Choshi (6)

Choshi (6)
Guide to Choshi

For sight-seeing visitors to Choshi, the greatest charm of this port town lies, no doubt, in the natural beauty of its coast lines. Cool in summer and warm in winter, Choshi abounds in a large variety of delicious seafoods fresh from the neighboring waters. Choshi still abundantly preserves a naive atmosphere in itself, which is by no means easy to be found in other holiday resorts today.

The Cape of Inubo: A 110 year-old milk-white lighthouse stands gracefully at the tip of the cape against a grand spectacular background of the Pacific Ocean and its surging waves breaking over costal crags.

Choshi Bridge: 1,450 meter long over the Tone River, this bridge is playing a vital role in communication by connecting Choshi and neighboring Ibaraki Prefecture.

Iinuma Kannon Temple: Choshi is a "temple town." Shopping districts have developed around this temple.

Kawaguchi Shrine: On a hill overlooking the Central Fish Market, stands the shrine dedicated to the fisherman's guardian god, as is referred to in a local folksong 'Tairyo-bushi'.

Byobu-ga-ura: In grandeur, the rugged towering cliffs of Byobugaura rival the chalk cliffs of Dover, England.

View from Mt. Atago: Choshi is surrounded by the sea on three sides. From the top of Mt. Atago, visitors can enjoy a panoramic view of the great expanses of land and sea, and confirm that the earth is round, indeed.

Choshi Electric Railway: Local line connecting downtown Choshi and Tokawa Fishing Port via Inubosaki.

Minato Festival: The biggest summer festival in Choshi.

Yamasa and Higeta Soy Factories: Besides being a base for fishery and fishery related industries, Choshi is famous for its 300-year-old soy-sauce manufacturing industries, of which Yamasa and Higeta are the most representative today.

Fish Market: With warm and cold currents meeting near Choshi, a wide variety of marine products are caught in large quantities off the coast, and brought into the Fish Market through the Choshi Fishing Port.