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Funabashi Anderson Park

A serene oasis in the heart of Chiba Prefectures’ Funabashi city

By Shelley Smith

Spanning over lush greenery, Funabashi Anderson Park is a serene oasis in the heart of Funabashi City in Chiba Prefecture. The park is an expansive blend of nature and recreational facilities for all ages.

Explore the park’s cultural treasures, notably the Fairy Tale Pavilion, dedicated to Danish author Hans Christian Andersen, for whom Funabashi Anderson Park was named. Immerse yourself in the captivating world of Andersen’s literary creations as you delve into the museum’s exhibits and discover the enchanting tales that have touched hearts worldwide.

Seasonal Attractions

Photo by: Shelley Smith Seasonal blooms await you.

Take a leisurely stroll along the winding paths that lead you through vibrant seasonal flower gardens, soothing ponds and enchanting forests. Nature enthusiasts will be enthralled by the park’s seasonal beauty.

In spring, cherry blossoms paint the park in delicate shades of pink. Summer brings vibrant blooms of various flowers and autumn transforms the park into a rich canvas of fiery leaves.

During summer children and families are allowed into the fountain area for cooling water play.

Even in winter, the park’s tranquility remains captivating, offering a peaceful retreat during the day and special illumination events at night.

Outdoor Activities

Photo by: Shelley Smith Playgrounds fit for all-day fun.

For those seeking adventure, the park provides ample opportunities to engage in outdoor activities. Challenge yourself on the sports fields, where you can play ball games or throw a frisbee with friends and family. There are also playgrounds that span all across the park and offer a haven of excitement for children, with swings, slides and climbing frames to keep them entertained for hours.

Planning a picnic? Funabashi Anderson Park has you covered with spacious picnic areas scattered throughout the park. Unfold your blanket, unpack your bentos and unwind while creating unforgettable memories with loved ones.

Indoor Workshops

Photo by: Shelley Smith Get in touch with your creative side by joining one of the many workshops.

Unleash your kids’ creativity in the Children’s Museum Zone. With art workshops and atelier rooms for print, dyeing, weaving, ceramics and wood, they’ll learn and explore in a fun-filled environment. Don’t be afraid to join the workshops yourself—most of them have no age limit and can be just as fun for all ages.

Things To Know

Hours and fees

Adults: ¥900, Students: ¥200-600 (Seniors over 65 and ages under 4 have free admission)

The park is open from 9:30 a.m to 4 p.m. except from Mar. 20–Apr. 7. It is open on weekends and holidays between Apr. 8–Oct. 31, Jun. 15, Jul. 20–Aug. 31, when the park closes at 5 p.m. 

It is closed on Dec. 29–Jan. 1 and Mondays unless it is a public holiday.

How To Get There


By train

From Misaki station catch the Shin-Keisei Bus towards Secomedic Byoin for 15 minutes and get off at the Andersen Koen Nishiguchi bus stop.

On weekends and holidays, you can also get a Shin-Keisei Bus from JR Funabashi station, it will take about 40 minutes from there to the park.

By bus

Parking is available at the north, south, east and west areas of the park.

Parking costs ¥500 for regular cars (¥300 from Dec.1–Mar.15).

Where To Stay

APA Hotel Chiba Yachiyo Midorigaoka
  • 1-2-30 Midorigaoka, Yachiyo-shi, Chiba, 276-0049 Japan
  • ¥7,100 - ¥39,400
  • 4.02/5 (2,679 reviews)
  • 3.7 km
Hotel Route-Inn Chiba Newtown Chuo Ekimae
  • 1-1 Chuokita, Inzai-shi, Chiba, 270-1350 Japan
  • ¥7,650 - ¥22,300
  • 4.39/5 (369 reviews)
  • 6.7 km
Vessel Inn Yachiyo Katsutadai Ekimae
  • 1-9-1 Katsutadai, Yachiyo-shi, Chiba, 276-0023 Japan
  • ¥7,000 - ¥52,320
  • 4.38/5 (1,510 reviews)
  • 7.7 km
JR-East Hotel Mets Tsudanuma
  • 1-1-1 Tsudanuma, Narashino-shi, Chiba, 275-0016 Japan
  • ¥22,800 - ¥46,200
  • 4.74/5 (1,384 reviews)
  • 8.7 km
Funabashi Grand Sauna & Capsule Hotel
  • 4-5-27 Honcho, Funabashi-shi, Chiba, 273-0005 Japan
  • ¥6,820 - ¥6,820
  • 4.22/5 (443 reviews)
  • 9.5 km

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