Love Chiba! Eat (Tabe) and Travel (Tabi) throughout Chiba in one location. Japan's country-wide freeway system is dotted with parking areas are rest stops for wearing travelers and contain unimaginative food courts and shops selling cheap souvenirs. When we were approached to take over a parking area in Ichihara, Chiba - a couple of hours out from Tokyo - we decided to make it into an exciting and Chiba-centric facility. Chiba is a prefecture and peninsula to the east of Tokyo and is blessed with a geography that features forested mountains in the interior and a vast shoreline that provide for an abundance of fresh vegetables and fish. TABE (eat) TABI (travel) MARKET BOSO FOOD CENTER contains a food court with our popular WIRED CAFE brand, several original food stalls that use all ingredients from Chiba, and a shop selling various local goods from around the prefecture.