The 10 Best Things to Do in Noda, Japan

January 27, 2018 Kandra Bartel

Discover the best top things to do in Noda, Japan including Shimizu Park, Kikkoman Soy Sauce Museum, Sakuragi Shrine, Noda Mikoshi Parade, Forest Playland, Chiba Sekiyado Castle Museum, Noda Summer Festival Odori Tanabata, Sekiyado Matsuri, Suzuki Kantaro Museum, Noda City Folk Museum.
Restaurants in Noda

1. Shimizu Park

906 Shimizu, Noda 278-0043, Chiba Prefecture
Excellent
39%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 112 reviews

Shimizu Park

Reviewed By batnbunny - Kashiwa, Japan

A small park bursting with interests. A wonderful place to visit just to get back to nature. Blossom viewing in spring and changing red leaves in autumn with seasonal matsuri (festivals)
Every 28th of the month they celebrate the spirit of the temple that is home to the park.
Many family attractions such as animal farm, adventure park, pony rides, camping, mazes and more as well as a food kiosk and flower nursery. A short walk from shimizukoen station and on the otherside another short walk to the local supermarkets.

2. Kikkoman Soy Sauce Museum

110 Noda, Noda 278-0037, Chiba Prefecture +81 4-7123-5136
Excellent
31%
Good
60%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 69 reviews

Kikkoman Soy Sauce Museum

Reviewed By 219kensf

Soy sauce is one of the most common seasonings in Japan. Chiba prefecture is the largest producer of Soy sauce in Japan. Kikkoman Corporation is the biggest soy sauce brand in the world. In its museum (the Kikkoman Soy Sauce Museum), you can get a lot of information about soy sauce, including its history.
I didn't know much about the soy sauce production process before going there, but after it was really easy to understand because you can see the process at the factry. The factry facility looked like a wine or beer brewery, but it was interesting that the smell around it was so salty.
If you have time, you can eat soy sauce ice cream at the MAME cafe there. You can also try baking Showyou Senbei. (Senbei are a type of Japanese rice cracker. Showyou Senbei is flavoured with soy sauce.)
The infomation is written in Japanese and English. If you visit, you will definitely become an expert about soy sauce in an hour!

3. Sakuragi Shrine

210, SakuradaI, Noda, Chiba Prefecture +81 4-7121-0001
Excellent
28%
Good
66%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 28 reviews

Sakuragi Shrine

Reviewed By ART196

Noda's most significant shrine. よく掃除されて、野田市の大切な神社だ。アヒルもいた。よかった。 Nearby there is a Ninjutsu dojo, can you find it?

4. Noda Mikoshi Parade

Around Hommachi Street, Noda, Chiba Prefecture
Excellent
35%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 14 reviews

Noda Mikoshi Parade

Started in 1990 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the municipality, it is now a beloved summer tradition in Noda. A dozen or more mikoshi gather from all parts of the city and parade through the town. Unique forms of portable shrines, such as the "tree frog mikoshi" and "lion mikoshi," carried on two long poles in a style distinctive to Noda, bustle noisily along while a rhythm is maintained by beating sticks on 18-liter cans called gangara.

Reviewed By RSHvid - Ikast

All the areas Mikoshis are carried around the town and Main Street for show, lots of activities, traditional music and drumming in the street, definitely a very good experience. The traditional Yukatas makes people look more beautiful and happy.

5. Forest Playland

6-1 Nakane, Noda, Chiba Prefecture +81 4-7123-0851
Excellent
10%
Good
70%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 20 reviews

Forest Playland

Reviewed By れもんぐらす

日曜日の秋晴れの日に行きましたが、とても空いていて並ばずにどの乗り物にも乗れました。かといって閑散としているわけではなく、小さな子連れの家族が多く、和やかな雰囲気でした。親子フリーパスはHPのクーポンを使えば(大人+子)2,800円という安さ。入園料・駐車料金も無料。硬貨を入れて動く乗り物も沢山あって、うちの3歳児はそちらに乗りたがり、散財してしまいましたが。中に食べ物のお店がないのですが、近くにAEONや飲食店があります。
It's a nice little park with some good little rides. It's particularly good for families with kids younger than 10 years old. No admission fee and parking fee is needed. You can buy tickets for the rides, or you can buy a free pass ( 2,000 yen ) which gives you unlimited rides. Check the website so that you can get the discount coupon. There are some coin-operated "Battery cars" as well. As it was not crowded, you don't need wait at long time to take rides. However there is no restaurants in a park, it's pretty close to an AEON shopping center to get food.

