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Chōshi (銚子) is a city in Chiba Prefecture.

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1 Chōshi Station Chōshi Station on Wikipedia is the terminus of the JR Sōbu Main Line from Tōkyō and Chiba via Narutō, and also is the terminus of some trains on the JR Narita Line from Chiba via Narita and Katori.

Limited express Shiosai (しおさい) trains from Tōkyō on the Sōbu Main Line cost ¥3,510 for an unreserved seat or ¥3,820 for a reserved seat, and take about 1 hr 40 min for the whole trip. The last Shiosai leaving Chōshi at 18:40 does not stop at Tōkyō Station, but terminates in Shinjuku at 20:42. Missing this will require taking several local trains, most likely transferring at Chiba. The entire trip by local train costs ¥2,210, but takes about 2½ hours.

All services mentioned above are fully covered by the Japan Rail Pass and the JR East Pass.

Get around[edit]

Map of Choshi
  • Train: The Chōshi Electric Railway Line travels from Chōshi Station, connecting with JR, to Tokawa Station, near the easternmost point in Chiba Prefecture. Fares are distance based, ranging from ¥180 to ¥350. Day pass is ¥700. (Prices as of Mar. 2022.) Train runs once an hour in each direction.
  • Bicycle: From the main exit of Choshi Station straight ahead approx 300 m on the left. It costs ¥735 all day for renting one bicycle.


  • 1 [formerly dead link] Inubōsaki Lighthouse (犬吠埼灯台 Inubōsaki Tōdai), 9576 Inubōsaki (walk 7 minutes from Inubō Station on the Chōshi Electric Railway Line), +81 479 25-8239. Daily 08:30-16:00; closed in inclement weather. Adults ¥300, elementary school and younger free. Inubōsaki Lighthouse (Q6059232) on Wikidata Inubōsaki Lighthouse on Wikipedia
  • 2 Yamasa Soy Sauce Factory Tour (ヤマサ醤油工場見学ツアー), 2-10-1 Araoicho (walk 3 minutes from Nakanomachi Station on the Chōshi Electric Railway Line), +81 479-22-9809. Reservation required.
  • 3 Chōshi Electric Railway Depot Tour (Get off at Nakanochō Station and purchase ticket in the station building). You can look and tour inside a working train depot. ¥150.
  • 4 Byōbugaura. See the steep cliff caused by wave erosion. Byōbugaura (Q5004737) on Wikidata Byōbugaura on Wikipedia
  • 5 Keiyo Towa Pharmaceutical Shōwa Nostalgia Museum (Right next to Tokawa Station). Exhibits toys from the Shōwa period (1925–1989). It also has a decommissioned Choshi Electric Railway 800 series railway car at the end of the track.



  • 1 Nure senbei (Moist senbei rice crackers), 9595-1 Inubosaki (Inside Inuboh Station), +81 479 251106. 10:00-17:00. The (nure senbei) moist rice cracker is a must-buy for tourist, as the Chōshi Electric Railway Line relies on the sales of these food to subsidize 80% of the cost of running the loss-making railway line! There are multiple flavours available. Other foods and souvenir are also sold in the shop.
  • 2 Aeron Mall Choshi, 288-0815 Chiba, +81 479 20 0400. 10:00-21:00.




  • 1 Gyoukeikan (ぎょうけい館), 10293 Inubousaki, +81-0479-22-3600, . Check-in: 15:00, check-out: 10:00. 3-star ryokan with indoor pool, seasonal outdoor pool, hot spring bath, free private parking, a bar, a garden and free WiFi. Sea views in the rooms and access to a sauna. Gyoukeikan (Q11265289) on Wikidata


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Routes through Choshi
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