The city of Chiba is the seat of the Chiba prefectural government and is situated about 40 kilometres from the national capital of Tokyo. The city is spread over a vast area and is divided into two urban zones- the area around Chiba Station and the vibrant Makuhari New City. Chiba City is one of the Kanto region's primary seaports. Much of Chiba city is residential and forms part of the greater urban area of Tokyo. It is famous for the Chiba Urban Monorail, the longest suspended monorail in the world.
If you are planning a trip to Chiba, shopping, bargain hunting, leisurely walks around beautiful parks and maybe a game of baseball should be on your Chiba itinerary. Infact, if you plan properly, you can cover Chiba in a day or two.