Chiba

Taking a trip through time at Chiba’s Showa-era yankee-style fashion shop【Photos】

And we were tempted to custom order an embroidered silk jacket while we were at it!

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A visit to one of Japan’s motorcycle Shinto shrines

You don’t have to be a motorcycle enthusiast to visit here, but it helps.

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Ramen and dekotora come together at this restaurant in Japan

Korakuen Iekei Ramen Truck Yaro Since 2021 celebrates Japan’s culture of decorated trucks

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Autonomous beverage and snack car now testing in Chiba City

It’s like some kind of vending mechanical robot or something!

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Rent an entire folk house in Japan, surrounded by nature just outside Tokyo

Traditional features with modern luxuries, including an outdoor sauna and rotenburo bath, provide you with a truly unforgettable stay.

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82-0 shellacking kicks off Japan’s National High School Baseball Championship

But who really won?

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Japan’s only blue old-school post box: Where is it and why is it there?

A humble mailbox with a roundabout connection to ’90s J-Pop idol group Mi-Ke.

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The unstaffed vegetable stand in Japan where you pick your produce yourself

Mr Sato teaches us how to make a purchase at this unusual roadside stall.

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Road in Chiba plagued by accidents involving shutterbugs seeking “Chiba-fornia” shots【Video】

Chiba-fornia dreamin’ on such a winter’s day.

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Takoyaki boat tray comes to life in Japan, sails down river near Tokyo

Octopus balls head out for a jaunt in the sunshine, turning heads everywhere they go. 

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Tasting the Top 5 Lunch Packs in Japan at Yamazaki Plaza in Chiba Prefecture

Join us on a pilgrimage to the mecca of Lunch Packs.

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Chiba man arrested for writing “Amazon!” on Shinto shrine

Looks like he’s either really happy or really angry about online retail.

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Meet the Japanese grandma who manually operates vending machines in the countryside

A unique place where there really is a person inside the machine. 

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Mr. Sato goes to the Tokyo Auto Salon 2022… front gate【Photos】

Our writer makes the most of a car show without seeing a single car.

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There’s something fishy about this mysterious tourist spot in Japan

You won’t find torii shrine gates like this anywhere else.

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Flight out of Narita Airport delayed because of a turtle on the runway

I’m really liking this Die Hard II remake.

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Samurai luxury — Renovated 400-year-old ryokan near Chiba’s coast can be yours to rent【Photos】

The inn is actually an upgraded traditional Japanese house that’s continuously served as a residence for officials for more than 400 years.

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“World’s most spacious public toilet” baffles the mind in Japan

See-through garden lavatory is one of the most unusual ways to relieve the call of nature.

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Feel like a kid again at one of Japan’s last true old-school candy stores

Ryu-kun’s Shop in Chiba is a real throwback to another era.

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New program lets you rent a house in a coastal Japanese town for less than 200 bucks a month

If you’d rather be closer to the shining sea than the bright lights of the big city, and you’re willing to do some social media posting, this deal is for you.

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