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Sakura and fragmentary infomation about some other areas around. National Museum of Japanese History, Kyu-hotta-tei etc.

Sakura - Guide

pinNational Museum of Japanese History [国立歴史民俗博物館] link



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National Museum of Japanese History is a state-run museum focusing on Japanese history and folk custom. It displays so many miniature models of architecture from ancient to present that it takes several hours to walk through looking at them. I would have liked to highly recommend this place, but sorry to say, there are little explanations in foreign languages.
20-min walk from Keisei Line Keisei-Sakura Sta.

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pinKyu-hotta-tei, Sakura Teien Garden [旧堀田邸、さくら庭園]



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10:00-16:30; 310yen; closed Mon* & Dec 28-Jan 4

This residence with half-Japanese-half-western garden was built in the Meiji period as the second house of the former and last lord of the Sakura Domain, who moved to Tokyo when the feudal times had ended.
25-min walk from Keisei Line Keisei-Sakura Sta.

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pinSamurai Houses [佐倉の武家町]



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9:00-17:00; 210yen; closed Mon* & Dec 28-Jan 4

Three modest houses of middle class samurai of the Sakura Domain are preserved on a short street and are open to the public.
15-min walk from Keisei Line Keisei-Sakura Sta.

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Elsewhere in NW Chiba - Guide

pinFunabashi Dai-jingu Shrine [船橋大神宮(意富比神社)]



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Funabashi Daijingu, whose formal name is Oohi Jinja, is a Shinto shrine founded in 110 according to legend. There is a half-Japanese-half-Western-style wooden lighthouse built in 1880 but you can get close to it only from Jan 1 to 3.
Near Keisei Line Daijingu-shita Sta.

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pinSuwa Jinja Shrine [諏訪神社]



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Suwa Jinja is a Shinto shrine whose grounds are covered with a dense forest.
Near Tobu Line Toyoshiki Sta.

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pinFuse-Benten Tokaiji Temple [布施弁天(東海寺)]



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Fuse Benten, formally Tokaiji, is a Shingon Buddhist temple with well-maintained precincts.

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pinOtaki-fudoson Konzoji Temple [御滝不動尊(金蔵寺)]



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Otaki-fudoson is a Shingon Buddhist temple with well-maintained precincts.
10-min walk from Shin-Keisei Line Takifudo Sta.

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