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  • Address: 955-2 Aoba-cho, Chuo-ku
  • Hours: Tues - Sun 9am - 4:30pm. Closed Mondays, holidays, and Dec 28 - Jan 4
  • Admission: Adults: ¥300. There may be an extra charge for special exhibitions

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Natural History Museum and Institute of Chiba

Explore the Natural History Museum and Institute of Chiba and view elaborate dioramas with animals in their natural habitats to discover how man and nature have evolved in Japan. The museum is also renowned for its geology exhibits. After taking in the unique exhibits inside, walk through the peaceful and beautiful Ecology Park and learn firsthand about the nature of the Boso Peninsula.

As you wind your way through the Ecology Park on the grounds of the Natural History Museum, you’ll encounter wildlife, trees, and plants native to Chiba. Amidst the evergreens, you’ll spot exotic birds in the bird-watching hut and experience stunning views of the lovely pond and surrounding greenery. Consider this moment with nature and enjoy relaxation at its finest.

Practical Info

Chiba is located slightly east of Tokyo.  Take the Sobu Rapid train line from Tokyo Station to get to Chiba Station (halfway between Tokyo and Narita Airport). From JR / Keisei Chiba Station, take a taxi to "Chuo-Hakubutsukan" or take a bus for Daigaku-Byouin or Minami-Yahagi and get off at the Chuo-Hakubutsukan bus-stop.  You can also walk 15-min from Chiba-dera Station on the Keisei train line.

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