Historic Old Town area in Sawara, Katori

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Historic Old Town area in Sawara, Katori

Historic Old Town area in Sawara, Katori
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EuroEri
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan363 contributions
Beautiful walk, river, history and shops
Mar 2021 • Family
Fun little town to walk and explore. Wonderful people excited to tell you about history and show you the town’s history.
Written March 27, 2021
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MadMadge43
Vung Tau, Vietnam30 contributions
Like a Japanese Williamsburg- Great first stop.
Jul 2019 • Couples
We were coming in on a red-eye from Vietnam, The week before we learned about Sawara from the Narita airport free tours and booked one for 9am. We booked a room at the Edo hostel (there is a really fancy "hotel" thing going on there and if you have the money, you should definitely do it) because we knew we wouldn't want to go into Tokyo after being up for 24 hours. Our flight was late and we missed the tour. But who cares! Sawara was lovely and a great first stop. While we were there on Monday and almost everything was closed, just walking the streets and buying beer from vending machines was more than enough for us. The sake brewers were still open. The two restaurants that were open were awesome and we enjoyed them both (Hiroshi Takayasu was for dinner) . Staying at the hostel was like a glamour sleepover. Tuesday morning, many more shops were open and we got to pick up some stuff before we left. There was a closed restaurant Casa something that looked amazing. From what we could tell from our reception from everyone, not many foreigners visit here, just the Japanese, so it has all of the amenities, but you really feel like you're some place unusual. Protip: Just because it is an old Edo style house, does not mean it's a museum, someone probably lives there.
Written August 5, 2019
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simplyme0831
Bangkok, Thailand144 contributions
Wonderful “Little Edo” town 💙
Mar 2019 • Couples
We do love Sawara! the small yet beautiful, peaceful where you can enjoy strolling around to see many beautiful Edo-style houses, lovely nature & its people, traditional shops, exploring their cultures, lovely cafe with nice coffee near by a sacred Katori Shrine. Also, it’s located near Narita Airport maybe only 30minutes driving (if my memory on this was correct) which is very convenient & a must visit town before you leave Japan! Good vibes indeed!
Written May 7, 2019
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SeattleBeachGirl
SF7 contributions
Walk through classic edo town
Dec 2018 • Family
Great walking town! Even with no sidewalks, drivers are extremely conscientious so easy to walk with the kids. Fun to see old architectural styles up close. Lots of traditional speciality stores: baked rice crackers, sake brewing, soy sauce.
Written December 28, 2018
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travelmartin
Munich, Germany229 contributions
Worthwhile stopover trip from Narita airport to Little Edo of Chiba
Nov 2018 • Solo
For people with several hours to spend after arriving at or before departing from Narita airport, a visit of Narita town and the famous Shinshoji (Naritasan) temple is typically recommended; much less known is a visit of Sawara town with the rows of Edo era houses and willow trees lining the narrow Ono river in the center of town. A one hour visit is the minimun but allows you to enjoy a walk along the river and a visit of the residence of the famous Edo era cartographer Ino Tadataka (1745-1818) who drew the first complete map of Japan. Katori Jingu is a famous Shinto shrine in nearby Katori. But to combinw both you will need more time. Bicycles can be rented at the tourist information center in front of the railway station. With the "Tokyo Wide Pass" you can visit Narita, Sawara, Katori and Kashima Shrine in one day, but the number of trains to Kashima are few inbetween.
Written November 17, 2018
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YNL127
Clifden, Ireland103 contributions
A taste of original Japan
Feb 2017 • Business
Just love walking around as observe what the locals do here. Food is awesome and the atmosphere is so quaint.
Written September 23, 2017
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TheDoor_isopen
Tuggeranong, Australia2,790 contributions
Closed on Tuesdays
Jul 2017 • Family
Lovely river walk past old houses and businesses. There's some great old bridges. However if you visit on a Tuesday it'll be very quiet with no shops or restaurants open. The river boats didn't appear to be running except for one which appeared to be chartered.
Written July 20, 2017
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yfylou
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia6,502 contributions
'Memory Lane'
May 2017 • Friends
Narita is famous for its eel (unagi). Behind our hotel is the historic old town that specialize this delicacy. It is delicious and popular among the locals and tourists. Not cheap but must try.
Written July 16, 2017
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percyvakil
Mumbai, India2,526 contributions
Old Japan
Feb 2017 • Solo
From what I gather, Sawara and Katori are actually two different towns now under common administration.
I took a train from Narita to Sawara station, a 45 minute train ride. I walked around the town and the old section of town. Here along a narrow, walled river are streets on both banks with old style Japanese houses, shops etc alongside.
There are a few quaint bridges too.
Written March 27, 2017
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Shantylee827
Chiba, Japan223 contributions
Little Edo of Chiba
Mar 2017 • Couples
This co called "Little Edo" is a town where you can experience back in Edo period. Many historical buildings to see. There is a free car parking spot near the "Yasaka Shrine". If you come early, you might be able to get one.
Written March 20, 2017
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