from various angles from the hidden scenic spot of Cape Futtsu. Aim to get that one shot that will look amazing on your social media at a place where you have a view of Mt. Fuji to yourself!

Cape Futtsu

The Meiji Centennial Observation Tower, an observation deck that is 22 meters in height built on Cape Futtsu, has a unique design that is reminiscent of modern art. After going up the observation deck and taking a photo of Mt. Fuji, how about taking a photo of the observation deck, too?

There’s Even A 56m Kannon Statue Nearby!

Tokyo Bay Kannon

The Tokyo Bay Kannon, a 56 meter tall Kannon statue, is also located near Cape Futtsu. The statue is a two kilometer walk from the nearest station, but it can also be seen from near Cape Futtsu.

If you’ll be visiting the Tokyo Bay Kannon, please try entering the statue by paying an entrance fee. Similar to Cape Futtsu, you can also enjoy a view (*2) that was chosen as one of the 100 Famous Views of Mt. Fuji in Kanto from the observation deck built on the arms of the statue.

*2: The Tokyo Bay Kannon will be closed and cannot be visited from May to December 2018 due to repair work.

4. Yoro Valley: Enjoy The Beauty Of Autumn Leaves

Take A Photo Of Japanese Nature In Yoro Valley

Yoro Valley

Photo courtesy of Otaki Tourism Association

Yoro Valley, famous for its autumn leaves, is accessible in two hours and 30 minutes to three hours by train from JR Tokyo Station. It is also three hours and 30 minutes by train from Narita Airport.

There are several scenic spots in Yoro Valley. Among them is the area near Awamata Falls with a promenade along the valley that is enveloped in autumn leaves come late November to early December.

Would you like to enjoy enchantingly beautiful autumn leaves at Yoro Valley, a spot where you can experience the beauty of Japanese nature?

Yoro Valley

Photo courtesy of Otaki Tourism Association

There are also several other recommended spots such as the Kobundo Ruins in the valley. For more details, please refer to the article “Yoro Valley In Chiba – Incredible Natural Wonders All Year Long”.

See Rape Blossom Fields From Kominato Railway Near Yoro Valley!

Yoro Valley

Photo courtesy of Ichihara City Tourism Association

On the Kominato Railway, a railway you will be riding if you visit Yoro Valley, fields of rape blossoms as far as the eye can see can be seen from the train windows or stations along the line from late March to early May.

For details, please read the article “Enjoy Chiba’s Rural Scenery Aboard A Vintage Train”.

5. Nomizo Falls: The Miracle “Heart” Reflected On The Water’s Surface

Enjoy A Mystical View Surrounded By Beautiful Trees

Nomizo Falls

Photo courtesy of Kimitsu City

Please look at the photo above. Doesn’t it look as if a heart-shaped mark is being made by the light?

Nomizo Falls in Kimitsu, Chiba, located approximately two hours and 30 minutes to three hours away by train or taxi from JR Tokyo Station and Narita Airport, is where this sight can be seen. Here, the morning sun filters into the cavern and produces light artwork such as this during the early mornings of clear days during March and September.

You won’t be able to take a photo of this scenic sight if certain conditions – the weather, season, and time period – are not met. As a result, many amateur photographers will lay in wait from early morning to try and take a photo of this sight to upload it onto social media.

Nomizo Falls

Photo courtesy of Kimitsu City

Even outside of March and September, Nomizo Falls is also surrounded by beautiful trees and has a mystical atmosphere.

Nomizo Falls

Photo courtesy of Kimitsu City

Near the waterfalls is a promenade. You will feel refreshed when you walk along it during the time of the new leaves in May.

Nomizo Falls is far from the nearest station, so please utilize the share taxis operated by Kimitsu City if you plan to visit the falls by public transportation.

Send Your Large Baggage To Narita Airport By Carry Service

It’s difficult having large baggage with you when visiting day-trip scenic spots, isn’t it? When that happens, be sure to utilize station coin lockers or the Baggage Delivery Services to send your baggage from Tokyo Station, Shinjuku, and many more other locations to Narita Airport.

Once you’ve freed yourself from your baggage and have your camera on hand, let’s head out!

Photos by Miho Yamaki
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