The land between Narita Airport and Ueno, Tokyo is actually home to a thriving agricultural industry, which produces many of the vegetables consumed in the Tokyo Metropolitan area. Here we introduce two gourmet direct sales shops that carry a huge selection of fresh local vegetables and food products safe for consumption. The local food you eat on your journey is something special, indeed!
Buy locally grown produce or eat them at the restaurant!
Michi-no-Eki Shonan is a roadside station where you can take a break and shop for delicious locally grown foods. It has an excellent view of Tega Marsh and is the perfect place for sightseeing around the marsh. A free shuttle bus is available from Kashiwa Station.
A produce direct sales shop stands inside the facility, and local farmers mostly ship produce picked the same day. In addition to seasonal vegetables, you can find all sorts of seasonal delicacies available, including Koshihikari and Milky Queen rice.
Restaurants inside the facility serve freshly baked bread, coffee, and soft serve ice cream. They also keep rental bicycles on site, so you can take a ride around the natural scenery of Tega Marsh.
Address: 59-2 Minowa Shinden, Kashiwa-shi, Chiba-ken 〒277-0911
A treasure trove of delicious souvenirs made with food produced in Chiba Prefecture!
On your way back from sightseeing at Naritasan, stop in to buy souvenirs made from local ingredients. Narita Sando Fusano-Eki is a store offering souvenirs made with food produced in Chiba Prefecture. They carry a great variety of products, including eggs, seaweed furikake (sprinkles for rice), senbei (rice crackers), and manju (sweet bean buns) made from peanuts, which are a local specialty crop.
Be sure to try the flavored peanuts, available in 20 flavors including black sesame, chocolate, and matcha (green tea). You’ll love the all-you-can-stuff bags; grab one in the store and fill it with all your favorite flavors of peanuts! They will make a tasty snack and keep the memories of your voyage fresh when you eat them on the train or plane as you make your way home.
Address: 546-3 Kami-cho, Narita-shi, Chiba-ken 〒286-0032