Recently, I went on a trip to Chōshi (銚子市), a city located in Chiba prefecture of Japan.
TRANSPORT
It takes only 2-3 hours to reach Choshi with a train from Tokyo. The fare (one way) costs between 11 to 22 pounds.
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To see the ocean you need to go to Inubo station  by local electric line/train which is almost 100 years old.
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THE CAPE OF INUBO (犬吠埼 ) reveals a picturesque view of the Pacific ocean. It is also surrounded by a forest making it a popular tourist attraction.

Inubōsaki Lighthouse (犬吠埼燈台) located on the cape of Inubo was built in the 19th century with the help of the British engineer Richard Henry Brunton.
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There are Japanese style hotels (ryokans) nearby where you can take a rest, enjoy local food and japanese hot springs (onsen). I really enjoyed watching the ocean while bathing in an open air hot spring at Umi to mori ryokan. In onsen you need to take a shower before entering and also remove all of your clothes. No swimsuits are allowed but you can take a small towel with you. Onsen are gender separated.WP_20150808_017

You can also enjoy drinking tea and eating local snacks (wagashi or rice cakes) while staying at a ryokan.

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The menu consists of Japanese dishes and, occasionally,some Western dessert/dish. Raw or grilled fish, beef, tofu, rice, salads and pickled vegetables are the foods I encountered the most. Soy sauce replaces salt, and fish stock is the base of most soups. Seaweed is commonly used as well. Everything was fresh and yummy.

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I really enjoyed my trip and would love to go there again in the future.

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