Funabashi

Travel Guide
Funabashi showing street scenes
Experience shopping and entertainment complexes, a relaxing fairy-tale theme park and the rich biodiversity of the waterfront in this exciting port city.

Funabashi is a busy port city in northwestern Chiba prefecture. Indulge yourself at Funabashi’s exciting shopping districts and indoor malls and experience the family-friendly waterfront park. A short distance east of Tokyo, Funabashi offers an excellent side trip during your visit to Japan’s capital city.

Pick up a new outfit, state-of-the-art electronic items, omiyage (souvenirs) or a quick lunch at one of Funabashi’s sprawling shopping centers. Lalaport Tokyo Bay, a popular mall near Funabashi’s waterfront, features a vast variety of shops, as well as fun-filled gaming centers. Check out the colorful Pokémon Center, dedicated to the famous anime franchise. At Lalaport’s Funassyiland, purchase cute merchandise relating to Funabashi’s mascot, a pear fairy. Find additional retail outlets and cinemas at Aeon Mall and Venus Fort. Join locals at a heart-stopping sports event, such as horseracing at the Nakayama Horse Tracks. Watch a game of baseball at the Funabashi City Sports Park.

Enjoy a more relaxing Funabashi experience at Andersen Park, a picturesque park with a fairy-tale theme. See the settings of Danish storyteller Hans Christian Andersen’s stories come to life amid playground equipment and scenic overlooks. Have a picnic on the grassy lawns with views of a windmill and pond.

Near Funabashi Station, find the ancient Funabashi Daijingu Shrine, dedicated to the safety of fishermen and seafarers. Nearby, purchase local Funabashi pears, seafood and candy. Head to Sanbanze Ocean Park at Funabashi’s waterfront to spot birds, enjoy views of Tokyo Bay and let children play in the shallows. Many families visit this area in spring to collect Honbinosu shellfish and clams.

Funabashi is located in Chiba prefecture, less than 40 minutes from Tokyo Station by train. Narita International Airport is approximately an hour from Funabashi by train. Summers are warm and humid, while winter may have snowfall. For an exciting day out, visit Urayasu’s Tokyo Disneyland, less than 30 minutes away by train.

Where to stay in Funabashi

Sotetsu Fresa Inn Higashi Shinjuku
Sotetsu Fresa Inn Higashi Shinjuku
3 out of 5
7-27-9 Shinjuku Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to, 160-0022
Fully refundable
The price is NZ$72 per night from 12 Sep. to 13 Sep.
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Tokyo. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and on-site parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the overall value ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,000 reviews)
"Great experience"

Reviewed on 7 Aug. 2022

Sotetsu Fresa Inn Higashi Shinjuku
The Royal Park Hotel Iconic Tokyo Shiodome
The Royal Park Hotel Iconic Tokyo Shiodome
4 out of 5
1-6-3 Higashi-Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo, 105-8333
The price is NZ$95 per night from 4 Sep. to 5 Sep.
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Tokyo. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in their reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (2,203 reviews)
Modern and superb hotel
"Great location. The facilities were superb, the service was outstanding, and the breakfast buffet had a great variety for everyone. I highly recommend this hotel."

Reviewed on 1 Aug. 2022

The Royal Park Hotel Iconic Tokyo Shiodome
Narita Tobu Hotel Airport
Narita Tobu Hotel Airport
3.5 out of 5
320-1 Tokko, Narita, Chiba-ken, 286-0106
The price is NZ$130 per night from 8 Sep. to 9 Sep.
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Narita. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 bars/lounges and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,490 reviews)
"The room and the hotel were nice overall, however, the bathroom in the room felt gross. There were cracks in the wall and visible mold. The location was good and the staff were friendly and helpful."

Reviewed on 11 Aug. 2022

Narita Tobu Hotel Airport
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Citadines Shinjuku Tokyo
Citadines Shinjuku Tokyo
3.5 out of 5
1-28-13 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to, 160-0022
The price is NZ$114 per night from 13 Sep. to 14 Sep.
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly aparthotel in Tokyo. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a 24-hour fitness centre. Our guests praise the helpful staff and ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (2,240 reviews)
"Staffs were extremely helpful and accommodating rooms etc. great location, close to subway and shopping and very safe and convenient location."

Reviewed on 2 Aug. 2022

Citadines Shinjuku Tokyo
Oakwood Hotel & Apartments Azabu Tokyo
Oakwood Hotel & Apartments Azabu Tokyo
3.5 out of 5
3-10-5 Higashiazabu, Minato, Tokyo, Tokyo, 106-0044
The price is NZ$179 per night from 12 Sep. to 13 Sep.
Stay at this 3.5-star aparthotel in Tokyo. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness centre and a 24-hour front desk. Popular attractions Tokyo Tower and Tokyo Imperial Palace ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (55 reviews)
"Fantastic. Everything was clean and new."

Reviewed on 4 Aug. 2022

Oakwood Hotel & Apartments Azabu Tokyo
Mimaru Tokyo Shinjuku West
Mimaru Tokyo Shinjuku West
3 out of 5
3-3-11 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo, 160-0023
The price is NZ$195 per night from 13 Sep. to 14 Sep.
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly apartment in Tokyo. Enjoy free WiFi, laundry facilities and a kitchen. Popular attractions Meiji Jingu Shrine and Shinjuku ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (23 reviews)
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Reviewed on 4 Jan. 2022

Mimaru Tokyo Shinjuku West
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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