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Makuhari Seaside Park
Situated in the middle of Makuhari New City, it is a large park measuring approx. 700,000 square meters. It is divided in to several areas, starting from the A-block at the north of Kaihin-Makuhari station to the G-block facing the beach of Makuhari. There are many facilities, such as Japanese garden, tea rooms, spacious lawn, flower clock, animated plaza and imagination plaza, etc. In fact, it is an amusing and relaxing place for local people. On top of that, the Japanese garden, "Mihamaen", and the tea room, "Shoraitei", are the places where foreign visitors can learn about Japanese culture.
- 2-116 Hibino, Mihama-ku, Chiba
- Contact No.
- 10 min walk from JR Kahin-Makuhari station
- Opening Hours / Holidays
- Free to walk around (Mihamaen opens 8:00‐17:00)
- Official Website
- Time Required
- 30 min
- Admission fee
- Free (Entrance fee for Mihamaen is 100 yen, for Elementary, Junior, High school students 50 yen)
※ Some information is displayed in Japanese and machine-translated English, which may not be accurate.
For the latest information, please check the official website for each spot.
Symbol of the park: flower clock
The spacious lawn measures approx. 3 hectares. It is actually the largest plaza in all the prefectural parks in Chiba. Therefore, many events are organized here. On this plaza, there is a symbol of the park, "flower clock." It is a very cute and beautiful flower clock around which different flowers bloom each season.
Learn Japanese culture at the garden, Mihamaen
This approx. 1.6 hectares large Japanese garden is created, so many people, from inside and outside of Japan, would see Japanese traditional culture. It is constructed after the style that features a pond in the middle called "chisen kaiyushiki." Surrounding the pond, a mountain, river, sea, forest are recreated. You can enjoy the natural beauty of the scenery and meticulous designs of the park.
A tea room for cultural exchanges, Shoraitei
You can have matcha with a sweet of the season at the tea room "Shoraitei." Built from Kitayama cedar trees of Kyoto, it is a quiet tea room, which has koma (small room), hiroma (large room) and ryurei-seki (a place where you can have tea while seated). Tea ceremonies and haiku gatherings are also organized here.