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Regional Information Chiba city
The goal is the “Silicon Valley of Japan”—Chiba, center of the drone industry
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1-1 Chibaminato, Chuo-ku, Chiba-shi 260-8722
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The information below is as of November 2017.
Located essentially midway between the capital of Tokyo and Narita International Airport, the gateway to Japan, Chiba City is directly linked to other cities in the Greater Tokyo Area by railway and roadway networks, and very conveniently offers access by various routes. Chiba Port and Narita International Airport are optimal hubs for expanding business into both Japanese and overseas markets, and the availability of ground, air and sea routes make Chiba City an advantageous location.
Situated near the center of Chiba Prefecture and about 40 km from the capital Tokyo, Chiba City, which has well-developed main roads, is located close to the airports that link Japan with the rest of the world — about one hour via highway from Tokyo International Airport and about 30 minutes from Narita International Airport. The Tokyo Bay Aqua Line gives very convenient access to the Haneda, Kawasaki, and Yokohama areas without having to pass through the Tokyo metropolitan area.
Tokyo International Airport can be reached in about one hour and Narita International Airport is only 30 minutes away. With the extension of parallel runways to 2500 m in 2010, Narita International Airport was able to achieve a greater diversification of the routes flown, increases in the number of arrivals and departures, and the operation of new routes. In addition, Narita International Airport is working on increasing the annual arrival and departure slots to 300,000, all of which will undoubtedly stimulate business with other parts of the world.
Chiba Port, one of Japan's leading international trade ports, is second in Japan only to Nagoya Port in the volume of cargo it handles. The port has become an international logistics hub, offering regular container services once weekly to destinations in South Korea, China, and Southeast Asia.
Chiba City is the starting point for several JR and private railway lines, and the Tokyo metropolitan area can be reached in a short time.