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The Hokuso Line runs from Keisei Takasago station in Katsushika ward, Tokyo, to Imba Nihon-idai station in Inzai city, Chiba prefecture. It is made up of 15 stations.
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The Hokuso Line runs from Keisei Takasago station in Katsushika ward, Tokyo, to Imba Nihon-idai station in Inzai city, Chiba prefecture. It is made up of 15 stations. It is owned between the Hokuso Railway and Chiba New Town Railway, and began in 1979. It is a mid-sized line, running for 32.3 km. Most of it runs in Chiba, and there are only 2 stations in Tokyo: Keisei Takasago and Shin-Shibamata. At 5 of the stations you can change to other lines, and there is also through service on the Toei Asakusa line and Keikyu main line. It is an important line connecting the New Town area in Chiba to Tokyo for commuters. There are different kinds of services for different commuter needs.
Places to see
Near Yagiri station is the Yagiri ferry, a popular sightseeing spot. On old-style ferries you can cross one-way for 200 yen, and children for 100 yen. It is a great place to be on the water away from the city. This is the only ferry service that still operates in Tokyo.
Near Chiba New Town Chuo station is the Manai no yu natural hot springs. It is a sodium chloride spring that wells up from 1500m underground, and it is very relaxing to bathe in. There are many different bathing styles available too. There is a game corner for children to enjoy as well. It operates every day, closing at midnight, and they also have a restaurant, so it is a great place to spend time.
There are many livable places along the Hokuso line, especially Inzai city. Because you can change to other lines from 5 of the 15 stations, you can get to many other places easily, such as Narita Airport. In the outer areas there are many large supermarkets making daily shopping convenient. There are also many day care centers which are helpful for new families. If you can get to Chiba New Town Chuo, you will have no problem getting anything or getting something done. It's not that far from Tokyo, so it's a good and affordable place to live comfortably.
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