6. Chiba Sekiyado Castle Museum

143-4 Sekiyado Sangenya, Noda 278-0001, Chiba Prefecture
Excellent
7%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
37%
Poor
7%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 27 reviews

Chiba Sekiyado Castle Museum

Reviewed By ART196

Sekiyado Castle offered a lot of very interesting information on the efforts of Edo Period Japanese to control the flow of rivers, protect from flooding, and build canals for trade. The history of the castle is heavily associated with these projects…
History:
A castle was first established on the site of Sekiyado Castle by Yanada Narisuke in 1457. The Go-Hōjō Clan destroyed this early castle in their campaigns to conquer the Kantō region (1565-1574). After the defeat of the Hōjō at Odawarajō in 1590, Tokugawa Ieyasu ordered Matsudaira Yasumoto to establish Sekiyadojō. The location of Sekiyadojō at the confluence of Tone and Edo rivers made it a place of great strategic importance. Matsudaira’s mandate was to protect fledgling Edo from the powerful Date Clan who were dominant in the north. After the Tokugawa-Bakufu was established the Shogunate saw that Edo was regularly imperilled by the flooding of the Tonegawa, which was known to have changed course several times after uncontrollable flooding, and so in 1654 the Edo Japanese redirected the course of the Tonegawa from feeding into Tōkyō Bay to coming out directly into the Pacific Ocean. This project was a testament to the engineering genius of proto-modern Japanese. However, it did have a downside, which was that the new route hampered trade by river from the north into Edo. Having to journey around the Bōsō Peninsula, especially in bad weather, was both longer and more dangerous. Itakura Shigetsune, lord of Sekiyadojō, solved this problem by building a canal past his castle which linked the Tonegawa and Edogawa. This was an economic boon to both the castle town and the capital. The Shogunate recognised the importance of this strategic shipping canal, and Lord Kuze was installed as castellan to administer the area. His descendents ruled until the Meiji Restoration. With the prosperity brought by these vast infrastructural projects, Sekiyadojō grew and a three-tier tenshukaku (donjon) was erected like the one seen today. The design was modelled after the Fushimi-yagura at Edojō in the capital.
In 1871 the Meiji Restoration ordered all Castles to be abandoned and Sekiyadojō was demolished in 1875. Modern works have meant that the original site of the castle sits quiet and undisturbed a little way down stream behind a flooding embankment. I visited the original site, now a shaded grove, from where one can see the reconstructed castle atop of the flooding embankment at the point where the two rivers meet, at the very tip of Noda City, Chiba Prefecture.

7. Noda Summer Festival Odori Tanabata

Noda, Chiba Prefecture
Excellent
33%
Good
67%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 6 reviews

Noda Summer Festival Odori Tanabata

This summer festival takes place every year in early August and is centered around Honcho-dori road, stretching from Noda station to Atago station. The town is dazzlingly festooned with Tanabata festival bamboo decorations. There is a Bamboo Decoration Contest, where decorations vie against one another to be named the most elegant and impressive. The huge variety of events helps to amplify the festival atmosphere. At the Dance Parade, performers dance and parade around the festival venue. At Noda-koi Festival, yosakoi (modern Japanese dance style) groups from Noda city and beyond give powerful Performances.

Reviewed By RSHvid - Ikast

Half of Main Street is one big summer festival, people are walking and dancing on the street music activities and good energy, and entertainment different places along the road and in Atago Shrine.

8. Sekiyado Matsuri

Sekiyado Fureai Square, Noda, Chiba Prefecture
Excellent
8%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
33%
Poor
8%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 12 reviews

This firework display takes place every August over the Edogawa river bed in Noda city, Chiba prefecture. Around 1500 vibrant fireworks are set off, with the biggest focus on the star mines. In the afternoon before the fireworks begin, there is a variety of events, including Lantern Festival dancing, folk song Performances, and band Performances. About 70 stalls vie for the attention of customers and the festival venue is abuzz with crowds of people every year. In particular, the illuminated carp streamers, known as "Sekiyado Yumekoi", are a must see. The magical sight of streamers glowing as they cross the sky above the Edogawa river is still one of the most famous things about the festival.

Reviewed By hir008 - 東京

客先の会社が地元にあり、招待されて行って来た。各種イベントの後に、夜には花火大会が行われた。江戸川の河川敷で、交通の便は良くないが、その分人出的にはすいていた。

9. Suzuki Kantaro Museum

1273, Sekiyadomachi, Noda, Chiba Prefecture +81 4-7196-0102
Excellent
8%
Good
59%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
8%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 12 reviews

Suzuki Kantaro Museum

Reviewed By pekesuke - 東京

内閣総理大臣であった鈴木貫太郎に関する資料が展示されていて市の運営であるため入館料も無料です。駅からはバスでの移動が便利です。

10. Noda City Folk Museum

370-8 Noda, Noda 278-0037, Chiba Prefecture +81 4-7124-6851
Excellent
10%
Good
70%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
10%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 10 reviews

Noda City Folk Museum

Reviewed By 219kensf

Noda city museum is a public museum of the city of Noda. There are two main facillities: a public museum and a comunity center. For me, the comunity center was nicer than the public museum because of its traditional Japanese style design. Its building, tea house and garden were so nice.
I heard that the soy sauce brewer once lived in the building, then later donated it to Noda city.
It is easy to relax looking at the garden's brilliant green from the building.

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