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Old-world charm in a new age

Just a stone's throw from Tokyo, both Chiba and Ibaraki offer a world of difference and mix new and old to create their own individual charm. By Dylan Tan

WITH the world's best sushi restaurants (among other things) only about an hour's train ride away, it's easy to be tempted to head straight for Tokyo when you land at Narita Airport. But give the neighbouring prefectures of Chiba and Ibaraki a chance and you'll be surprised at how much both have