[Touring Spot] [Chiba Prefecture] Bike trip to Chiba Fornia! California in Japan on a Harley-Davidson!

Hello, this is _hiroyuki.ta. This time, I toured on a Harley-Davidson from central Tokyo to Chiba Fornia, Chiba Prefecture. Chiba Fornia is the nickname of a seaside park in Sodegaura City, Chiba Prefecture, and is a spot where you can enjoy a California-like atmosphere. In this article, we will introduce the route to Chiba Fornia, highlights, motorcycle parking, etc.


What is Chiba Fornia?


Chiba Fornia is the common name for Sodegaura Seaside Park, and is characterized by a white sand beach that stretches for approximately 2.5 km. In addition to enjoying swimming, surfing, and barbecues, the park also has palm trees, a lawn area, and playground equipment. You can also see views of the Tokyo Bay Aqua Line and Mt. Fuji from the park. Chiba Fornia is said to resemble California’s Santa Monica Beach, which is where the name comes from.

Route to Chiba Fornia

To get to Chiba Fornia, take the Shuto Expressway Inner Loop Line from central Tokyo, then take the Shuto Expressway Bayshore Route to the Tokyo Bay Aqua Line. The Tokyo Bay Aqua Line is an expressway that crosses Tokyo Bay, consisting of an approximately 15 km undersea tunnel and approximately 10 km of bridges, and also allows you to stop at the artificial island “Umihotaru” in the sea. After leaving the Tokyo Bay Aqua Line, head south on National Route 409 and enter Sodegaura City. In Sodegaura City, proceed west along Kaihin Koen Dori and arrive at Sodegaura Seaside Park. The entire journey is approximately 80km and takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Highlights of Chiba Fornia


The highlight of Chiba Fornia is the road lined with palm trees. It has become a hot topic on social media, and bikers and car enthusiasts come here with cameras in hand in search of scenery that cannot be photographed in Japan. Currently, it seems that there are restrictions on photography. In addition, the nearby sandy beach is popular for swimming and surfing in the summer, and is crowded with many people. Even in winter, you can enjoy walking and taking photos. There is a wooden boardwalk along the beach, lined with palm trees and benches. The park also has a lawn area and playground equipment, making it popular with families and couples. At Chiba Fornia, you can see the sea and sky that show different expressions depending on the season and time of day.

Chiba Fornia motorcycle parking lot

Chiba Fornia does not have a dedicated parking lot for motorcycles, but you can park your motorcycle in a public parking lot. You can park for free at the first parking lot at the entrance of Chiba Fornia Oku Park. You can also park for free at the Sodegaura Seaside Park second toilet parking lot.


This time, I toured on a Harley-Davidson from central Tokyo to Chiba Fornia, Chiba Prefecture. Chiba Fornia is a seaside park where you can enjoy the atmosphere of California, where you can enjoy the beach and scenery. Going through the Tokyo Bay Aqua Line was also fun because you could experience the feeling of running on the ocean. Chiba Fornia is a touring spot that is close to the city center and easily accessible. Please come and visit us at least once.