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Michi no Eki Tomiura Biwa Kurabu

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Michi no Eki Tomiura Biwa Kurabu

Michi no Eki Tomiura Biwa Kurabu won the top prize in the 2000 Nationwide Michi-no-eki Grand Prix competition among michi-no-eki (roadside rest areas). This rest area features a cafe, shops and more offering plenty of products made using loquats (the local specialty good). Visitors can also enjoy hands-on experiences such as flower and strawberry picking.

Established in November 1993 by the town of Tomiura as a hub for locally made products and culture, this was Chiba Prefecture's first michi-no-eki. The Biwa Kurabu name was chosen in consideration of the area's local specialty product, the loquat (biwa in Japanese), and includes the term "Kurabu" in hopes that this michi-no-eki will help visitors meet all sorts of new people.

Visitors can gather to view the area's abundant natural blessings, enjoy puppet show performances and various presentations in the studio space, and even attend exhibitions in the fully equipped gallery. Biwa Kurabu is the perfect place to experience the many sides of Tomiura.

The shops and cafe feature outstanding products selected by the Biwa Kurabu. Visitors can pick flowers such as poppies, carnations and snapdragons, as well as various Tomiura fruits including large-sized loquats and even strawberries. Dining facilities are also available.

In January 2015, Michi-no-eki Tomiura Biwa Kurabu was selected as one of six "model michi-no-eki" nationwide.

Location & Phone

123-1 Aoki, Tomiura-cho, Minamiboso City, Chiba Prefecture

Phone number +81 0470-33-4611


Access (train):
Limited Express Sazanami (Keiyo and Uchibo Lines),
Approx. travel time (limited express): 1 hour 45 minutes
15 min. walk from Tomiura Stn., 10 min. if using rental bicycle
Access (car):
Take the Tateyama Expwy. via Umihotaru, get off at the Tomiura IC, turn right after the off-ramp and drive for 2 min.
Access (highway bus):
take the Nanohana highway bus (via the Tokyo Bay Aqua-Line)


Bicycle rentals:
(Bicycle rentals are handled by Genki Club, which has relocated to the tourist information center.)

Bonus Info

Pets are allowed at the Biwa Kurabu Cafe Terrace. Visitors may eat together with their pets here. (However, the cafe does not offer food specifically for pets.)