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Historic Old Town along Onogawa River

Sawara, Katori 287-0003, Chiba Prefecture
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A taste of original Japan

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

Reviewed 22 September 2017
YNL127
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Ireland
Closed on Tuesdays

Lovely river walk past old houses and businesses. There's some great old bridges. However if you... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2017
TheDoor_isopen
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Tuggeranong, Australia
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Sawara, Katori 287-0003, Chiba Prefecture
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Reviewed September 22, 2017

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

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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Reviewed May 10, 2015

The old town in Sawara is a miniature Edo, showing buildings like they were found in old Tokyo. Sahara is 30 min by local train from Narita JR station. The trip is a jewel in itself, slowly passing the rice paddies and the workers looking...More

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Reviewed January 24, 2015

I was here for the Sawara-no-Taisai summer festival, which was somewhat similar to Gion Matsuri with parade of floats but on a very much smaller scale. While Gion Matsuri was held in a large city with much modern buildings, Sawara's summer festival gave a different...More

Thank yan0143
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Reviewed March 29, 2014

Sawara Town makes me feel like I walk in the 18 century. There are many old shops and houses made of wood and preserved well. Many of them show off their own antique in the shop as voluntary museums. I had a delicious Japanese lunch...More

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syara_hani
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Take JR line from JR Narita station. The 5th station and takes about 30mins, 500 yen. One train to Sawara direction every hour or so. Try to visit on weekend.
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