One of Sosa’s official natural monuments, Aguyama, is home to a giant sudajii that isn’t just one of the biggest in Chiba — it also ranks in the top 10 in the whole of Japan! The tree is said to be more than 1,000 years old, and its buttress roots are extremely rare (they’d normally be found in a tropical rainforest, where the climate is starkly different). If you do come to see it, please remember to maintain proper etiquette; it’s located in a residential yard.
Address: Hirayama Residence, 197 Iidaka, Sosa City, Chiba
Entrance Fee: 200 yen (for maintenance and management)
You’ll find more of these impressive trees at Hankoji Temple and Hie Shrine. A tour of the city’s towering trees is just one of the many ways to enjoy the sights and sounds of Sosa!
■田町内山屋 Tamachi Uchiyamaya
A soba (buckwheat noodle) restaurant with a rich history dating back more than 100 years. The strong flavors keep people coming back for more. The soba is a given, but you can’t go wrong with the katsudon (pork cutlet rice bowl) either!
Open: 11 AM – 7 PM
Contact Number: 0479-72-0353
Address: I-2529 Yokaichiba, Sosa City, Chiba
This nursery and display center offers a wide variety of garden trees, plants, seasonal flowers, and landscape gardening supplies. Ueki renmei roughly translates to Garden Tree Association.
Contact Number: 0479-72-1767
Address: Ha-793-6 Yokaichiba, Sosa City, Chiba
Experience Sosa’s garden trees up close and personal with this annual May celebration. From tree and flower exhibitions to an awards competition for the best in show, the festival gives professional artisans and arborists an exciting platform to showcase their masterpieces to the public.
Contact Number: 0479-73-0089
(Sosa City Industry Promotion Department)