"Chiba″ is located within the Tokyo metropolitan area and has mild climate and many sightseeing spots. Surrounded by sea and rivers on all four sides, Chiba is blessed with the nature full of water and greenery. Under the influence of the warm current (Kuroshio Current) that flows offshore, the land is seldom frosted even in winter. Chiba Prefecture, adjacent to Japan's capital of Tokyo, is home to Narita International Airport and visited by many travelers even from overseas. Sightseeing spots are innumerable, among which include historic sites and cultural institutions where you can experience history, nature such as seas, rivers and mountains, and even leisure and sports facilities, and shopping malls.