Nakayama Racecourse and Funabashi Racecourse
Photos courtesy of the Chiba Prefecture Horse Racing Cooperative Association
The only city in Japan with 2 racecourses in its city limits
A steep slop awaits horses as they approach the goal, making for many famous competitions.
Photos courtesy of the JRA
■ Address: 1-1-1 Kosaku, Funabashi-shi
■ Parking: ¥2,000/day for standard-sized cars (¥1,000 when sold outside the facility)
■ Directions: 10 minutes walk from "Funabashi-Hoten Station"
The night horse race "Heartbeat Nighter" is popular with fans for its romantic atmosphere.
It is also the stage for "Funabashi Keiba", the races that have produced many famous racing horses from the region.
Spectators sit close to the racecourse itself, where they can enjoy the full excitement of the race.
■ 1-2-1 Wakamatsu, Funabashi-shi
■ Parking: Standard-sized cars ¥500/day (Free for the first 30 minutes after entry)
■ Directions: 5 minutes walk from Funabashi Keibajo Station, 10 minutes walk from Minami-Funabashi Station