Sodegaura Seaside Park

Impeccable, Scenic Views at a Sea-Facing Park Escape.

Parks

Sodegaura Seaside Park sits atop a man-made coast that juts into the Tokyo Bay. Across its total 8-hectare grounds, visitors here can find lush, sprawling fields of green grass, cycling paths and places to barbeque.

The park is also known for its iconic 25m high observatory tower, which boasts views over the sea, the Tokyo Bay Aqua Line, Umihotaru Parking Area, and even on the distant coast, Tokyo Sky Tree and Mt. Fuji on a clear day.

The avenue that leads up to Sodegaura Seaside Park is especially beloved for its tree-lined scenery of towering palm trees. The general vibe has a California-esque flair, earning this drive up the nickname “Chibafornia”.

Highlights

  • Sprawling views over Tokyo Bay from atop the 25-meter high observatory tower.
  • Also known for its nightscapes, Sodegaura Seaside Park is a sought-after spot for views of Tokyo Bay Aqua Line or the distant Yokohama coast at night.
  • Free Entry, Free Parking.
  • The coastal “Chibafornia” drive-up leading to the park is another popular tourist attraction.

Photos

  • Sodegaura Seaside Park

    Sodegaura Seaside Park

  • View from the park of Mt. Fuji against the Tokyo Bay Aqua Line

    View from the park of Mt. Fuji against the Tokyo Bay Aqua Line

  • Observatory Tower

    Observatory Tower

  • Chibafornia

    Chibafornia

Reviews

Post a review and receive a scratch card!
Scratch the card to get coupons that are useful for traveling in Japan!

Details

Name in Japanese
袖ケ浦海浜公園
Postal Code
299-0268
Address
36-1 Minamisode, Sodegaura, Chiba
Telephone number
043-246-6201
Hours
Open all day throughout the year.
Regular Holidays
None
Admission
Free
Access
Approx. 25 min. walk from Sodegaura Station on the JR Uchibo Line
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)