For many visitors to Japan, Chiba Prefecture is their gateway.

Some of the best places to surf in Japan!

Tori'i on the beach near Katsuura, Chiba Prefecture, 2003

The prefecture is comprised by the Boso Peninsula which juts into the ocean east of Tokyo. Being a peninsula, there are two coasts, the Uchibo ("Inner Bo") and the Sotobo ("Outer Bo"). I worked at Kisarazu on the Uchibo for a year, and caught the train from Tokyo via Chiba, an epic daily voyage.

South of Katsuura, Awakamogawa is another black beach...

Black shores of Chiba Prefecture, 2009

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