When I visited Kawagoe, Saitama, I wrote that there were several stations with similar names in Kawagoe, and it was difficult for a stranger to tell which one was Kawagoe's main station by its name. I thought such a problem was unique to Kawagoe, but it was also quite a problem in Chiba City, which I visited that day. As expected, there are many similar stations, and it is difficult for a stranger to determine which station is in the center of the city just by looking at the station name.
In addition to Chiba Station, there are also Keisei Chiba Station, Chiba Chuo Station, and Hon Chiba Station in Chiba City, so it is not easy to determine which station is in the center of the city. Although the simplest explanation seems to be Chiba Station, the letters of the station make it seem that Chiba Chuo Station is more central, and Hon Chiba Station seems to be the real Chiba Station. Not being familiar with the geography of Chiba City, I am at a loss. I even think that in cities of a certain size, the names of the stations are intentionally made confusing to prepare for intruders from outside. I don't know.
I used Hon Chiba station that day, and the surrounding area was so quiet that I couldn't believe it was in the center of Chiba City, a city named by ordinance. I learned today that the station in the center of Chiba City must not be Hon-Chiba Station.
|Mar 2023 CHIBA IN THE CITY|
|BLUE SKY CHIBA CITY PASSENGER SILHOUETTE STATION TRAIN|
March 28, 2023
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Chiba City, Chiba
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