JAPAN PHOTOS by Philbert Ono

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Most viewed - Chiba city 千葉市
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White weeping cherry blossoms1426 views
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View of Chiba Park from monorail. 綿打池514 views
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Cherry blossoms and Chiba Castle441 views
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Statue of Chiba-no-suke Tsuneshige built in Dec. 2001 to commemorate Chiba city's 80th anniversary. 千葉介常重413 viewsLord Chiba-no-suke Tsuneshige was the founder of Chiba Castle in 1126.
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Chiba Castle404 views
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Cherry blossoms and Chiba Castle396 views
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Chiba Castle as seen from Kencho-mae monorail station.386 views
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"Shidare" actually means "drooping."386 views
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Chiba Park approach381 views
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Exhibits inside the castle, a folk and history museum for the Chiba clan and Chiba city.377 views
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Monorail to Chiba Koen Station 千葉公園駅365 views
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White weeping cherry blossoms338 views
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Chiba Park276 views
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Corners275 views
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Shopping area near Chiba Station261 views
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JR Chiba Station and Yokosuka Line255 views
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Outside JR Chiba Station238 views
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Deck237 views
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Path to Chiba Castle (visible on left)234 views
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Entrance to Inohana Park232 views
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Statue of Chiba-no-suke Tsuneshige and Chiba Castle tower 千葉介常重228 viewsLord Chiba-no-suke Tsuneshige was the founder of Chiba Castle in 1126.
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Chiba Castle tower219 views
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JR Chiba Station219 views
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Chiba Station as seen from the monorail219 views
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Chiba Park weeping cherries216 views
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Front view212 views
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Chiba Park209 views
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Chiba Station and monorail209 views
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Chiba Koen Station 千葉公園駅204 views
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Chiba Station as seen from the monorail204 views
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View from monorail200 views
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JR Chiba Station199 views
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Vending machines199 views
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JR Chiba Station platform198 views
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Chiba Castle and paper lanterns196 views
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Chiba Castle Sakura Matsuri lantern195 views
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Bekkoame candy stand188 views
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Chiba Prefectural Capital184 views
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Chiba Station as seen from the monorail183 views
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Outside JR Chiba Station181 views
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View from monorail181 views
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Chiba Koen Station monorail179 views
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Chiba Monorail Station176 views
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Entrance to Chiba Monorail Station176 views
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Pink weeping cherry blossoms169 views
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Chiba Koen Station monorail platform 千葉公園駅168 views
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JR Chiba Station165 views
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Inside monorail160 views
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Path to park exit157 views
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Boats for rent150 views
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View of park grounds144 views
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The castle tower is built on an anti-earthquake foundation.143 views
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Statue of Chiba-no-suke Tsuneshige 千葉介常重142 viewsLord Chiba-no-suke Tsuneshige was the founder of Chiba Castle in 1126.
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View of park grounds142 views
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Roof tiles with the Chiba clan's crest141 views
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Unfortunately, the mesh fence ruins the view and picture-taking.141 views
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The red fence is so low that anyone can fall over.140 views
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Top floor of castle139 views
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About 30 weeping cherry trees ring the pond's perimeter.137 views
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Castle tower132 views
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Picnic area131 views
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Through the mesh129 views
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Balcony on top floor126 views
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Toward Chiba Port126 views
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Pond path121 views
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White and pink weeping cherry blossoms120 views
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Most of the weeping cherries are planted along the pond's edge.117 views
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Monorail track116 views
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綿打池115 views
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Steps to front entrance113 views
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Inside Lotus Pavilion, pictures of the Ohga Lotus is displayed. 蓮華亭113 views
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Stone wall at entrance110 views
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Monument for the Ohga Lotus, a 2,000-year-old lotus flower species discovered in Chiba by the late Dr. Ohga in 1951. 大賀ハス109 views
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Lotus Pavilion, the Ohga Lotus blooms around this pavilion during June and July. 蓮華亭108 views
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綿打池104 views
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Arakiyama hill 荒木山101 viewsA low hill is next to the pond. Some cherry trees are also on this hill.
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Arakiyama hill 荒木山99 views
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Photogenic weeping cherry シダレザクラ96 views
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Weeping cherry tree is "shidare-zakura" in Japanese.96 views
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Gauntlet of Chiba Lotte Marines cheerleaders at Chiba Marine Stadium for a baseball game.70 views
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Beer girl at Chiba Marines baseball game at Chiba Marine Stadium or QVC Marine Field. One thing the U.S. major league games do not have.70 views
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Japanese beer girls at baseball games are very friendly. 66 views
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Ticket office still had tickets.50 views
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Chiba Marine Stadium is next to the ocean behind the Makuhari Messe convention center. Near JR Kaihin-Makuhari Station on the Keiyo Line, about 40 min. from Tokyo Station.48 views
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They really make you feel welcome while shaking their pom-poms.47 views
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Chiba Lotte Marines official uniform.47 views
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Outside JR Kaihin-Makuhari Station is a monument for the Chiba Lotte Marines pro baseball team. The stadium might be a little too far to walk if you're carrying heavy camera equipment. Take a taxi.46 views
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Baseball field at Chiba Marine Stadium or QVC Marine Field.46 views
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Official merchandise shop for the Marines.46 views
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They come by very often. 46 views
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We went to see a game between Chiba Lotte Marines and Nippon Ham Fighters on Oct. 5, 2015. 45 views
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Baseball field at Chiba Marine Stadium or QVC Marine Field from first base. Holds about 30,000.45 views
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Chiba Lotte Marines vs. Nippon Ham Fighters at Chiba Marine Stadium or QVC Field.45 views
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Chiba Marine Stadium or QVC Marine Field. Food trucks are outside on game days. Since it's next to the ocean, it can get chilly in cooler months.44 views
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Dining area for food trucks.44 views
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Table top44 views
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Food stalls are not too popular since most fans seem to prefer to buy food inside the stadium and eat at their seats while gazing at the baseball field.44 views
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Chiba Lotte Marines is not one of the super popular baseball teams so it was easy to get tickets.44 views
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Fans cheer for the Marines playing against Nippon Ham Fighters.44 views
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The beer girls wear a backpack of beer and dart up and down the spectator seats to sell beer that they dispense into a cup.44 views
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At halftime, cheerleaders perform.44 views
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Fireworks at halftime.44 views
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Plastic seats were comfortable enough.43 views
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Lotteria is related to the baseball team.43 views
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Entrance to Chiba Marine Stadium or QVC Marine Field.42 views
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Chiba Lotte Marines cheerleaders and mascot greet you as you enter the QVC Marine Field.42 views
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Corridor42 views
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The stadium has a number of fast food eateries.42 views
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A Marines fan.41 views
     
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