Toride is located approximately 25 miles (40 kilometers) from Tokyo, the national capital, and about 20 miles (32 kilometers) from Chiba.
Ibaraki is a well-established travel destination, which means getting from A to B is easy. Be sure to set aside some time to tour the incredible range of attractions this region offers. Arakawa and Aoki are two more places worth seeing while you're in Ibaraki.
Chiba is approximately 20 miles (32 kilometers) from Toride. This regional center offers a diverse range of points of interest, like Makuhari Messe, Chiba Port Tower and Nakayama Racecourse. If your itinerary allows why not stop by Blue Leaf Forest Park (Aoba no Mori Koen), Chiba Marine Stadium and Chiba Castle before returning to Toride.
Before you embark on your special holiday, do what the savvy travelers do and take the time to learn a few useful words in Japanese. "Isshoni odorimasenka?" is the Japanese way to say "Would you like to dance with me?" Another useful example is "Benjo wa doko desu ka?" (Where's the toilet?).
Birthday of Emperor Akihito is celebrated on the 23rd of December, so if you're lucky enough to be in Toride then, put aside your sightseeing and spend the day celebrating with proud locals.
When it's time to leave this special part of the world, say a fond Sayōnara (farewell) to the interesting characters you've met and the places you've enjoyed.