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Sawara, Katori 287-0003, Chiba Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed December 28, 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 17, 2018

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...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank travelmartin
Reviewed September 22, 2017

Just love walking around as observe what the locals do here. Food is awesome and the atmosphere is so quaint.

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed July 20, 2017 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed July 16, 2017

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.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank yfylou
Reviewed March 27, 2017

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,...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed March 20, 2017 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

Sawara is a small city that has nostalgic riverside views such as traditional Japanese wooden house, wooden bridge. People are open-minded and they welcome travelers. You can find humorous handicrafts like papier-marche animals at a gift shop. The colors are vivid, so those items make...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed September 17, 2015

A calm and historic town centre with some good places to relax and grab lunch or a coffee. Lot's of classic buildings.

Date of experience: September 2015
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If you open the Sawara Guide and select restaurants you can download a pdf file with listings of shops and restaurants and their opening days. You will see that restaurants have different closing days.
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From where would you take a bus? There are direct express buses from Tokyo Station by Keisei Bus. Keisei Bus also runs buses from places closer to Sawara like Tsudanuma.There are shuttle buses between Sawara and Katori... More
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