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Experience shopping and entertainment complexes, a relaxing fairy-tale theme park and the rich biodiversity of the waterfront in this exciting port city.

Funabashi is a busy port city in northwestern Chiba prefecture. Indulge yourself at Funabashi’s exciting shopping districts and indoor malls and experience the family-friendly waterfront park. A short distance east of Tokyo, Funabashi offers an excellent side trip during your visit to Japan’s capital city.

Pick up a new outfit, state-of-the-art electronic items, omiyage (souvenirs) or a quick lunch at one of Funabashi’s sprawling shopping centers. Lalaport Tokyo Bay, a popular mall near Funabashi’s waterfront, features a vast variety of shops, as well as fun-filled gaming centers. Check out the colorful Pokémon Center, dedicated to the famous anime franchise. At Lalaport’s Funassyiland, purchase cute merchandise relating to Funabashi’s mascot, a pear fairy. Find additional retail outlets and cinemas at Aeon Mall and Venus Fort. Join locals at a heart-stopping sports event, such as horseracing at the Nakayama Horse Tracks. Watch a game of baseball at the Funabashi City Sports Park.

Enjoy a more relaxing Funabashi experience at Andersen Park, a picturesque park with a fairy-tale theme. See the settings of Danish storyteller Hans Christian Andersen’s stories come to life amid playground equipment and scenic overlooks. Have a picnic on the grassy lawns with views of a windmill and pond.

Near Funabashi Station, find the ancient Funabashi Daijingu Shrine, dedicated to the safety of fishermen and seafarers. Nearby, purchase local Funabashi pears, seafood and candy. Head to Sanbanze Ocean Park at Funabashi’s waterfront to spot birds, enjoy views of Tokyo Bay and let children play in the shallows. Many families visit this area in spring to collect Honbinosu shellfish and clams.

Funabashi is located in Chiba prefecture, less than 40 minutes from Tokyo Station by train. Narita International Airport is approximately an hour from Funabashi by train. Summers are warm and humid, while winter may have snowfall. For an exciting day out, visit Urayasu’s Tokyo Disneyland, less than 30 minutes away by train.

Top Hotels in Funabashi

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Toyoko Inn Tsudanuma-eki Kita-guchi
Toyoko Inn Tsudanuma-eki Kita-guchi
2.5 out of 5
2-12-6, Maehara-nishi, Funabashi
per night
Feb 20 - Feb 21

Situated in Funabashi, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Tokyo Bay and 2.3 mi (3.8 km) from LaLaport. Yatsu Rose Garden and Funabashi Racecourse are also within ...

4/5Very Good! (173 reviews)

"Better than I had expected! Would stay again if I need to be in the area"…"

Reviewed on 2020/1/1

Toyoko Inn Tsudanuma-eki Kita-guchi
Hotel Double Funabashi
Hotel Double Funabashi
4-17-2 Miyamoto, Funabashi, Chiba
per night
Feb 20 - Feb 21

Situated in Funabashi, this property is within a 10-minute walk of Tokyo Bay and LaLaport. Funabashi Racecourse and Tokyo Bay Shopping Mall are also within 15 ...

Hotel Double Funabashi
3 out of 5
7-1-1 Hon-cho, Funabashi, Chiba

Situated in Funabashi, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Tokyo Bay, LaLaport, and Nakayama Racecourse. Tokyo Bay Shopping Mall and Funabashi Racecourse are ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (168 reviews)

"Direct to JR Funabashi station. Break first is excellent."…"

Reviewed on 2019/12/27


Popular things to do in Funabashi

Tokyo Bay
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Tokyo Bay

4.5/5(469 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors at Tokyo Bay, a popular spot to commune with nature in Yokohama. Add the area's amusement park or shops to your travel plans.

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Nov 6, 2019

would strongly recommended, worth the price for the amount of items provided despite being a short stay